Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation: Appoints new leaders

CONTACT: Jason E. White 2380 Hwy 44, Suite B, Oshkosh, WI 54904 (920) 230-3322 [email protected]

February 16, 2016 – The Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of Erik Lampe to its Executive Committee and two new members, Steve Hoopman and Stan Leedle, to its Board of Directors.

Erik Lampe (Term through 2017) Mr. Lampe currently serves as a Vice President of Business Development for Oshkosh Corporation. Prior to joining Oshkosh Corporation, Erik was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he focused on growth strategy and operation effectiveness for companies in the industrial and aerospace & defense sectors. Erik has an MBA from Harvard Business School and Bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Management Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “I am honored to have the chance to expand my involvement in Greater Oshkosh EDC to the Executive Committee and continue to be excited about the impact that the organization can deliver. Greater Oshkosh EDC has the opportunity to help make a great community even greater in the years to come.”

Steve Hoopman (Term through 2018) Steve has been an active member in the community since the early 1970’s. He served as CEO for five nonprofits organizations for 32+ years before leaving to operate his construction company. He has been active building assisted living homes for the past 18 years and has also entered the field of commercial real estate the past three years. Several of Steve’s five children remain in Oshkosh and are active in the real estate market as well. “I look forward to helping enhance the economic development efforts currently under way in the Oshkosh area.”

Stan Leedle (Term through 2018) Stan has been involved in the financial services industry for over 35 years. In 1983 he moved to Oshkosh to work as a lender for M&I Bank. After leaving M&I, Stan spent one year in the employment of First Federal Savings Bank, in charge of all commercial and business lending activity. In 2006 Stan co-founded Choice Bank, where he is employed as the Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. Stan is married to Lynne, and they have two children, Katie and Geoff. “Greater Oshkosh EDC is dedicated to providing the best environment for businesses in the Oshkosh area and I am pleased to be a part of this initiative and to serve on their Board of Directors.”

“We are excited to have Erik join our Executive Committee and would like to welcome our newest board members. Both bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Greater Oshkosh EDC. I know their contributions and counsel, along with the invaluable guidance of our existing board, will boldly provide leadership and innovation for our organization,” said Jason White, CEO of Greater Oshkosh EDC.

Current Greater Oshkosh EDC Board Members are: Bill Wyman, The Waters (Chairman of the Board); Kenneth Arneson, Evergreen; Brad Bauman, CliftonLarsonAllen; Tom Belter, Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce; Thomas Castle, CastlePierce Corporation; Hallie Detjen, Impromed, LLC; Sue Drexler, Town of Algoma; Kristin Fassbinder, Bemis; Mark Harris, Winnebago County; Elizabeth Hartman, Dempsey Law Firm; Wendy Hielsberg, Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau; Matthew Jameson, Jay Manufacturing Oshkosh, Inc.; Melissa Kohn, Fox Valley Technical College; Erik Lampe, Oshkosh Corporation; Stan Mack II, Oshkosh Area School District; Jeremy Normington-Slay, Mercy Medical Center; Diane Penzenstadler, 44º North Advertising & Design; Mark Rohloff, City of Oshkosh; Tom Sonnleitner, UW Oshkosh; Dr. Burk Tower, Oshkosh Area Community Foundation; Debra Wirtz, Wisconsin Public Service Corporation

The Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation is a private-public organization committed to providing leadership, direction, coordination, and services to advance economic development in the greater Oshkosh area. Greater Oshkosh EDC accomplishes this mission through building upon greater Oshkosh’s strong economic base of existing enterprises and industries, diversifying the economic base by encouraging new industries, and further developing businesses that fill gaps and improve the regional quality of life – all aimed at raising the economic well-being of the greater Oshkosh area and its residents.

For more information about Greater Oshkosh EDC and its initiatives visit: www.GreaterOshkosh.com