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2015-16 Leadership Class Roster
2014-15 Leadership Class Roster
2013-14 Leadership Class Roster
2012-13 Leadership Class Roster
2011-12 Leadership Class Roster
2010-11 Leadership Class Roster
2009-10 Leadership Class Roster

2008-09 Leadership Class Roster
2007-08 Leadership Class Roster

2006-07 Leadership Class Roster
2005-06 Leadership Class Roster
2004-05 Leadership Class Roster

2003-04 Leadership Class Roster
2002-03 Leadership Class Roster
2001-02 Leadership Class Roster
2000-01 Leadership Class Roster
Special Thanks

Steering Committee


Jodi Anderson
Jodi is the branch manager of Value Added Distributors in Shawano.  She is celebrating her 20th year of working at Value Added Distributors.  Jodi graduated from Leadership Shawano County in 2017 and this is her third year on the Steering Committee for Leadership Shawano County.  Her project for Leadership Shawano County was the logistics team for Sundrop Dayz.  She is now a board member of Sundrop Dayz and plans the kids activities. Jodi is married to Pat Anderson and together they have one child Olivia who is 13 years old.  She also has two fur babies Oliver and Bubba Lou Lou.

Kendra  Brusewitz
Kendra is employed at Shawano County Department of Human Services as a Crisis and Adult Protective Services worker. In addition to being on the LSC steering committee, she volunteers at SAM25 Homeless Shelter for the Steps to Success Program, coaches volleyball at Shawano High School, serves on the Board of Education at St. James Lutheran School, and a member of Shawano Area Young Professionals. In her free time, she likes to play volleyball, watch the Brewers and Packers, and spend with her friends, family, and two cats.

Wendy Crawford
Wendy has been the Program Coordinator for Leadership Shawano County since 2005 and plans to retire in May 2020.  She is actively involved in the community as the Co-chair of the Boys and Girls Club Advisory Board, Liaison Representative for the Shawano Country Chamber Board, Wisconsin Community Leadership Team, ALP- Association of Leadership Programs member, CHAT- Community Health Action Team member, and Sundrop Dayz board member. She is happily married and professionally supported by her husband of 26 years, Sam. They have a 24-year-old daughter Morgan who is currently working as a Jesuit Volunteer in Sacramento CA. Her home office is managed by a sassy Welsh Corgi and a furry Birman cat. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling to new destinations, reading, card making and entertaining friends and family. Wendy has been grateful to have found such meaningful and impactful work with LSC over the last 15 years. The people she has met and worked with, the connections made and service projects completed have led to a very rewarding career. She will not be retiring from her volunteer work in the community and plans to remain active. 

Mark Flunker
Mark is the Executive Director/Site Supervisor for Wolf River Habitat for Humanity.  He has held that position for 3 and half years.  Prior to that he had been self-employed in the construction industry for 12 years.  He graduated from the Leadership Shawano County program in May of 2016 and joined the Shawano County Steering Committee in 2017. 
Mark has been married to his wife Karen for almost 29 years.  He has 2 grown daughters, Michelle and Kayla. 
As part of the class project with LSC, he is working with 3 others on the Career Clothes Closet.  It will provide professional looking clothing at a very low price for potential job applicants. After searching over three years, a location has been secured at the future SAM25 location on Richmond Street. In his spare time, he likes to hunt and fish.

Dana Kulas
Works at Nueske’s Meats in Human Resources. She has been employed by Nueske’s since 2004. She graduated from Northcentral Technical College with an Associate Degree in Business Management.  She and her husband, Christopher, are Big Brother/Big Sister Couple to a little brother. Dana is on the Wittenberg Area Chamber of Commerce board. She and her husband have 2 fur babies, Bailee Boo (Boston terrier) and Oscar (Domestic Cat).

Morgan Mielke
Morgan is the Financial Officer for Premier Community Bank and has been with the company for the past four years. Morgan graduated from Leadership Shawano County in 2019 and is grateful to continue the experience through the steering committee. She also provides accounting and payroll services for a local non-profit, Marion Mini Mustang Child Care. Morgan and her husband, Josh, have a dog named Spoticus (Josh picked the name). In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, crochet, and other craft projects

Lesley Nemetz
Lesley was recently promoted to the City Clerk/Community Relations Manager for the City of Shawano.  She had been the Deputy Clerk for the city for the past 10 years.  She graduated from Leadership Shawano County in 2015 and would do it all over again if she could. This is Lesley’s fifth year on the Steering Committee. She also serves on the Joint City-County Transportation Committee, as well as the St. James Early Childhood Board.  Lesley has been married to her wonderful husband Greg for 10 years and they have an almost 8-year-old son Owen and 3 ½ year-old twin boys Sawyer and Marshall. She enjoys watching her kids in baseball and going camping and fishing with her family and when she can, she likes to be crafty.

Megan Suehring

Megan is working her dream job as the UW Madison Division of Extension 4-H & Positive Youth Development Educator for Shawano County. This is her first year on the LSC Steering Committee. In her professional life, she works to builds and expand youth programs, 4-H, volunteer development, and Youth Mental Health. She facilitates training around her community and state on: Volunteerism, Strategic Plans, Intergenerational Communication, Team Development, Poverty & Diversity, Mental Health, Community Health, Trauma, Youth-Adult Partnerships, and Youth Voice. She is the chair of the Trauma Sensitive Coalition for Shawano County and a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Drug Endangered Children's Team. Megan is blessed to be married to Reverend Dean Suehring, raising three children (Jacob, Andrew, Evelyn) in rural Caroline. The Suehring Family enjoys making music, food, and memories for fun. 

Nancy Smith
Nancy is Executive Director of the Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, a member organization serving Shawano and Menominee Counties.  She has a B.S. in Marketing and Management from Montana State University, is a graduate of Institute for Organizational Management at Notre Dame, and a graduate of the Sheboygan County Leadership Institute.  She resides in Wittenberg, with her husband of 39 years, Steve.  She is a Junior Achievement 5th grade classroom volunteer in Shawano and a member of the board of directors of Wolf River School to Work Youth Apprentice Program and Education for Economic Development Advisory Committee-CESA 8.

2019-20 -  Leadership Class Roster
Patrick Bergner Department of Public Works
Kurt Boldig Novolex
Meredith Bowers GENEX
Angela Brown Nueske's
Jeff Buettner Shawano Police Department
Karlie Bunt Safe Haven
Doreen Dudek Wegner Hoffman & Assoc.
Sander Flanderjin GENEX
Jason Grimm Modern Woodman Fraternal
Diane Hartwig Twigs Beverage
Luke Hartwig Twigs Beverage
Alexandra Hartwig The Cottages Assisted Living
Megan Lozano-Rodriguez Socialite Suites Events
Tracy Nelson CoVantage Credit Union
Hodazha Pidgeon Ho Chunk Gaming
Robyn Shingler Shawano School District
April Stevenson Premier Community Bank
Alisha Stichman NWTC
2018-19 -  Leadership Class Roster
Paula Allen ThedaCare
Adam Carroll Shawano Municipal Utility
Heidi Cartwright Shawano Police Department
Joel Delzer GENEX
Jeff Easter Shawano School District
Wes Eastman Belmark
Sami Gangl URUS
Karla Hoffman Nueskes's Applewood Smoked Meats
Danielle Kakwitch College of Menominee Nation
Ryan LaRock Novolex
Theresa Martin College of Menominee Nation
Lisa Meisner Orthopedic & Spine Therapy
Barbara Mendoza The F.R.E.S.H. Project
Morgan Mielke Premier Community Bank
Dan Schardt Little Rapids Corporation
Liz Selby CoVantage Credit Union
2017-18 -  Leadership Class Roster
Erin Berger AgSource
Jenni Beyer Nueske's Applewood Smoked Meats
Jennifer Bisterfeldt SAM25
Tony Bisterfeldt SMU/City of Shawano
Kendra Brusewitz Shawano County Dept Human Svcs
Laura Chartraw Shawano Police Department
Dawn Clark Nsight/Cellcom
Sarah Clark Aflac
Katie Frank ThedaCare
Miranda Gollnow Menominee Job Center
Andrew Graf CRI
Todd Lorbiecki Village of Bonduel
Tyler Marohl CoVantage Credit Union
Kerrie Marquardt Fox Valley Tech
Lt Mike Musolff Shawano Police Department
Zachary Pedersen Kerber Rose & Assoc.
Mary Powell Shawano Lake Lioness
Phil Romback Novolex
Cerene Rotter Premier Community Bank
Kara Skarlupka Shawano Country UW Extension
Rod Watson Shawano School Dist
Mary Wetzel Associated Bank
2016-17 -  Leadership Class Roster
Jodi Anderson Value Added Distributors
Kris Bahr NWTC
Bob Boda Novolex
Karla Braun Cooperative Resources International
Jenny Christianson Nueske's Applewood Smoked Meats
Michelle Gishkowsky Mayo Clinic
Mike Hammond Hammonds Farm & Greenhouse
Matt Hendricks City of Shawano Parks & Recreation
Kim Ihrcke EXIT Elite Realty
Rob Koepp Shawano Municipal Utilities
Mandy Kostreva ThedaCare
Lucas McMahon Premier Community Bank
Lisa Risen Nueske's Applewood Smoked Meats
Stuart Russ Shawano Community High School
Travis Schardt Little Rapids Corporation
Sarah Verg Cooperative Resources International
Kris Wondra Bonduel School District
2015-16 -  Leadership Class Roster
Jeff Ballwahn Premier Investments
Lori Bricko Employment Options
Noah Bunt Shawano Police Dept.
Brea Bystol BMO Harris Bank
Karla Duchac City of Shawano
Danielle Ebert Bowman Consultants
Mark Flunker Habitat for Humanity
Linda Gehrke Little Rapids
Jason Hietpas Stockbridge Munsee Community
Rochelle Jahnke CoVantage CU
Kurt Kitzman Shawano County Sheriff's Dept
Michelle Mahr ThedaCare
Beth McFarlane Shawano School Board
Kent Olson Nueske's
Gina Patzer Premier Community Bank
Patrick Rau School District of Bonduel
Heather Ritchie CRI
Dana Ritchie Shawano County Sheroff's Dept.
Sue Schwartz Junior Achivement
Luana Short State Farm
Josh Sortino WI Film & Bag
Traci Sousek CRI
Jessica Van Der Linden CoVantage CU
Elisha Wagenson Sacred Heart School
2014-15 -  Leadership Class Roster

Kim Buettner Bellin Health
Randal Chevalier Menominee Tribe
Kathleen Ciantar Kerber Rose
Gary Cumberland Shawano School Dist
Stacey Eggleston Thrivent Financial
Stacia Fuller CoVantage CU
Christa Hansen Body Essentials
Matt Hietpas Shawano County
Kyle Phillip Hoffman Little Rapids
Dana Kriha Nueske's
Penny Kuhn Employment Options
Jeffery Lenzner Shawano Police Dapartment
Lesley Nemetz City of Shawano
Jackie Schell Pella Mutual
Ashley Schugel CRI
Eddie Sheppard City of Shawano
James Zakula WI Film & Bag
Tami Zuleger CRI
2013-14 -  Leadership Class Roster

Jon Aumann Edward Jones
Amie Beyersdorf Shawano School District
Brian Brehm Shawano Medical Center
Todd Buettner City of Shawano Housing Authority
Sherri Dessell Mohican Nation
Donna Everson CRI
Pam Hegewald Nueskes's
Joshua Iserloth Wisconsin Film and Bag
Jeannie Jafolla NWTC
Nicole Johnson CoVantage Credit Union
Idell Johnston State Farm Insurance
Scott Kroening Public Works City of Shawano
Tracie Martin Aarrowcast
Jennifer Powers Kerber Rose
Sara Romenesko CRI
Marisa Rycroft Shawano City BID
Beth Schuster Premier Community Bank
Katie Walker Little Rapids-Shawano Paper Mill

2012-13 -  Leadership Class Roster

Lauri Baranczyk Premier Community Bank
Nicole Bergsbaken CoVantage Credit Union
Debbie Downs College of Menominee Nation
Kate Dillenburg Bisley Fabrication
Alicia Eggert- Aschenbrener, Woods, Lamia, Schmid, Chereskin & Sloma
Michael Fehlhaber Cooperative Resources International
Anita Kostuch Harters Disposal
Bobbi Jo Ladwig Farmers Insurance
Ami Lesecki Genex Cooperative
Zach Linsmeyer Kerber Rose and Associates
Ryan Mueller Wisconsin Film and Bag
Roger Pescinski BMO Harris Bank
Kimberly Timm Wittenberg Press
Dana Usky Little Rapids Paper Company
Andrea Wallace Core Commitment
Laura Warning Wolf River School to Work

2011-12 -  Leadership Class Roster

Wendy Boehm Woodland Boys and Girls Club
Amy Fisken ThedaCare Physicians
Linda Gilbert Shawano Medical Center
Laura Kayser Kerber Rose and Associates
Brian Knapp Shawano Municipal Utilities
Dawn Knueppel Shawano Country Chamber
Julie Montoure-Bottois CoVantage Credit Union
Josh Neumann Wisconsin Film and Bag
Ron Lawrence Advanced Physical Therapy
Brent Mallman Cellcom
Barbara Palmer State Farm Insurance
Todd Pluger Little Rapids Paper Company
Kristy Sipple Countryview Chiropractic
Brenda Sisung Cooperative Resources International
Monica Vick Cooperative Resources International
Scott Zwirschitz Shawano School District

2010-11  Leadership Class Roster

Traci Berry  Thedacare Physician
Courtney Cook     Maple Lane
Kasey Dix     CRI
Michele Eggers   ThedaCare Physicians
Linda Gueths  CoVantage Credit Union
Misty Jones   Little Rapids, Shawano Paper Mill
Karissa Kunschke  Wisconsin Film & Bag
Tim Mayer  Shawano School District
Bonnie Olson   Shawano County Board of Supervisors
Roger Olson  CRI
Randy Petrouske  Aschenbrenner, Woods, Lamia Schmid Law Office
Steve Sengstock  SCEPI
Jodi Tetting   NWTC Shawano
Sandra Wacker   Premier Community Bank   

2009-10 -  Leadership Class Roster

Kristi Carlson   Village of Tigerton
Jenny DeMunck   CRI
Elaine Gast   Shawano Medical Center
Dawn Gueths   M&I Bank
Charlene Helms   City of Shawano
Gwen Hoffman   Shawano Medical Center
Keith Marquardt   Shawano County
Christopher Onesti   CoVantage Credit Union
Andy Schmidt   Shawano Specialty Papers, a div of Little Rapids Corp.
Cheryl Seelig   ThedaCare
Stephanie Selle   CRI
Jill Sharp   Shawano School District
Dave Slaughter   Comfort Inn & Suites
Shelly Thorne   Body Essentials
Kristie Wilson   Shawano City-County Library
Holly Zander   Zander Dental

2008-09 -  Leadership Class Roster

Ryan Alexander   CoVantage Credit Union
Penny Block   Shawano Medical Center
Tammy Brzeckowski   Dynamic Designs
Katie Dorn   Aurora Health Care
Bonnie Grulkowski   Cooperative Resources International
Teresa Hinnefeld   ThedaCare Physicians
Ericka Kowalkowski   Shawano Medical Center
Angie Kringle   Cooperative Resources International
Char Larsen   Thrivant Financial
Brigette Pennings   Arrowcast Inc.
Karen Smith   Shawano School District
Shane Stange   Shawano Police Department
Jackie Suehring   Premier Community Bank
Melanie White   Gear Up Program, Menominee Indian High School
Sally Zander   Shawano County Chamber of Commerce

2007-08 -  Leadership Class Roster

Tim Barthel   CoVantage Credit Union
Adam Bieber   Shawano Police Department
Jeff Brady   Premier Community Bank
Todd Carlson   Shawano School District
Stephanie Erdmann   College of Menominee Nation
Tami Goers   Greenstone Farm Credit Services
Sandy Groth   Cooperative Resources International
Brian Kowalkowski   College of Menominee Nation
Jennifer Kroenke   Shawano Specialty Papers
Jennifer Langlois    
Liz Lewens   ThedaCare Physicians
Jennifer Quinn   Shawano Medical Center
Carol Opgenorth   Auroroa Health Care
Mary Raether   Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Scott Ruen   Shawano Police Department
Michael Van Rite   Reinhart Foods
Ruth Winter   Menominee County

2006-07 -  Leadership Class Roster

Gale Blum   Cooperative Resources
Scott Davis   Shawano County Health Department
Troy Edwards   Shawano Community Middle School
Tara Fermanich   Wisconsin Towns Association
Jill Flink   ThedaCare Physicians
Jaime Gajewski   Hospice Volunteer
Becky Henn   M&I Bank
Debby Kaczorowski   Shawano Specialty Papers
Dawn Kelley   Premier Community Bank
Paul Kersten   Kersten Accounting
Tricia Millis   Cooperative Resources International
Alan Natachu   Stockbridge-Munsee Community
Judith Rank   Shawano County
Gregory Riemer   Cooperative Resources International
Neva Vogt   United Way

2005-06 -  Leadership Class Roster

Claudia Avery   Shawano Medical Center
Ted Foster   Wolf River Habitat
Barb Heins   Coldwell Banker Hilgenberg Realtor
Scott Johnson   Dale Carnegie Training
Matthew Laha   CRI.
Renee Mahkimetas   Menominee Tribe
Cassie Molkentin   Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe
Carol Nawrocki   WI Towns Association
Dawn Novitski   Red River Riders
Kathy Peters   CoVantage Credit Union
John Powers   Retired
Pat Romuald   Mid-County Coop
David Schmidt   Coldwell Banker Hilgenberg Realtor
Katie Sloma   Aschenbrener, Woods, Lamia & Schmid
Rhonda Strebel   Rural Health Initiative
Cindy Teschke   Georgia Pacific
Julie Van Dyke   Shawano-Gresham School District
Ken Zade   Shawano Medical Center

2004-05 -  Leadership Class Roster

Dick Beaversdorf   Lutheran Social Services / Homme Youth
Kathi Beyer   M & I Bank
Laura Braatz   Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce
Gregg Duffek   Stockbridge-Munsee Community
Sandi Giese   Community Education Dept.
Kay Kristof   CRI / Genex Cooperative, Inc.
Diane Lamich   Stockbridge-Munsee Family Services
Diane Lohff   ThedaCare Physicians
Todd Malueg   Lutheran Social Services / Homme Youth
Flo Ninham   Stockbridge-Munsee Family Services
Steve Schenk   Shawano Medical Center
Kris Vomastic   CRI / Genex Cooperative, Inc.
Colleen Weishoff   CRI / Genex Cooperative, Inc.

2003-04 -  Leadership Class Roster

Misty Davids   Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe
Kathleen DeLorme   Bowler School District
Jessica Gast   CoVantage Credit Union
Kristin Gehm   Wisconsin Film & Bag
John Granchy   Shawano-Gresham School District
Mary Ann Hagen   Shawano County Finance Department
Robert Hoffman   Shawano County Sherriff's Department
Brian Lange   Kerber, Rose & Associates
Jill Martin   Stockbridge Munsee Tribe
Denise Riley-Fritter   Lutheran Social Services Homme Youth
Dan Terrio   Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe
Brenda Tomow   Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe
Donna Wiegand   CRI - Genex Cooperaive

2002-03 -  Leadership Class Roster

Linda Beversdorf   Kerber Rose & Associates / ScrapBook Magic
James Chereskin   Aschenbrener, Woods, Lamia & Putzer
Nathan Falk   Shawano Leader
Beth Hoffman   Village of Tigerton
Leah Miller   Stockbridge Munsee
Sherrie Peterson   Premier Community Bank
Denise Pommer   Stockbridge Munsee Tribe
Herb Rycroft   CRI / Genex Cooperative
Lorna Sherman   Shawano - Gresham School District
Chris Spieth   Kafka Granite
Maureen Unger   Shawano Preschool
Diane Wasmund   CRI - Genex Cooperaive
Bonnie Welch   Stockbridge Munsee Health & Wellness Center

2001-02 -  Leadership Class Roster

Jeanne Cronce   Shawano - Gresham School District
Jim Darling   Job Center
Jane Fazer   Kerber Rose & Associates
Angie Gast   WI Film and Bag
Dr. Brian Grieves   Shawano Chiropractic Clinic
Amy Jensen   Tigerton Advancement Association
Herbert Lehman, Jr.   Shawano Municipal Utilities
Barb McKeefry   BJ's Promotions & Barb's Bloomers
Marjorie Moorhouse    -
Steve Peterson   CRI AgSource Cooperative Services
Steve Stomberg   Shawano - Gresham School District
Aaron Wallrich   Wallrich Agency
Keith Wendlandt   Shawano Medical Center
Dennis Wengelski   Farm Credit Service of N.E. Wisconsin
Debra White   NWTC
Sharon Woiak-Meisner   Creative Resources
RandyYoung   Stockbridge-Munsee Community

2000-01 -  Leadership Class Participants

Dennis Bennett   ThedaCare Family Physicians
Chuck Buchert   Lakeview Motor Express, Inc.
Walberto Colon   CRI International
Donna Cook   CoVantage Credit Union
Jean Darling   Advanced Physical Therapy & Sports medicine
DuWayne Federwitz   Farm Credit Services of Northeast WI
Judy Hohn   Heritage Veneered Products
Vicky Jones   Farm Credit Services of Northeast WI
Doreen Korbisch   Lutheran Social Services / Home Youth
Debby Kuhn   Previous owner of a motel
Jennifer Schenk   Kerber Rose & Associates
Gail Moesch   Shawano - Gresham School District
Jan Taylor   -
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