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,
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 business, workers and communities across the region.