he Whitewater University Technology Park board of directors has appointed Elizabeth Thelen, M.S. as the Whitewater University Technology Park and Community Engagement Center’s Executive Director.

After an extensive nationwide search, the search committee narrowed the prospects down to three final candidates for in-person interviews. Kevin Kaufman, the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater Business Outreach Director and a member of the search committee, feels great about the hire, “Elizabeth brings a deep network and is known as a great leader in entrepreneurial support in southeastern Wisconsin.”

John Weidl, the City Manager and the Vice President of the Whitewater University Technology Park, shares, “I look forward to collaborating with Elizabeth to continue the partnership between the City of Whitewater and the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. We will be working closely to build on the Innovation Center’s successes to bring new businesses and a new tax base to the industrial park.”

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