Board of Directors

Executive Committee


Michael Richards President

 Gundersen Health System

Executive Director, Government Relations and External Affairs




Brian Rotty Vice President

 Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Health System

Executive Director, Health Tradition Health Plan 




Brian Fukuda

Brian Fukuda Secretary

 La Crosse County

Community Development Specialist 




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Kevin Finke Treasurer

Merchants Bank 

AVP/ Commercial Banker 





Board Members


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 La Crosse Regional Airport

 Airport Manager



Kyle Bakkum

Kyle Bakkum

 Vernon Memorial Healthcare

Chief Executive Officer



Nick Passe

Passe Law Office LLC 




Mike Herro

 Xcel Energy 

Community Service Manager 



Rich Mikrut

 Mikrut Properties




Craig Porter

Craig Porter

 PlastiCert, Inc.





Tony Chladek

 City of Rushford

City Administrator 



Terry Whipple

Terry Whipple

 Juneau County Economic Development Corporation

Executive Director



Terry Pickett

Ingersoll Rand/ Trane

Senior Vice President 



Wendy Mihm-Herold

 Northeast Iowa Community College 




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Bob Halfmann


Manager, Human Resources



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Alliant Energy 

Strategic Account Manager



Roger Stanford

Western Technical College

President at Western Technical College