Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303
Madison – Governor Scott Walker chaired the first meeting of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) board today.
“Today’s meeting of the WEDC board marks a new beginning in the relationship between job creators and government,” Governor Walker said. “For too long the Department of Commerce was tasked with regulating job creators. This new public-private partnership will focus solely on the development of Wisconsin’s economy and job market. Our number one priority is to create an environment that allows the private sector to get 250,000 people back to work by 2015. The WEDC will play an integral role in achieving this goal.”
Today’s meeting laid the groundwork for the WEDC and consisted of the following agenda items:
* Personnel Policy
* Organizational Resolutions
* Elected Officers of the Board
* Appointment and Approval of Committees
* Schedule for and Location of Meetings
The next meeting of the WEDC is scheduled for June 13, 2011 in the State Capitol.
WEDC Board Members
Governor Scott Walker, Chair
Governor Appointees (6 total; 3 pending)
Dan Ariens, President and CEO of Ariens Company, WEDC Board Vice-Chair
Don Weber, company founder and CEO of Logistics Health Inc (LHI).
Lisa Mauer, Chair, President and Owner of Tool Service Corporation.
Sen. Randy Hopper, 18th Senate District
Sen. Julie Lassa, 24th Senate District
C. Thomas Sylke, owner and principal of Sylke Law Offices, LLC.
Assembly Appointees (Rep. Barca recommendation pending)
Rep. Mary Williams, 87th Assembly District
Scott Klug, Managing Director of Public Affairs at Foley and Lardner, WEDC Board Treasurer
Secretary Mike Huebsch, Department of Administration
Secretary Richard Chandler, Department of Revenue
Note: The WEDC Board Secretary will be selected at the June 13 meeting.