Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity is excited to welcome four new board members: Matt Balzola, Steve Elias, Jim Klug, and Dean Stewart.
Matt Balzola is the Vice President of Business Development at Breakthrough Fuel in Green Bay. He is married to Stephanie and they have three kids: Vincent (7), Madelyn (5), and Abigail (2).
He’s passionate about the community he’s spent most of his life in and volunteers his time with many worthwhile organizations, including serving on the board of the Greater Green Bay YMCA. He’s excited to contribute in a meaningful way through Habitat for Humanity.
Steve Elias, President of BAYCOM, Inc., brings more than 25 years of strategic sales and operations expertise to his role where he leads the revenue generation and operational efficiency efforts at BAYCOM and TourGuide Solutions. Hired in 1991, Elias started his career at BAYCOM in sales as an account executive and worked his way up to eventually purchasing the company in 2007 where he assumed the role of President, CEO, and Owner. After almost 10 years as owner, he sold the businesses to OwnersEdge, a Wisconsin-based ESOP, and has remained with the companies as President.
During his time as owner, Elias tripled the size of BAYCOM and led a series of strategic initiatives to support growth. This began with the start-up and eventual sale of BAYCOM Broadband, a wireless internet company that provided internet service to rural areas throughout Northeast Wisconsin. Over the next six years, he initiated and led the company through three successful acquisitions of similar communications companies that expanded and strengthened BAYCOM’s footprint in Wisconsin.
Elias holds Bachelor’s degrees in both marketing and management from Lakeland University in Sheboygan, WI. He is a member of the Motorola Solutions Partner Advisory Council.
Jim Klug is an electrician at The Stiegler Company. He and his wife, Caroline, recently moved to Green Bay from the valley. They belong to Spring Lake Church in Bellevue and were involved in their downtown buildout.
The Stiegler Company is an electrical contractor, communication service, and automation company that was started in Green Bay in 1953. Seven years ago, Klug and two coworkers purchased The Stiegler Company from the previous ownership group.
Klug is excited to work with Habitat and to help families work towards their goal of homeownership.
Dean Stewart became Executive Director of the Center for Exceptional Leadership at St. Norbert College in early 2018. Stewart earned his business degree at the college as well and furthered his education with an MBA from UW-Oshkosh and a Doctor of Education from UW-Stout.
His career has spanned both the public and private sector. Beginning in sales and marketing, his path led him into operations and ultimately a number of senior leadership positions with organizations in industries as diverse as information technology, building materials, renewables, and higher education. He has served as a strategic leadership consultant to a number of area organizations, including the Green Bay Packers and Brown County Home Builders Association.
Dean has served on boards and been involved with several non-profit, public, and industry-related organizations, including the Green Bay Area Boys and Girls Club, the Bay Area Workforce Development Board, NEW Manufacturing Alliance, United Way, and St. John’s Homeless Shelter.
Originally from the Chicago area, Dean and his wife, Anne (Calawerts), enjoy spending time with their four children.
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