Kevin Zagrodnick is a Commercial Loan Officer for River Bank and has provided loans and services to businesses of all sizes for 15 years. Kevin graduated from UW-Whitewater with a Mathematics degree. Kevin has been married to his wife, Jeri, for 17 years, has two boys, Eli (13) and Jacob (11), and is the reluctant owner of a dog, Cooper. In his free time he enjoys being active; boating, biking, running, and watching sports are some of his hobbies. He has participated in several marathons and triathlons and completed a full Ironman.
Kurt Bear, Business Developer for Mid-City Steel, is an accomplished Executive with both domestic and international experience in metal fabrication and construction management. He is responsible for business growth, team development, and strategic thinking and has demonstrated success in market development, and has a track record of improved safety. Kurt has served on the Workforce Connections, Inc. Board of Directors since 2007. In addition, Kurt is the chairperson of The Upper Mississippi Manufacturing Alliance (TUMMA), serves as Vice Chair for the Mayo Clinic Health System Foundation Board, and is a Board member for Junior Achievement. He is passionate about economic empowerment, education, science and technology and the environment.
Angela Menezes is a Human Capital Consultant and Business Partner for Logistics Health. She has over 10 years of human resource experience, is successful in developing and implementing HR business plans across the organization and is skilled in supporting leadership in employee relations. Angela has a Bachelor’s Degree and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Viterbo University. In addition to being a board member for Workforce Connections, Angela holds professional certifications with the Senior Professional in Human Resource Certification (SPHR), is a LASHRM Member, and belongs to the La Crosse Jaycee’s.
Doug Billings has been the VP of Sales & Marketing for Empire Screen Printing since 2004 as well as an instructor of marketing, business and supervisory management at Western Technical College. He serves on the Western Marketing Advisory Committee and La Crosse Oktoberfest Board of Directors. He is married to Rachele and has three kids Courtney, Gabe and Cayden and one grandson Blake.
Dimitar Dzikov is a Business Banking Officer with the Coulee Bank in La Crosse. Prior to Coulee bank, Dimitar was employed with Wells Fargo Bank. Dimitar has a Bachelor’s Degree and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Viterbo University. The motivation to join the Workforce Connections, Inc. Board was fueled by Dimitar’s desire to be part of an organization that helps people and businesses in the community by providing job search assistance, skills training, recruitment while focusing on integrity, fairness, and respect.
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