MadREP is grateful for the generous support of our many private and public sector board members and investors who help shape the future of the Madison Region’s economy.
608.571.0401 | Email Jason
Jason Fields joined the Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) in January 2021 and was recognized as a Certified Economic Developer by the International Economic Development Council in September 2022. The CEcD program is the most prestigious designation in the economic development profession. Prior to joining MadREP, he served as a Wisconsin State Legislator.
Jason represents the United States as a senator of the World Business Angel Investment Forum (WBAF). He is founder of The Financial Promise Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that teaches personal financial & business literacy. He is also the Founder and Managing Director of Dark Knight Capital Ventures, a venture fund that seeks to invest in underrepresented founders across America.
Jason started his career in the financial services sector where he collaboratively managed over $100 million in assets. His experience includes bonds, equities, derivatives, insurance, and both residential and commercial loans. He has also worked as a financial advisor, investment advisor, personal banker, credit union branch manager and investment banking associate.
He is a published author with six books, four of which focus on financial topics for beginners. Jason is a certified financial education instructor & certified capital raising specialist. He holds a BS Degree in business management from Cardinal Stritch University. Jason is the President of the Regional Leadership Council, a member of the Governor’s Financial Literacy Council and the Rotary Club of Downtown Madison. He serves on the board of directors of Destination Madison, Wisconsin Technology Council, MKE Tech, Competitive Wisconsin, the Green Bay Packer Mentor Protégé Program, and the Convergence Resource Center.
Jason M. Fields, CEcD, CFEI, CCRS
President & CEO
608.571.0402 | Email Kathy
Kathy Collins joined the Madison Region Economic Partnership in 2021 as Vice President of Economic Development, working to promote and grow investment in the eight-county regional economy.
Before joining MadREP, she worked with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of Business Engagement, where she served as a key connector for university-industry partnerships engaging corporate interests in research, talent, professional education, tech transfer, etc. support of the Wisconsin Idea.
Kathy started her career in banking, where she worked as a personal and business banker, branch and market business development manager. She then took the opportunity at the WI Department of Commerce to work across a broad range of economic and community development programs from Minority to Rural Business Development. She served as Technology Finance Manager in the development and implementation of several innovative initiatives, including Act 255 grants, loans and investment tax credits, CAPCO management, and the WI Entrepreneurs Network- resulting in key business start-up, job retention, company expansions, recruitment of businesses and investment across the state. Kathy promoted and advocated for the biotech industry sector from state service with BioForward, the WI trade association for biohealth.
Kathy holds a BA in Finance from UW-Whitewater, WBA Graduate School of Banking Certificate, Economic Development Finance Professional certification through the National Development Council, and UW-Madison Masters Certificate in project management.
Enterprise Development Director
608.571.0408 | Email Jana
Jana Moore joined MadREP in October 2019. In her role with the organization, Jana plans events and executive meetings, prepares presentations, and assists with external communications. She enjoys working with MadREP’s partners.
She brings community leadership experience as a Business Engagement Manager at the Latino Chamber of Commerce and as a Business Development Executive at the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. She gained valuable sales experience at Capital Newspapers, The Dallas Morning News, and Isthmus. Jana recently earned a Leadership Certificate and has a degree in Journalism with Advertising Emphasis from UW-Eau Claire.
When she isn’t at MadREP, Jana enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, watching hockey, and supporting Madison’s restaurants and shops.