Advisory Board

Marjorie Sutter

Marjorie Sutter is a learning and development consultant in the areas of mentoring, leadership development, and training. Marjorie is retired from Kimberly-Clark Corporation where she led Technical Learning and Development with responsibility for the career development of scientists and engineers in North America and around the world. Marjorie received her BS degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. While raising a family and working full-time at Kimberly-Clark, she received her MBA, also from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh where she served two terms on the MBA Alumni Advisory Board. In addition to serving on the AYEI Advisory Board, Marjorie is on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Fund of the Fox Valley Region. She is a member of the Attract Develop and Retain Diverse Talent Committee for the New North, and the Regional Advisory Committee for the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes Region.


Renee Boldt

Renee Goral Boldt, Appleton, is an active volunteer and supporter of community and civic programs who earned her Bachelor of Art degree from Lawrence University in 1985 and a Master's of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1991. She is a member of the boards of the Wisconsin Historical Society Foundation, the Fox Valley Symphony, the Lawrence University Board of Trustees, Circus World Museum Foundation and the Center for Applied Research and Services at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. In addition, she serves as a Governor’s appointee to the Wisconsin Women’s Council.

As chair of the board of the Circus World Museum Foundation in Baraboo, she is credited with returning the museum to solvency during a period of financial crisis. Circus World’s 63-acre site encompasses the original Ringling Bros. winter quarters and has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

Renee and her husband, Tom, and his parents, Oscar C. and Patricia Hamar Boldt, were collectively selected as recipients of the Governor’s Award in Support of the Arts in the “Individual Leadership” category in 2006. The Boldt family was recognized for philanthropy and innovative leadership in the arts and culture of the Fox River Valley and improving arts programs in Wisconsin.


Ivan Fan

Ivan D. Fan is a freshman at Yale University. He is the founder and first president of the Appleton Youth Education initiative. In high school, he served as treasurer of the National Honor Society, Op-Ed Editor for the high school newspaper, The Noctiluca, and was captain of the North High School debate team that advanced to national competition. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis and swimming.

Ivan was a 2009 Boys Nation Senator of Wisconsin, 2009 Wisconsin Badger Boys State Representative and recipient of the 2009 Rotary Club Outstanding Student Award. But his real love is music – he started playing the violin at age 4 and since has served as concertmaster for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Music Festival Orchestra, the Fox Valley Youth Symphony, the Fox Valley Youth Orchestra, the Appleton North High School Orchestra, and the Wisconsin State Music Association Middle State Honors Symphony Orchestra. In 2009, he was named a Wisconsin Top Exemplary Soloist by the Wisconsin State Music Association. Ivan serves on the Advisory Board of the Appleton Youth Education Initiative.


Lori Hilt

Lori M. Hilt is an Associate Professor of psychology at Lawrence University. She received her B.A. in psychology from Lawrence. After teaching at Appleton North and earning her Masters in education from Viterbo University, she earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Yale University. Lori completed her clinical internship in the Psychiatry Department at UW-Madison and did post-doctoral research at the Waisman Center, also at UW-Madison. Lori’s research involves understanding the development of emotion regulation in adolescents. She co-edited the Handbook of Depression in Adolescence and has published research on depression and nonsuicidal self-injury. She is on the editorial board for the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and also serves on the local Connected Community Wellness Screen board. At Lawrence, she teaches classes on child clinical psychology and neuroscience. She is also a licensed psychologist and enjoys working with parents and children and parenting her own two children.


Judy Baseman

Appleton Area School District’s Judy Baseman was selected in the spring of 2017 as Superintendent of Wisconsin's sixth largest school district. Judy has been an educator for 36 years beginning with ten years as a K-12 music teacher in Wisconsin, Montana, and Illinois. Her family moved to Appleton from Chicago in 1995 and her sons both experienced an outstanding education here in the Appleton Area School District (AASD). During her 22 years in the AASD, she served as assistant principal at Wilson Middle School, next as principal of Stephen Foster Elementary Charter School, and most recently as an assistant superintendent for the West Cluster. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota; her Masters, Education Specialist, and Doctoral degrees in Educational Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As Superintendent of Schools, Judy oversees the education of over 16,400 students attending 35 schools and is in charge of 1,800 staff including 1,300 teachers. Judy enjoys working with dedicated staff, board of education members, parents, business partners, volunteers, and the community to achieve our district’s mission of Preparing Our Students for Their Future ~ Every Child, Every Day.


Dave Pynenberg

Mr. Pynenberg was born and raised in the Fox Valley where he attended Little Chute High School and earned his Bachelors of Science in Education at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, he then went for his Masters in School Counseling at Minnesota State University. After graduation, he began his career in education serving as School Counselor at Shiocton High School in Wisconsin for six years. During his time in Shiocton he also coached Varsity Football and Baseball and ran many clubs and activities. In the fall of 1999, Mr. Pynenberg accepted a position as School Counselor at Appleton North High School and he enjoyed being in that position until 2005 at which time he started an Administrative Licensure Program through Marion College and was awarded the Associate Principal for Curriculum Position at Appleton North High School. From 2007 to 2011 he served as the Associate Principal for Activities after which time he returned to the Associate Principal for Curriculum and Instruction position. All together he has been at North for eighteen years, twelve of those as an Associate Principal before taking on the role as Principal of Appleton North High School. Three of Mr. Pynenberg four boys graduated from North HS and his youngest son is currently a Senior attending North. His wife Jean teaches Social Studies at North and is also involved with the Appleton eSchool. The Pynenberg family enjoys outdoor sports and time together- especially their annual summer trips to various baseball parks to cheer on their favorite team the Chicago Cubs!