2021 – Eric Chrisinger
1980 Marketing Graduate
Eric Chrisinger is the President and CEO of Co-Op Credit Union in Black River Falls. He is a strong advocate for two-year education, often touting the strong foundational skills that allowed him to be successful in his community.
Chrisinger began his career at Co-Op Credit Union as a branch manager in 1981, becoming executive vice president in 1988 and finally President and CEO in 2008. During that time, Chrisinger has led many local organizations, including being a former board member for the Black River Falls Area Foundation as well as a member of the Rotary Club. He has also participated in several community initiatives through Co-Op Credit Union.
Chrisinger has a strong connection to Western and its Foundation. He has previously served as a member of the Western Foundation Board of Directors and has been instrumental in securing financial support for future Western students.
- 2020 - Chad Wehrs
- 2019 - Mao Kong
- 2018 - Bernadine “Bernie” Hornby
- 2017 - Robert Abraham
- 2016 - Diane (Forde) Raaum
- 2015 - Kyle Bakkum
- 2014 - Jeff Wieser and Brian Wieser
- 2013 - Mary Jo Klos
- 2012 - Rose and Lester "Mike" Levendoski
- 2011 - Joel Guberud
- 2010 - Harold Coppernoll
- 2009 - Lisa Thill
- 2008 - Richard Westpfahl
- 2007 - Debra Lash
- 2005 - Richard Walz
- 2003 - Terry Rydberg and Keith Steenlage
- 2002 - Mike Sexauer and Kathy Foust
- 2001 - Jeff Komay and Cinda Vingers
- 2000 - Don Jobe and Lynn Smyrk
- 1999 - Kevin Kobishop and Karen Long
- 1998 - Karl "Butch" Halverson
- 1997 - Jim Timm
- 1996 - Dick Fox
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