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EDC Elects Officers & Directors at Annual Meeting

St. Croix EDC President Rob O’Keefe

Rob O’Keefe
President

St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (EDC) held its annual meeting on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Rob O’Keefe, the Director of Information Technology at OEM Fabricators (Woodville, WI) was elected to a one-year term as Board President. He has served on the St. Croix EDC board since 2015 and replaces Agnes Ring who completed her term as President. Ring remains on the Board and will continue to serve on the executive committee in her new role as Past President.

Jill Gorres, an Employee Benefits Specialist at JA Counter (New Richmond, WI) was re-elected First Vice President.

Brian Elwood, manager, community relations, with Xcel Energy (Hudson) was elected Second Vice President.

David Tyvoll was elected Corporate Secretary/Treasurer. He is a commercial lender with First American Bank N.A. (Hudson). Tyvoll resides in New Richmond.

Brett Anderson (St. Croix Advisors) and David Tyvoll were re-elected to 3-year terms on the board.

Angela Popenhagen

Angela Popenhagen
New Board Member

Matt Sparks

Matt Sparks
New Board Member

Angela Popenhagen, P.E., LEED AP, and Matt Sparks were elected to initial 3-year terms on the board. Popenhagen is a principal with Stevens Engineers (Hudson) and Sparks is the General Manager of Baldwin LightStream (Baldwin). Both companies are longtime members-supporters of St. Croix EDC.

The board of directors accepted the 2016 financial review from Guinn, Vinopal & Zahradka, LLP.

At the conclusion of the meeting, a plaque was presented to Agnes Ring for her service as President. Paul Schwebach and Duane Russett also received mementos for serving on the board.

(l to r) Agnes Ring accepted a memento for her service as President from current President Rob O’Keefe. Agnes Ring presenting mementos to departing directors Paul Schwebach and Duane Russett for serving on the board.