Our Board

Executive Director

Deidre Martinez
Executive Director

Board President

Terri Lillesand
CPA, Shareholder


Martha VandeLeest


Eric Hesselink
VP - Commercial Lending

Vice President

Tammy Flora
VP Human Resources

Vice President

James Grunewald
Creative Director

Vice President

Steve Steinpreis
Director of Technical Services

Board Members


Polly Abts

Carrie Dassow

David Gass

Lindsay Harrison-Eirich

Rick Leonhard

Mark McCabe

Julie Meyer

Lisa Riggs

Mark Smith

James T. Van Alstine

Stefano Viglietti

David Zimmermann


Board Representatives

Dane Checolinski

SCEDC Representative

Carrie Dassow

Plymouth Chamber of Commerce Representative

Gary Dulmes

SCEDC Representative

Grecia Fiallos

Coastal Young Professionals Representative

Mark McCabe

Sheboygan Falls Chamber/Mainstreet Representative

Julie Meyer

Oostburg Chamber of Commerce Representative

Amanda Salazar

Sheboygan Squared Representative

Jaclyn Stuart

Elkhart Lake Chamber of Commerce Representative

Our Ambassadors

The heart of our Chamber. This exclusive group of 30 people has been selected to represent the Chamber in our communities, and they do it very well. They help with membership recruitment and retention, host the annual golf outing, celebrate ribbon cuttings, raise funds for college scholarships and strengthen relationships between our members. We couldn’t do it without them. “Being an ambassador for the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce has been rewarding in so many ways over the last 12 years. I originally became involved to learn more about the community I live and work in, and to meet more people. In recent years, the Chamber has offered many more opportunities for its members to become involved and enjoy its benefits, so it’s been exciting to see the growth and success,” said Barry Kreft, Chamber Ambassador. “Part of being an Ambassador is helping members get involved and remind them that the Chamber is an advocate for local businesses, and we can all help each other’s success.Sheboygan County is filled with great people, and there’s no better way to get to know them than through our Chamber of Commerce.”

2018 Ambassador Scholarship Application

  • Dean Becker, Ascension/Marsho Family Medical Group
  • Michelle Boeldt, Fehr Graham
  • Chris Conto, Kohler Co.
  • Brian Gensch, Acuity Insurance
  • Chris Graeber, U.S. Bank, NA
  • Laura Gumm, Alliant Energy
  • Mary Lou Haen, Elkhart Lake’s Road America, Inc.
  • Jenn Haneman, RCS Empowers, Inc.
  • Lindsay Harrison-Eirich, Engaged Social Networking
  • Barry Kreft, Shorewest Realtors
  • Scott Kuehn, Bemis Manufacturing Company
  • Paul Kuplic, Oostburg State Bank
  • Niel Larsen, HUB International Midwest Limited
  • Stefanie Lighthall, Schenck SC
  • Marsha Mamerow, Lamar Advertising Company
  • Adam McCabe, Rural Mutual Insurance Company - Adam McCabe
  • Cleo Messner, Pleasant View Realty
  • Mark Miller, Mark J. Miller CPA Financial Services LLC
  • Heidi Payton, Ansay & Associates
  • Dustin Price, Aflac - Dustin Price
  • David Prigge, Discovery Coach
  • David Rispalje, Prudential Financial
  • Clay Schneider, SEEK Careers/Staffing, Inc.
  • Olivia Simenz, UnitedOne Credit Union
  • Paul Sjollema, Sheboygan County Job Center
  • Gary Thede, GT Graphics
  • Debbie Valenstein, BMO Harris Bank
  • Dawn Zeier, Sunny Ridge Rehabilitation Center

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