The Junior League of Madison is led by a volunteer board, elected annually by our membership.
Kristy Reed, President
Kristy Reed serves as the President of the Junior League of Madison. Kristy has been an active member of JLM since 2010, and spent her first two years on the committee of our signature event, All Dressed Up. Kristy then chaired our annual fundraiser, Bowling Ball, and the Funding and Development committee.
Kristy graduated from UW-LaCrosse with a degree in Finance. Co-owner and CEO of a private wealth advisory firm, Sky’s Edge Wealth, Kristy has been a financial advisor for over 18 years and enjoys mentoring new advisors and the challenges the ever-changing financial industry provides. In addition to Junior League, Kristy leads an annual Habitat for Humanity build and Food Drive for Second Harvest Food Bank. She is also active as a volunteer coach for her children’s sports. Kristy and her husband, Brent, reside in Monona with their two children, Lauren and Avery. In her spare time, she enjoys watching Badger athletics, working out and flower gardening.
Jocelyn Braun, President Elect
Jocelyn Braun serves as the President Elect of the Junior League of Madison. Jocelyn has been an active member of JLM since 2008, and has served on the membership, communications, and community teams in leadership and non-leadership roles. Jocelyn’s passion for League lies in supporting its new and incoming members so that League can make the very best impact possible in the community.
Professionally, Jocelyn lends her 13 years of communications and strategic planning experience to Braun Painting, a company she and her husband Mike started in 2009. In addition to running a family business, Jocelyn and Mike have three boys, Fischer, Finnley, and Crosby. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, reading, and spending time with her family.
Jen Brydges, President Elect-Elect
Jen Brydges serves as the President Elect-Elect for the Junior League of Madison. She joined JLM in 2014 and has served in a variety of roles on the Membership team. Jen also chaired of JLM’s Developing Youth Leadership Scholarship Initiative.
Jen graduated from UW Green Bay with a degree in Political Science and Public Administration and from California State University-Los Angeles with a master’s in Political Science. Jen works for AMPED Association Management and has five years of strategic planning, program management, and governance experience in both associations and the for-profit sector. She loves spending time with her husband Joe and spunky daughter Kennedy, has a passion for personal and professional growth, enjoys traveling, wine, writing, and finding ways to be creative in work and play.
Elizabeth Purcell, Nominating Chair
Elizabeth Purcell, serves as Nominating Chair for the Junior League of Madison. She has been an active member of the League for five years. She has served on various committees, but most enjoys member focused opportunities.
A Wisconsin native and a University of Wisconsin-Madison alumna, Elizabeth is a brand manager for Springs Window Fashions in Middleton. Elizabeth is active in several professional organizations and teaches indoor cycling classes. She has a passion for fitness and wellness and recently started a personal fitness page on Instagram called TheFitMixx. Elizabeth’s other interests include: international travel, foreign languages, cooking, and boating. She also enjoys cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers at various sporting events.
Sam Sullivan, Communications Vice President
Sam Sullivan is the Communications Vice President for the Junior League of Madison. She has been an active member for 1 year and has also served on the Membership and Community teams.
Sam is creative and brand strategist for a family of home service brands, with over 10 years of marketing and design experience. She and her husband moved to Madison two and a half years ago from soulful Memphis, TN and have loved taste-testing every cheese curd they can get their hands on, snowshoeing in the winter and soaking up sunny afternoons on the Union Terrace.
Erica Martin, Community Vice President
Erica Martin serves as Community Vice President of the Junior League of Madison. She previously participated in the Community team, the Membership team, and the Speak Up planning committee. Erica joined the Junior League of Madison after volunteering at the Junior League of Madison’s All Dressed Up for many years and witnessing the impact the Junior League of Madison had on serving the community and developing women leaders.
Erica is a long-time resident of Madison, growing up in the area and earning both her bachelor of science degree and graduate-level capstone certificate from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Professionally, Erica leads practice advancement initiatives to support health care professionals in providing optimal patient care. Outside of Junior League of Madison and her career, Erica spends time visiting with family and friends, practicing yoga, trying new restaurants, playing volleyball, and cheering on the Badgers, Brewers, and Packers.
Linsey Laufenberg, Finance Vice President
Linsey Laufenberg is the Finance Vice President for the Junior League of Madison. She has been a member of the Junior League of Madison since 2015 and has served as chair of Mistletoe Market and Funding & Development, as well as a member of the Nominating committee.
Linsey works as a Candidate Relations Manager at Nordic, a healthcare IT consulting firm. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame. In addition to her work and Junior League commitments, Linsey teaches step aerobics and is active member of Our Lady Queen of Peace parish.
Erin Decker, Membership Vice President
Erin Decker serves as the Membership VP for the Junior League of Madison. She joined JLM in 2013 and has served in a variety of roles on the Membership and Community Teams, including chairing the Nominating and Placement Committees.
Erin works for an erosion control and landscape supply company just outside of Madison. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish after spending a year abroad in Madrid, Spain. Erin currently lives in Madison with her husband where they enjoy trying new restaurants, seeing shows at the Overture Center, and cheering on the Badgers.
Peggy Angevine, Sustainer Vice President
Peggy Angevine serves as the Sustainer Vice President. Peggy joined JLM in 2001 and served in a variety of positions on and off the board during her 11 years as an Active member, including Communications VP, Treasurer, and serving as President in 2007-2008. As a Sustainer, she has served as the “communications liaison” for the past ~10 years.
Peggy has a master’s degree in international business and worked in software development for many years before moving to Madison. She currently has her own business, Stewart Angevine Projects, which caters to small business IT, web development and marketing. Peggy is married to husband Chuck, and they have 2 children, Maddie – 22 and Charlie – 19. She has served on a variety of boards in the past, and currently serves on the Nakoma Women’s Organization board and is involved with the Doyenne Group, a nonprofit organization for women entrepreneurs. During her free time, Peggy loves to travel, play golf and volleyball, ski, bike, run and generally stay active. She just learned pickleball and is thinking that might be her newest passion.