Who We Are

As a 501(c)3 focused on spurring economic development, RCEDC’s mission is to grow Racine County’s property tax base and provide employment opportunities in Racine County. Our staff provides businesses with services needed to complete expansion, relocation, financing, and talent recruitment projects.

RCEDC’s financial and technical support is provided by our dedicated staff through:

    Our Staff

    Executive Director
    Jenny Trick
    Deputy Director
    Laura Million
    Business Financing Manager
    Carolyn Engel
    Marketing Director
    Yoav Meiri
    Talent Recruitment Specialist
    Kate Walker
    Business Recruitment Specialist
    Jordan Brown
    Loan Officer
    Wesley Walsh
    Administrative Assistant
    Lynn Beauchesne
    Marketing and Events Specialist
    Jeremy Williamson
    Portfolio Manager, SBA 504 Loans
    Patricia Grimm
    Loan Closer
    Natalie Jaskie
    Portfolio Servicing Specialist
    Andrea Safedis

    Our Leadership Council

    NameLeadership PositionRepresenting
    Sam AckerGlobal Product Manager/Flagship Combines, Case IH Agriculture
    Mike AimonePresident, Village of Union Grove
    Julie Anderson*Racine County Director of Public Works and Development Services
    James Andreucci Jr.CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
    Gregory Barron*PresidentRetired from SC Johnson, Russell Clark, Racine County
    John Crimmings*2nd Vice PresidentFirst Weber, Inc
    Jonathan Delagrave*County Executive, Racine County
    Jim DobbsPresident, Village of Caledonia
    Jennifer EastmanPresident, Merchants Moving and Storage
    David Griffith*1st Vice PresidentPresident, Spectrum Capital Solutions
    Jeannie HeftyMayor, City of Burlington
    John HewittTrustee, Village of Mount Pleasant
    Jayme HoffmanPresident, Village of Sturtevant
    Linda HooverEducators Credit Union
    Scott HuedepohlPresident, Community State Bank
    Matthew JanisinVP Business & Workforce Solutions, Gateway Technical College
    Elizabeth JostWe Energies
    Lisa Just*ChairpersonPresident, Advocate Aurora Health
    Karla Krehbiel*TreasurerRegional President, Southeast, Johnson Financial Group
    Cory Mason*Mayor, City of Racine
    Scott Menke3rd Vice PresidentVice Chancellor for Finance & Aministration, UW-Parkside
    Douglas NelsonPresident, Village of Yorkville
    Wes RicchioSecretaryGroup Senior Vice President, Wintrust Commercial Banking
    Susan WalkerJPMorgan Chase
    John WanasekPresident, The Wanasek Corporation
    *Denotes Board of Directors Member

    BLP Loan Advisory Committee

    John CarpenterThe Attilio Group
    Mary Fischer TracySBDC Parkside
    Janet HenselerAccounting & Business Services, Inc.
    Jeff MolinskiCNH Industrial Capital
    Josh SopczakTown Bank
    GeorgAnn StinsonAfrican American Chamber of Commerce Greater Racine
    Nicholas G VerhaalenDeMark, Kolbe & Brodek, S.C.
    Landon WirthWangard Partners, Inc.

    BLP Northeast Wisconsin Loan Advisory Committee

    Paul BelschnerBase Companies, LLC
    Peter NugentEnlighten Financial
    Christina PetersonHanaway Law
    Scott Schoeneman
    David StauffaucherWisconsin SBDC at UW-Green Bay

    Racine Development Group Loan Advisory Committee

    John CrimmingsFirst Weber Group Realtors
    Gina SorensonUS Bank
    Paul FehrenbachBMO Harris Bank
    John KisTri City National Bank
    Thomas A. MooreJohnson Financial Group
    Q.A. ShakoorTwin Disc, Inc.
    Jenny TrickRCEDC
    Robert J ValcqWells Fargo Commercial Banking
    Susan A WalkerJP Morgan Chase Bank


    RCEDC’s mission is to grow Racine County’s property tax base and by supporting business expansions, provide employment opportunities to Racine County residents. Over the last three years the RCEDC staff assisted 72 projects that, when completed, will result in 1,000’s of new full time jobs, and will substantially boost local property tax revenues. Your investment allows RCEDC staff to continue these positive efforts.


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