Board and Partners

The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin is led by a board of directors, chosen to represent the diverse groups involved with workforce and economic development issues and challenges. Our leadership team is comprised of experts in workforce development, economic development, training, education, public policy, human resources, business management and strategic development. The Board brings their expertise and targets investments to effectively align the needs of job seekers and employers. Our focus on collaboration drives well-rounded, strategic solutions for a better local economy.

Board Members

Turina Bakken, Madison College

Melanie Bruins, Beaver Dam Community Hospital

Laura Cataldo, Maxim Consulting Group, Secretary

Pam Christenson, Madison Gas & Electric, Chair-Elect

Marcia Christiansen, Forward Service Corporation

Edward Clarke, Board SAGE, Co-Chair, Planning and Development Committee

Kathy Cromey, Cromey Freye & Associates, LLC, Co-Chair, Planning and Development Committee

Paul Dietmann, Badgerland Financial, Chair, Audit Committee

Nancy Elsing, Elsing Oil Company, Poynette Amoco, Elsing’s Food Shops, Inc.

Alex Fralin, Madison Metropolitan School District

Kevin Gundlach, South Central Federation of Labor

Randy Guttenberg, Waunakee School District, Co-Chair, Youth Committee

Richard Hands, American Family Insurance

Matthew Hurtienne, Moraine Park Technical College[/column]

T. Lindsay Jones, Foremost Buildings, Inc., Chair, Industry Partnership Committee

Robert Kellerman, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc. (GWAAR)

John Lalor, Lalor Brothers, LLC

Nicholas Lampone, State of Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Alan Langeteig, State Bank of Cross Plains–Waunakee, Board Chair

Francis Langer, Nestle Purina

Barb LeDuc, Opportunities, Inc.

Joseph Ledger, State of Wisconsin Job Service

Ann McNeary, United Way of Dane County and the South Central Federation of Labor

Melissa Montey, State of Wisconsin Division of Unemployment Insurance

David Phillips, Office of Economic & Workforce Development, Dane County Executive Office

Brian Pulford, John Deere Horicon Works, Co-Chair, Youth Committee

Ryan Pulvermacher, Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin

Dave Robinson, Brakebush Brothers Inc.

Steven Rush, Wisconsin Hospital Association

Lynn Severson, Charter Communications

Howard Teeter, Anteco Pharma, LLC, Past Chair

Partners

Our work is carried out in partnership with more than 25 local organizations in the counties where we work. These local partners; usually community-based organizations, local government departments and sometimes private companies; collaborate with us on workforce development initiatives and program services. Our partners are recognized and respected locally. They have a wealth of essential skills and knowledge to help us serve businesses, workers and communities across the region.