Chamber Staff

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Becky Bartoszek

 

PRESIDENT/CEO

Becky Bartoszek
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Leads the Fox Cities' premier business organization and is responsible for all Chamber efforts in economic development, business and talent attraction, member engagement, and outreach as its chief executive

 


Connie Barlow

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST

Connie Barlow
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Answers incoming calls and provides front desk services, prepares membership data and documentation, prepares invoices and accepts payments, and serves as Work Permit Officer

  

 


 

DIRECTOR, BUSINESS RETENTION AND EXPANSION

Eric Broten
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Meets with regional businesses to identify and support growth areas, expansion, and workforce initiatives -- including the Fox Cities Employee Friendly Workplace program

 

 


 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Laura Dedering
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Works directly with administration of the Leadership Fox Cities program and assists with other Chamber events, programs, and customer service

 

 


 

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Kristen Greiner
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Serves as a special projects administrator and personal assistant to President/CEO Becky Bartoszek, in addition to coordinating the annual events Appleton's Octoberfest and License to Cruise



 

 

VICE PRESIDENT, EMPLOYER AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT

Sharla Jens
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Oversees relationships with a wide variety of Chamber investors and partners, including helping connect talent and talent initiatives with the employers who need them

 


 

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Tom Lehr
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Oversees all accounting and tax functions, as well as manages human resources, information technology, operations, and facilities for the Chamber of Commerce

 


 

VISUAL CONTENT SPECIALIST

Rachel Ries
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Creates print and digital designs for all Chamber communications and assists with visual branding and social media, also serving as photographer and videographer/video content creator for the organization




 Amy Schanke

DIRECTOR, LEADERSHIP FOX CITIES

Amy Schanke
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Facilitates Leadership Fox Cities and coordinates the Leadership Fox Cities Alumni Association and works to connect community members to leadership opportunities of all types

 


 

DIRECTOR, EMPLOYER PARTNERShiP

Jim Wickersham
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Serves as the primary liaison between the Chamber of Commerce and its investors and sponsors, working to understand their needs, help them maximize their benefits, and steward their support to critical Chamber initiatives

 


VICE PRESIDENT, STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

Laura Wiegert
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Focuses on marketing and communications for the Chamber, as well as branding and storytelling.

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