Our People

Our leaders and staff are dedicated to giving their best to benefit Madison’s libraries. We enjoy the challenge of keeping our libraries fresh and innovative by continuously generating new ideas to ensure optimal financial and operational support.

Jenni Jeffress

Jenni Jeffress

Executive Director
Jenni joined Madison Public Library Foundation as Executive Director in December 2010. From 2007–2010, she served as Director of Development and External Relations at Madison Children’s Museum.

Dayna Long

Dayna Long

Donor Relations Manager
Dayna joined the foundation as Donor Relations Manager in July 2015. Previously, she was Executive and Editorial Assistant at the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Conor Moran

Conor Moran

Wisconsin Book Festival Director
Conor has been directing the Wisconsin Book Festival since March 2013.

Tracy Phillippi

Tracy Phillippi

Foundation Manager
Tracy joined the foundation in February 2018 as Foundation Manager. Previously, she was the Event Manager at Wisconsin Brewing Company.

Karrah Staats

Karrah Staats

Development Officer
Karrah joined the foundation in February 2018. Previously, she was in Sales Operations. She also serves as the Event Director for the local Kingdom Justice Summit.

Board of Directors

  • Allen Arntsen

    President – Partner, Foley & Counsel Lander LLP

  • Susie Younkle

    Vice President – Program Director, MERLIN Mentors

  • Natalie Rew

    Treasurer – Community Volunteer

  • Heather Clefisch

    Secretary – Vice President & Division General, Spectrum Brands

  • Tom DeChant

    Immediate Past President – Retired Principal, Kurt Salmon Assoc.

  • Gail Ambrosius

    Director – Owner, Gail Ambrosius Choclatier

  • Ron Bote

    Director – Tax Manager, Isthmus Partners

  • Sheila Conroy

    Director – Attorney, Clark & Gotzler

  • Noel Goeddel

    Director – Portfolio Manager, Isthmus Partners

  • Dick Goldberg

    Director – Owner, ArGee Productions

  • Jeanne Grist

    Director – Community Volunteer

  • Chris Hughes

    Director – Managing Partner, Stafford Rosenbaum

  • Marnie Hulan

    Director – Community Volunteer

  • John Icke

    Director – Community Volunteer

  • Shannon Kleiber

    Director – Author

  • Anne Lucke

    Director – VP and Managing Group Leader, University of Wisconsin Foundation

  • Jill Peterson

    Director – Social Impact Engagement Manager, Zendesk

  • Nadine Pfotenhauer

    Director – Friends of Sequoya Library

  • Phil Plourd

    Director – President, Blimling and Associates

  • Jaime Healy-Plotkin

    Director – Madison Public Library President

  • Rajesh Rajaraman

    Director – Vice President, Christensen Associates

  • Tanya Salman

    Director – Associate, Michael Best

  • Melissa Selinger

    Director – Founding Partner, Selinger & Brunette

  • Gene Williams

    Director – Vice President, Private Client Services, Associated Bank

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