Rebecca Deschane is the Vice President, Talent Development at New North, Inc., the regional marketing and economic development organization for the 18 counties of Northeast Wisconsin. She has held the position since January 2021.
In her role, Deschane enhances strong collaborations with local and regional partners while coordinating and managing initiatives, projects and programming focused around talent development. Included in her responsibilities are the implementation and enhancement of the New North Talent Hub; military- veteran attraction efforts in conjunction with Mission Wisconsin; coordination of college-alumni recruitment with area institutions of higher learning; oversight of New North’s Inspire deployment and its Talent Hub website; support of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion task force; identification of career pathways for key regional industries; and retraining initiatives such as the Microsoft/gener8tor Skills program and the NEW BOOST™ for Hidden Talent digital literacy training initiative.
Deschane spent the prior decade with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the state’s lead economic-development organization, serving as its Legislative Liaison and later as the Talent Initiatives Director, a joint liaison position with the University of Wisconsin System. She is currently serves as a representative on the Brown County United Way’s Program Investment Council, UWGB’s Continuing Education and Community Engagement Division’s Advisory Board, Semper Wisconsin Advisory Board, Vice Chair of The Brigade Board of Directors, Wisconsin Economic Development Association Board of Directors and served as Co-Chair of The Wall That Heals Comes to Crivitz 2023 Committee.
Deschane received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Marquette University in 1997. She is a native of Crivitz, Wis.
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