Chamber Board of Directors

Board President - Luke Ganz, VerHage Furniture Mart

Vice President - Maggie Shell, Gysbers Jewelry

Treasurer - Craig Much, Horicon Bank

Secretary - Kathy Schlieve, City of Waupun

Tyler Schulz, Werner Harmsen Furniture and

Werner Harmsen Funeral 

Katie Bohn, Guth's Candy

Ben Buetyn, National Exchange Bank & Trust

Kyle Huever, SIA insurance

Steve Lenz, Waupun Area School District

Jeff Collien, Club Fitness of Waupun and Wind & Unwined

Ann Hansen, Federal Mogul

Ex-Officio - Kathy Schlieve, City of Waupun

Executive Director

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Executive Director

Despres joined the Chamber team in August of 2019. Her experience in marketing, sales, and entrepreneurship will help propel the Waupun Area Chamber of Commerce into the 2020 and beyond! 

Meet Your Board of Directors


President - VerHage's Furniture Mart

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Vice President - Gysbers Jewelry

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Treasurer - Horicon Bank

Craig Much and his wonderful wife may be a new addition to the Waupun area, but he is no stranger to non-profits, hard work, dedication and a making a positive impact in his community. In his role on the Chamber, he desires to bring the community together by being the voice of the community. Craig continues this thought by stating, “In today’s world of e-commerce, it is more important than ever to make people aware of local options. I am fortunate to be able to make a positive impact through my regular occupation as a business bank for a bank (Horicon Bank) that invests heavily in the communities it serves.”


Fun Facts about Craig:

When he isn’t volunteering his time in the community, you can find him listening to Charlie Berens (Manitowoc Minute), ice fishing, or eating the best dessert ever -PIE!


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Secretary - City of Waupun

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Board Member - Werner Harmsen Furniture and Werner Harmsen Funeral

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Board Member - Guth's Candy

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Board Member - National Exchange Bank & Trust

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Board Member - SIA Insurance 

Kyle Heuver, his wife Karen, and 3 wonderful kids call Waupun home and have for 27 years. This longtime resident is no stranger to discipline, compassion, family, and a strong community. Before he started at SIA 2.5 years ago, he was a teacher and principal at Randolph Christian School and feels that being on the Chamber is a good fit for him. He goes on to say, “it is a chance to give back and serve in capacity where citizens and Waupun businesses can benefit from my services.”


Fun Facts about Kyle:

When he isn’t spending time with his amazing family, you may find him snow-blowing (because he actually ENJOYS it), eating freshly cooked bacon, or singing karaoke!


Board Member - Waupun Area School District

Born and raised in Waupun, Steve Lenz, his wife Lisa, and their 4 children grew up, worked, and watched Waupun grow and expand. Recently Steve transitioned to the Community Partnership Director role for the Waupun Area School District and hopes to use this position and a seat on the Chamber board to build, strengthen, and create new relationships between students and businesses and their community! He continues by saying, “I hope that my 30+ years of experience in the educational field provides some diversity and a new perspective to the Board.”

Fun Facts about Steve:

In the summer you can find Steve building bonfires at his brother’s cottage, enjoying a good sporting event, or indulging in fresh Gulf Shrimp!


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Board Member - Club Fitness of Waupun and Wind & Unwined

Jeff and his beautiful wife, Lisa, are no strangers to hard work and dedication. Having owned and operated a successful business in Waupun for over 15 years (Club Fitness of Waupun) AND having an active role in growing a new business in town (Wind & Unwined), he is hoping to bring knowledge, wisdom, leadership and experience to the board of directors. When asked why he wanted to join the Board of Directors he answered with, “I see the great steps Waupun has taken as a whole to improve the city, and I want to do my part to be part of the movement!”


Fun Facts about Jeff:

If he isn’t busy teaching working out class, perfecting projects, or drinking some Collectivo Coffee, you can find Jeff riding his Harley to WARM places and enjoying a glass of wine by the beach soaking up the sun!


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Board Member - Federal Mogul

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