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Prior to GPSEd, Stephanie served as Vice President of Human Resources at Generac Power Systems for 16 years. During her tenure there, she helped facilitate a very innovative investment in their workforce by piloting the GPSEd (formerly Second Chance) program with just 5 students. Under her leadership at GPSEd, the nonprofit has experienced significant growth in hands-on education within technical fields and continues to change the dialogue and redefine success for students nationwide.
Stephanie graduated from Carroll University with a bachelor’s degree in communications and business. Outside her GPS Education Partners role, Stephanie continues to volunteer her time and talents to the needs of children and young adults by serving in various capacities within the Children’s Hospital of WI Advisory Board for Juvenile Diabetes, American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, Food Pantry, and United Way. She is the mother of 2 daughters, and in her spare time relishes time spent traveling with her family.
Laura is the epitome of a work-based learning success story as not having graduated with a college degree in marketing, she has proven that grit, problem-solving, critical thinking, strong business acumen, and industry certifications can be a pathway to a rewarding career while providing meaningful outcomes for organizations she has supported. Laura champions access for all in her community by supporting several nonprofits that bring critical services to individuals in need through volunteer, fundraising, and board-related activities. Laura holds certifications in Trade Show Marketing through TSEA and Professional Content Marketing through MRA.
Prior to joining GPS Ed, Tony had worked a great organizations like Froedtert Health, Brookdale and Commercial Association of Realtors to name a few.