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WMC Advances Comprehensive Policy Agenda for Job Creation
MILWAUKEE – Damond W. Boatwright, Regional President/CEO of Hospital Operations, SSM Health Care of Wisconsin; Brad W. DeNoyer, CPA, Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP; Patricia Leonard Kampling, Chairman/President/CEO, Alliant Energy Corporation; Aaron B. Powell, Partner/Chief Strategy Officer, Flexion Inc.; and Rajan I. Sheth, Chairman/CEO, Mead & Hunt, Inc., were elected to serve on the board of directors of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) during the business trade group’s annual meeting held January 23 in Milwaukee.
Boatwright, DeNoyer, Kampling, Powell and Sheth join 20 newly elected and re-elected directors on the 53-member board for WMC, which is the combined Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, Wisconsin Manufacturers’ Association and Wisconsin Safety Council. WMC represents 3,800 employers of all sizes and from every sector of the economy.
“WMC will advance a comprehensive policy agenda aimed at creating jobs in our state,” said WMC President/CEO Kurt R. Bauer. “Under Governor Scott Walker’s leadership and with the pro-business Legislature, our state has seen tremendous improvements in our business climate through tax cuts, regulation relief, lawsuit reform and much more. We need to continue this era of reform and push for even greater economic opportunity through pro-growth public policies.”
Ariens Company Chairman/CEO Daniel T. Ariens was re-elected chairman of WMC, the state’s chamber of commerce and largest business association. Robert D. Kamphuis, Chairman/President/CEO of Mayville Engineering Company, Inc., was re-elected Vice Chair.
In addition, Tod B. Linstroth, Senior Partner & Past Member and Chair of Management Committee, Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP, was re-elected Secretary; Gina A. Peter, CEO, Central States Commercial Banking, Wells Fargo Bank, was elected Treasurer; Kurt R. Bauer was re-elected President/CEO; James R. Morgan was re-elected Vice President; and Michael R. Shoys was re-elected Senior Vice President of WMC.
Newly elected or re-elected to WMC’s 53-member board at the Annual Membership Meeting are:
Jeffrey W. Bailet, M.D., Executive Vice President, Aurora Health Care/
Co-President, Aurora Health Care Medical Group,
Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee
Randal W. Baker, COO, Joy Global, Milwaukee
Sidney “Skip” H. Bliss, President/CEO, Bliss Communications Inc., Janesville
Damond W. Boatwright, Regional President/CEO of Hospital Operations,
SSM Health Care of Wisconsin, Madison
Thomas A. Burke, President/CEO, Modine Manufacturing Company, Racine
Brad W. DeNoyer, CPA/Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, Madison
Gary M. Gigante, President/CEO, Waupaca Foundry Inc., Waupaca
Patricia Leonard Kampling, Chairman/President/CEO, Alliant Energy Corporation, Madison
Clifford J. King, CEO, Skyward, Stevens Point
James M. Leef, President, ITU AbsorbTech, Inc., New Berlin
Stephen D. Loehr, Vice President, Kwik Trip, Inc., La Crosse
J. R. Menard, Executive Vice President/Treasurer, Menard, Inc., Eau Claire
Paul Palmby, Executive Vice President/COO, Seneca Foods Corporation, Janesville
John Pfeifer, President, Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac
Aaron B. Powell, Partner/Chief Strategy Officer, Flexion Inc., Sun Prairie
Rajan I. Sheth, Chairman/CEO, Mead & Hunt, Inc., Madison
Glen E. Tellock, Chairman/President/CEO, The Manitowoc Company, Inc., Manitowoc
Susan L. Turney, M.D., CEO, Marshfield Clinic Health System, Inc., Marshfield
S. Mark Tyler, President, OEM Fabricators, Inc., Woodville
Michael S. Wallace, President/CEO, Fort HealthCare, Fort Atkinson