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Statewide Board for Local Chambers Announces New Chairman and Officers on Board of Advisors

MADISON – The Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives – the state’s professional association of full and part-time executives and staff members of local chambers of commerce – announced Dave Eckmann, President/CEO of the Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce, as the new Chairman of the Board of Advisors. WCCE is a program of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) – the state chamber.


“The foundation for a successful state economy can be found in the different local chambers and their communities all across Wisconsin,” said new Chairman Dave Eckmann. “I am honored to be the next Chairman of the Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives and I can’t wait to continue collaborating with local chambers and banding together to ensure that we’re helping businesses and local communities thrive all across Wisconsin.”


Suzanne Kelley, the President/CEO of the Waukesha County Business Alliance, who served as Chairman since 2020, will become the immediate past chair.

The 2022 WCCE Board of Advisors includes:

Chairman –

Dave Eckmann, President/CEO, Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce

Chairman-Elect –

Becky Bartoszek, President/CEO, Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce

Past Chair –

Suzanne Kelley, President/CEO, Waukesha County Business Alliance, Inc.

Ex-Officio Member of the Board –

Kurt Bauer, President/CEO, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce


Directors –

Jacqueline Boudreau, Executive Director, Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce

Stephanie Klett, President/CEO, Visit Lake Geneva

Judy Knutson, Executive Director, Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce

Rob Kreibich, Executive Director, New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce

Taylor Pedersen, President/CEO, Superior-Douglas County Area Chamber of Commerce

Scott Rogers, Vice President Governmental Affairs, Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

Penny Strom, Executive Director, St. Germain Area Chamber of Commerce

Angel Whitehead, President, Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce


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