Centergy, Inc. Announces 2023 Board of Directors

February 22, 2023, Central Wisconsin, WI – Centergy a nonprofit regional marketing and economic development organization announced the members to its 2023 Board of Directors. These individuals will serve one-year terms as the organization completes strategic planning. Each of these Board members brings with them a unique perspective and the same unyielding drive to inspire greater economic growth throughout Central Wisconsin.

“Solutions to Central Wisconsin’s economic challenges start right here, right now.” Stated newly elected Board Chair, Bobbi Damrow with Mid-State Technical College. “We cannot depend on others to be our solution providers. Centergy is collaborating with industry partners, regional organizations, education providers, and government to lay the groundwork for a vibrant and prosperous economy. I am privileged to serve as Centergy’s chair, bringing innovative and dedicated individuals to the table – if not us, who?”

As Centergy’s Board continues to serve and influence the organization, its membership is developing a diversity of backgrounds and skills to reflect the organization and those they serve.

“It truly takes all of us – businesses, nonprofits, chambers, municipalities, and individuals – to make a difference,” said Centergy’s President and CEO Angel Whitehead. “Centergy continues to serve its partners and investors by focusing on Talent Development, Advocacy, Investor Relations, and Business Development. I look forward to the expertise these individuals will offer our region.”

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2023 Board

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  • Chair Bobbi Damrow, Ed.D., Vice President, Mid-State Technical College
  • Vice Chair – Paul Fowler, Ph.D., Executive Director, Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology
  • Treasurer – Nick Faber, CPA, President/CEO at Simplicity Credit Union
  • Secretary – Gautam Malik, President and COO at Gamber-Johnson LLC
  • Jon Eisele, Senior Public Awareness Coordinator, Enbridge
  • James Matheson, Senior Vice President- Chief Strategy Officer, Aspirus
  • Melinda Osterberg, Regional Economic Development Director, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, non-voting member
  • Michael M. Smith, JD, Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel, Church Mutual Insurance Company
  • Michael Witte, Executive Director, Portage County Business Council
  • Manny Vasquez, Vice President, Pfefferle Companies