Ryan Ackerman, Monona Bank
I’ve been with Monona Bank for 18 years. I started my career in banking as a teller. When I graduated from college, I transitioned into the role as a credit analyst. Now for the last eight years, I’ve been working with local business all over Dane County as a commercial lender. In my spare time, I enjoy spending it with family, my dogs and on Lake Wisconsin fishing and boating.
Leah Hernandez, The Cozy Home
My mom and I opened The Cozy Home 6 years ago. We’ve been MESBA members for 5 of those 6. Our business is two fold; offering consignment furniture and decor as well home staging for real estate. I love what I do and enjoy the challenges associated with growing a business. I am married to my husband Mark and we have two kids. In my free time I love hanging out with my family and going to my kids sporting events. I also enjoy creating art and learning as much as I can about as much as I can. My well of useless knowledge makes me an excellent trivia team member
Joe Long, Guild Mortgage
Joe Long is a lifelong resident of Wisconsin. Since 2006 he has been originating residential mortgage loans, most recently with Guild Mortgage. His previous committee/board experience include roles with Habitat Humanity for Dane County and the Realtors Association of South Central Wisconsin. Living on the East Side and working in Monona Joe knows how wonderful the people of this community are and looks forward to helping them thrive in any way he can. In his free time Joe enjoys fishing, live music, and professional development.