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
    Business Recruitment Specialist
    Jordan Brown
    Loan Officer
    Wesley Walsh
    Loan Officer
    Dillon Voltz
    Administrative Assistant
    Lynn Beauchesne
    Marketing and Events Specialist
    Jeremy Williamson
    Portfolio Manager, SBA 504 Loans
    Patricia Grimm
    Portfolio Servicing Specialist
    Andrea Safedis
    Credit Analyst
    Akayna Morrison
    Loan Closer
    Chrystal Chacon

    Our Leadership Council

    NameLeadership PositionRepresenting
    Julie Anderson*Public Sector MemberRacine County Director of Public Works and Development Services
    James Andreucci Jr.Tax Principal, Manufacturing and Distribution
    CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
    Gregory Barron*PresidentRetired from SC Johnson
    Andrea BukacekCEO
    Bukacek Construction
    Jonathan Delagrave*Public Sector MemberCounty Executive
    Racine County
    Jim DobbsPresident
    Village of Caledonia
    Jennifer EastmanPresident/Eldercare Advisor
    Assisted Living Locators of the Greater Milwaukee Area
    David Griffith*1st Vice PresidentPresident
    Spectrum Capital Solutions
    Jeannie HeftyMayor
    City of Burlington
    John HewittTrustee
    Village of Mount Pleasant
    Jon HospodarGeneral Manager
    ND Paper
    Don HoustonPresident
    Village of Waterford
    Jean JacobsonChairman
    Town of Norway
    Matthew JanisinVice President – Business & Workforce Solutions
    Gateway Technical College
    Elizabeth JostManager Gas Engineering & Mapping, Gas Distribution Asset Management
    We Energies
    Lisa Just*ChairpersonPatient Service Area President, Racine Kenosha Lake President
    Advocate Aurora Health – Kenosha
    Karla Krehbiel*TreasurerRegional President, Southeast
    Johnson Financial Group
    Jay LeeVice Chairman
    Foxconn Technology Group
    Cory Mason*Public Sector MemberMayor
    City of Racine
    Kristin McManmonPresident
    Ascension
    Scott Menke2ndd Vice PresidentVice Chancellor for Finance & Administration
    UW-Parkside
    Douglas NelsonPresident
    Village of Yorkville
    Brett NielsenBusiness Relationship Officer
    Educators Credit Union
    Nikki PaynePublic Involvement and Outreach Manager
    SEWRPC
    Wesley RicchioSecretaryGroup Senior Vice President – Business Banking
    Wintrust Commercial Banking at Town Bank
    Thomas RoanhouseCounty Board Chairman
    Racine County offices
    Mike RosenbaumPresident
    Village of Sturtevant
    Dale StangeVP Manufacturing
    InSinkErator
    Susan WalkerVP – Multinational Corporations – Commercial Banking
    J.P. Morgan
    John WanasekPresident
    The Wanasek Corporation
    Steve WicklundPresident
    Village of Union Grove
    Landyn Wirth*3rd Vice PresidentDirector of Mortgage Financing
    Wangard Partners
    *Denotes Board of Directors Member

    BLP Loan Advisory Committee

    NameRepresenting
    John CarpenterThe Attilio Group (TAG)
    Janet HenselerAccounting & Business Services, Inc.
    Arlene MartinThe Huntington National Bank
    Jeff MolinskiCNH Industrial Capital
    Robert PieroniCommunity State 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

    NameRepresenting
    Paul BelschnerBase Companies, LLC
    Peter NugentEnlighten Financial
    Stephen PasowiczJohnson Bank (Retired)
    Christina PetersonHanaway Law
    Sherrill Revolinski
    David StauffaucherWisconsin SBDC at UW-Green Bay

    Racine Development Group Loan Advisory Committee

    NameRepresenting
    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
    Susan A WalkerJP Morgan Chase Bank

    INVEST IN RCEDC

    RCEDC’s mission is to grow Racine County’s property tax base and by supporting business expansions, provide employment opportunities to Racine County residents. In 2021, RCEDC staff were able to facilitate 95 projects that included comprehensive site selection, loans, grants, and incentives resulting in $360 million in private investment and $210 million in new construction. These business expansion projects will result in 500 new full-time jobs.

      INVESTMENT LEVELS

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