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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


  • Monica Obrycki, Eau Claire Energy Cooperative- President 
  • Gerald Bauer, JB Systems, Past President
  • Natasha Plank-Ottum, Plank Enterprises 
  • Julie Thoney, Xcel Energy - Treasurer 
  • Kathryn Schauf, Eau Claire County
  • Dale Peters, City of Eau Claire

Board Members

  • Bruce Barker, Chippewa Valley Technical College
  • Mike Golat, City of Altoona
  • Peter Hoeft, Hoeft Builders, Inc.
  • 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 

Board Advisers

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