The role of the Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board (NWWIB) is that of a coordinating, planning, and collaborating entity resulting in a workforce system that is flexible, seamless, and responsive to the dual needs of job seekers and employers.

Board of Directors 2017

The board is committed to seeking out best practices and developing strategic initiatives that will lead to economic self-sufficiency for residents of our region. We actively work to support local businesses by collaborating with them to create a talent pipeline for a knowledge-based economy. We are always seeking private sector business members who want to become involved in the workforce development activities in our region and are interested in serving. For a Board Member application, please click here.

The NWWIB is a public/private partnership between government and business that plans, administers, and coordinates employment and training programs for adults and youth in the 10 northwest Wisconsin counties of Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, and Washburn. As a workforce development board, NWWIB strives to create a training and employment system that involves education, economic development, prospective training operators, area employers, employees, workers, and job seekers.

The following individuals represent the NWWIB Board of Directors:

Judy Aspling, Curves of Superior and Center City Housing. Gordon, WI

Ruthe Batulis, RAB Consulting, Spooner, WI

Michael Bebeau , Xcel Energy, Ashland, WI

Andy Donahue, UW - SBDC, Superior, WI 54880

Tom Draghi, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Ladysmith, WI

LeRoy Forslund, Forslund Consultants, Superior, WI

Brad Gast, Northcentral Technical College, Wausau, WI

Chuck Gottschall, Wisconsin Job Service, Superior, WI                                                                

Dawn Henk, North Lakes Clinic, Hayward, WI 

Mic Isham, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, Courderay, WI  

James Kehoe Jr., Kehoe Enterprises, Superior, WI  

Dale Kelm, Birch Haven Senior Living, Ashland, WI 

Kelly Klein, Iron Co. Development Zone Council, Hurley, WI

Mary McPhetridge, Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce, Ashland, WI 

Ashley Moore, Thrivent Financial, Ashland, WI 

Jeff Muse, Northwest CEP, Ashland WI

Brian Nelson, Ironworkers Local Union No.512 AFL-CIO, Hermantown, MN

Dick Nystrom, D & N Development, Superior. WI

Bambi Pattermann, WITC, Ashland, WI

Phil Rasmussen, Jr., Lakewoods Resort, Cable, WI

Cindy Rouzer, Spooner Health System, Spooner, WI

Jennifer Shearer,   Indianhead Community Action Agency, Ladysmith, WI

Mary (MJ) Sills, Unemployment Insurance, Eau Claire, WI

Shannon Stade, Marquip Ward United / BW Papersystems, Phillips, WI 

Jack Wichita,  BRWA,  Mason WI