Board of Directors

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

Dave Branson, Building and Construction Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin Melanie Bruins, Beaver Dam Community Hospital Laura Cataldo, Baker Tilly, Chair-Elect Pam Christenson, Madison Gas & Electric, Chair Kathy Cromey, The Little Potato Company, Chair, Planning & Development, Treasurer Paul Dietmann, Compeer Financial, Chair, Audit Michelle Eilbes, EK Machine Alex Fralin, Madison Metropolitan School District Kevin Gundlach, South Central Federation of Labor Randy Guttenberg, Waunakee School District, Chair, Youth Council Richard Hands, American Family Insurance Lindsay Jones, Foremost Buildings, Inc. Traci Jones, Kalahari Resorts Todd Kearney, River Valley Bank Bob Kellerman, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc. (GWAAR) Chuck Klein, Exact Sciences Corporation Pam Korth, Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation John Lalor, Lalor Brothers, LLC Nicolas Lampone, State of Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Francis Langer, Nestle Purina, Secretary Alan Langeteig, State Bank of Cross Plains - Waunakee, Past Chair Joe Ledger, State of Wisconsin Job Service Barb LeDuc, Opportunities, Inc. Margaret Leitinger, Spherion Staffing Ann McNeary, United Way of Dane County and the South Central Federation of Labor Linda Mingus, Divine Savior Healthcare Melissa Montey, State of Wisconsin Division of Unemployment Insurance Dave Phillips, Office of Economic & Workforce Development, Dane County Executive Office Charles Poaches, Gumz Farms Lisa Pollard, Moraine Park Technical College Ryan Pulvermacher, M3 Insurance Dave Robinson, Brakebush Brothers, Inc. Elizabeth Roddy, Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Ed White, Sauk County Development Corporation Calvin White Eagle, Ho Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells Bryan Woodhouse, Madison College


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.