Staff + Board

Board of Directors

The Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. Board of Directors is charged with fulfilling the organization’s purpose of promoting the development of business, cultural resources and activities within Downtown Eau Claire.


The Board consists of twenty-one individuals appointed as either Elected Directors or Perpetual Directors. Fourteen Elected Directors represent the businesses, neighborhoods and individuals of Downtown, and serve a two year term. The seven Perpetual Directors represent the City Manager, City Council, UW-Eau Claire, and each of Downtown’s Business Improvement Districts (South Barstow, North Barstow, Water Street and West Grand), and do not have a term limit.


Regular meetings of the Board of Directors are scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month. Meeting dates and times are schedule to change. All meetings are open to the public.


View the Executive Committee below.

2018 Officers
President Steve Anderson
Vice President Suzanne Degen
Secretary Ann Sessions
Treasurer Scott Ranilla
Presidential Appointee Erin Klaus

Board Members

View the Board Roster below.

NameRepresentingRepresenting Link
Steve Anderson Ruder Ware LLSC Visit website
Aaron Bice Water Street BID Visit website
Mike Carlson S Barstow BID Visit website
Rebecca Cooke Red's Mercantile Visit website
Zan Degen Mayo Clinic Health System Visit website
Catherine Emmanuelle Eau Claire City Council Visit Website 
Amy Erikson Latitude 44 Yoga Studio Visit Website
Will Glass Eau Claire Brewing Projekt Visit website
Deb Hanson U.S. Bank Visit website
Vicki Hoehn Royal Credit Union Visit website
Julia Johnson JAMF Visit website
Erin Klaus Tangled Up in Hue Visit website
Jason Manz North Barstow/Medical BID Visit website
Dale Peters City of Eau Claire Visit website
Scott Rannila Associated Bank Visit website
Mike Rindo University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Visit website
Ann Sessions West Grand Avenue BID Visit website
Helene Smiar Historic Randall Park Neighborhood Visit website
Sam Stagliano Bauman Associates Visit website
Rose Vincent Offbeats Violin & Guitar Visit website
Disa Wahlstrand Ayres Associates Visit website