Fox Valley Workforce Development Board Elects Board Officers; Adds New Directors to Board for 2017 Program year

Published Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Fox Valley Workforce Development Board has elected four leaders from the public and private sectors to lead the organization for a one-year term during the 2017 fiscal year, which began July 1, 2017.

Aimee Hostettler has been elected as the Chair of the Board. Aimee has been a member of the Board since 2013 and is employed by Fives Giddings & Lewis in Fond du Lac as a Senior Manager of Human Resources. Aimee has been with Fives Giddings & Lewis for over 18 years. Besides the role on the FVWDB, Aimee also volunteers on the Fond du Lac United Way Board and the Giddings & Lewis Legacy Foundation Board, at Edgewood Community Church and Junior Achievement. Aimee is a resident of St. Peter in the Fond du Lac area and a graduate of Marian University.

Jason Hendricks has been elected Vice-Chair. Jason has been a member of the Board since 2015 and is employed by J. F. Ahern in Fond du Lac as a Human Resource Business Partner. Jason has been with J. F. Ahern for two years. Besides the role on the FVWDB, Jason also volunteers on the Moraine Park Foundation Board of Directors, as well as St. Peter Athletic Club. Jason is a resident of Fond du Lac and a graduate of University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh.

Brian Kaminske has been elected as the Secretary. Brian has been a member of the Board since 2016 and is employed by Waupaca Foundry in Waupaca as a Human Resource Manager. Brian has been with Waupaca Foundry for 23 years. Besides the role on the FVWDB, Brian also volunteers with St. Peter’s School. Brian is a resident of Weyauwega and both an undergraduate and MBA graduate of Lakeland College.

Tony Beregszazi has been elected treasurer and will chair the Board’s Finance Committee. Tony has been a member of the Board since 1998 and is employed by ADVOCAP in Fond du Lac as Deputy Director. He has been with ADVOCAP for 43 years. Tony is a resident of Fond du Lac and a graduate of University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh.

Jodie Larsen, Vice President of Community Engagement for Oshkosh Corporation in Oshkosh, completed a one-year term as Board Chair on June 30.

The Board also added several new directors to its roster beginning July 1, including: Kim McKeen of Farm & Home Garden and Hardware Center in Calumet County; Leslie Bradley of Silver Star Brands and Russ Haase of Aurora Health Care, both from Winnebago County; Robert Sivick, employed by Waushara County Government; and Patty Milka, who will represent the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce. Their addition brings the total number of individuals on the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board to 28.

The Fox Valley Workforce Development Board, based in Neenah, represents the six counties of Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago. Leaders from a variety of employers, training providers, labor unions, chambers, economic development agencies and other private and public entities, come together to solve workforce issues in their workforce development area.

Funded primarily by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the FVWDB leads a number of workforce development and job training programs in its six county area. The best way to find out about services that are right for you is to visit one of the six (6) Job Centers in Berlin, Fond du Lac, Menasha, Oshkosh, Waupaca or Wautoma, or check out the web site at www.foxvalleyjobcenters.com.

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