University Economic Development Association
Meridith Jaeger

Meridith Jaeger

UEDA President

Dean, Corporate Training and Economic Development
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Meridith Jaeger is the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Family Business Forum (Forum) at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. In her role, she is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the Forum. The Wisconsin Family Business Forum is committed to fostering healthy family businesses through learning, sharing and problem solving. It is a partnership of business owners, family members, non-family employees, business professionals and academics. Meridith is an advisory board member and co-founder of AeroInnovate. In addition, she serves as the chairwoman of the Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Aviation Development Committee, is the Lt. Governor’s designee to the Aerospace States Association, and is actively working to develop the Wisconsin Aerospace Partners. She is a member of both the UEDA Awards of Excellence and UEDA Annual Summit planning committees. In 2014, Meridith was the presenter when AeroInnovate was awarded the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) Awards of Excellence at the UEDA Annual Summit in the category of Leadership and Collaboration. Meridith earned her Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) in Corporate/Organizational Communication from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Her graduate work had a strong emphasis on the role of higher education in economic development and her research included “The Impact of Faculty Perceptions on Participation in University-Industry Outreach.” Meridith has over 20 years of experience in the areas of education, business, community and economic development. She is committed to building collaborative partnerships across education, business and community.