Board of Directors

The GBEDC Board of Directors is the main governing body for the organization. In addition to our business directors, we also have government jurisdiction, community partner, and education partner directors. The ability to have this cross section of directors ensures that we work together as a community to further our mission.

Executive Committee Members

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Board PositionNameCompanyTitle
ChairRegina DunkinBeloit Health SystemCommunity Relations Coordinator
Vice ChairTim OswaldFairbanks Morse DefenseChief Human Resources Officer
Secretary/TreasurerMike PokelMidwest Refrigerated ServicesPresident
Immediate Past ChairFrank McKearnRH BattermanPresident
DirectorAllen BrewerSENB BankRegional President
DirectorJoe ContarinoNew Leaf Homes & RemodelingFounder & Manager
DirectorBill AltAlliant EnergyKey Account Manager
DirectorHomer AugeCorporate Contractors, Inc.VP Roofing Operations
DirectorNancy Clark-MatherBeloit FilmworksOwner
DirectorMatt FinleyFinley Buick GMCFinance Manager
DirectorSeth FrisbeeTricor InsurancePartner, Employee Benefits Specialist
DirectorRob GerbitzHendricks Commercial PropertiesPresident/CEO
DirectorTom GilbankGilbank ConstructionPresident
DirectorRyan GreendeerHo Chunk NationPublic Relations Officer
DirectorTodd JamesBlackhawk BankChairman, President and CEO
DirectorCollin KeetonAngus YoungElectrical Engineer/Project Manager
DirectorJerry GabrielatosCity of BeloitCity Manager
DirectorMike PokelMidwest RefrigeratedPresident
DirectorRob RamerCampbell SnacksBeloit Plant Manager
DirectorJerry RitzertFirst National BankChief Financial Officer
DirectorKeith RozolisABC Supply CoCEO & President
DirectorDr. Frank ScholzNorthStar Medical RadioisotopesChief Operating Officer
DirectorRyan SteuckFrito-LaySustainability Manager
DirectorShawn SullivanThe Morse GroupPresident
DirectorTom ValentynRegalRexnordVice President, General Counsel & Secretary
DirectorCole WeiserBud Weiser MotorsSales Manager
DirectorRon WhitleyFather & Sons CleaningPresident
Education DirectorDr. Kristi ColeThe Lincoln AcademyChief Education Officer
Education DirectorErica DanielsBeloit CollegeChief of Staff/Secretary of the College
Education DirectorDr. Dennis McCarthyBeloit Turner School DistrictSuperintendent
Education DirectorDr. Tracy PiernerBlackhawk Technical CollegePresident
Education DirectorDr. Willie Garrison IIBeloit School DistrictSuperintendent
Education DirectorScott FisherSchool District of South Beloit 
Government Jurisdiction DirectorSonya HoppesCity of South BeloitCity Administrator
Government Jurisdiction DirectorDan RisseVillage of ClintonVillage Administrator
Government Jurisdiction DirectorTim WellnitzTown of BeloitTown Administrator
Community Partner DirectorNick DimassisBeloit Public LibraryLibrary Director
Community Partner DirectorAnn HankinsStateline Family YMCACEO
Community Partner DirectorMarc PerryCommunity Action Inc.Executive Director
Community Partner DirectorMark RandStateline Boys & Girls ClubCEO
Community Partner DirectorTara TinderStateline Community FoundationExecutive Director
Ex-Officio Member Non VotingShauna El-AminDowntown Beloit AssociationExecutive Director
Ex-Officio Member Non VotingCelestino RuffiniVisit BeloitCEO
Ex-Officio Member Non VotingAimee ThurnerGreater Beloit Chamber of CommerceExecutive Director