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.
Turina Bakken, Madison College
Dave Branson, Building and Construction Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin
Melanie Bruins, Beaver Dam Community Hospital
Laura Cataldo, Maxim Consulting Group, Chair-Elect
Pam Christenson, Madison Gas & Electric, Chair
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 Council
Richard Hands, American Family Insurance
Matthew Hurtienne, Moraine Park Technical College
T. Lindsay Jones, Foremost Buildings, Inc.
Robert Kellerman, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc. (GWAAR)
John Lalor, Lalor Brothers, LLC
Nicholas Lampone, State of Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Francis Langer, Nestle Purina
Alan Langeteig, State Bank of Cross Plains–Waunakee, Past Chair
Joseph Ledger, State of Wisconsin Job Service
Barb LeDuc, Opportunities, Inc.
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, Secretary
Ryan Pulvermacher, Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin
Dave Robinson, Brakebush Brothers Inc.
Lynn Severson, Charter Communications
Howard Teeter, Anteco Pharma, LLC
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.