ADVOCAP Selects Marcoe As Exec. Director

ADVOCAP, Inc.  announced that its board of directors has selected Tanya Marcoe as Executive Director.  As an experienced and dedicated leader, Tanya will succeed Michael Bonertz and has assumed responsibilities December 20, 2021.  Michael Bonertz retired after 47 years of service to ADVOCAP.

Tanya received a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1993, and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1997.   After working for Reilly, Penner and Benton, CPA’s in Milwaukee for 4.5 years, she decided to put her career on hold to raise her five children.  Tanya began her career at ADVOCAP in 2008 as their Finance Director.  As a member of ADVOCAP’s executive management team, she has established a strong leadership presence within the agency.  Tanya is dedicated to and motivated by ADVOCAP’s mission to create opportunities for people and communities to reduce poverty and increase self-sufficiency.

“On behalf of the ADVOCAP’s Board of Directors we welcome Tanya Marcoe to her new role as Executive Director.  We have all the confidence in her leadership and community outreach along with her dedication to ADVOCAP’s mission and values,”  said Connie Anderson, ADVOCAP Board President.

Tanya, and her husband Jody, reside in the Village of Oakfield.  Tanya has been a member of the Oakfield School Board since 2014 and sits on the Board of United Community Services, Inc.  She enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, camping, volunteering in the community, coaching and spending as much time outside in the summer as she can!

Tanya said, “I am very proud to be part of an amazing organization who believes in the investment of others.  ADVOCAP’s mission tugs on my heart and I wholeheartedly believe in the work that we do, helping people help themselves.”

ADVOCAP, a non-profit community action agency, was founded in 1966 to fight poverty within our local communities.  ADVOCAP’s anti-poverty programs help low-income persons secure affordable housing, gain employment skills and training, start a small business and become self-employed, purchase a vehicle, volunteer at schools and daycares, become actively involved in their children’s learning, remain independent in their homes, obtain a nutritious meal, and reduce the amount of home energy costs.