Sue Bessert

7356 Freedom Trail, Wabeno, WI 54566
Phone: 715-473-4603

Sue has served as Director for Olde Main Street, Inc. in Green Bay (2000 – 2007) and Executive Director for Downtown Rhinelander, Inc. (2007 to 2012). She led downtown revitalization efforts utilizing the National Main Street four-point approach: organization, economic restructuring, design and promotion. Sue established a firm foundation for positive change through working relationships with city government staff, business leaders and community volunteers.

In October of 2007 Sue and her husband, Brad, moved from Green Bay to the Town of Freedom on Roberts Lake in Forest County. Currently Sue serves on the Board of ArtStart, Inc., a new community art center in downtown Rhinelander.  She is the incoming president of General Federation of Women’s Clubs Rhinelander. Sue has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in communications and public relations from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.  She’s a proud grandmother of Xander Wencil who lives in Illinois.