Board of Directors - Janesville Innovation Center

Board of Directors

The Board is comprised of representatives from local economic development organizations, UW-Rock County, UW-Whitewater and Blackhawk Technical College as well as business services professionals, local entrepreneurs, City staff and city Council members. The Board is very involved in providing mentoring and technical services to JIC tenants.

The following volunteers serve on the JII Board of Directors:
• Jon Ballard (CEO, Foremost Media, Inc.)
• Angela Pakes (President & CEO, Forward Janesville)
• Dave Marshick
• Dr. Tricia Clasen (Dean College of Integrated Studies, UW Whitewater at Rock County)
• Erin Currier (Investment Manager – Irontek, Hendricks Development Group)
• Kevin Lahner (City Manager, City of Janesville)
• Mark Gregory (Sr. VP, Commercial Banking, Johnson Bank)
• Shauna El-Amin (Executive Director, Downtown Beloit Association)
• Kevin Kaufman (Director, UW-Whitewater Center for Innovation and Business Development)
• Bruce Kepner (Retired, Alliant Energy, Economic and Community Development)
• James Otterstein (Economic Development Manager, Rock County Development Agency)
• Dr. Tracy Pierner (President, Blackhawk Technical College)
• Jimsi Kuborn (Economic Development Director, City of Janesville)
• Steve Werner (CEO, Kaiser LLC)