Centergy’s board and investors

As a 501(c)4 nonprofit regional marketing and economic development organization, Centergy’s strategic goals and operations are overseen by a volunteer board made up of local leaders from both the public and private sector. These dedicated individuals invest a significant amount of time to support Centergy’s efforts to strengthen and grow our region’s economy.

CENTERGY EXECIUTIVE COMMITTEE

President – Pat Wesenberg, Simplicity Credit Union
Vice President – Carol Karls, Wisconsin Public Service
Vice President – Dave Peterson, Delta Dental
Secretary/Treasurer – Andy Shallow, Associated Bank
Chamber Representative – Scott Larson, Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Counsel – Steven Lipowski JD, Ruder Ware

OUR BOARD
Gordon Crow, Executive Director, Centergy Inc.
Dr. Bobbi Damrow, Vice President, Workforce Development & Community Relations, Mid-State Technical College
Dr. Dave Eckmann, Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Paul Fowler, Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology
Dr. Bradley Gast, Dean of Business and Industry and Continuing Education, Northcentral Technical College
Becky Haase, Senior Adviser Community Engagement, Enbridge Energy Company, Inc.
Don Harnisch, Manager of Customer Operations, Alliant Energy
Jennifer Hockin, COO, Security Health Plan of Wisconsin, Inc., Marshfield Clinic Health System
Carol Karls, Manager – Community and Economic Development, Wisconsin Public Service
Debbe Kinsey, Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce
Todd Kuckkahn, Executive Director, Portage County Business Council
Scott Larson, Executive Director, Marshfield Chamber
Steven LipowskiJD, Attorney, Ruder Ware
Chris Malm, Owner, Park Street Properties, LLC
Jim Matheson, Vice President of Enterprise Services, Aspirus
Dave Peterson, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Delta Dental
Kris Plamann, Vice President Business Development, Boldt Company
Jenny Resch, Interim Director Office of Economic and Community Development, UW-Stevens Point
Christian Schock, Planning, Community & Economic Development, City of Wausau
Joe Schuchardt, Senior Project Manager, J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
Andy Shallow, Senior Vice President, Associated Bank
Mike Smith JD, Senior Vice President – Secretary and General Counsel, Church Mutual
Jim Tipple, At Large, Former Mayor of Wausau
Manny Vasquez, Vice President, Business Development, NAI Pfefferle
Brian Wagner President & CEO, Gamber Johnson
Tim Weber, Regional Economic Development Director, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Pat Wesenberg, President & CEO, Simplicity Credit Union
Angel Whitehead, President, Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
Brian Wysocki, Manager, Heartland Farms

We cover the cost of our activities through generous investments made by a long list of companies, organizations, and governmental entities within the Centergy Region. Each has a stake in our region’s economic health and believes that our collaborative approach offers a powerful and effective way to meet the needs of our counties and communities.

INAUGURAL FOUNDATION INVESTORS
B.A. Ester Greenheck Foundation
Dudley Foundation
Judd S. Alexander Foundation
Liberty Mutual
Wisconsin Department of Commerce
Aspirus, Inc.
Delta Dental Plan of Wisconsin
Marshfield Clinic, Inc.
Northcentral Technical College
Skyward
Security Health Plan
UW-Stevens Point

Investors

$75,000+
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

$5,000+
Aspirus
Delta Dental of Wisconsin
Marshfield Clinic Health System
Mid-State Technical College
Northern Technical College
Simplicity Credit Union
Skyward
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Wisconsin Public Service Corp

2,500-$4,999
Alliant Energy
Associated Bank
Church Mutual Insurance
Enbridge Energy
Findorff
Gamber Johnson
Heartland Farms
J.H. Findorff & Son
Peoples State Bank

$1,000-$2,499
The Boldt Company
Ellis Construction Company
Incourage Community Foundation
NAI Pfefferle'
ND Paper
Okray Family Farms

$500-$999
Adams County Economic Development
Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce
Portage County Business Council
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Thank you to our Board and Investors