New Directors Elected to United Way Blackhawk Region Board

United Way Blackhawk Region welcomes three newly elected directors to its volunteer board: Peggy Muehlenkamp, Tom Ramsden and Jennifer White.
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(Blackhawk Region) – United Way Blackhawk Region welcomes three newly elected directors to its volunteer board. The board is responsible for setting policy and providing strategic leadership that aligns with United Way’s mission and meets the standards of United Way Worldwide.

Peggy Muehlenkamp is the Executive Director of School Leadership and Equity for the School District of Beloit. Muehlenkamp earned a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville, as well as a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on English as a Second Language, from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.

As a district administrator and early literacy advocate, Muehlenkamp has helped champion United Way Blackhawk Region’s local sponsorship of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. In Muehlenkamp’s free time, she enjoys exploring state parks with her husband and visiting three adult daughters.

Tom Ramsden is a native of Beloit who recently returned to the Stateline area to lead the Ecolab manufacturing plant in Roscoe, IL. Ramsden is excited to be part of the Ecolab team that has a rich history of supporting their local community and he’s looking forward to building on that tradition and inspiring more people to LIVE UNITED.

Ramsden earned a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Engineering from Stanford University. He has been a passionate supporter of his local United Way for more than 25 years. Ramsden and his wife are adjusting to their newfound status as “empty nesters.”

Jennifer White is the Chief of Staff to the CEO at Data Dimensions, a local company that has delivered innovative outsourced solutions for document and data-driven business processes for more than 40 years. White moved to Janesville in 1989 after earning a Bachelor’s in International Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, and later joined Data Dimensions in 2008.

Throughout the entirety of her career, White has been a strong advocate for United Way’s mission. At Data Dimensions, she has orchestrated each of their successful workplace campaigns and recently volunteered as part of United Way’s Community Grant review process. White and her husband raised two sons while also opening their home to White’s parents for 15 years.

“We are pleased to welcome Peggy Muehlenkamp, Tom Ramsden, and Jen White to United Way Blackhawk Region’s Board of Directors,” said Board Chair Al Hulick. “Each member brings enthusiasm and unique skills to United Way’s fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. We look forward to their leadership and engagement in the year ahead.”

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