Liz Brodek Elected to Wisconsin Economic Development Association Board of Directors

The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) has elected Liz Brodek to its Board of Directors. Brodek currently serves as the City of Wausau Development Director. The board election took place at WEDA’s annual meeting on February 2, 2023, during the association’s annual Governor’s Conference on Economic Development.

“I am extremely excited and honored to join the WEDA Board of Directors. It is a keystone organization that brings together best practices, experienced practitioners, and resources for economic development professionals throughout Wisconsin,” said Brodek. “Being entrusted to move the association forward as a board member is a great honor. I look forward to continuing to learn from and contribute to WEDA and its members in this new capacity.”

Brodek, who has held her current position with the City of Wausau for nearly two years, has almost a decade of collective experience working in economic development. Prior to her current role, she spent time as executive director of two Milwaukee-area business improvement districts and worked at Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. Brodek holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Beloit College and a law degree from Marquette University.

“WEDA is thrilled to welcome Liz to our board of directors. We look forward to her proven leadership, enthusiasm for WEDA and economic development, and ability to effectively engage our members,” said WEDA President and CEO Mary Perry. “We will rely heavily on her professional experience and expertise as we work to enhance WEDA programming and advance the Wisconsin economy.”


About WEDA

The Wisconsin Economic Development Association, founded in 1975, is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to growing Wisconsin’s economy. Driven by the needs of our 400-plus members, we represent the economic development interests of both the private and public sectors through advocacy, education, and leadership on statewide initiatives.