Board Officers & Directors

The WBISA is a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation that was founded in 1998. It is governed by an eleven member Board of Directors. 


Our quarterly meetings are hosted by a WBISA member in Wisconsin, Illinois, or Michigan. The meetings feature interactive professional development presentations, tours of local attractions and networking.

We also discuss how the organization can better serve our members and how to engage the region in creating a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.

WBISA Board Officers

Mark Johnon

Whitewater University Technology Park
1221 Innovation Dr.
Whitewater, WI 53190


Mark Johnson

Thalia Mendez

Gateway Technical College
2320 Renaissance Blvd.
Racine, WI 53177


Thalia Mendez

Entrepreneurial & Education Center

100 North 72nd Ave.

Wausau, WI 54401

Vice President

Romey Wagner

Sauk County Development Corporation
700 Moore St.
Baraboo, WI 53913


Ed White

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WBISA Board of Directors

Karman Briggs

Western Dairyland 
418 Wisconsin Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703
715-836-7511, Ext. 1174

Board Member

Karman Briggs

Amy Pietsch

FVTC Venture Center
5 System Dr.
Appleton, WI 54912

Board Member

Amy Pietsch

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Northwest Regional Planning Commission’s
1400 South River Street
Spooner, WI 54801

Board Member

Rick Roeser

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Ashland Area Enterprise Center
422 Third Street West, Suite 101
Ashland, WI 54806

Board Member

Betsey Harries

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View Upcoming Meetings

Our quarterly meetings are hosted by a WBISA member. The meetings feature interactive professional development presentations, tours, and networking.


WBISA strives to further enhance the entrepreneurial ecosystem by providing education, resources and networking to help members better serve their communities and regions. As a group of statewide professionals, our services and programs prepare our members to help start-up businesses build their strength and value.

Contact Information:


Thalia Mendez


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