Madison Industries Announces Women’s Network Charter

The Madison Women’s Network is taking the next step in its journey by formalizing its leadership structure and piloting a mentorship program for its members

Chicago, Ill. – 08/24/23 – Madison Industries today announced a new Charter and leadership structure for the Madison Women’s Network. The mission of the Women’s Network is to cultivate an allied network for women across the Madison family of businesses which provides opportunities to collaborate, advocate, learn, develop and promote women at all levels.

“We listened to the members of the Madison Women’s Network – a largely grassroots effort until this point – and heard that they were ready for more,” said Jill Wyant, President and CEO of Madison Air and member of the Women’s Network Advisory board. “I am thrilled to continue building a remarkable business, where women are recognized, developed and promoted for their exceptional contributions to our success.”

The Charter consists of an Advisory Board, a dedicated Program Director, and a Leadership board. Each role plays a fundamental role in ensuring this group continues to grow, provide value to the members, and build something truly remarkable.

With a bias for action and an entrepreneurial mindset, the leaders of the Charter will guide the Women’s Network in delivering the group’s mission and supporting its members.

Women’s Network Advisory Board:

  • Samantha Bonano, President, Multisorb Technologies
  • Mike Ellis, Chief People Officer, Madison Industries
  • Kris Howard, President & CEO, Madison Safety & Flow
  • Leah Larson, Chief Marketing Officer, Madison Indoor Air Quality
  • Dave McGinnis, Chief Financial Officer, Filtration Group
  • Karin Overstreet, Group President, DEHU/DOAS, Madison Indoor Air Quality
  • Jill Wyant, President & CEO, Madison Indoor Air Quality

Women’s Network Leadership Team:

  • President: Shelli Nelson, Managing Director, Talent Acquisition
  • Program Director: Anastasia Hoosman, Senior Brand Manager
  • Vice President: Lauren Weigel, Vice President & General Manager, Broan NuTone Direct to Consumer
  • Secretary: Bristel Minsker, Communications Director, Filtration Group
  • Events Co-Chair: April Green, Office Manager & Executive Assistant, Porex
  • Events Co-Chair: Marisol Mareno, Talent Acquisition Specialist
  • Events Co-Chair: Eva Schumann, VP & General Manager, Clear Edge Europe & Africa
  • Front Line Engagement Committee Co-Chair: Sharon Ruppel, VP of Manufacturing & Operations, Nortek Data Center Cooling
  • Front Line Engagement Committee Co-Chair: Charis Woodall, General Manager, Residential & Retail, Big Ass Fans
  • Front Line Engagement Committee Co-Chair: Chris Schmitz, Sr. HR Director, Broan NuTone

In addition to leading the delivery of exceptional content and programming, the Advisory Board and Leadership Team roles represent an excellent opportunity for Women’s Network members take on additional responsibilities, develop their own careers as leaders, and network across Madison.

Team members across Madison Industries launched a grassroots Women’s Network two years ago which has grown substantially. With the support of Madison Industries CEO & Founder Larry Gies and other executive leaders across Madison, the Women’s Network has hosted both in-person and virtual events regularly. The shared experiences, enthusiasm and feedback at these events has helped the network refine a vision that will allow it to grow and evolve, and most importantly support its members.

In addition to continuing its regular offering of virtual events, the Charter’s first focus area will be the launch of a pilot Mentorship program targeted to accelerate development of new managers inside Madison Industries later this year.

About Madison Industries

Madison Industries is one of the largest and most successful privately held companies in the world. Madison builds entrepreneurially driven, branded market leaders that are committed to making the world safer, healthier and more productive by creating innovative solutions that deliver outstanding customer value. The team at Madison is committed to building something truly remarkable that long outlasts them while coaching others to reach their highest potential. Please visit to learn more.

Contact: Matt Huser – Madison Industries +1 404 368 7620 [email protected]