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Janis Henslee | Marketing Representative

(President)

I am an Entrepreneur & CEO with an MBA in Internet Marketing. I have 20+ years’ success in Marketing & Sales and 7+ of Digital Marketing Consulting. I have helped hundreds of businesspeople—from startups and small businesses to companies who have multiple locations, even internationally —successfully market their business online with Branding, Graphic Design, Website Design, SEO and Social Media. I help Business Owners and Marketing Coordinators develop a comprehensive strategy using the internet to grow their business and build their brand. I apply tactical coaching and consulting to educate them or their team on how to use the internet to meet their objectives or hire us as an extension of their business to do the work.

Lane Manning | Realtor

(Vice President)

“In the end, we only REGRET the chances we did not take." -Anonymous

 

For me, becoming a realtor is a “chance” I am thankful for on a daily basis.  From my first duplex in Milwaukee to the single family in Fitchburg in which I currently reside and everything in between, I have bought, sold, learned, enjoyed, & profited from real estate for the past 16 years. Let my experience work for you!

 

I love the Madison area! Not only is this HOME, but this is also my family’s playground. You will frequently find us taking in Big Ten action at Badger events, coaching/participating in youth soccer, hockey or basketball, tackling the endless bike trails or spending time on Dane County’s incredible lakes (my personal favorite). I LOVE this city on an Isthmus which makes me passionate about assisting others in finding the perfect "DREAM" home the Madison area.

Crystal Banse | Lawyer

(Membership Committee)

Crystal A. Banse is an entrepreneur, attorney, and community leader with over fifteen years of professional experience. In 2017, Ms. Banse founded Banse Law Group, a business and legal consulting firm providing cost-effective and high-quality services to start-ups, investors, and small business, specializing in all aspects of business law and real estate. Ms. Banse is also Cofounder of Herbal Law, a national legal consulting agency, exclusively serving the Cannabis, CBD, and hemp industries.

Ms. Banse previously served as Special Victims' Counsel for the National Guard Bureau, a Judge Advocate for the Wisconsin Army National Guard, and Assistant Attorney General for the State of Wisconsin. A lifelong Wisconsinite, Ms. Banse graduated magna cum laude from the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Bridget Krueger | Business Banker

(Group Treasurer)

I help smaller community based businesses in Dane County with their commercial business lending needs. I can help you regardless of the size of your business. The State Bank of Cross Plains offers streamlined processes and rates that are competitive. More importantly, we offer the small business owner the opportunity to take advantage of the products and services we offer our largest clients. From the food cart owner to the manufacturing plant owner, we are here to help!

Trevor Dresen | Account Executive

(Membership Committee)

My name is Trevor Dresen, I am an Account Executive at Endres Insurance Agency located in Cross Plains, WI. I specialize in Personal Lines of Insurance, but am also passionate about protecting local businesses. I pride myself in truly getting to know my clients and working with them to find the proper coverages at the most affordable price. I am a member of Premiere Professionals to not only grow my business, but to grow as a business professional and a person.

Vicki Funseth | CCIM, Commercial Real Estate Broker

(Timekeeper)

Vicki has been active in the real estate industry for nearly 30 years in various areas of appraising and assessing, site development, property management, and currently in the commercial real estate field.

Her experience provides a full spectrum of real estate projects including office and industrial sales, leasing, tenant/buyer representation, land acquisition and disposition, build-to-suit projects, and various consulting projects.

She has held a Broker license in both the state of Wisconsin and Florida and is a Certified Commercial Investment Manager designee.

Vicki’s integrity in the profession, along with superior service, supports transactions that best suit the interest of her clients.

Penelope Kochanski | Emergency Services Director

Penelope Kochanski was born and raised in Milwaukee, and aside from spending a couple years in Tennessee for collage and rowing for the Lady Vols, Wisconsin has always been her home (despite the winters). She has worked for Emergency Fire and Water Restoration for five years in the marketing director role. Emergency Fire and Water Restoration is a General Contractor who specializes in fire and water losses, as well as fully certified in mold, lead and asbestos abatement and HAZMAT cleanup.

Penelope is involved heavily in the community outside of work, but she has taken that love of helping and charity oriented mindset and merged that with Emergency Fire and Water Restoration’s core goal of helping people in need. Being an active member and ambassador in MESBA (Monona East Side Business Alliance) and the President of the Madison East Monona Rotary Club has allowed her to do just that along with supporting other locally owned and operated businesses. Emergency Fire and Water Restoration is a locally owned and operated restoration company who prides itself in being a homeowner and property/business owner advocate. In doing that, Penelope and the rest of Emergency’s staff, can not only restore properties back to its original state, but restore lives as well.

Nelson Donovan

608-268-5751

Madison estate planning attorney Nelson W. Donovan has spent a lifetime talking to audiences. First as a military aviation instructor and more recently, about the importance of estate planning, tailoring plans for his clients, and writing on this subject. Nelson is also a JAG attorney for the US Army Reserves.

Nelson’s experience as a wartime aviator, military instructor pilot, and airline captain, offers our clients steady precision. He acquired his fiscal savvy from his time as a licensed financial advisor, and an ethical outlook working for the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Office of Lawyer Regulation.

A UW Law School graduate, Nelson integrates his extensive professional experience for the benefit of our clients. Nelson comes from a long family history of professionals trained at the UW, going back to 1890.

Nelson lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with his family.

Austin Muehlschlegel | Mortgage Consultant

Austin has always been surrounded by the real estate industry. From driving the neighborhoods of Saint Charles, IL where he grew up, to assisting in the readiness of his family’s rental properties, the passion has only grown. While majoring in Entrepreneurship and Marketing at UW-Whitewater, Austin took some additional classes that had an emphasis on real estate investing & financing. This is where he realized his passion could become a career and moved to Madison to join the Jim Pope Team at Wintrust Mortgage, one of the top mortgage teams in the entire country!

 

Besides real estate, Austin has a passion for connecting with people on a personal level. You can often find him mingling at various networking events in the Madison area getting to know the community and its members better. Because of this, Austin has found Premier Professionals to be a great fit for his business!

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Tami Newman | Director of Business Development

I’ve been an underdog advocate since Kindergarten when my best friend was the target of a 3rd grade bully. I thought up great ways to divert his attention and save our lives. Of course, we were in real no mortal danger but when you’re 5 the world is big and scary and so was Lee Lucas.  I learned to adapt quickly, and I’ve worked in public relations, sales, mentoring, and relationship building ever since.

 

My career path brought me my current role in Business Development (sales) with JDog Junk Removal & Hauling and I find working with this team of Veterans (team building) as rewarding as saving my childhood friends from the wrath of Lucas-a-Pukas (branding).

 

JDog is a Veteran owned and operated junk removal and hauling company serving the greater Dane County area. Our mission is to three-fold: to empower and employ veterans, to serve the community through partnership with local and national nonprofits who support veterans and families in need, and to protect the environment. We reuse, repurpose, and recycle 60 to 80% of what we haul.

 

From a single item to a complete clear-out, JDog will haul away nearly everything. We do free estimates, provide transparent pricing, and give discounts to veterans.

Mission

Our mission is to create a gathering place for professionals to establish meaningful relationships, learn from each other & contribute to each other's businesses.

Vision

Our Vision is to be the premier choice for professional networking in the Madison area.

Values

We value our Premier Professional team, enriching the community, and contributing to business growth through the authentic relationships we develop.

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