Board of Directors

We're led by a board of directors elected to represent the diverse group involved with workforce and economic development issues and challenges. Our board is comprised of experts in workforce development, economic development, training, education, public policy, human resources, business management and strategic development. The members bring their expertise and target 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

Melanie Bruins
Marshfield Medical Center - Beaver Dam
Laura Cataldo
(Chair) Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Pam Christenson
(Past Chair) Madison Gas & Electric
Marcia Christiansen
Forward Service Corporation
Kathy Cromey
The Little Potato Company
Paul Dietmann
(Treasurer) Compeer Financial
Michelle Eilbes
E.K. Machine Company
Kevin Gundlach
South Central Federation of Labor
Randy Guttenberg
Waunakee Community School District
Richard Hands
American Family Insurance
Michael Hernandez
Madison Metropolitan School District
T. Lindsay Jones
Foremost Buildings, Inc.
Todd Kearney
River Valley Bank
Chuck Klein
Exact Sciences Corporation
Jennifer Klein
State of Wisconsin Division of
Vocational Rehabilitation
Pam Korth
Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation
Francis Langer
(Chair-Elect) Nestlé Purina PetCare

Alan Langeteig
Board Sage
Barb LeDuc
Opportunities, Inc.
Margaret Leitinger
DI & Associates d/b/a Spherion
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
Nikia Morton
Dane County Department of Human Services
Charles Poches
Gumz Farms
Lisa Pollard
Moraine Park Technical College
David J. Robinson
Brakebush Brothers, Inc.
Elizabeth Roddy
(Secretary) Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin - Apprenticeship & Training Trust
Jac Weitzel
Building and Construction Trades Council of South Central 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 South Central Wisconsin. These partners - usually community-based organizations, local government departments and private companies - collaborate with us on workforce development initiatives and program services. Our partners have a wealth of essential skills and knowledge to help us serve businesses, workers and communities across the region.