Ambassador Committee


The core mission of the Ambassador Committee is to undertake a pivotal responsibility in establishing a connection between NWIIWA and its members. This involves facilitating a seamless flow of communication and assisting all members in wholeheartedly embracing their affiliation with NWIIWA.

What is the Ambassador Committee:

The Ambassador Committee is a vital bridge connecting NWIIWA with its members. Ambassadors play an active role in fostering connections between both fresh and established members, embodying the essence of NWIIWA. Their presence cultivates an atmosphere of warmth and professionalism, laying the foundation to create and maximize meaningful business connections.


  • To boost the visibility of NWIIWA across the region, aiding in maximizing benefits for our current members, and extending invitations to other enterprises to become part of NWIIWA.
  • To design an outreach initiative targeting current members, with special emphasis on those who have recently joined, thereby amplifying member retention efforts.
  • To champion increased engagement, networking, and active participation among new members during all NWIIWA gatherings and functions.
  • To extend a warm welcome to new and renewed members, either through greetings or in-person visits, and to educate members on how they can maximize their NWIIWA membership.

Being on the committee is rewarding, but it does come with some expectations:

  1. Show up to meetings and be ready to jump in!
  2. Let’s make choices that are beneficial for the whole association.
  3. When it comes to planning events and stuff, lend a hand!
  4. Stay in the loop about NWIIWA, what our members get, and the cool programs we offer.

Ambassador Committee Responsibilities:

NWIIWA Ambassadors are the “goodwill arm” of the NWIIWA. They are charged with extending the hand of friendship to old and new members alike. Ambassadors promote retention by welcoming new members, making goodwill calls, and attending various NWIIWA events.

  • Attend a minimum of 75% of committee meetings.
  • Welcome new and renewing members to NWIIWA consistently.
  • Represent NWIIWA at events and functions as an ambassador.
  • Create a nurturing and empowering environment for everyone at events. Ensure no one is by themselves.
  • Act as a spokesperson for NWIIWA and recruit new members.

Want to get involved? Join the committee!

Join the Committee

Committee Chairs

Alyssa Gawlinski (219) 741-5718

Committee Members

Linda Brooks BCH, Inc. (219) 241-4705
Shelby Case Diversified Marketing Strategies (219) 226-0300
Christi Evans HealthVisions Midwest (219) 844-2698
Mary Freda-Flores City of Crown Point (219) 662-5634
Lisa Kuehl Horizon Bank (219) 246-5741
Delana Orban Franciscan Alliance (219) 484-8339
Andrea Pearman Diversified Marketing Strategies (219) 226-0300
Carrie Upchurch Everwise Credit Union (219) 365-0900