Center for Growth Announces New Executive Director

Judie Taylor, Executive Director of Economic Development

The Waukesha County Center for Growth is excited to announce Judie Taylor as Executive Director of Economic Development. Taylor has served as interim director since last November.

“Judie shares our passion for Waukesha County’s business community and has already proven to be a valuable asset to the Center for Growth,” states Tom Finco, Board Chair, Waukesha County Center for Growth. “Under her leadership, we are confident the Center for Growth will continue to be a key resource to assist our local communities with their economic development needs and help businesses locate and expand in our county.”

“I am excited for the opportunity to lead the Waukesha County Center for Growth. I believe we have a solid foundation in place to continue supporting economic development efforts in Waukesha County and I look forward to bringing new strategic ways to support our businesses and communities during a time of rebuilding,” states Taylor.

With more than 28 years of business leadership experience, Taylor has extensive knowledge of management, sales, marketing, finance, human resources, operations and customer service. She currently holds a variety of board positions within Mount Mary University, Waukesha County Community Foundation, ProHealth Care, St. Camillus Retirement Community, and chair of the Utility Equipment Holding Corp Board of Directors. Taylor was president and CEO of DUECO from January of 2009 until February of 2015, when the company was purchased by Terex Corporation. At the time, she continued to serve the company in the role of vice president of North American sales for Terex. Taylor can be contacted at

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