Our Staff

Oshkosh Chamber staff members are ready to provide for members and the community. To reach a member of the Chamber Staff, dial (920) 303-2265, plus the extension number listed below.

Patti Andresen-Shew, Leadership Oshkosh | Ext. 29

Patti directs the marketing and communications functions within the Oshkosh Chamber as well as facilitating the Leadership Oshkosh program. She functions as the advocate between Chamber member businesses and the Oshkosh education systems and represents the Chamber in local and regional talent initiatives.

Connie Carmical, Chamber Sales Representative | Ext. 32

Connie is responsible for membership sales.

John Casper, President/CEO | Ext. 18

John works with the Chairman of the Board and Board of Directors to formulate policy aimed at advancing the area business climate. He is responsible for the Chamber’s role in legislative and governmental affairs, transportation and aviation issues, workforce development, and small business development. He also oversees Chamber operations and management.

Mark Halfen, Administrative Assistant | Ext. 12

Mark is responsible for Chamber office operations and administrative support functions, including information technology. He maintains the membership database, handles bulk mailings and maintains the Chamber calendar.

Rob Kleman, Senior Vice President – Economic Development | Ext. 14

Rob leads all facets of economic development programming, including business attraction and retention, entrepreneurial development, investor relations, workforce development and financial packaging. He is a past president of the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) and currently serves as a member of the Board and Executive Committees of New North, Inc. and the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc. He is certified as an Economic Development Finance Professional through the National Development Council.

Alice Roberts, Controller | Ext. 23

Alice is responsible for all financial management of the Chamber, Waterfest and other Chamber affiliates. Her duties include generating financial reports, accounts receivable and payable, and payroll.


Makenna is responsible for the planning and promotion of all chamber-related events, programs and membership development. She also assists with the implementation of the public relations and communications plan, including social media.