We are pleased to announce that the consolidation of the Association of Commerce (AC) and the Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC) has taken a step forward. The joint Steering Committee leading the process has announced that David Omachinski has been named as Transition Director.
David is an executive management consultant, with decades of experience in providing executive and financial consulting services as well as merger and acquisition support for businesses. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and business from UW Oshkosh and was the 1992 recipient of the College of Business Alumni Association Outstanding Alumni Award.
In his professional career, David was a partner at Schumaker, Romenseko and Associates S.C. (a CPA firm which later merged into Baker Tilly) from 1980-1993. He then had the opportunity to serve as a senior executive at Oshkosh B’Gosh, serving as Chief Financial Officer from 1993-2004 and as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2004-2005. He has also served as Chairman of the Board (non-executive) of Anchor BanCorp from 2009-2016.
Active in the Oshkosh community, David is a member and past president of Oshkosh Southwest Rotary and chairman of the Lutheran Homes of Oshkosh Inc.’s investment advisory committee. He is a director and past president of the Paine Art Center and Gardens, a director of Angels on the Water, LLC (an angel investment entity), board member of the UW Oshkosh Foundation, and past Chairman of Chamco, Inc.
The Steering Committee feels that David’s background, expertise and knowledge with mergers will be extremely beneficial in combining our two organizations. He will report to the Steering Committee and work with other committees including finance, human resources, real estate and others. David will also coordinate with joint legal counsel and financial advisors as needed. Additionally, he will be responsible for facilitating communications with multiple audiences including boards of directors, associates, and our community.
Over the upcoming weeks and months, David will work with the Steering Committee and others to address questions, comments and matters as they arise. We look forward to working with David to construct an organizational structure for our new, combined organization.