Our Team


Comprised of dedicated and passionate professionals, and skilled in association management, our staff is devoted to supporting the vision and endeavors of our business community and advancing the profession and discipline of economic development overall.

Charlie Walker, MPA, CEcD

President / CEO

Maggie Walker

Security & Morale Officer

Dawnette Schult

Administrative Assistant

Executive Committee

The Chippewa County EDC Executive Committee and Board of Directors are comprised of highly-regarded leaders in both public and private sectors who work together to guide the continued success of economic growth in Chippewa County.

Rebecca Reinhardt

CCF Bank
Executive – Chair
Quadrant 2 Representative

Maureen Carlson

GreenFire Builders
Economic Development Partner

Mary Stabenow

Nohre & Co., SC
Executive/At Large

Charlie Walker, MPA, CEcD

President / CEO

Board of Directors

Nicole Anderson

Marshfield Clinic
Member at Large

Klaus Bauer

Huebsch Services
Member at Large

Deb Chilson

Chilson’s Corner Motors of Cadott
Cadott Representative

Shirley Gutsch

Member at Large

Ryan Hartzell

Citizens Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
New Auburn Representative

Ron Haas

Martino’s Restaurant
Stanley Representative

Ed Holand

C&N Manufacturing
Quadrant 1 Representative

Rick Kaiser

Xcel Energy
Member at Large

Cathy Leibke

Holiday inn Express
Lake Hallie Representative

Melissa Peterson
Frandsen Bank & Trust
Eau Claire Representative & At Large

Emilu Starck

Ruder Ware LLSC
RLF Committee

John Wagner

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital
Chippewa Falls Representative

Tom Waldusky

Benedict Refrigeration
Executive – Past Chair

Ex-Officio/Advisory Board

Lona Cook

Cook Chiropractic Center
Advocacy Chair

Rob Mooney

Alliance Plastics Corp.
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