Advisory Board

The UW System Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship Advisory Board provides guidance on Wisconsin SBDC Network initiatives and planning from business professionals with an in-depth view on the economic ecosystem, entrepreneurship and the organization itself.


Paul Dietmann

Senior Lending Officer
Compeer Financial
Prairie du Sac

Kristina Pence-Dunow

Hometown Manufacturing

Steve Pullara

CPA & Partner

Dan Schneider

President & CEO

UW, SBDC & SBA Representation

Bon Wikenheiser

State Director,
Wisconsin SBDC Network

Colleen Merrill

Associate State Director –
Strategic Operations & Special Projects
Wisconsin SBDC Network

Melissa Meschke

Economic Development Outreach Manager
Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship

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Cynthia Gardner

Outreach & Marketing Specialist
U.S. Small Business Administration Wisconsin District

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Photo by Ethan York // Origo Photography

Tammie Clendenning

Lead Economic Development Specialist
U.S. Small Business Administration Wisconsin District


The Wisconsin SBDC values its strategic partners. Economic development organizations. UW campus host sites. And resources across the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Find out more about our dynamic partnerships and how they may be able to help you.
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Wisconsin SBDC is part of the UW System Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship, which offers a wide range of programs and services for entrepreneurs and business owners. Explore the range of options available, as offered by their other unique program units.
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