Board of Directors

The Board consists of five voting members, each serving a term of five years, who are chosen for their community involvement and knowledge of the educational, cultural, civic, public, and charitable needs of the Fort Atkinson area. Joining the directors are three ex-officio members who provide support. Pictured here is the 2018 Board of Directors. They are, left to right: Sitting – Christopher Rogers, past chairman; Mary Behling, chairman; and Kristin Wallace, vice-chairman. Standing – Loren Gray, director; Scott Housley, treasurer; Michael Bender, secretary; James Vance, secretary emeritus and legal counsel; and Sue Hartwick, program administrator. – Daily Union photo by Jennifer Eisenbart


  • Mary J. Behling, chairman
  • Kristin Wallace, vice chairman
  • Scott Housley, treasurer
  • Michael Bender, secretary
  • Loren Gray

Other Foundation Officials

  • Christopher Rogers, past chairman
  • James J. Vance, secretary emeritus and legal counsel
  • Steve Olsen, PremierBank trustee
  • Ann Herdendorf, Badger Bank trustee
  • Sue Hartwick, program administrator


The Fort Atkinson Community Foundation is managed by a five-member Board of Directors who volunteer their time to serve our community.  One new director  is appointed each year for a five-year term.  Directors are appointed on a rotating basis by the following five organizations:

  • Fort Atkinson School Board   
  • Trustees of the Foundation (currently PremierBank)
  • Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Fort Atkinson Historical Society
  • Fort Atkinson City Council

 Roster of Past Directors