Meet Our Staff

  •  Christina ThrunChristina Thrun Executive Officer 715-835-2526 x203

    Christina Thrun joined the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association in March of 2015 from a career in non-profit fund development and marketing. Prior to this role, she was the Development & Marketing Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin where she more than doubled the net income of Bowl for Kids’ Sake. She also served as a Business Development Specialist for Western Dairyland’s Women’s Business Center assisting small businesses in creating business and marketing plans. Previously, Christina also taught part-time as a Sales and Marketing Adjunct Instructor for the Chippewa Valley Technical College and was a part-time Tax Preparer for H&R Block. Christina holds a Bachelors of Business Administration and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. In her free time, she enjoys teaching karate, competing in agility trials with her dog, Bella, and spending time at the family lakeplace in Northern Minnesota.

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    Ron Bower
    Membership Manager (715) 835-2526 x202

    Ron Bower joined our team in May 2020 after a career in tourism and marketing. Previously he worked as Social Media Account Manager for Wilkes Group, as Sports Sales Manager with Visit Eau Claire, and as Group Sales Manager for several tourism bureaus. Ron earned a Master of Science degree in Marketing and Communications as well as a Bachelor of Science degree, both from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. He is on the board of directors for the Chippewa Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center and is active with the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild. Ron and his spouse moved to Eau Claire in 2018 from Ohio, with their cat “Kluber” (named after his favorite baseball player, Corey Kluber). He is an avid Cleveland Indians fan, collects vinyl records (especially The Monkees), enjoys reading comic books, and can often be found exploring the walking trails downtown.

  • Amy Gumz
    Open position
    Office Assistant 715-835-2526 x201

    This position will be filled in the summer of 2020. For information on applying for this position, please email


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    Leeann przybylski
    Government Affairs & Workforce Development Intern(715) 835-2526