Janice M. Born was born and grew up in Shawano, Wisconsin. She is an only child and credits the support of her parents for helping her become the person she is today. Growing up, her aunt and uncle gave back to their community and inspired Janice to do the same. She attended Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) earning an associate degree in Financial Institution Management.
Janice spent most of her working career in banking, primarily in bank management. She was most influenced by her mentor, Don Quass, former president of Wells Fargo Bank, who supported her and realized her potential by naming her the first woman bank manager in the state of Wisconsin. Janice views the world as a TEAM and surrounded herself with good people that supported and guided her throughout her life. Because she feels so blessed she has always wanted to give back to her community. And give back she has, in many different ways and for many different organizations.
Janice has served in many leadership positions throughout the community and state in numerous organizations including: Optimist Club, Bellevue Business and Professional Association, Board of Directors of the March of Dimes, the Miracle League of Green Bay, the Board of NWTC Alumni, and the Parent Advisory Board for Ripon College.
Janice has received numerous recognitions including: 2002 Bellevue Citizen of the Year, Woman of the Year for Brown County, Professional Woman of the Year, Distinguished Woman by the Girl Scouts, and NWTC commencement speaker. Her community involvement was also recognized when she represented Wisconsin at a round table discussion in Washington D. C. with then President Bush.
Janice is a two-time breast cancer survivor that enables her to share the gift of hope with others that are challenged. She does informal and formal coaching with other women who are presently going through this challenge. She hopes sharing her success story makes others’ hardship just a little easier.
Janice’s passion has always been learning and knowledge. As a bank training specialist, she has supported education on a daily basis, teaching leadership and “wow” customer service. She has also taught night classes at NWTC. Her advice to others, especially women, is that knowledge is power. While Janice has appreciated the various awards, plaques and trophies she has received, over the years, she would like to be remembered for enriching other people’s lives and making a small difference in their careers.