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We are thankful for the committed volunteers who lend their time and expertise to assist and oversee the activities of the Eau Claire Area EDC.

Executive Committee


  • Julie Thoney, Xcel Energy - President 
  • Monica Obrycki, Eau Claire Energy Cooperative- Past President 
  • Andrew Daniels - Incoming President
  • Kathryn Schauf, Eau Claire County
  • Dave Solberg, Interm City Manager City of Eau Claire
  • Mike Golat, City of Altoona - Secretary
  • Scott Hodek, WI DWD - Treasurer

Board Members

  • Gerald Bauer, JB Systems
  • Bruce Barker, Chippewa Valley Technical College
  • Mike Golat, City of Altoona
  • Joe Mirr, Ruder Ware, LLSC
  • Dr. James Schmidt, Chancellor at UW - Eau Claire
  • Nick Smiar, Eau Claire County Board Chairperson
  • Sham Anderson, Towns Association Board
  • Terry Weld, Eau Claire City Council 
  • Brad Krings, Bush Brothers
  • Miriam Gehler, Marshfield Clinic
  • Ben Trachsel, B&B Electric
  • Paul Swartos, CCF Bank

Board Advisors

  • Karman Briggs, Western Dairyland/CAA
  • Jeff Halloin, Gateway Corporation
  • Benny Anderson, Visit Eau Claire
  • David Minor, Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Aaron White, City of Eau Claire