Rich Batley

Rich Batley

R. B. Hospitality

Rich is the President of R. B. Hospitality. He founded the hospitality management and consulting company in 2002. Rich is an owner/investor in three first-class hotel properties: the CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel & Spa – Appleton, Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center – Neenah, and Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center – Oshkosh. He is also an owner/investor in the Ground Round Grill & Bar – Neenah, the Ground Round at River’s Edge – Oshkosh, and Bridgewood Golf Course – Neenah.

Rich received the prestigious Gus Zuehlke Distinguished Service Award presented by the Fox Cities Chamber in November 2016. In 2012, he was selected as the Best Western International Voting Member of the Year. Rich is married to Lori and has four grown children. He is an avid Packers Fan and enjoys spending time with his family. Rich is happy to be a participant in Shall We Dance and feels the Sexual Assault Crisis Center truly makes a difference in the Fox Cities.

Jessie Spencer, Valley Social

Jessie Spencer, co-owner of Valley Social Dance Studio, has been teaching ballroom dancing since 1998. She got her start in the dance business with a franchised studio in Minnesota. Her competitive figure skating background helped make learning easy; and her love of dancing grew. In addition to managing and teaching at Valley Social, she also teaches ballroom dancing for the Renaissance School For The Arts – a charter high school in Appleton; and is involved with the Shooting Star Ballroom Dance Program – a program for area 5th and 6th graders, teaching social skills though ballroom dance. Giving back to the community has been a goal of hers since the beginning of her career. She has been involved with Shall We Dance since the start. “Thank you to all of the amateur dancers for all of your hard work to benefit this important cause.”