Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Taking the Lead

Read more about our Board of Directors taking the lead in Oconto County

Greg Gauthier was a steering committee member since the founding of Leadership Oconto County and currently serves on the Board of Directors.

Outside of LOC, he’s involved in several business interests and is a partner at Foxwood Associates, a management consulting firm, specializing in leadership and organizational development. He serves on a number of corporate and non-profit boards including OCEDC.
Over the years he’s also worked with the Leadership Green Bay and Leadership Shawano County programs in an advisory capacity and as a presenter. It was the impact he saw other programs having on the participants and their communities that gave him the passion to be part of creating the same opportunities in Oconto County.

Outside of work, Greg lives in rural Gillett with his wife, Marlene. They have five married children and eleven grandchildren. When Greg is not outdoors at home or cutting lumber on his sawmill, you can usually find him on his motorcycle somewhere in North America.

My name is Matt Heling and I am a graduate of Leadership Oconto County, 2020 class.

I am currently the Program Committee Chair for Leadership Oconto County and it is my responsibility to make sure the programming for our current class is as good as it can possibly be.

As part of this position, I am also part of the Board of Directors as a liaison for the Program Committee.
My day job is as a financial advisor in Oconto for Edward Jones and have been at my current location for about 5 years.I live in Shawano with my wife of 20+ years and two daughters. One is on her way to UWGB this fall and the other a Junior in high school.

I enjoy golfing, movies and being with my friends and family.
I am passionate about helping quality people become even better leaders to better our community.

Kim Pytleski is a wife, mother, volunteer, traveler, speaker, and amateur writer.

In her role as the Oconto County Clerk, Pytleski strives to share her love for community and inspire involvement at the local level.
Her purpose is to become the best version of herself.

Pytleski is happiest spending time with family and friends.  She lives with her husband, Ben, and children, Kate, JJ and Henry in her hometown of Oconto Falls.

Currently serves as an Oconto County Board Supervisor and has been appointed to the county Health & Human Services, county UW-Extension Committee, Northwoods Housing Committee, and NEWCAP Board of Directors.  She lives in rural Oconto with her husband, Lyle; they have two adult children, three grand-children, two great-grandchildren, and two dogs, Buddy & Molly.  She was the founder of Kingdom Come and its president from 2005-2012 and served on the Oconto Unified School District Board of Education from 2007-2014. Her personal goal is “to serve where needed using the gifts and talents I’ve been given.”  Her favorite part of Leadership Oconto County was finding out she was a “green” and that the original Steering Committee had all the colors possible in its membership.  She has been delighted to serve with so many good  people as she   continues to serve on the Board of Directors for LOC, many of whom were part of the original Steering Committee that developed the county program.

-joined the LOC board of directors in 2021
-has served on various boards in Oconto County organizations for many years
-is a strong advocate for continuing education and leadership development
-enjoys mentoring others as they share their skills to provide positive change in our communities

is a community-focused leader who serves at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Administration. Her background ranges from administration support to fundraising to marketing and event planning, but her love lies in volunteering. Katie was the Chair of the Leadership Oconto County program upon its conception and held the position for two years; she now serves on the program’s Board of Directors. Katie is very active within the local community focusing on leadership development, community growth, education, and youth sports.

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Leadership Oconto County, formerly a program of OCEDC, is an independent 501c3 based in Oconto.

P.O. Box 102
Oconto, WI 54153 

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