Jason Wellman Steps into President Role for The ESOP Association's Wisconsin Chapter
We are thrilled to announce that our very own Jason Wellman, Director of Ownership Culture at ESOP Partners, has assumed the position of President of the Wisconsin Chapter of The ESOP Association. His career trajectory and passion for employee ownership have culminated in this exciting new role, combining his deep industry knowledge with enhanced leadership opportunities.
Jason's position at the helm of the Wisconsin Chapter will bring tremendous advantages to ESOP Partners' clients. As an established leader in our industry, Jason's insights and advocacy efforts will benefit our clients. His continued efforts in pushing the envelope of employee ownership culture and communication strategies will enable the association to remain at the forefront of the industry.
"I am thrilled to share that I have been appointed as the President of The ESOP Association's Wisconsin Chapter for 2024! This role is not just a title but a commitment to lead and continue to build on the past successes of this award-winning chapter.
As President, my primary responsibility is to steer our chapter in realizing the goals of our Strategic Plan. This includes:
- Presiding over our Chapter meetings, including the Annual Spring and Fall Conferences.
- Delegating various chapter activities such as Programming, Education, Communications, Fundraising/Sponsorships, Government Relations, and Membership to our capable officers.
- Ensuring fluid communication between our Chapter and the National Office.
- Representing our Chapter at the State and Regional Chapter Council meeting and other relevant organizational meetings.
- Facilitating critical processes like succession planning and annual budget preparation.
- Leading the nominations for 'ESOP Company of the Year' and 'Employee Owner of the Year' awards.
I am committed to this role, ensuring our chapter thrives and our members feel the real impact and benefits of being part of this amazing community.
A big thank you to all our members and sponsors - your support and dedication to the ESOP cause are what makes our Chapter stand out. I look forward to working closely with our Chapter Executive, Rita Tucker, and all our committee vice presidents to keep our chapter vibrant and impactful.
Here's to a fantastic year ahead, full of growth, learning, and collaborative success!"
Jason's well-rounded perspective on the intricacies of ESOPs, complemented by his strategic approach to fostering an ownership culture, makes him an invaluable resource to our clients. He works hand-in-hand with businesses to optimize their ESOP structures, improving the active participation of their employee owners, and ultimately strengthening their financial performance.
Moreover, Jason's leadership role with the association will amplify our voice in the ESOP community, optimizing our ability to advocate for beneficial legislative changes at the state level. This not only helps us serve our current clients better but also extends our reach to other businesses ready to transition to an employee-owned model.
Congratulations, Jason! Thank you for your tireless dedication to ESOP Partners and to promoting the many benefits of an ownership culture.