Board of Directors

The fourteen member Board of Directors oversees the operations and goals of the AADC.  Board members represent multiple business sectors of our local communities: Financial, Utilities, Medical, Accounting, Legal, Retail, Education, Forestry, Manufacturing, Community, Natural Resources, Business, Non-profit Support/Developmental, Engineering and Telecommunications. The Ad Hoc members represent the City of Ashland, Ashland County, the City of Mellen, and the Ashland Chamber of Commerce. The Directors of the Corporation seek to maintain diversity, therefore the seats on the Board are broadly and generally representative of the principal professions or business sectors within our region.

Board Officers

Jason Douglas, President - President and CEO, Memorial Medical Center 

Steve Bitzer, Vice President - Campus Administrator, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College 

Matthew Crowell, Secretary - Vice President,  Chippewa Valley Bank

Tony Singler, Treasurer - CPA, Maitland, Singler & Van Vlack

Board Members

Stephanie Cech, Vice President Commercial Loans, Northern State Bank

Michael BeBeau, Community Relations Manager, Xcel Energy

Mari Kay-Nabozny, CEO, Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board, Inc. 

Terry Peters, Owner, Terry Peters Logging & Terry Peters Trucking 

Mark Scribner, Area Supervisor, CenturyLink

Tyler Wickman, Attorney,  Dallenbach, Anich & Wickman SC 

Tom Wojciechowski, Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development Educator, UW-Extension Ashland County Office 

Wendy Young, Account Executive, Heartland Communications Group LLC

Gina Broeniman, Northland Foods/Hardware Hank/Clark (Mellen, WI)

Jennifer Eng, Coldwell Banker East West Realty

Ad Hoc Members

Mary McPhetridge, Executive Director, Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce 

Jeff Beirl, County Administrator, Ashland County 

Pete Russo, Chair, Ashland County 

Debra Lewis, Mayor, City of Ashland

Brant Kucera, City Administrator, City of Ashland