Winkelmann Appointed to Junior Achievement Northwest District Board of Directors

September 14, 2016
Eau Claire, WI –Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc, Northwest District is pleased to announce a new member joining its Board of Directors.

3M Technical Supervisor Duane Winkelmann accepted a board position with the nonprofit whose mission is to foster financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship skills to area youth. Winkelmann moved to Eau Claire, WI in December of 1997. He earned his Mechanical Engineering degree from North Dakota State University and has worked for 3M for the past 24 years and is employed at the 3M Menomonie plant.

“Manufacturing is a fast paced environment. Helping students to learn the skill set that Junior Achievement offers will better prepare them for life,” said Winkelmann. “My involvement with Junior Achievement as a classroom volunteer at the Menomonie Middle has been very rewarding and believe I’m contributing to our children’s skill set.”

An active community member, he serves on the 3M United Way committee and is the current president of the 3M Menomonie Toastmaster’s Charter club. No stranger to JA, Winkelmann is a current classroom volunteer and has presented JA programing to area sixth and seventh grade students the past two years.
Winkelmann and his wife Kimberley have two daughters. Brianne, the oldest, is a junior this year at UWEC pursuing elementary teaching and special education. Bridgette is a junior at Memorial High School. Duane has been involved with his daughter’s athletics which include softball, basketball as well as dance and figure skating.

About Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement (JA) is the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to educating 2nd-12th students about entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work-readiness through experiential hands-on programs. District staff collaborates with more than 690 volunteers and 670 teachers, educating more than 16,600 students throughout northwestern Wisconsin last school year. For more information visit us at or call 715-835-5566.
Lynn Barrie, Marketing Development Manager, (715) 835-5566 ext.26