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Foundation Welcomes Six New Board Members

Six new members recently joined Madison Public Library Foundation's Board of Directors.

Sheila Conroy is an attorney at Clark & Gotzler Attorneys at Law, where she works mainly on employment law and human resources matters. She earned her undergraduate degree at Marquette University and her law degree from the University of Michigan. She has served on the Girls on the Run Dane County Board of Directors, as well as the Advisory Board of Directors for the UW Carbone Cancer Center. Conroy lives in Madison with her husband and three daughters. She enjoys running, biking and a strong cup of coffee.

Noel Goeddel joined Isthmus Partners, LLC, last year. He moved to Madison in 1999 when he joined Holt-Smith Advisors, Inc. as an Equity Analyst. He earned his finance degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Goeddel serves on the foundation’s Finance and Nominating committees. He has also served on the board (Treasurer) at Tenney Nursery and Parent Center. He lives in the Marquette neighborhood with his wife, Beth, and two daughters, Lucy and Violet. In his free time, he enjoys coaching youth soccer and being outdoors.
 
Jeanne Grist grew up in Milwaukee, the ninth of twelve children. A graduate of Marquette University, she worked in community education and workplace health education in Milwaukee and Durham, D.C., before moving to Madison with her husband, Tom. She says she has enjoyed living and volunteering in the Madison community while raising five children. She has served on the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation board and on committees with the foundation, United Way, Madison Metropolitan School District, Schools of Hope and the Goodman Center. She enjoys running, biking, tennis and skiing, and recently became a certified yoga instructor. She is also a beekeeper.
 
John Icke worked for more than 30 years as principal owner of Icke Construction Co. Inc., third generation. Icke spent three years as the Executive Officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Base in St. Louis, Mo., before returning to Madison. He is married, with three children and five grandchildren. He enjoys volunteering at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, golfing, biking and woodworking. Icke belongs to the Downtown Madison Kiwanis Club. He served on the Madison Repertory Theater Board, the Central YMCA Board and the Memorial Union Building Committee Board of Trustees. An avid reader, he started the Madison and Kiwanis book clubs.
 
Nadine Pfotenhauer likes to refer to herself as an R.N. — Retired Nurse — after a long career in nursing. She has lived in Madison since 1984 with her husband, and the couple has four children. Her love for the library began while she and her husband were raising and homeschooling their children. Pfotenhauer is a lifetime volunteer, having served as a Dane County 4-H leader, training club officers in using Robert’s Rules of Order and teaching them how to serve in their respective offices, and working in her church’s children’s ministry. She has volunteered with the Friends of Sequoya Library for 27-plus years. She also enjoys knitting and time with her small dog, a rescue from China.
 
Natalie Rew, CPA, is a Senior Manager at Wegner CPAs and leads the Government Audit practice. She previously spent 11 years working with national and regional audit firms where she managed the Milwaukee Public School District and Racine Unified School District audits. She spent six years on the Department of Public Instruction School Finance Services team. Rew earned her undergraduate degree at Marquette University and her MBA in accounting at UW-Milwaukee. In her free time, she enjoys gardening.
 
Thank you to the following departing board members for their service: Rich Arnesen, Angie Brown, Nancy Carpenter, Barb Karlen, Jessica Mac Naughton and Pam Woodman.

Sheila Conroy

Noel Goeddel

Jeanne Grist

John Icke

Nadine Pfotenhauer

Natalie Rew

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