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.)
• John Beckord (President, Forward Janesville)
• Barry Brandt (Owner, Lanair Heaters & Boilers)
• Tricia Clasen (Interim Dean College of Integrated Studies, UW Whitewater at Rock County)
• Erin Clausen (Community Manager – Irontek, Hendricks Development Group)
• Mark Freitag (City Manager, City of Janesville)
• Mark Gregory (Sr. VP, Commercial Banking, Johnson Bank)
• Jennifer Hall (Executive Director, Greater Beloit Economic Development Corporation)
• Kevin Kaufman (Director, UW-Whitewater Center for Innovation and Business Development)
• Bruce Kepner (Alliant Energy, Economic and Community Development)
• Michael Jackson  (Janesville City Council)
• James Otterstein (Economic Development Manager, Rock County Development Agency)
• Tracy Pierner (President, Blackhawk Technical College)
• Gale Price (Economic Development Director, City of Janesville)
• Robb Evans (Attorney, Murphy Desmond)