Meet Our Board
Tony has been a member of the Wausau Noon Optimist Club since 2003. He is a past president of the club and past Lieutenant Governor for the WINUM District. He has also served multiple terms on the board of directors. Tony feels privileged to be a part of a club that does so much for the youth of the Wausau area. He is Customer Service Supervisor for Nassco, Inc. and in his free time he enjoys reading and spending time with his wife and kids.
I joined the Wausau Noon Optimist in 2019 with the idea of wanting to be more involved in the community I live and help kids in our community. Growing up in Wausau as a kid, I always remember all of the great things the Wausau Noon Optimist for our community and schools. There were many events I would attend that were put on by the organization. When I became and adult, I knew I wanted to give back to the kids in this community as the organization had done for me. When not volunteering, my day job is a commercial banker. I look forward to many years of serving my community through the Optimists.
Originally from Madison, Craig and his wife Marty moved to Wausau in 1983. They have 3 grown sons 2 now living in Milwaukee and the other in Twin Cities. Craig worked most of his career at Wausau Ins/Liberty Mutual as a corporate attorney , and most recently joined the Wausau office of Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren a Milwaukee based law firm. Craig joined WNO in 2016.
Immediate Past President
Romey Wagner has been a Wausau Noon Optimist for the past 28 year. In those years Romey has served as: Club Secretary, Club Treasures, Vice President, and was also a President - once prior. Romey has served the Wisconsin North - Upper Michigan (WINUM District) as a District Lieutenant Governor, Governor, and currently serves as the districts and international Optimist Foundation Representative. Romey has chaired many projects for the Wausau Noon Optimist Club, most notably, the Elephant Ear Stand and NFL Sweepstakes. He has been married to his wife Lisa for 38 years and they have had three adult children of whom have been raised with the help of all our Optimist friends.
I’ve been an active member of WNO since 2013, and have always strived to be involved with as many of our great projects and events as I can. This is why I’ve gladly served on the board of directors and would be proud to be elected to Internal VP this year.
External Vice President
Natalie joined the Wausau Noon Optimist in 2017 “to do more,” and learned after her first meeting that the Wausau Noon Optimists provided this opportunity. In 2018, Natalie was elected to the Wausau Noon Optimist Board of Directors due to her demonstrated leadership and desire to contribute to the community. Natalie is a co-owner of On-Q Collision - a business with a compassion for community. With Natalie’s desire and compassion, she founded and developed a women’s expo: Stiletto Strong - an organization to help women in business. Natalie spends her free time camping with her wonderful husband (Dale), visiting with their son and his wife and enjoying their two energetic grandsons.
Bob is a lifelong resident of the Wausau area serving many local organizations in service to youth. He has been a member of an Optimist club since 1982 serving as Honor Club President, Treasurer, and Board member multiple years. As a small business owner and manager in the Wausau area, Bob is committed to giving to the local community that has supported local businesses as well. Bob and his wife Linda are looking forward to their retirement years coming soon where they can spend time with their two children and four grandchildren.
Andrew has been a member of the Wausau Noon Optimist Club since 2012 where he found a passion for helping those in need in the community. Andrew uses his talents in social media, web page design, and other technical support to serve the Wausau Noon Optimist Club. Andrew is supported by his wonderful wife Angela and daughter Charlotte; to whom he owes a world of gratitude.
Originally from the Detroit, MI area Sharon and I moved to Wausau in 1976 to join the Apogee Wausau Group. After 25 years as V.P. & General Manager of three divisions I retired in 2001 and formed RSD Services, a construction industry consulting company. Sharon and I fully retired in 2007 and now enjoy 60 wonderful years of marriage, our two kids and three grandkids - all living here in Wausau where we volunteer in a variety of areas.
Judy Hatz is originally from Merrill Wisconsin. She is the oldest of three girls and was raised on a dairy farm. Judy is a graduate of Merrill High School, NTC and Upper Iowa University with a degree in Business Management. She has a 30 year career in the Insurance Industry as an Independent Agent with two Agencies in Merrill, most recently a resident claim representative and a Branch Claim Manager For Auto-Owners Insurance, retiring in 2019.
Judy was a member of the Merrill Noon Optimist before moving to Madison. She has chaired various projects and has served as President, Treasurer and Lt. Governor. She also had opportunities of leadership as President Sun Prairie Lions Club, Church Council and as a Merrill City Alderman.
Judy enjoys traveling, curling, recreational aviation, ying lessons in her cub and being active in the community.
Jim has been a member of the Wausau Noon Optimist since 1991. He joined to club to help the youth in the community that he has dedicated his life to serving and protecting. Jim has served the Wausau Noon Optimist as Treasure since 2007 - keeping the club viable and fiscally responsible is very important to Jim. Jim and his beautiful wife enjoy spending time with their children, grandchildren, and seeing the world.