Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation: CEO search narrowed to three candidates

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tom Thieding, 608-210-6767
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Link to Release: http://inwisconsin.com/wedc-ceo-search

WEDC CEO search narrowed to three candidates
WEDC Search Committee forwards finalists to Governor Walker

MADISON, WI. December 21, 2012 – The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) today announced three finalists for the permanent position of Chief Executive Officer.

With an initial goal of naming five finalists, the WEDC Search Committee ultimately narrowed its focus to three highly qualified and talented individuals among a pool of more than 100 applicants from all around the world. The committee has forwarded the finalist names to Governor Walker for his consideration. The finalists are Ralph Howard, Random Lake, WI; Michael Jenkins, Cedarburg, WI; and Jason Jensen, Madison, WI.

In September, Governor Walker named a CEO Search Committee to conduct a nationwide search to replace departing CEO Paul Jadin. The Committee consisted of WEDC board members Scott Klug, Dan Ariens, Corey Hoze and Lisa Mauer. The committee retained the services of The QTI Group, a Madison based executive search firm, to assist in developing and screening a pool of highly qualified candidates.

About Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), formed in 2011 as a public-private entity, leads economic development efforts for the state and nurtures business growth and job creation by advancing Wisconsin’s business climate. In addition to Wisconsin’s strong legacy industries of agriculture and manufacturing, recent growth has occurred in water technology, renewable energy, bio-sciences, health care, and food processing. In 2012 Wisconsin was ranked No. 20 in Chief Executive Magazine’s “Best States for Business” and No. 17 as a top state for business by CNBC. WEDC partners with 650 economic development organizations throughout Wisconsin to serve businesses looking to start, grow or relocate. WEDC has four focus areas: business and industry development, economic and community development, entrepreneurship and innovation, and international business development. Visit www.inwisconsin.com or follow WEDC on Twitter @_InWisconsin to learn more.