Rebecca Deschane Elected to Wisconsin Economic Development Association Board of Directors

The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) has elected Rebecca Deschane to its Board of Directors. Deschane currently serves as Vice President of Talent Development at New North, Inc. 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’m honored to join the WEDA Board of Directors and support their on-going efforts to advocate for the economic well-being for all in Wisconsin,” said Deschane. “I am excited about the opportunity to further collaborate with colleagues from across the state to help drive innovative economic and talent development solutions that advance economic growth in the Great State of Wisconsin.”

Deschane, who has held her current position with New North for over two years, has more than two decades of collective experience working in economic development and public policy. Prior to joining New North, she spent time as the Talent Initiatives Director and Legislative Liaison at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation as well as Youth Development Manager for the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. Deschane holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Marquette University.

“WEDA is thrilled to welcome Rebecca to our board of directors. We look forward to her proven leadership and enthusiasm for WEDA and economic development,” said WEDA President and CEO Mary Perry. “We will rely heavily on her professional experience, and specifically her expertise in talent attraction, as we work to enhance WEDA member services 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.