PURPOSE

Greater Oshkosh EDC was established in 2015 and exists to preserve the health of existing companies, foster a positive entrepreneurial environment, connect companies to workforce and talent development resources, enhance the business climate and promote the quality of life in the greater Oshkosh area.

STRATEGIC PLAN

Greater Oshkosh EDC launched in 2015 as the community’s first true private-public nonprofit economic development corporation with a comprehensive strategy and community-wide investment from broad-based stakeholders. Having now completed an inaugural campaign, Greater Oshkosh EDC seeks to transform the regional business and economic conditions by increasing our region’s overall personal wealth, our business profitability, community investments, and standard of living – measured against other regions.

This will happen by accomplishing a plan of work that is committed to creating an economically vital community, making development processes seamless for business, and maintaining and developing tools and resources to enhance business opportunities for success.

MISSION

To be the leading economic development organization in the greater Oshkosh area driving collaboration, existing business development, attraction and business startups.

VISION

The Greater Oshkosh area and Winnebago County will build upon its strong economic base of existing industries, diversify the economic base by encouraging new industries, and improve the regional quality of life.

CORE VALUES

LEADERSHIP

We will act as leaders in the community for economic growth and quality of life.

RESPONSIVENESS

We will serve with efficiency, effectiveness and with an orientation to achieving results.

ACCOUNTABILITY

We will act in open and transparent ways to serve the public’s interests.

INNOVATIVE

We will act in creative and flexible ways to stimulate achievement.

COLLABORATION

We will continually act as a connector in our community.

VALUES

STAFF

Tricia Rathermel

President &
Chief Executive Officer
Email Tricia
Ph: (920) 230-3326

Art Rathjen

Director of
Strategic Initiatives
Email Art
Ph: (920) 230-3332

Kathy Griese

Director of
Economic Development
Email Kathy
Ph: (920) 230-3322

Andrea Aurigue

Communications &
Research Manager
Email Andrea
Ph: (920) 230-3323

Payton Lehnherr

Workforce Development Coordinator
Email Payton
Ph: (920) 230-3321

Marjorie Anderson

Accounting Clerk
Email Marjorie
Ph: (920) 230-3321

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

BOARD OFFICERS:

  • Kevin Ralofsky*, Board Chair, Verve, a Credit Union
  • Ken Arneson*, Immediate Past Board Chair, Evergreen Retirement Community
  • Dan Ruedinger*, Vice-Chair
  • Jeff Liddicoat*, Treasurer, Horicon Bank

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

  • Amy Albright*, Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Joel Burow, WEC Energy Group
  • Dr. Bryan Davis, Oshkosh Area School District
  • Jon Doemel, Winnebago County
  • Kristin Fassbinder*, Oshkosh Corporation
  • Dr. Frank Braun, UW Oshkosh
  • Steve Hoopman, First Weber
  • Rob Keller, Town of Black Wolf
  • Darren Lett, CR Meyer
  • Diane Penzenstadler, 44º North Advertising & Design
  • Logan Fuller, Village of Winneconne
  • Mark Rohloff*, City of Oshkosh
  • Gina Schwanke, Amcor Flexibles North America
  • Courtney Shears, Ascension Health Care
  • Jason Trembly*, Oshkosh Coil Spring
  • Manny Vasquez, NAI Pfefferle
  • Dale Walker, Fox Valley Technical College
  • Phil Janes, Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce
  • Bill Wyman, Oshkosh Area Community Foundation
  • Brent Walker, Triangle Manufacturing
  • Tim Hess, Invista Analytics
  • Tony Renning, Renning, Lewis & Lacy, S.C.

* Executive Committee

Emeritus 

  • Tom Castle
  • Burk Tower

COMMITTEES

Greater Oshkosh EDC committees are diverse and dedicated groups of volunteers and board members from various private and public entities and organizations in the greater Oshkosh area.

 

BOARD DEVELOPMENT

  • Amy Albright, Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Ken Arneson, Evergreen Retirement Community
  • Diane Penzenstadler, 44º North Advertising & Design
  • Bill Wyman, Oshkosh Area Community Foundation

FINANCE COMMITTEE

  • Mike Dempsey, Bank First National
  • Andy Mugerauer, Schenck SC
  • Russ Reff, Reff Law Firm
  • Tony Wihlm, EAA

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

  • Kelly Nieforth, City of Oshkosh
  • Steve Hoopman, FirstWeber
  • Tom Karrels, T.R. Karrels & Associates
  • Rob Keller, Wisconsin Towns Association – Winnebago Unit
  • Dan Ruedinger, SMC Metal
  • Dan Shea, Shea Electric
  • Archie Stam, Amada Marvel
  • Manny Vasquez, NAI Pfefferle
  • Jeff Liddicoat, Horicon Bank

REVOLVING LOAN FUND COMMITTEE

  • Will Deppiesse, Nicolet National Bank
  • Keegan Langkau, Fortifi Bank
  • Amy Sitter, Copper Harbor Investment Advisors, LLC
  • Chad Miller, Bristol Morgan Bank
  • Phil Janes, Oshkosh Marine Supply
  • Jason Hirschberg, Hirschberg Law
  • Mary Murken, Dimond Bros Insurance
  • Samantha Teal, Blended Waxes
  • Ryan Albers, Quill Creative Studio
  • John Schuster, Keenline Conveyor Systems
  • Tom McDermott, AI McDermott

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

  • Tom Castle, CastlePierce
  • Tony Renning, Renning Lewis & Lacy
  • Bill Wyman, Oshkosh Area Community Foundation

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