Wade Goodsell is Vice President of Membership & Partnerships and Executive Director of the WMC Foundation, an affiliate of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce. WMC Foundation houses the Future Wisconsin Project and Wisconsin Business World. In his role, Wade leads WMC Foundation’s strategy and fundraising initiatives.Prior to joining WMC Foundation, Wade worked at Baker Tilly in a national consulting and business development role, as well as for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation where he served as Business Attraction Director. While at WEDC, he was recognized as one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers by Consultants Connect in 2016. Wade started his career at WMC working in membership and government relations.
Wade serves on the board of the Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing Productivity and has previously been involved in the Industrial Asset Management Council, the National Association of Industrial and Office Professionals and the Wisconsin Economic Development Association. Wade is a Wisconsin native and a graduate of Bethel University.