• Chamber of Commerce
  • Main Street Program
  • Watertown Tourism Committee

Board & Staff

Chamber Staff        

WACC Executive Director, Bonnie Hertel


Watertown Tourism Director, Robin Kaufmann


WACC Office & Membership Specialist, Barb Krueger


WACC Event & Marketing Coordinator, Laura Nechkash 





Governing Body of the Watertown Area

Chamber of Commerce

The Board of Directors of the Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce is comprised of elected members who represent the retail, service/professional and industrial sectors of membership. In addition, a representative of the Main Street Program Board of Directors serves as an ex-officio board member.

The Board of Directors of the Chamber is charged with overseeing the total operation of the Chamber. Its work can be defined in three areas of concentration: Financial responsibilities, Community and Chamber Mission accountabilities, and Ongoing Leadership Development.

Meetings: The board meets at 8:00 am on the third Thursday of every month. 



Board of Directors

  • Steve Board, Chairperson - Maranatha Baptist University
  • Margaret Brady - Watertown Unified School District
  • Sharon Heinzelman - Ixonia Bank 
  • Steve Hunt - Watertown Regional Medical Center
  • Giles Isham - Badgerland Computers
  • Jennifer Johnson - The Marquardt
  • Tommy Kempfer - mkCellular
  • Melissa Lampe - Watertown Main Street Program, ex-offcio
  • Karen Lanser - Heroes for Heroes
  • Al Larson, Vice Chairperson - Bender Levi Larson & Associates
  • Laurie Rehm - Drehm Insurance
  • Bridget Van Ert, Secretary - Bank of Lake Mills
  • Cassandra Wagner, Vice Chairperson - AAUW 
  • Tom Warriner - Edward Jones Investment
  • Tori Woolley - Summit Credit Union