On August 17, 2021, the CCEDC met with Chippewa Valley Technical College’s new president, Dr. Sunem Beaton-Garcia, for introductions to CCEDC staff and board members over coffee. Afterward, President/CEO Charlie Walker and Angela Eckman, CVTC Chippewa Falls Campus Manager, toured President Beaton-Garcia around Chippewa County, highlighting the economic diversification and discussing workforce issues faced by county employers.

Dr. Beaton-Garcia is originally from Florida, and is excited to experience living and working in Wisconsin full time. The CCEDC looks forward to future collaboration with Dr. Beaton-Garcia and with the Chippewa Valley Technical College.