Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Michael Richards, President

 Gundersen Health System

Executive Director, Government Relations and External Affairs


Lee Rasch

Lee Rasch, Past President

 Western Technical College



Dorothy Duran

Dorothy Duran, Vice President

 Minnesota State SE Technical College



Brian Fukuda

Brian Fukuda, Secretary

 La Crosse County

Community Development Specialist 

Torp 1Clinton Torp, Treasurer

 La Crosse Regional Airport

 Airport Manager










Board Members


Kyle Bakkum

Kyle Bakkum

 Vernon Memorial Healthcare

Chief Executive Officer


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Nick Passe

Passe Law Office LLC 



Joe Gow

Joe Gow

 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse



Mike Herro

 Xcel Energy 

Community Service Manager 


Rich Mikrut

 Mikrut Properties



Mark Pfeiffer

 Organic Valley Cooperative

Director of Employee Services at Organic Valley


Craig Porter

Craig Porter

 PlastiCert, Inc.



Brian Rotty

 Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Health System

Executive Director, Health Tradition Health Plan 


Tony Chladek

Tony Chladek

 City of Rushford

City Administrator 


Terry Whipple

Terry Whipple

 Juneau County Economic Development Corporation

Executive Director


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Kevin Finke

Merchants Bank 

AVP/ Commercial Banker 


Terry Pickett

Ingersoll Rand/ Trane

Senior Vice President 


Wendy Mihm-Herold

 Northeast Iowa Community College 



Chris Hardie

Black River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

Executive Director