PCBC installs new officers and board members
For the Gazette
PORTAGE COUNTY – The Portage County Business Council (PCBC) Board of Directors recently installed its 2021 officers and board members. PCBC serves as the chamber of commerce, economic and talent development organization, and is home to Ignite Young Professionals, Ambassadors, and the Heartland Leadership Initiative.
PCBC 2021 officers and board members are: Ray Ackerlund, Skyward, president; Kate Budd, Ki-Mobility, vice president; Craig Aittama, Delta Dental of Wisconsin, secretary-treasurer; Brian Formella, Anderson O’Brien; Andrew Halverson, Ellis Construction; Todd Schroeder, Sentry; and Kelly Zagrzebski, WEC Energy Group. Eric Powers, AIG; Todd Reilly, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group; Todd Schroeder, Sentry Insurance; Lisa Sobczak, ABR Employment Services; and Candace Taylor, Associated Bank were reelected to a second term.
The following individuals have been elected to their first term on the board:
Amy Boston is the general manager for the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center, overseeing all property operations, including lodging, convention facilities, and the Amber Grill restaurant.
Amy was born and raised in Northeast Iowa and graduated college from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, FL, in 2001. She returned to the Midwest following college and worked for different franchised hotel companies, before locating to the Stevens Point area in 2007.
Since then, she has been an active hotel representative within the community. She serves on the Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors and the Wisconsin Hotel and Lodging Association (WH&LA) State Board of Directors.
Amy and her husband Nathan have one daughter, Brooklyn who attends Roosevelt Elementary.
Jake Feltz, of Feltz’s Dairy Store, is the fifth generation of the family on the farm. Feltz’s Dairy Store is a local retail store that opened in 2017 and specializes in the sale of Wisconsin products, mainly cheese, and family events, including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, farm tours, and a small-animal petting zoo. They employ 11 full- and part-time employees.
Jake was born and raised in Stevens Point, graduated from Pacelli High School in 2014, and graduated college in 2018 with a degree in agricultural business between UW-Madison and UW-River Falls. Jake worked on their family dairy farm growing up and now works exclusively in the dairy store while helping out on the farm during harvest season.
He married his wife, Amanda, in the summer of 2020.
Megan Kuckkahn, Point Title, LLC, is currently serving as chair for the Ambassadors Club of the Portage County Business Council. The Ambassadors are the good-will team for the community, supporting events, ribbon cuttings, and groundbreakings for businesses and nonprofits.
Megan was born and raised in the Madison/Stoughton area and moved to Stevens Point her freshman year of high school, graduating from Pacelli High School in 2008. After moving to Madison and back to Stevens Point, she graduated with a bachelor of arts in communication from UW-Stevens Point.
Megan and her son, Uriah, 8, live in Stevens Point.
Kevin Schleicher, Wysocki Family of Companies, is a fourth generation member of the family business.
Kevin’s father-in-law, Russell Wysocki, also served on the PCBC Board of Directors. Kevin is rotating around all business units over a several-year span and will be primarily focused on all aspects of farming in 2021.
Wysocki Family of Companies is a vertically-based organization, growing, packing and selling potatoes and onions to retailers and manufacturers in all areas of the United States. The company employs about 420 employees, mostly based in Portage County, but has several remote offices.
Kevin was born and raised in Cedarburg. He moved to La Crosse where he completed degrees in international business and management, as well as an MBA with a focus on sustainability from UW- La Crosse and Viterbo University.
Kevin worked for an organic dairy cooperative, Organic Valley, and managed the international business department selling organic dairy products to over 30 countries on six different continents.
Kevin and his wife, Heidi Wysocki, live in Custer with their two young children and two dogs.