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Greater Wausau Prosperity Partnership

The Greater Wausau Prosperity Partnership (GWPP) has been established to assist in an inclusive manner in the implementation and execution of the Greater Wausau Region Economic Development Strategic Plan.

The GWPP is an example of a collective group of business and community leaders coming together to lead efforts to enhance our ability to develop a stronger, more competitive economic development platform for our community.

​Jim Mclntyre, Greenheck – Chair (Manufacturing)
Matthew Rowe, Ruder Ware LLSC – Vice-Chair (Professional Services)
David Eckmann, Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce – President
Scott Cattanach, Peoples State Bank – Treasurer (Finance)
Renae Krings, GWPP Staff – (Secretary / Assistant Treasurer)

The GWPP Corporate Leadership Team is comprised of business leadership representing the region’s driving industry sectors and will serve as the decision-making body of the organization.

  • Jeny Nieuenhuis Hardel, REI Engineering (Commercial Services)
  • Scott Cattanach, Peoples State Bank (Finance)
  • Richard Poirier, Church Mutual Insurance Company S.I. (Insurance)
  • Jim Mclntyre, Greenheck (Manufacturing)
  • Matthew Heywood, Aspirus (Health Care)
  • Matthew Rowe, Ruder Ware LLSC (Professional Services)
  • John Skoug, Marathon Cheese Corp (Food Processing)
  • Mary Jo Johnson, EO Johnson Business Technologies (Tech Digital Commerce)
  • Will Hsu, Hsu's Ginseng Enterprises Inc (Agriculture)
  • Chris Ghidorzi, Ghidorzi Companies (Hospitality)
  • Paul LaPree, Miron Construction Co Inc (Construction) / Chamber Board Chair Elect
  • David Eckmann, Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce – President
  • Nicole Williams, QPS Employment Services, Chamber Board Chair
  • Michael Loy, G3 Industries Inc, Chamber Board Past Chair

Advisory Body:

The GWPP Advisory Body is comprised of a diverse composition of community stakeholders and will help to inform and advise the Corporate Leadership Team in making vital decisions.

  • Yee Leng Xiong, Hmong American Center Inc
  • Kristine Gilmore, K12 Education
  • Jeannie Worden, Northcentral Technical College
  • Thomas Gibson, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
  • Katherine Frank, University of Wisconsin - Stout
  • Lance Leonhard, Marathon County Government
  • Katie Rosenberg, City of Wausau
  • Rich Socha, Wisconsin Public Service
  • Jeffrey Sargent, United Way of Marathon County
  • Tim White, Wausau/Central Wisconsin Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Todd Nagel, MCDEVCO Board Chair
  • Pete Valiska, Wausau Events, Board Vice President
  • Andrew Kurtz, Municipalities Future Council
  • Joe Mella, Wausau River District, Board President
  • Matt Jameson, Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area
  • Jeff Stubbe, Philanthropy
  • Tim Parker, Philanthropy
  • Andrew Dudley Shannon, Young Professional
  • Kevin Porter, Young Professional
Greater Wausau Region Economic Development Plan