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Board Members and Staff

Meet Our Team

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Ryan Jennings, 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 program that teaches kids ages 3-12 to cross-country ski, hosts middle and high school race teams as well as an adult club. We are currently working to raise $250,000 to light 4 kilometers of cross-country ski trails at the Brown County Reforestation Camp.
  • Passionate about:  I love helping people.  At XO Fitness, I love helping adults succeed with their fitness goals.
  • Favorite thing about De Pere: I love being able to walk from my home right into the downtown.  De Pere has that wonderful small town feeling and it’s great place to raise our family.
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Scott Hemauer, Past President

  • Board Member since 2012
  • Downtown De Pere property owner
  • Certified Financial Planner / Financial Advisor at Hemauer & Zurawski
  • St. Norbert College alumnus
  • Hometown: New Holstein, Wisconsin
  • Previously Involved In: De Pere Riverwalk Fundraising Committee, Purchased and restored the historic John Smith Triple Store Building at 113 S. Broadway which won the National Park Services’ Historical Preservation Award in 2012
  • Actively Involved In: De Pere Cub Scouts Pack 4143, De Pere Rapides Youth Soccer, De Pere Rec Youth Football, Suzy C. Altmayer School
  • Passionate about: Spending time with his family, enjoying outdoor activities including boating, snowboarding and snowmobiling. Scott also restores vintage snowmobiles and has a vintage race car
  • Favorite thing about De Pere: There’s nothing that can’t be done right here in De Pere!
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Julie Fronsee, Treasurer

  • Board Member Since 2012
  • Downtown De Pere property owner
  • Partner at Roels, Keidatz, Fronsee & Danen, LLP
  • Hometown: Germantown, Wisconsin
  • Previously Involved in: Served as Past President of Definitely De Pere
  • Actively Involved in: Big Brothers Big Sisters of NEW, Brown County Bar Association, Robert J. Parins Inns of Court
  • Passionate about: Domestic and international travel, motorcycling
  • Favorite Thing about De Pere: The historic charm of the downtown area and the sense of
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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, De Pere, WI.
  • Hometown: De Pere, WI
  • 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 as much time with our kids and family as I can.
  • Favorite thing about De Pere: Great small town feel within a bigger metro area. I grew up here and it’s such a small community that you know about everyone.
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Brenda Busch

  • Board Member Since 2016
  • Associate Director of Graduate Recruitment at St. Norbert College
  • St. Norbert College alumna, B.A. ’93, M.L.S. ’13
  • Downtown De Pere resident since 2011
  • Hometown: Pulaski, WI
  • Passionate about: Pursuit of education in all forms; helping friends and family cultivate their inner stylist/interior design skills; organizing and cleaning (I’ve always said my OCD tendencies never hurt anyone, nor has a Swiffer or Windex); staying active so I can actively enjoy good food and dark beers; appreciating and supporting my 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, Voyager Park and Fox River Trail as my backyard!
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Bridgett Lowery

  • Board Member Since 2017
  • Owner and Operator of 416 Cuisine in De Pere
  • Degree in Education from Michigan State; Master’s from University of NC at Wilmington. Experiences teaching at elementary and college level and experience in Human Resources.
  • Hometown: Libertyville, IL
  • Actively involved in: Ben’s Wish. 416 has donated a portion of sales or raised money or food since 2012.
  • Passionate about: Trying to ease insecurities in the area, family dinners, getting kids into the kitchen and teaching people to cook. Being an advocate for other business owners helping them to succeed.
  • Favorite things about De Pere: The people! Fellow businesses owners, residents, and customers.
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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.
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Heather Kostelnik, Program and Event Coordinator

  • Hometown: Sheboygan, WI
  • UW-Green Bay Graduate; Arts Management major
  • Previously involved in: Mosaic Arts Inc., Good Times Programming, Appleton Downtown Inc., Disney College Program
  • Passionate about: creating a vibrant and exciting community in small towns that rivals the big cities. Anything arts related, cooking, traveling to new places and coming home to my two cats and fiancée.
  • Favorite thing about De Pere: all the unique shops, eateries, historic charm and growing downtown community.