Eckelberg Reflects on One-Year Presidential Term
Marshfield, WI (OnFocus) Matt Eckelberg, a partner in the Marshfield office of Hawkins Ash CPAs, will conclude his term as MACCI President on January 31, after the traditional one year of representing the organization in that role.
“I wanted to give back and be more involved in the community where I live and work,” said Eckelberg of his decision to join MACCI leadership. “My opportunity to do this came in the form of an invite to join the MACCI Board of Directors as a director.”
After one year into his term as a director, he was asked if he would serve as part of the executive committee for MACCI.
“I was honored to be asked and with my leadership role in the Marshfield office for the firm I believed my experience and management background along with my financial training could help MACCI achieve its organizational goals,” he said.
Bringing nearly ten years of management and organizational leadership to his term as president, as well as experience working with a variety of businesses through his years in public accounting, Eckelberg was prepared for the responsibilities of President. He was able to hear new ideas and work together with his peers and MACCI staff to accomplish MACCI’s goals.
“One of the duties that I came to really enjoy over my term was participating at the ribbon cuttings for the new business and renovations,” he said. “It was fun to see what was new in the community. The businesses were excited to promote their openings or newly remodeled spaces and it was exciting to be a part of those celebrations.”
Though he knew that MACCI was part of many different programs and initiatives in the area, Eckelberg was surprised at the expanse of the programs MACCI takes part in and the services they can provide to their members.
“They are part of business development, workforce development and recruitment, youth apprenticeship, realty stores, providing advocacy at the national, state and local government levels for the local businesses and the many networking and educational programs,” he said.
Eckelberg encourages everyone in the community to get involved with MACCI, whether as a business, committee volunteer, or in a leadership role.
“As a business service organization to Marshfield area businesses, one of the best ways for MACCI to know what the area businesses needed is to have them involved,” he said. “Serving on the Board of Directors or the various committees is a great way for them to express the needs of the business community and to develop the solutions to these needs. It has been a rewarding process and I have been able to get to know a number of great folks.”
He added that MACCI needs individuals from all areas of business in order to succeed.
“Marshfield is such a diverse business community and for MACCI to fully serve this community we need participation and representation from all the parts of the community,” he said. “MACCI is always in need of business and people to volunteer and be part of the organization. Volunteers are essential to the organization and a big part of its success. There are many opportunities at MACCI where you can make a difference.”
Ron Wilczek is the incoming president.
“Ron is very qualified to take over the role as MACCI Board President and I wish him the best this upcoming year,” said Eckelberg.