The Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) has announced a new initiative, Bridge Wisconsin, launching this fall. Bridge Wisconsin aims to close economic gaps and drive innovation for rural and urban communities.
This initiative will support five strategic priority areas: housing, early childhood education, economic equity and investment, workforce development, and sustainability.
Tonnetta Darcel Carter joins MadREP as chief strategy officer of Bridge Wisconsin, where she will develop and execute the strategic vision of the regional initiative, driving innovation across Madison Region and the broader state.
Darcel Carter previously served with local venture firm Gener8tor as the firm’s inaugural investment director. She is also the founder and CEO of Carter Wilson Group, an alternative asset consulting firm.
She began her career as chief of staff in the US Army National Guard, spending years abroad in Afghanistan and South Korea. An advocate for health equity and philanthropy, Darcel Carter also served as assistant development director at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Darcel Carter has served in leadership roles for a variety of public sector organizations like New Leaders Council-Wisconsin and Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals. She currently serves on the Advisory Committee for Waukesha County Technical College Real Estate program and Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs, Board of Veteran Affairs.
Darcel Carter is a Milwaukee native and alumnae of UW–Whitewater, having received her BBA in Finance.