For further information, contact:
Roy Wallace, The Wallace Group, 651-452-9800,
Steven DItschler, ProAct, Inc., 651-686-0405

PROACT, INC. ELECTS OFFICERS AND MEMBERS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OF NONPROFIT SERVING THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

St. Paul attorney Teri McCloughan elected board chair of Eagan-based organization, which also has facilities in Red Wing and Zumbrota Minnesota and Hudson, Wis.

Teri McCloughan, a principal of the Stapleton & McCloughan law firm in St. Paul, has been elected chair of the board of directors of ProAct, Inc., an Eagan-based organization which provides employment and training services to people with disabilities.

Deanna (DeDe) Wanzek, Special Children Center, Hudson, Wis., will serve as vice chair; Larry Lehman, retired from Security State Bank, Kenyon, will continue as secretary and Charles DeNet, DeNet, Kenefick and Associates, St. Paul, will remain as treasurer. Mary Ellen Leary, MEL Group, Mendota Heights, will serve as immediate past chair.

Dr. Barbara Rebhuhn, Hudson, Wis. Schools, retired, and St. Paul attorney Marty Stapleton were elected to new three-year terms as directors and the term of James Louwagie, BDS Laundry Systems, Mendota Heights, was extended to 2016 to balance the length of board terms. Steven Ditschler, the president and chief executive officer of ProAct, serves as an ex-officio member of the board.

ProAct, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation with facilities in Eagan, Red Wing and Zumbrota in Minn., and Hudson-River Falls, Wis., has served the needs of people for more than 40 years. Serving the Twin Cities, southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin, ProAct provides services for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment and community inclusion.

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