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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 thing 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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Dana Vandenack, Treasurer

  • Board Member since 2019
  • Vice President, Retail Banker at Nicolet National Bank Development Services Department
  • St. Norbert College alumna, BBA 2008, MBA 2018
  • Hometown: Davenport, Iowa
  • Previously involved in: Brown County Homebuilders Association, De Pere Youth Football, Definitely De Pere Economic Enhancement Committee
  • Actively involved in: St. Norbert MBA Alumni Board, Management Women Scholarship Committee
  • Passionate about: Family, learning, growing, trying new things, and visiting new places. Trying to find and encourage “good” in people, conversations, and attitudes.
  • Favorite thing about De Pere: De Pere is a community that feels like a family. Variety of activities and food and art and education – there’s always something to do!
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Brent Felchlin, Secretary

  • Board Member since 2017
  • Chief Breadhead and Owner of Great Harvest Bread Company
  • Certified Professional Loafer (CPL)
  • Hometown: Wrightstown, Wisconsin
  • Previously involved in: St. Norbert College Dance Marathon Advisory Council
  • Actively involved in: Downtown De Pere Business Improvement District (BID) Board
  • Passionate about: Family, good food, music and nature
  • Favorite thing about De Pere: The strong sense of community! De Pere is a great place to own a business and raise a family.
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Rob Zerjav, President Elect

  • 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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Todd Danen

  • 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
  • President, Freedom House Ministries
  • Hometown: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Previously involved in: Children’s Museum of Green Bay Board, Vice President Allouez Business Association, St. John’s Homeless Shelter Board, Management Women Board, Green Bay Restaurant Week, Tourism Insider Program
  • Actively involved in: Women’s Fund Executive Committee, Make-A-Wish, Salvation Army, Brown County Homeless and Housing Coalition
  • Passionate about: Raising two beautiful young ladies, volunteering, spending time with friends, going to live shows, shopping and eating at local businesses, and helping to better our community.
  • Favorite thing about De Pere: The vibrant downtown, the quaintness, progressive thinking community leaders, and it’s pedestrian friendly neighborhoods.
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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, Downtown Green Bay, Inc. and the De Pere Chapter of Ducks Unlimited
  • Actively involved in: Family life and running a small business.
  • Passionate about: Love all things art, playing and listening to live music, and spending time with 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 thing about De Pere: The quaintness! Active community members and businesses that want to genuinely support the district to create growth and opportunity for everyone.
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Peter Schleinz

  • Board Member since 2019
  • Senior Planner and Zoning Administration at the City of De Pere Development Services Department
  • Hometown: Antigo, Wisconsin
  • Previously involved in: Cream City Foundation, Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
  • Actively involved in: Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Member and Mentor for Challenge Party (a Milwaukee based group that raises funds once a year for LGBT related non-profits) Holton Street Clinic (Milwaukee based STD clinic that provides services with a focus on African American demographics).
  • Passionate about: Finding communities that are designed in a way that visitors do not need a car, dining at funky, hip new places that are in old renovated buildings, seeing people get excited when they realize something was in their neighborhood that they never realized existed, the preservation and restoration of natural resources, waterways, and wetlands, “planning” to find the balance between the natural and build world.
  • Favorite thing about De Pere: Downtown De Pere has all the necessary features of a beautiful urban main street that has not yet been perfected. Residential De Pere has very new and very old housing with people that compliment the downtown in very different ways. The business parks are well laid out and nice looking. The city is so easy to get into when traveling from the freeway interstate systems.
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Sue Schinkten

  • Board Member since 2019
  • Owner/Graphic Designer at Schinkten Design; Part time instructor at NWTC in the Graphic Design and Learning for Independence Programs
  • Hometown: Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Previously involved in: Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay Area Board of Directors
  • Actively involved in: De Pere Park Board, St. Norbert College Parish
  • Passionate about: The visual and performing arts, family, education, being part of a creative team of ‘doers’, Packers Football, and traveling.
  • Favorite thing about De Pere: Friendly and connected community. There is a trend toward business growth and a creative energy that is evident. De Pere is welcoming and focused on family values, history and traditions. Wonderful blend of nature, great schools, shops and businesses.
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Sonny Hennessy

  • Board Member Since 2020
  • CEO and Designer of The Exchange; Lead Pastor at Life Church
  • Hometown: De Pere, Wisconsin
  • Actively involved in: St. John Homeless Shelter, Boys and Girls Clubs of Green Bay, Brown County Correctional Facility, 22 Life Church services weekly, Eye Heart World financial and volunteer support, Colten’s Cure, Associated Bank Diversity and Inclusion partner.
  • Passionate about: Designing life-giving cultures, spaces, and businesses in a joyful, whimsical way. Leaving people feeling better about life and themselves after interacting.
  • Favorite thing about De Pere: The quaint feel and the historical beauty. Being on the river and hugging each shore with the urban benefits of such a well-rounded community.
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Tina Quigley, Executive Director

  • Former Executive Director at 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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Kendall Tilkens, Marketing & Events Coordinator

  • Former Event, Catering & Sales Manager at Thornberry Creek at Oneida
  • Hometown: De Pere, Wisconsin
  • Passionate about: Spending time and making memories with family and friends, designing, biking, hiking and creating events for all to enjoy.
  • Favorite thing about De Pere: The quaint small town feel and charm with a variety of outdoor activities, community events, specialty shops, and great restaurants.