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Governor Walker Appoints Raymond Dreger, Corey Hoze, and Paul Radspinner to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Board

For Immediate Release: June 13, 2011
Contact: Barbro McGinn, Department of Commerce, 608-267-9661,
Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303

Madison - Governor Scott Walker named Raymond Dreger, Corey Hoze, and Paul Radspinner to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Executive Board today.

"Raymond, Corey, and Paul are exceptionally qualified to serve Wisconsin on the WEDC board and they bring different skill sets that will add even more diversity and experience to this important new public-private partnership," Governor Walker said. "The WEDC will play an important role in allowing the private sector to create 250,000 jobs by 2015, and these members will strengthen this board on the road toward achieving that goal."

Raymond Dreger brings a strong and diverse background in private sector agriculture and business experience to the WEDC board. He owns and operates a 400-acre crop farm in Chippewa and Dunn Counties and a seed and supply farm market in Colfax, Dunn County. In addition to these ventures, Mr. Dreger has over 20 years of farm management experience when he owned and operated PNR Dairy Farms, and over 12 years of corporate management experience with Shell and Mobil Oil Corporations. Mr. Dreger earned his Masters Degree from the University of Minnesota in Agronomy and Plant Genetics.

Corey Hoze will provide both private and government sector experience to the WEDC Board. Hoze is currently Senior Vice President at Associated Banc-Corp. He previously held Health and Human Services positions in Milwaukee County and for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Hoze also has experience working as the administrator of the economic development division of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, and served in management positions at Miller Brewing Company. He has degrees in economics and religion from Pepperdine University.

Paul Radspinner is a pharmaceutical and medical research business professional and entrepreneur who is currently the president and chief executive officer of FluGen, Inc., an influenza vaccine start-up company that staffs world-renowned researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Radspinner has also served Deltanoid Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as its vice president of business development from 2005-2007, and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation from 2000-2004. Mr. Radspinner received his MBA with concentrations in marketing and organizational behavior from Northwestern University.

Learn more about the WEDC Board.