Past Directors & Officers

A grateful thanks to all of the fine men and women who have furthered the interests of the South Area business community by serving in a leadership role through the years.

Click to see the list of SABA Board officers and directors for each year:

2020

Jonnee Bauer
American Family Insurance – Jonnee Bauer Agency
President

Richard Downey
Village of Kronenwetter
Vice President / Secretary

Sarah Ruffi
Ruffi Law Offices S.C.
Director / Treasurer

Chris Nelson-Jeffers
Breckshire LLC Digital Marketing Solutions
Director / Website & Social Media

Steve Norrington
American Family Insurance – Steve Norrington Agency
Director

Ark Rhowmine
NAI Pfefferle
Director

Kristeen Carne
Birchwood Highlands
Director

Terra Plaisance
Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce
Director

Michelle L Bauer
American Family Insurance – Jonnee Bauer Agency
Administrative Assistant
Director Oct-Dec

2019

Jonnee Bauer
American Family Insurance – Jonnee Bauer Agency
President

Richard Downey
Village of Kronenwetter
Vice President / Secretary

Sarah Ruffi
Ruffi Law Offices S.C.
Director
Treasurer July-Dec

Chris Nelson-Jeffers
Breckshire LLC Digital Marketing Solutions
Director / Website & Social Media

Steve Norrington
American Family Insurance – Steve Norrington Agency
Director

Ark Rhowmine
NAI Pfefferle
Director

Kristeen Carne
Birchwood Highlands
Director

Terra Plaisance
Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce
Director Aug-Dec

Amy Whitsett
Intercity State Bank / United Way
Director / Treasurer Jan-April (resigned)

Julie Rajek
First Bank Financial Centre
Director / Vice President Jan-June (resigned)

Barb Stuttgen
Proactive Tactics Wealth Management
Director Jan-June (resigned)

2018

Richard Downey
Village of Kronenwetter
President / Secretary

Jule Rajek
First Bank Financial Centre.
Vice President

Sarah Gast
Featherstone Cabinetry & Design
Treasurer Jan-Aug (resigned)

Amy Whitsett
Intercity State Bank
Director
Treasurer Sep-Dec

Chris Nelson-Jeffers
Breckshire LLC Digital Marketing Solutions
Director / Website & Social Media

Barb Stuttgen
Proactive Tactics Wealth Management
Director

Sarah Ruffi
Ruffi Law Offices S.C.
Director Aug-Dec

Kristeen Carne
Birchwood Highland
Director

Jonnee Bauer
American Family Insurance – Jonnee Bauer Agency
Director Oct-Dec

Steve Norrington
American Family Insurance – Steve Norrington Agency
Director Oct-Dec

2017

Sarah Ruffi
Ruffi Law Offices S.C.
President

Brad Heinkel
WAOW TV-9
Vice President

Craig Bernstein
Northcentral Technical College
Secretary

Tracy Engman
Nicolet Bank / Abby Bank
Treasurer

Barb Stuttgen
Proactive Tactics Wealth Management
Director

Richard Downey
Town of Kronenwetter
Director

Kristeen Carne
Birchwood Highlands
Director

Todd Penske
PeopleFirst HR Solutions
Director

Julie Rajek
First Bank Financial Centre
Director

2016

Brenda Zimmermann-Thorpe
Northcentral Technical College
President

Sarah Ruffi
Ruffi Law Offices S.C.
Vice President

Barb Stuttgen
Proactive Tactics Wealth Management
Secretary

Tracy Engman
Nicolet Bank
Treasurer

Brad Heinkel
WAOW TV-9
Director

Richard Downey
Town of Kronenwetter
Director

Kristeen Carne
Birchwood Highlands
Director

Tyson Caine
Associated Trust Co N.A.
Director (resigned)

Melissa Herold
Grand Lodge Waterpark Resort
Director (resigned)

Ark Rhowmine
Newman Grubb Pfefferle
Director (resigned)

2015

Melissa Herold
Grand Lodge Waterpark Resort
President

Brenda Zimmermann Thorpe
Northcentral Technical College
Vice President

Scott Wegner, CPA
WIPFLI LLP
Secretary

Tracy Engman
Intercity State Bank / Nicolet Bank
Treasurer

Brad Heinkel
WAOW TV-9
Director

Sarah Ruffi
Ruffi Law Offices S.C.
Director

Tawnya Swope
Connexus Credit Union
Director

Tyson Caine
Associated Trust Co N.A.
Director (resigned)

Ark Rhowmine
Newman Grubb Pfefferle
Director

2014

Kristeen Carne
Birchwood Highlands
President

Tawnya Swope
Connexus Credit Union
Vice President

Tammy Pestka
Ansay & Associates
Secretary

Tracy Engman
Intercity State Bank
Treasurer

Tyson Cain
Schmidt & Schmidt S.C.
Director

Melissa Herold
Grand Lodge Waterpark Resort
Director

Ark Rhowmine
Newmark Grubb Pfefferle
Director

Scott Wegner, CPA
WIPFLI LLC
Director

Brenda Zimmerman Thorpe
Northcentral Technical College
Director

2013

Mark Borowicz
Northcentral Technical College
President

Kristeen Carne
Birchwood Highlands
Vice President

Tammy Pestka
Benefit Partners
Secretary

Tracy Engman
Intercity State Bank
Treasurer

Tyson Cain
Schmidt & Schmidt S.C.
Director

Scott Hovden
Hovden Financial Services
Director

Ark Rhowmine
Grubb & Ellis / Pfefferle
Director

Scott Wegner, CPA
WIPFLI LLC
Director

Tracie Wills
Wells Fargo
Director

2012

Ark Rhowmine
Grubb & Ellis / Pfefferle
President

Mark Borowicz
Northcentral Technical College
Vice President

Connie Frieders
Brokaw Credit Union
Secretary

Tracy Engman
Intercity State Bank
Treasurer

Kristeen Carne
Birchwood Highlands
Director

Scott Hovden
Met Life
Director

Sue Kersemeier
K-tech Kleening
Director

Scott Wegner, CPA
WIPFLI LLC
Director

Tammy Pestka
WPS Health Insurance
Director

2011

Mark Borowicz
Northcentral Technical College
President

Ark Rhowmine
Grubb & Ellis / Pfefferle
Vice President

Connie Frieders
Brokaw Credit Union
Secretary

Tracy Leszcynski
Intercity State Bank
Treasurer

Margie Hackbarth
Aspirus Wausau Hospital
Director

Sue Kersemeier
K-tech Kleening
Director

Dan Mortensen
People’s State Bank
Director

Scott Wegner, CPA
WIPFLI LLC
Director

Todd Sopata
Wausau Buyers Guide
Director

2010

Sue Kersemeier
K-tech Kleening
President

Mark Borowicz
Northcentral Technical College
Vice President

Molly Rouse
Dales Weston Lanes
Secretary

Tracy Leszcynski
Intercity State Bank
Treasurer

Dan Mortensen
Peoples State Bank
Director

Margie Hackbarth
Aspirus Wausau Hospital
Director

Connie Frieders
Brokaw Credit Union
Director

Ark Rhowmine
Grubb & Ellis / Pfefferle
Director

Kelly Schremp
County Land & Title
Director

2009

Margie Hackbarth
Aspirus Wausau Hospital
President

Mark Borowicz
Northcentral Technical College
Vice President

Molly Rouse
Dales Weston Lanes
Secretary

Peggy Hardt
Peoples State Bank
Treasurer

Sue Kersemeier
K-tech Kleening
Director

Dan Mortensen
Peoples State Bank
Director

Tracy Leszcynski
Intercity State Bank
Director

Mike MacDougall
Montessori Children’s House
Director

Todd Sopata
Wausau Buyers Guide
Director

The South Area Business Association was founded in 1959. If you have information regarding the officers and directors who started SABA or who served in a leadership capacity in any year since, please contact us so we can add that information to this page!

Other names:

Todd Sopata
Wausau Buyers Guide
Board of Directors 1990-2009, 2011