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The Last Adventure into Leadership

By Portage County Business Council

On Thursday, May 18 the LPC class of 2016-17 concluded with a closing retreat at Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rosholt. The group spent the morning doing team building activities, sharing their personal mission statements, climbing to new heights on the Lions Camp climbing tower, and closing out a five-session instruction on Mindset from Wendy Mitch. Following the day’s activities, a graduation ceremony was held. While it wasn’t quite the summer weather we were hoping for, a good time was still had by all. LPC participants and their guests enjoyed a picnic-style dinner. Each graduating participant was recognized for their accomplishment, and a fun game of Kahoot ( was played recapping the year’s activities.

Special thanks to our hosts at Lions Camp, Andrea Yenter and her staff, the LPC Alumni Committee, and the LPC Class of 2016-17 graduates and their guests.


2016-2017 Participants

Britney Almquist

Branch Manager, Bull’s Eye Credit Union

Morgan Anderson

Human Resources, UW-Stevens Point

Katie Bembenek

Health Promotion Coordinator, Portage County Aging & Disability Resource Center

Eva Donohoo

College of Professional Studies Assistant to the Dean for Communication, UW-Stevens Point

Dave Drozd

Finance Manager, Central Wisconsin Airport

Tom Fish

Business Banking Representative, River Cities Bank

Kelly Gardner

Technical Resource Center Manager, Delta Dental of Wisconsin

Becca Greening

Creative Manager, Delta Dental of Wisconsin

Derek Heikkinen

Director of Business Services, North Central Wis. Workforce Development Board

Amy Jahnke

Associate Attorney, Anderson O’Brien

Tom Johnson

Manager of Warehousing & Logistics, Figi’s Companies, Inc.

Jamie Kiener

Lead Program Director, Justiceworks, Ltd.

Spencer Kohnen

Branch Manager/Relationship Banker, Paper City Savings

Andy Kruit

Benefits Manager, Waupaca Foundry, Inc.

Nadene Miller

Stevens Point Contact Center Site Manager, Great Lakes Educational Loan Services

Tama Niemi

Staffing Coordinator, ABR Employment Services

Dan Rosenow

Associate Director of Compliance and Product Development, Sentry Insurance

Lisa Schaufenbuel

Associate Director of Human Resources & Affirmative Action, UW-Stevens Point

Sara Totten

Director of Student Services, Stevens Point Area Public School District

Amy Wavrunek

Workers Compensation Claims Manager, Sentry Insurance

Jason Wilatoski

Estimator, Ellis Construction

Julie Ann Wrobel

Talent Development Consultant, Sentry Insurance

Randy Zietlow

President / CFO, Community First Bank