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Easterseals Southeast Wisconsin Chief Executive Officer to Retire

Peter Engel, CEO of Easterseals Southeast Wisconsin, announced to the agency’s board of directors on May 25th his plan to retire on June 18, 2021. Engel has served as President and CEO of Easterseals Southeast Wisconsin for three years after coming out of retirement from the financial services sector in 2017. 

“I have treasured my time working with the Board, our volunteer committees, the great staff, our outstanding clients and participants, and the communities we serve, Engel said. “It’s a phenomenal experience to use my expertise developed by working with great leaders in the private sector to help an organization like Easterseals Southeast Wisconsin remain viable and sustainable in their mission to serve those with significant needs.” 

Easterseals Southeast Wisconsin serves 1,500 clients living with a wide variety of developmental and physical disabilities per year through six programs. These life-changing services help create a community that promotes health, happiness, independence, and safety.  

Brett Engelking, Chair of the Easterseals Southeast Wisconsin Board and Senior Vice President - Business Banking Manager for Citizens Bank, said, “Pete brought to Easterseals a discipline of business excellence and used those talents to build a stronger organization and healthy programs to meet and exceed our mission goals. The Board and I are very appreciative of his diligence and commitment to the agency.” 

The Easterseals Southeast Wisconsin Board of Directors named Jenna Wampole as President in February 2021, per the organization’s three-year strategic plan finalized last year. Jenna will continue in that role and lead the organization going forward.

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