Best Friends of Neenah-Menasha Board of Directors consists of men and women with expertise in a wide range of professional areas. Together, the Board helps young people thrive through the power of mentoring friendships and supportive family networks.



We are looking for professionals who work in the following fields: marketing, legal, operations, fundraising, and special events. However, all nominations will be accepted. We are also looking for Human Resource professionals for our Personnel Committte, subcommitte of the Board. Interested parties should download and complete this form and return it to Best Friends of Neenah-Menasha.

Current Board of Directors


Jeffrey Williams, President


Mike Schmidt, Vice-President


Tiffany Carter, Treasurer


J. WernerJohn Werner, Secretary

Job Title: Manager, Tax

John Werner is a manager in Grant Thornton's Wisconsin tax practice, based in Appleton.  John joined Grant Thornton in 2009 and has over eight years of tax experience, specializing in S-Corporation and individual and trust tax compliance and consulting.  He is responsible for meeting the tax service needs of clients.  This includes assisting with completing tax compliance filings and consulting with clients to offer advice and solutions.  John works with a broad range of clients, specializing in serving the manufacturing and construction industries.

B. RhodesBrian Rhodes

Job Title: Director of Human Resources

Brian Rhodes is the Director of Human Resources for Oshkosh   Corporation's Defense segment located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  Brian joined Oshkosh Corporation in 2014 after nearly 7 years with   the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in a variety of Human   Resource positions across the southern United States.  He holds a     Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management from the   University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a MBA from East Carolina   University.

Brian lives in Neenah with his wife, Amy, two kids, Ben (6) and     Aubree (4), and two dogs, Anika and Duke.  Aside from spending time with his family, Brian enjoys golfing and playing basketball.  In addition, he is an avid fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide and Carolina Panthers football teams.

Brian joined the board for Best Friends of Neenah-Menasha in February of 2016 and is also a member of the organizations Personnel and Gourmet Bike Tour Committees.

Phil Jankowski


Nathan Bilodeau



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