GBEDC Elects 2024 Officers and 2024-2026 Board Members

14 Dec 2023

Fostering investment and job growth in the economy thereby 

improving the quality of life, educational attainment, housing 

availability and prosperity for all in the Greater Beloit Region.


100 State Street, Beloit, WI, 53511



For Immediate Release

For more information, contact
Drew Pennington, 608-364-6748

GBEDC Announces 2024 Election Results

December 14, 2023 – The Greater Beloit Economic Development Corporation (GBEDC) is proud to announce the 2024 Officers that were elected by the GBEDC membership on December 13th.

The Officers for 2024 include:

•   Chair: Tim Oswald, Chief Human Resources Officer, Fairbanks Morse Defense
•   Vice-Chair: Ann Hankins, CEO, Stateline Family YMCA
•   Secretary/Treasurer: Mike Pokel, President, Midwest Refrigerated Services

“I’m honored to serve as the next Chair of GBEDC,” said Oswald. “This is an outstanding organization supporting the Greater Beloit community.”

"I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the great work of GBEDC,” said Hankins. “The commitment of GBEDC to business retention and expansion, with a focus on quality of life, is noteworthy and needed for the Greater Beloit region to thrive."

In addition, four members were elected to new 3-year terms on the Board of Directors. Please join us in congratulating the following Board members:

•   Tami Scarpetta, Beloit Health System
•   Elizabeth Horvath, Kerry
•   Kevin King, First-Mid
•   Cole Weiser, Bud Weiser Motors

The Board of Directors is responsible for implementing the GBEDC’s mission to “foster investment and job growth in the economy thereby improving the quality of life, educational attainment, housing availability and prosperity for all in the Greater Beloit Region.”

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