Three business leaders join Goodwill NCW Board of Directors

MENASHA — Three business leaders have joined the Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin (NCW) Board of Directors.

As a member of Goodwill Industries International — a network of independently operated Goodwills, Goodwill NCW is governed by a board of directors made up of 11 volunteers and President/CEO Chris Hess and is led by Chairman Gregg Curry. Goodwill NCW is a nonprofit human services organization that uses donations and shopping purchases to fund job training and other opportunities as part of its mission of Elevating People by Eliminating Barriers to Employment.

The three new board members are:

Autumn Anfang of St. Norbert College: Autumn has more than 25 years of experience providing financial, operational and organizational strategic leadership in for-profit, nonprofit and higher education institutions. She is the Vice President of Business and Finance at St. Norbert College, with direct responsibility for Finance, Human Resources, Digital Transformation, Risk & Property Management, Facilities and Auxiliary & Hospitality Services. She previously worked at Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Before entering the higher education industry in 2011, she served in chief financial officer and finance leadership roles in the nonprofit, retail, telecommunications and banking sectors. Autumn has a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and earned her certified public accountant license upon graduation. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Georgia.

Michael Meinolf of Associated Bank: Michael Meinolf has been Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Associated Bank since September 2018. He joined Associated in April 2015 as Senior Vice President, Director of Business Solutions. With more than 20 years of information technology experience, Michael previously held the positions of Vice President, Technology Administration at The Clearing House Payments Co. and Director of Information Technology, PayDirect Government Solutions at FIS.

Jesse Ostrom of Thrivent Trust Co.: Jesse is the President and Chief Fiduciary Officer of Thrivent Trust Company. Jesse has worked in the trust and estate-planning industry for more than 20 years. As Chief Fiduciary Officer, Jesse leads the Advisor Services team, which includes Estate Planning, Personal Trust, Estate Settlement, and Fiduciary Tax. The Advisor Services team is staffed by more than 20 attorneys, CPAs, experienced trust officers and specialists who ensure services are provided in an effective and efficient manner. Jesse joined Thrivent Financial Bank in 2010. Before joining Thrivent, Jesse was a partner with a well-established firm where he practiced law for 13 years. A member of the Wisconsin Bar, Jesse holds a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

About Goodwill: Goodwill NCW is a nonprofit human services organization whose mission is Elevating People by Eliminating Barriers to Employment across 35 counties in north central Wisconsin. The organization includes 27 retail stores and training centers in communities from Manitowoc to La Crosse, human services programs, unique shopping experiences at its boutiques and Appleton outlet store, plus online shopping at Goodwill NCW is a Platinum Level member of, the world’s largest source of nonprofit organization information. Visit

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