Chippewa Falls, WI – Angela Stadler had a strong familiarity with both Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) and local business and industry even before she started as the new administrator at the Chippewa Falls and Neillsville campuses Jan. 20.
As the former senior branch manager for the Adecco Staffing offices in Eau Claire and Wausau, she made a lot of connections with businesses throughout the area, helping them address their staffing needs. And at CVTC, she was helping out in business-related programs. She says she’s thrilled to come to CVTC full-time.
“CVTC has always been saved among my favorites,” Stadler said. “I have a lot of respect for CVTC because the College positions itself closely with the business community, and I am impressed with how committed CVTC is to its students.”
At the Chippewa Falls and Neillsville campuses, Stadler replaces Tim Shepardson, who retired. While Stadler will oversee the two campus facilities and operations, most of her time will be spent working with CVTC’s Business & Industry (B&I) team, serving the needs of businesses in those areas.
The B&I team has a variety of resources for business and industry, particularly customized training programs on varied topics such as workplace safety, critical core manufacturing skills and leadership, as well as training on particular types of software or machinery operation. Stadler brings a solid background in understanding and working with businesses.
Originally from Blair, where she excelled in cross country, basketball and track in high school, Stadler attended UW-Stout and completed a bachelor’s degree in business administration in three years. She carried a heavy academic load while holding down a retail sales job. Her first job after graduation was with Phillip Morris as a territory sales manager, in which she negotiated contracts for retail shelf space and researched local markets.
In working for Adecco Staffing, her territory overlapped Shepardson’s at CVTC. “A lot of my clients were Tim’s clients,” Stadler said. Those clients include businesses in both the Chippewa Falls and Neillsville areas, and beyond.
While at Adecco, Stadler was honored for her work helping the Wisconsin disabled veterans community.
“I worked a lot for CVTC when I was with Adecco. I worked with the Business Management program doing mock interviews, and was on the advisory committee for the Administrative Professional Program,” Stadler said. She also would speak to students about how to market themselves in their job searches.
“We are excited to have someone with Angela’s abilities, connections in the business community, and past relationship with CVTC taking over leadership at our Chippewa Falls and Neillsville campuses,” said CVTC President Bruce Barker. “She is a great addition to our B&I team.”
Stadler lives in Eau Claire with her 7-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter.