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Board of Directors

Carmen 2017


Carmen Trimble


Role: Technical Supervisor

Town of Residence: Menomonie

Phone: 715-505-3441

Email: [email protected]

Spouse / Partner Info: Dr. Bruce Trimble

Kids: Collin & Katie

"This year I hope to add some new activities that will help to promote our local businesses and encourage members to come to business after hours and business professionals as well as Junior Chamber Career Fair."

Interests: "In my free time, I enjoy traveling and reading."


Past President

Seth Sundeen

Dairy State Bank


Peter Gruetzmacher

Silver Dollar 

Jake's Supper Club


Sara Janssen

WESTconsin Credit Union

Role: VP - Member Engagement

Town of Residence: Menomonie

Phone: 715-234-3403 Ext 7738

Email: [email protected]

"Having worked in the not-for-profit, credit union industry for over 20 years, I have learned the importance of valuing the membership that we serve. As a board member, I aim to translate my passion for member experience and member engagement to the members of the Greater Menomonie Area Chamber."


Ryan Martin

Conagra Brands (Swiss Miss)

Role: Environmental, Health & Safety Manager

Town of Residence: Cedar Falls

Phone: 715-232-0284

Email: [email protected]

Spouse / Partner Info: Casey Martin

Kids: 6

"Conagra Brands (Swiss Miss) has over a 100-year history in Menomonie and have been an active community partner. Representing Conagra and its values on the Chamber Board seemed to really make sense in continuing a healthy community relationship. It is my hopes to bring a fresh perspective to the board. Not only do I bring a new set of eyes to the board but also the community as I’m relatively new to Menomonie (5years). I have a long history of serving my church, coaching youth soccer, baseball, softball and am excited to continue serving the community however I can. "

Interests: "I’m at that stage of life where my kids’ hobbies are my hobbies. So, helping out the youth sports programs in town where I can and working with them at home is always a great time. Aside from the troops, my wife Casey and I love a good movie at the theater and a night out for dinner."

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James Hanke

Market & Johnson

Role: Business Development

Town of Residence: Eau Claire

Phone: 715-834-1213

Email: [email protected]

Spouse / Partner Info: Heather Smith

"Previously, I have been fortunate to serve on the Dunn County EDC Board and as an advisor for the Stout Business and Technology Park. Both experiences provided an appreciation for the greater Menomonie area and the important role the community plays as a driver of the regional economy. My goal is to add value to the Chamber Board and help deliver projects and programs its member's value."

Interests: "I enjoy golf, good coffee and traveling."

Jolene Neisius

Jolene Neisius

Dunn Energy Cooperative

Role: Director of Member & Employee Engagement

Town of Residence: Menomonie

Phone: 715-232-6240

Email: [email protected]

Spouse / Partner Info: Jon Fisher, Firefighter, Menomonie Fire Dept.

Kids: Connor

"I want to be able to be a mentor and help cultivate the younger Chamber members. To help them to realize everything Menomonie and the surrounding area have to offer; professionally as well as recreationally."

Interests: "I enjoy spending my free time with my family camping/RV-ing and visiting all of the great parks this nation has to offer. When we aren’t on the move, we tend a large garden and flock of chickens in our corner of paradise near Knapp."

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Sara Carstens

Mayo Clinic Health System in Northwest Wisconsin

Role: Director of Community Engagement

Town of Residence: Elk Mound

Spouse / Partner Info: Jess

Kids: 2

"Sara Carstens is the Director of Community Engagement for Mayo Clinic Health System in Northwest Wisconsin.  Sara began her work with Mayo Clinic Health System in Menomonie in 2008.  She formerly worked as a Public Health and School Nurse within local public health departments and has served as a member on the Dunn County Health and Human Services Board.  Sara grew up in the Menomonie area and graduated from Menomonie High School.  She has undergraduate degrees in School and Community Health Education, Kinesiology and Nursing, and a Master’s degree in Public Health.  She and her husband, Jess, have two children who attend school in Elk Mound."


Cora Frank

Re/MAX Affiliates

Role: Realtor

Town of Residence: Menomonie

Phone: 715-505-7001

Email: [email protected]

Spouse / Partner Info: Tim Frank

Kids: Marissa, Jessica, & Nathan

Grandkids: Marshall

"I hope to promote Menomonie & Area businesses"


Edna Perkins

Midwest Select Insurance Agency

Role: Agent and HR Specialist

Town of Residence: Bloomer

Phone: 715-309-9909

Email: [email protected]

Spouse / Partner Info: Tim Perkins

Kids: TJ & (Daughter-In-Law) KT

"I’ve been an Ambassador for almost 10 years and am interested in being involved with the Chamber on a more strategic level."

Interests: "Reading, Writing, Painting, Cycling, & Snowshoeing"

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Ben Ludeman

Weld Riley 


Tourism Co-Chair

Grady Richartz

The University of Wisconsin - Stout

Role: Director – Student Life & Services Technology, Campus Card

Town of Residence: Menomonie

"A focus for this year is to find opportunities to strengthen the value of membership to our member businesses."

Interests: "Volunteering as a “big” through Big Brothers Big Sisters Northwestern WI, playing softball, attending sporting events, cheering for the Packers and Brewers"


Elizabeth Villa

Royal Credit Union


Nick Rodolosi

Tourism Co-Chair

Hampton Inn & Suites

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Jonathan Kroening

Synergy Retirement Planning Strategies, LLC


Town of Residence: Menomonie

Phone: 715-308-6784

Email: [email protected]

Spouse / Partner Info: Rochelle

Kids: Aiden, Ava, Ella, Eli, & Everly


Tom Sampson

Young Professional Chair

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Ashley DeMuth


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Kimberly Stickfort

Tourism Manager

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Melissa Anderson

Program Manager

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Lori Jensen

Office Assistant

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Maya Canon

Program Coordinator

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