Board and Staff

//Board and Staff
Board and Staff 2017-09-08T13:49:19+00:00

Oktoberfest USA (La Crosse Festivals, Inc.) is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. They have the fiduciary and sustainability responsibility for Oktoberfest’s events, assets and the brand. Typical service is two consecutive three-year terms. The Festmasters serve as corporate Trustees.  Officers and members change each January at the annual meeting of the corporation. Persons interested in serving on the board should submit a letter of interest to the Oktoberfest office during the month of October (after Oktoberfest) for consideration for expected vacancies. Oktoberfest employs a “working board” model. Office staff provide significant support but individual board members take responsibility for various events and operations.

Board of Directors and Staff as of January 24, 2017

Angie CoenenPresidentUW Colleges
Terry ZalewskiPresident-electPTM, Inc.
Bobbi SchohSecretaryAparium Hotel Group
James BrennanTreasurerRiver Steel
Alex LueckAdvisorXcel Energy
Terry BauerReinhart Food Service
Doug BillingsEmpire Screen Printing
Kevin BuelowMayo Clinic Health System
Dave GuepferLa Crosse Center
Gretchen KunzeGundersen Health System
Jay LoefflerLa Crosse County
Eric LoewenhagenCPC - Crescent Printing Co.
Kris SalzwedelLa Crosse Center
Jean TaylorMidWest Family Broadcasting
Kelly WildeLa Crosse Media Group

Courtney DanielsOperations Manager
Kate OlsenAdministrative Assistant
Travis WillsGrounds Superintendent