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Secretary Scott Neitzel Announces CEO Search Committee for Wisconsin Center District


Milwaukee – Wisconsin Secretary of Administration Scott Neitzel, chairman of the Wisconsin Center District (WCD), announced today that the WCD Board will form a CEO Search Committee. The Committee will be comprised of members of the WCD Board and tasked with recruiting and identifying candidates to become the next CEO of the Wisconsin Center District.

“I am confident that with our great staff and venues, the Committee will be able to recruit a talented and experienced candidate pool ,” said Secretary Scott Neitzel. “As we move closer to completion of the Bucks Arena and its surrounding development, we are excited to continue the process of positioning the Center District for the future.”

Current CEO Russ Staerkel’s contract will be extended past May and he will continue to serve as CEO throughout the search process. The CEO Search Committee will be led by board member James Kanter. John Yingling, owner of the Paladan Group LLC, will be hired as a consultant to help manage the search process as well as other Center District strategic initiatives. Additional Search Committee members will be announced at a future date.

CEO Search Committee Release 4-26-2017