The Verona Road Business Coalition Team

Executive Committee

Toni Prestigiacomo

Co-Founder / Executive Board Member

Toni Prestigiacomo is a partner and real estate business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the firm's Finance & Financial Institutions and Real Estate Practices.

Deirdre Garton

Co-Founder / Executive Board Member

Deirdre, one of the founding members of the Verona Road Business Coalition, trained as a lawyer specializing in juvenile and family issues.

Cynthia K. Jaggi

Project Manager

Economic Development Partners, Principal Executive Officer, and Project Manager for the Verona Road Business Coalition.

Jeff Rohlinger

Executive Committee

Jeff Rohlinger is currently employed with The QTI Group for 21 years. His current position is Senior Business Technology specialist handling a wide array of facility and technology related issues.

Mike Zimmerman

Economic Development Director

Michael coordinates Fitchburg’s economic development efforts including business retention and expansion, assists new businesses with location and site selection decisions, and promotes and markets the City of Fitchburg.

Block Captains

Denise Quade

Block 2 Captain

Owner of Denise Quade Design.




Ron Frey

Block 3 Captain

Ron Frey, is co-owner of Touch of Class Hairstyling since January 2014. He's worked at Touch of Class since 1994. We're a full service salon and enjoy being a part of the Fitchburg community.

Abbey Weiss

Block 5 Captain

Abbey Weiss applies both her Interior Design and Graphic Design degrees as Creative Director and Social Media Manager at Bella Domicile.

Jeffery Weber

Block Captain

Jeffery Weber is Executive Vice President of Marketing and IT for Waggin Tails Doggie Dude Ranch and Fitchburg Veterinary Hospital. 

Kyle Myhre

Block 7 Captain

Kyle Myhre is Assistant Vice President of Commercial Banking at Wisconsin Bank and Trust. Kyle has been with WB&T for 9 years.

Kim McLaughlin

Block 8 Captain

As the Banking Center Manager of the Fitchburg location of Madison-based Wisconsin Bank and Trust, Kim oversees retail and small business banking. She is also a Small Business Banking Specialist, working hand in hand with business owners to support their financial success. Kim and her colleagues stress community involvement and are very pleased to support the VRBC!

Audra Johnson

Block Captain

Audra is the Block Captain for DesignMart businesses and has provided executive support while managing internal and external communications. Additionally, Audra organizes and executes the company’s advertising and marketing plans.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Purdue University

Kristin Kaker

Block Captain

Kristin Kaker is the Client Services Manager for Yahara Bay Distillers. She manages new and current business relationships for the Distillery and also assists in planning community events. Kristin represents Yahara Bay as an active member of the Verona and Fitchburg Chambers. Kristin is very excited to continue being actively involved supporting the VRBC and the Verona road businesses.