Steve Marsh was one of the first hires Marty Brooks made to the leadership team when he began his role as president and chief executive officer in 2018.
Marsh assessed the district’s financial review processes and procedures and turned the reporting and development of departmental information into relevant analytics. As part of the WCD leadership team, Marsh participated in executive leadership training, corporate culture redefinition and building brand ambassadorship.
On April 2, 2020, despite COVID-19, the WCD Board authorized WCD to move forward with a $420 million convention center expansion. Marsh led a project financing team that included representation from Baird, Morgan Stanley and the state of Wisconsin.
WCD broke ground on the expansion on Oct. 28, 2021. The project will double the convention center’s square footage.
“In four short years, Steve has performed exceptional work in not just creating internal processes that allow our work to be trusted and transparent, but also in allowing me and the WCD to take strategic risks,” Brooks said.