Chief Financial Officer
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Brian Nowicki is chief financial officer of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), Wisconsin’s lead economic development organization. He joined WEDC in December 2015, bringing to the position extensive experience in accounting, finance, portfolio management, cash management and budgeting in settings including government, nonprofit, real estate and higher education.
Prior to joining WEDC, Brian was controller at Madison College. From 1999 until 2014, he worked for the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, first as a financial officer, then as a controller, and finally as senior manager of economic development. He has also worked as a valuation consultant for Baker Tilly Virchow Krause; as a financial analyst for Alliant Energy; and as an auditor for the National Futures Association in Chicago.
Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a specialization in accounting, as well as a master’s degree in finance, investment and banking, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a certified public accountant and a chartered financial analyst. He is the chairman of the City of Madison Housing Strategy Committee and a board member for the Wisconsin Community Development Legacy Fund.
- Financial compliance with WEDC award contracts
- Accounting and financial reporting for governments
- Establishing internal financial controls
- Long-range financial planning and budgeting
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