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Board Members and Staff

Meet Our Team

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Brenda Busch, President

  • Board Member Since 2016
  • Associate Director of Graduate Recruitment at St. Norbert College
  • St. Norbert College alumna, B.B.A. ’93, M.L.S. ’13
  • Downtown De Pere resident since 2011
  • Hometown: Pulaski, Wisconsin
  • Passionate about: Pursuit of education in all forms; helping friends and family cultivate their inner stylist/interior design skills; staying active; enjoying good food and dark beers; appreciating and supporting family.
  • Favorite things about De Pere: Downtown’s historic buildings and homes; the eclectic mix of restaurants, retail shops and small businesses; having the Riverwalk, Voyageur Park and Fox River Trail as my backyard!
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Ryan Jennings, Past President

  • Board Member Since 2012
  • Launched his own personal training studio, XO Fitness, seven years ago with his wife, Karin
  • Hometown: Slinger, Wisconsin
  • Previously involved in: De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce and East De Pere Business Alliance
  • Actively involved in: Bay Nordic Community Ski, a program that teaches kids ages 3-12 to cross-country ski, hosts middle and high school race teams as well as an adult club.
  • Passionate about:  Helping people.  At XO Fitness, helping adults succeed with their fitness goals.
  • Favorite thing about De Pere: Being able to walk from home right into the downtown.  De Pere has that wonderful small town feeling and it’s great place to raise a family.
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Todd Danen, Secretary

  • Board Member Since 2015
  • Director of Alumni & Parent Relations at St. Norbert College
  • St. Norbert College alumnus
  • Actively involved in De Pere Rotary Club
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Jessica Diederich

  • Board Member Since 2015
  • Director of Partnerships & Business Development, Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Actively involved in Children’s Museum of Green Bay, Film Green Bay, Green Bay Area Restaurant Week
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Kiar Olson

  • Board Member Since 2016
  • Owner of Kiar Media
  • Hometown: De Pere, Wisconsin
  • Previously involved in: Olde Main Street Green Bay and Downtown Green Bay, Inc. and the De Pere chapter of Ducks Unlimited
  • Actively involved in: Raising two teenagers and running a small business.
  • Passionate about: Love all things art, playing and listening to live music and spending time family.
  • Favorite thing about De Pere: Great small town feel within a bigger metro area. Growing up in such a small community that you know just about everyone.
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Brehanna Skaletski

  • Board Member Since 2018
  • Director of Development at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin
  • Hometown: Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Actively involved in: Court Appointed Special Advocate, Power of the Purse Committee, Girlfriends Event Committee, Leadership Green Bay Graduate, Small Group Mentor, Young Professional Advisory Council, Management Women
  • Passionate about: Traveling and exploring new cities and countries. Biking, hiking, cross country skiing, and hot yoga. Being an active part of the community, attending many events, connecting others with resources, and networking.
  • Favorite things about De Pere: The quaintness! Active board and community members as well as the businesses that want to genuinely support the district to create growth and opportunity for everyone.
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Rob Zerjav

  • Board Member since 2018
  • President of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
  • Hometown: Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin
  • Previously Involved In: Educational Television Productions of Northeast Wisconsin Board Member, Chairperson for the 2012 JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes
  • Actively Involved In: De Pere Youth Baseball
  • Favorite thing about De Pere: Great place to live and raise a family. Whether you have lived in De Pere your whole life or are new to the area, everyone is so friendly and welcoming. Great community spirit and a great vibe that continues to develop throughout the city.
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Tina Quigley, Executive Director

  • Former Executive Director, Mosaic Arts, Inc.
  • Hometown: De Pere, Wisconsin
  • Previously involved in Arts Wisconsin, served as regional captain for Northeastern Wisconsin; member of downtown Green Bay public art committee; active with Dickinson PTO; member of YOU Magazine advisory board; former executive secretary and board treasurer of Wisconsin Festivals and Events Association; former Board member of Olde Main and Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • Passionate about: The arts and working to ensure that they are a vital part of our community.
  • Favorite thing about De Pere: The unique shops, contemporary restaurants, and specialty businesses; quiet neighborhoods with wonderful parks and recreational trails; and great schools.