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
Business Development Manager
Laura Million
Business Financing Manager
Carolyn Engel
Marketing Director
Yoav Meiri
Talent Recruitment Specialist
Kate Walker
Business Recruitment Specialist
Jordan Brown
Loan Officer
Thomas Van Gent
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*TreasurerFirst Weber, Inc
Jonathan Delagrave*County Executive, Racine County
Jim DobbsPresident, Village of Caledonia
Jennifer EastmanPresident, Merchants Moving and Storage
Dr. Eric GallienDeputy Superintendent, Racine Unified School District
David Griffith*President, 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*SecretaryPresident, Advocate Aurora Health
Ian LangPresident and COO, A&E Tools
Tom Mahoney*1st VP SVPDirector of Mortgage, Johnson Financial Group
Cory Mason*Mayor, City of Racine
James McPhaul*ChairmanDirector, Wisconsin Small Business Development Center
Scott MenkeVice Chancellor for Finance & Aministration, UW-Parkside
Jeff Molinski*2nd VPSr. Counsel, CNH Industrial Capital
Douglas NelsonPresident, Village of Yorkville
Loretta OlsonGeneral Manager, Express Employment Professionals
Susan WalkerJPMorgan Chase
John WanasekPresident, The Wanasek Corporation
*Denotes Board of Directors Member

BLP Loan Advisory Committee

John Carpenter The Attilio Group
Janet Henseler Accounting & Business Services, Inc.
Mary Fischer Tracy SBDC Parkside
Sharon Johnson Gateway Technical College
Jeff Molinski CNH Industrial Capital
Kevin Sawall Sawall Development
Josh Sopczak Town Bank
Neil Staeck Educators Credit Union

BLP Northeast Wisconsin Loan Advisory Committee

Paul Belschner Base Companies, LLC
Michael Hall Apex Accounting Plus, LLC
Larry McGregor UW-Green Bay, AE Cofrin School of Business
Chuck Riley Retired from Bank First National
Davis Stauffaucher UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center
Keith Vanden Avond Willems Marketing and Events

Racine Development Group Loan Advisory Committee

John Crimmings First Weber Group Realtors
Amanda Cupertino US Bank
Paul Fehrenbach BMO Harris Bank
John Kis Tri City National Bank
Thomas A. Moore Johnson Financial Group
Q.A. Shakoor Twin Disc, Inc.
Jenny Trick RCEDC
Susan Walker JP 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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