Green Bay chamber narrows leader search to 3

Posted on Aug 15, 2011 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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The Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce announced the three finalists last week for its top job.

Paul Jadin left the chamber in January to head up the new Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., a successor to the Department of Commerce. The three finalists for Jadin’s job include:: Philip D’Amico, Barbara A. Fleisner and Laurie Radke.

D’Amico is the director of business growth for the Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County in South Bend, Ind. He has worked in that role for the 1,300-member chamber since 2006.

Fleisner is the executive director of Centergy, Inc., in Wausau, a role she has held since August 2008. She reports to a 31-member board of directors and is the sole staff member of Centergy, an alliance of private-sector companies and public-sector partners including universities to support collaborative economic development efforts for Adams, Lincoln, Marathon, Portage and Wood counties. Prior to that, she served for two years as the vice president of economic development for the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.

Radke serves as the dean of corporate training and economic development at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC). In her role, she is responsible for the marketing and delivery of NWTC training, economic development and leadership programs for organizations in a multi-county region that parallels NWTC’s footprint.