Board of Directors

The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is responsible for setting policy and public positions, approving the annual budget, reviewing the annual programs of work, reviewing and accepting the annual audit report, approving new board members. Additionally, through its committees, it also manages the President/CEO, manages and develops board membership, and develops and approves the strategic plan.

2018-19 Chairman – Dennis Lewandowski* – A.P. Nonweiler Co.
Javad Ahmad* – Oracular IS, LLC
Ken ArnesonEvergreen – Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corp.
Jeff Bard – Aurora Medical Center & Aurora Medical Group
Tom Belter* – Economic Development Advisory Council
Tom Blaze – Oshkosh Community YMCA
John Casper* – Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce
Steven Davis – Ardy & Ed’s Drive-In, Inc.
Hallie Detjen – Henry Schein Veterinary Solutions
Jon Doemel* – ZaRonis
Connie Drexler
 – interGen web & marketing – West Side Association
Mike Floyd – Continental Girbau, Inc.
Stephen Ford – Lapham-Hickey Steel
Kimberly Gordon – Dream by Thimke Jewelers
Ed Haedt – Bemis Healthcare Packaging

Phil Janes – Oshkosh Marine Supply Co.
Wilson Jones – Oshkosh Corporation
John Kriz – Muza Metal Products
Andrew Leavitt – University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Julie Maslowski – Young & Maslowski LLP
Denise Parrish – Ascension Mercy Hospital
Dan Schetter – BEST WESTERN PREMIER Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center – Oshkosh Convention & Visitors Bureau
Grant Schwab – FirstWeber Group
Carey Sharpe –The Howard
Scott Sitter – Choice Bank
Regina Sobojinski – Fox Valley Physical Therapy & Wellness
John Supple – Fox River Brewing Co. & Taproom
Steve Toll* – Fox Valley Metrology Ltd. – Propel
Allison Vaccaro – Bemis Company Inc. – Oshkosh Safety Council
Chet Wesenberg – Chet Wesenberg Architect, LLC
Brian Wierzbinski* – Experimental Aircraft Association Inc.
Joan Woldt – Bank First National
Robert Wolf – The Roxy Supper Club
Bill Wyman – Oshkosh Area Community Foundation
Wayne Youngwirth* – Youngwirth Associates, LLC

 * Executive Committee member

Each member of the Board of Directors also serves on one of the following five committees:


Acts on behalf of the Board of Directors and oversees all material aspects of the organization’s financial reporting, internal control and audit functions. The committee’s role includes a particular focus on the qualitative aspects of financial reporting and on organizational processes for the management of risk and for compliance with significant applicable tax, legal, ethical and regulatory requirements. The role also includes coordination with other Board committees, external auditors, council, management, and other advisors as deemed appropriate.

Board Management

Reviews and assesses board composition needs, recommends nominees to the board, conducts orientation of new board members, plans continuous board education, evaluates the performance of current board members, and recommends changes in bylaws, committee structure and relationships with affiliates.


Approves operational policy, communicates public policy as approved by the Board, reviews financial performance, provides input on the President/CEO’s performance and selects the financial auditing firm.

President/CEO Management

Develops job performance expectations, develops and implements the review process, evaluates job performance, develops a compensation package, recommends the process to the Board for hiring, and terminates the president/CEO, if necessary.

Strategic Planning

Develops a strategic plan, approves the program of work and monitors the program of work.

2019 Oshkosh Chamber Strategic Plan & Program of Work