Madison - The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) unanimously elected Wisconsin Business Development (WBD) Vice President and Senior Lender, Jason Monnett to serve a three year term on its Board of Directors at it's annual meeting at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison.
WEDA is the state association of economic development professionals, with over 400 members working to grow the economy in every part of the state. Their annual meeting was held as a part of the Governor's Conference on Economic Development.
"Jason's extensive professional experience, training and network have made him a valuable resource for small businesses and economic development," explained WEDA Executive Director Brian Doudna. "We are excited to have Jason join the board and share his statewide perspective and insight, recognizing that in the end access to capital is a key component for economic development."
"It is hard not to be inspired by the dedication, optimism and talent of WEDA's membership," noted Jason. "I am honored to have the confidence of the membership and look forward to working with them to build a stronger Wisconsin."
As the past president of the Oshkosh Area Economic Development Corporation, Jason worked to shape the direction and focus of the greater Oshkosh area efforts to grow and recruit small businesses to the area. His dedication to helping translate economic development strategies to real assistance for small businesses continues with his service to the Oshkosh Chamber's Business Advisory Council where the voice of small business is represented.
In his current role as WBD senior lender, he oversees the WBD business development team covering all of Wisconsin and 14 Minnesota Counties. In addition, he also shares his knowledge and experience at the national level as a Credit Risk Institute Trainer for the National Association of Development Companies where he is able to help establish best practices in the industry.
WBD is a business finance resource company that helps small businesses gain access to capital through the use of SBA programs and funds, where conventional banking is not an option. WBD has supported thousands of Wisconsin businesses, providing over $2 Billion in financing and helping create over 62,000 jobs since 1981.