Parafiniuk Named Envision Greater FDL Pres/CEO

Envision Greater Fond du Lac has named Sadie Parafiniuk as the organization’s next President/CEO. Parafiniuk, who currently serves as Deputy District Director for Congressman Glenn Grothman, will assume the role on April 20, 2020.

“I am thrilled to be joining such a talented team,” Parafiniuk said. “Envision Greater Fond du Lac is well-positioned to build the strong partnerships that will lead Fond du Lac County in cultivating a vibrant economic future. Having worked professionally in Fond du Lac for over a decade, I look forward to hitting the ground running. I can’t wait to travel the county to meet and support the wide array of industries we have, from manufacturing to agriculture and small business.”

The selection of Parafiniuk caps a search process facilitated by Waverly Partners and a specially formed executive search committee. An initial prospect pool was narrowed by stages to a final group who then interviewed with the executive search committee.

“We’re excited to have Sadie on board,” Paul Reetz, Envision Greater Fond du Lac’s board of directors’ chairperson, said. “Sadie’s background is a great fit for the work we do here. She will be an essential member of our team who will lead the charge in economic development, strategic partnerships and member engagement.”

In this role, Parafiniuk is responsible for working with the board of directors to set the strategic direction for the organization and leading the team as they work to implement the strategic priorities. Parafiniuk is a Wisconsin native. Prior to joining the Envision Greater Fond du Lac team, she served as the Deputy District Director for Congressman Grothman, specializing in outreach, financial administration and casework management. Her background also includes experience in non-profit and business improvement, working with manufacturing and trade organizations, and state and federal policy. Community-minded, Sadie also serves as a member of several service organizations within the Fond du Lac community. She holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from UW–La Crosse.

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