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St. Croix EDC elects officers, directors at Annual Meeting

The St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) held its annual meeting Tuesday, May 14, at the New Richmond City Hall.

Marian Furlong, president and CEO of Hudson Hospital and Clinics, HealthPartners Family of Care, was elected to a one-year term as president. Furlong had served as the EDC's first vice president.

Paul Schwebach was elected first vice president. He is branch manager of Royal Credit Union in River Falls.

Chuck Jerrick, vice president at WESTconsin Credit Union in Hudson, was elected second vice president.

Lisa Knutson, the store manager of Village Pharmacy in Baldwin, was elected corporate secretary/treasurer. She also serves on the Baldwin village board.

Woodville resident Roger Humphrey completed his one-year terms as president and will remain on the board of directors and the executive committee. Humphrey is a real estate agent and investor as well as a Professional Engineer (PE).

"On behalf of the St. Croix Economic Development Corporation, we are excited to work with all sectors of the communities, both public and private, for profit and not-for-profit, and continue to have a thriving community in the St. Croix Valley," Furlong said. "Please feel free to reach out to any of the SCEDC members on how we can support you and your organization thrive."

Four incumbent directors were re-elected to three-year terms on the SCEDC board.

They are: Dawn Hukai, professor and associate dean in Accounting and Finance at UW-River Falls; Greg Gerard, town of Troy resident; Scott Wagner, town of St. Joseph resident; and Michelle Erdman, resident of the village of Baldwin.

Jill Gorres and Larry Knegendorf were elected to the board.

Gorres is an employee benefits specialist with JA Counter & Associates in New Richmond. Knegendorf retired as the general manager of Baldwin Telecom, Inc. in 2011 but serves on numerous boards, including the village of Woodville board of trustees.

Tom Schumacher and Ryan Sicard completed their terms on the EDC board. Both held the office of president and served on the executive committee during their terms.

The board also accepted the 2012 financial review from Guinn, Vinopal & Zahradka, LLP.

At the conclusion of the meeting, mementoes were presented to Humphrey for his service as president, and Schumacher and Sicard for serving on the board.