Wisconsin Economic Development Association: Honors MadREP and Shannon Full

Contact: Brian Doudna, Executive Director

Wisconsin Economic Development Association

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Madison, Wis. – February 10, 2016 – The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) presented two awards at the Governor’s Conference on Economic Development, which took place last week at the Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Organization Excellence Award went to Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) in recognition of their commitment to the comprehensive five-year Advance Now Strategy along with its five interrelated goals of economic competitiveness, human capital, innovation & entrepreneurship, marketing, and leadership & diversity.

“We are honored to receive WEDA’s Organizational Excellence Award. It is a recognition that we share with our many economic development partners across the region with whom we regularly collaborate,” stated Mad REP President Paul Jadin. “We look forward to continuing our efforts to grow the Madison Region’s economy and to supporting WEDA in its mission to improve economic development across the state of Wisconsin.”

The Young Professional Award went to Shannon Full, CEO and president of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, for her vision and role in the development of the Fox Cities Regional Partnership and the Talent Upload program, a talent attraction program of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Fox Cities Regional Partnership.

“Today was a very special day for me both personally and professionally. I was honored and humbled to receive WEDA’s Young Professional of the Year Award for Economic Development, presented by Governor Walker,” says Full. “I am extremely passionate about helping businesses and communities grow and prosper, and I have had the great fortune of working with a team that shares that passion.”

Both awards recognize outstanding community, economic and workforce development efforts. The judges reviewed commitment to successful economic development outcomes; creativity in advancing organizational goals; success in managing economic development-related initiatives; and partnership with other organizations to advance common goals.

WEDA Executive Director Brian Doudna states, “WEDA is truly proud to recognize both Mad REP and Shannon Full for their vision, dedication and problem solving skills that have been critical in advancing initiatives that are helping to grow their service areas.”