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Board of Directors

Richard Heinemann, Board Chair
Boardman & Clark LLP

Tom Eggert, Treasurer
Wisconsin Microfinance

Thomas Boldt, Secretary
Boldt Company

John Imes, President

WEI Staff

John Imes, Co-founder & Director

John Imes, a former Chairman of the Board, and co-founder of Wisconsin Environmental Initiative (WEI), joined as Executive Director in 1998. Previously, John was the Environmental Manager for Quad/Graphics, a company long known for its environmental stewardship and social responsibility, garnering a long list of local, state, and national honors. John also serves as Village President for the Village of Shorewood Hills and has served in many appointments and as an adviser to national, state, and local initiatives over the years. Engagements include:

John, an MATC and Carroll College graduate, was also co-founder of Arbor House, an award-winning inn and model for sustainable tourism that operated in Madison from 1994 to 2021. To see a profile about John, please visit InBusiness.

Ryan Way Messer, Program Coordinator



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