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Learn how this “Chief of getting stuff done” is using her leadership capacity to help Executive Chef and community innovator David Heide bring the Little John’s Feed Kitchen dream to reality.

The LGM experience is transformational! That’s how Jennifer Zisser (LGM21) described it in an interview with LGM Director Lynn Wood … “LGM shaped and transformed who I am as a person… I had opportunities to experience Madison in a way I hadn’t before and that motivated me to make a change.” And Jennifer is making changes in the Madison community, as the Chief of Getting Things Done (as they like to call her) aka Director of Operations at Little John’s Kitchens. Find out more about Little John’s Kitchens from Jennifer in this podcast and the transformational work it’s doing to reduce food waste; prepare chef-quality meals for all, no matter one’s ability to pay; and help transition returning veterans into the workforce with paid culinary training. Tune in to hear the important advice Jennifer offers to community leaders in the newest edition of the Lead from Where You Are podcast series.

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“The fabric of the community is held together by nonprofits,” explains Tom Linfield, Vice President Community Impact with the Madison Community Foundation and LGM07 graduate during a recent “Lead From Where You Are” podcast interview. During his conversation with LGM Program Director Lynn Wood and LGM28 member Harrison Zanders with the Madison Police Department, Tom talks about how his work with the Foundation has broadened and deepened his community perspective and helped him develop the ability to better see the long-term impacts and goals of the community and its organizations. He also describes the important role that LGM has played in his leadership journey. Listen to this episode as Tom frankly discusses the inequities within the community and notes how individuals can help create transformative change – no matter where they are.

About Tom Linfield
Tom is Vice President Community Impact with the Madison Community Foundation (MCF). He coordinates all competitive and field of interest grantmaking and offers capacity building, counsel and facilitation to area nonprofits. Prior to joining MCF, he was Training and Grants Director for Public Television’s National Center for Outreach and as a grant writer in arts, education and community outreach. He is a Funders Network PLACES fellow and chaired the national steering committee for the Community Foundation Program Officers Network (ProNET). Tom is a graduate of LGM07 and still regularly gathers with fellow LGM members more than 20 years later.

A leader asks “How can I be a part of the solution and not part of the problem?” Annette Miller, founder of the strategic advising firm, EQT by Design and alum of Leadership Greater Madison 08, raises that question on the LGM podcast Lead from Where You Are. During her conversation with LGM Alumni Association Council President Jack Williams and LGM28 member Margarita Avila, Annette talks about the importance of listening to diverse voices and to always be your authentic self. She shares how her LGM experience helped her create lasting relationships and experience unfamiliar perspectives.

About Annette Miller

Founder + CEO, EQT by Design

EQT By Design is a strategic advising firm that uses a design-thinking approach to embed diversity, equity and inclusion at its core.As CEO and founder of EQT By Design, Annette Miller’s passion is ensuring that inclusion and engagement are front and center in her work. Annette is committed to the deconstruction of processes and practices that create inequity within organizations and systems. Annette launched EQT By Design to focus on developing diverse, inclusive, sustainable strategies in public engagement, equitable community development projects, and organizational cultural change management. Annette’s career spans decision-making roles across state and local government and as an executive in the private sector. She brings 25 years of strong professional policy and analytic skills, and a wide network of community, government, and business relationships, especially with Dane County’s diverse populations.

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