MadREP Report | December 9, 2020
Today MadREP makes an exciting announcement about the future of our organization. Thank you very much to our selection committee (Juli Aulik, Dan Brown, Ruben Anthony & Gary Wolter), The QTI Group and the MadREP Board of Directors for all their hard work to identify and recruit our next leader.

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MadREP in the News
Former Milwaukee legislator to take helm of MadREP

Soon-to-be former state Rep. Jason Fields will take the helm of the Madison Region Economic Partnership from retiring president and CEO Paul Jadin early next month, the organization announced Wednesday. Fields, who represents the 11th Assembly...

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December 9, 2020

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Data Spotlight: Median Home Sale Prices
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Jason Fields Announced as Next Madison Region Economic Partnership CEO
The Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) Board of Directors today announced their selection of Jason M. Fields, CCRS, CFEI to succeed Paul Jadin, CEcD as president and CEO of the economic development organization.
Fields brings exceptional leadership and an impressive track record of collaboration that will lead the organization through completing Advance Now 2.0, the Madison Region’s comprehensive economic development strategy.

“I, like so many other Wisconsinites, have enjoyed watching the Madison Region’s growth these last several years,” said Fields. “It’s with great enthusiasm that I join the MadREP team to play a pivotal role in that evolution.”
“I’m thrilled to welcome Jason to MadREP,” said Juli Aulik, MadREP board chair-elect and UW Health community affairs director. “His experience in business and finance, having started a venture capital fund, business consulting firm, and experience directly in the banking and securities industry will be an asset to our organization.” Fields is the founder and managing director of Dark Knight Capital Ventures, CEO of The Financial Promise Foundation, Inc. and has previously served as a licensed branch manager, stockbroker and investment banking associate.
“Jason will inherit a capable staff and an ambitious strategic plan to grow the Region.” said retiring MadREP CEO Paul Jadin. “It’s been an honor to serve the Region these last eight years and I look forward to watching it continue to flourish under Jason’s leadership.”

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Reopening & Recovery Resources
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Return to Work

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Greater Madison Chamber Slido

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