United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley announced its 2016-2017 Board of Directors which began its new term on July 1st. The 2016 campaign chair is Darrin Senn, owner of Senn Blacktop. Senn is serving his second year on the United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley (UWGCV) Board of Directors and will be the spokesperson for United Way’s mission and rally the community to achieve UWGCV’s 2016 fundraising goal of $2 million. United Way’s 2016-2017 Board of Directors is chaired by Eau Claire City Manager Dale Peters. Karen Hebert of Spectrum Benefit Solutions is the newly appointed chair elect. Angela Weideman will serve as community impact vice chair and is the Chippewa County Public Health director/officer. Melissa Wait of CCFBank and will serve a one-year term on the board as past chair of the United Way Emerging Leaders Society. Campaign vice chair (2017), Jan Hook, is recently retired as general manager of the Eau Claire Scheels store. Accepting the position of 2nd vice chair, campaign (2018) is Zach Schmidtknecht, vice president and general manager at Great Northern Corporation. Also serving on the Board is Bruce Ommen of Ayres Associates and Rob Ganschow of Wipfli CPAs and Consultants, Lisa Bruhn of Marshfield Clinic Health System, Don Reck of Xcel Energy, Peter Farrow of Group Health Cooperative, Heidi Taylor-Eliopoulos of Chippewa Falls Unified School District, Joan Coffman of HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital and Mary Jacobson.
Physician assistant Jordan Grabow recently joined the Cardiology Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Grabow earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, and a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Grabow is certified in basic and advanced cardiac life support.
Royal Credit Union (Royal) has named six team members to vice president positions: Jeni Brantner, Sherri Jablonicky, Adam Kinnard, Tom Lea, Brianne Meszaros and Jesse Smith. In Branter’s new role as the vice president of payment operations, she’ll oversee the payment operations for the entire credit union. Jablonicky’s main responsibility as vice president of branch operations – Wisconsin will be to provide strategic direction for creating exceptional member experience, profitability and growth for the Chippewa Valley and Saint Croix Valley branch operations, Member Service Center and Deposit Operations. Kinnard was named vice president of IT Operations and Development and will drive the development of new capabilities that lead Royal in delivery of effective and innovative technology services and solutions to both Royal’s Members and team members. Lea is responsible, as the vice president of IT infrastructure and security, for the architecture, implementation and operation of Royal’s technology infrastructure. In Meszaros’ new role as the vice president of branch operations – metro, she’ll manage the strategic growth and expansion in the emerging Metro market. Smith was named vice president of consumer lending and servicing, amd he is responsible for the strategy, operation and performance of consumer lending and mortgage servicing.
Kobussen Buses recently added to its fleet two 2016 MCI J4500 series 56 passenger motor-coaches. Motor Coach Industries continues to set the standard in motor coach development. Independent suspension, LED lighting throughout, seat belts, Wi-Fi, reclining seats, 120v household outlets to name just a few of the many features of these luxury motor-coaches. This investment of more than $1.1 million dollars represents Kobussen Buses continued commitment to luxury motor-coach transportation.
Eau Claire Chamber
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