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Kids at Heart

Meet our Staff and Board of Directors!

The Children's Museum of Eau Claire is a place where kids play to learn and grown-ups learn to play! That's why our Board of Directors and staff are made up of grown-ups who truly believe in CMEC's mission to encourage imagination, discovery, creativity, and the love of learning. Here is a list of grown-ups who help make play possible for children in Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley!

2021 CMEC Board of Directors

Marianne Klinkhammer – President
Gator Garb Promotions
Jason Munz– Vice President
Vacant – Treasurer
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Becky Seelen - Secretary
Security Financial Bank
Tony Benedict
Benedict Refrigeration
Kirstin Rossi
University of Wisconsin -Eau Claire
Maureen Carlson
Hoeft Builders
Blythe Rinaldi
Retired HR Executive
Justin Harings
CCF Bank
Pa Thao
Eau Claire Hmong Mutual Assistance Association
Jamie Kane
Legends Marketing
Nick White
Associated Bank

Jerry Kuehl
Northwestern Bank

Mike McHorney
Executive Director


Mike McHorney

Mike McHorney

Executive Director
Phil Rechek

Phil Rechek

Vice President of Operations
Mandy Runge

Mandy Runge

Vice President of Development

Deb Zehms

Sarah McInnis

Director of Play Experience

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