Staff & Board

Bill Rubin / Executive Director

Bill Rubin / Executive Director


With more than 30 years of experience in economic development, Bill brings an extensive network of partners, unmatched insight and deep business knowledge to every deal.

Nita Dusek / Admin Asst.

Nita Dusek / Admin Asst.


Nita provides the day-to-day business office leadership and is the point of contact for the organization’s members. Also owns and operates Nita Dusek Photography.

 Agnes Ring / President

Agnes Ring / President

St. Croix County Supervisor


Agnes Ring represents District 2 on the St. Croix County Board of Supervisors, a seat she has held since 2012. In that role she serves as Chair of the Community Development Committee. Her 30+ year career has focused on business planning, marketing, strategy, and branding in professional services and manufacturing.

Jill Gores / Vice President

Jill Gores / Vice President

JA Counter


Jill Gorres, REBC, RHU, of JA Counter & Associates, brings expertise in areas of benefits consulting, regulatory compliance, benefits administration and insurance product design to clients in Western Wisconsin and Eastern Minnesota. She works with businesses to find solutions with valued plan designs and budget considerations.

Rob O’Keefe / 2nd Vice President

Rob O’Keefe / 2nd Vice President

OEM Fabricators


Rob O’Keefe is the Director of Information Technology for OEM Fabricators. He has been active in many local organizations, including local Chambers of Commerce, Family Resource Center of St. Croix Valley, and ADORAY Home Health & Hospice.

Mark Mitchell Sec / Treasurer

Mark Mitchell Sec / Treasurer

Derrick Companies


Mark Mitchell is the Director of Project Development for Derrick Building Solutions – a commercial general contractor primarily serving St Croix County and the adjacent counties. Mark also serves on the board of directors for Momentum West, one of nine regional economic development organizations within Wisconsin.

Chuck Jerrick / Past President

Chuck Jerrick / Past President

First National Community Bank


Chuck Jerrick is currently  Vice President – Commercial Lender at First National Community Bank in Hudson.  He has knowledge in all aspects of the financial industry and brings over 16 years of Banking experience to the board.   Chuck is very active in the Community and where he serves on several other Boards.  He lives in Hudson with his wife and 4 children.

Brett Anderson

Brett Anderson

St. Croix Advisors


Brett Anderson is President of St. Croix Advisors, LLC – a financial and planning & investment management firm in Hudson. Brett is active in several non-profit organizations including the Woodbury Economic Development Commission, St. Croix Valley Foundation, Store To Door and Woodbury Lion’s Club.

Eric Biltonen

Eric Biltonen

UW Extension


Eric Biltonen is the Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development Educator for UW-Extension in St. Croix County. Prior to joining UW Extension, he worked as an International Development Consultant, working primarily in Southeast Asia.

Brian Elwood

Brian Elwood

Xcel Energy


Brian Elwood is manager of Community Relations and Economic Development for Xcel Energy in Polk, Pierce and St. Croix counties. He has held various positions in Corporate Communications, Marketing, Advertising and Public Affairs working on issues such as environmental management, crisis communications, business planning, legislative outreach and political grassroots.

Duane Russett

Duane Russett

Baldwin Lightstream


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Dr. Michael Fronmueller

Dr. Michael Fronmueller

UWRF


Michael Fronmueller is the Dean of the College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Over the past thirty years, he has served on boards for economic development, business advocacy and other non-profits in Wisconsin, Colorado and California.

Scott Jones

Scott Jones

Royal Credit Union


Scott Jones is a business lender for Royal Credit Union in Hudson. He is active in the community and volunteers on many organizations including the Hudson Daybreak Rotary.

Amanda Prutzman

Amanda Prutzman

Eckberg Lammers


Amanda Prutzman is an attorney with Eckberg Lammers, P.C. and focuses her practice the areas of business litigation and employment law in Western Wisconsin and the Twin Cities. Amanda received her undergraduate and law degrees from UW-Madison and is a member of the Wisconsin and Minnesota bar associations.

Larry Knegendorf

Larry Knegendorf

FPO - Company Name


A 43-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, now retired after 34 years with Baldwin Telecom (Baldwin Lightstream). He is active in the community and had served on the board of many organizations during his time in St. Croix County.

Paul Schwebach

Paul Schwebach

Pierce County EDC


Paul Schwebach is the Executive Director of the Pierce County Economic Development Corporation and also is a member of River Falls Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. Prior to this, Paul was involved in the banking industry for 44 years.

Steve Peterson

Steve Peterson

FPO - Company Name


Steve Peterson is now retired after long career as an IT manager for the Loparex Corp. in Hammond. He served for over 20 years on the Hammond Village Board and served on many other local community organizations over the years.

David Tyvoll

David Tyvoll

First American Bank


David is the Vice President of Commercial Lending at First American Bank. He has worked and lived in St Croix County for 15 years and currently resides in New Richmond, WI with his wife and three children.

Ryan Sicard

Ryan Sicard

St. Croix County Supervisor


Ryan S. Sicard represents District 1 on the St Croix County Board, a position he has held twice before (2008, 2010).  He has also served on the Village Board of Somerset for the past 18 years, and on the St Croix EDC  board from 2007-2013. He was President of the EDC  2011-12.  He has worked for the past 20 years as an Information Technology Management professional.

Dan Hansen

Dan Hansen

St. Croix County Supervisor


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