Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (March 4, 2021) – The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) announces the appointment of new officers to it’s executive board and elects a new board member for 2021.
Ann Renard, of Renard’s Cheese Stores & Rosewood Dairy was installed as Chairwoman of the DCEDC Board of Directors and Todd Thayse of Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding former Chairman of the DCEDC Board of Directors will serve as Past-Chair.
Chairwoman Renard states; “I am honored to be serving on the board of Door County Economic Development. The support and resources DCEDC offers the businesses in Door County is second to none. The DCEDC team, led by Steve Jenkins, is a talented group of economic development professionals focused on the present needs of business and the future economic strength of Door County. Together, with our board of directors, the DCEDC team will continue to improve the Door County economic climate by focusing on programs and challenges such as Youth Apprenticeship, Business Development and Retention and Workforce Housing.”
The DCEDC Board of Directors is also pleased to announce Brian Stephens of Door County Medical Center as the Chair-Elect.
With the retirement of Jeffery Miller from over 40 years of service with the banking industry, most recently with Nicolet National Bank, the Board of Directors appointed Jamie Alberts to the DCEDC Board of Directors & Executive Board, serving as Treasurer. Alberts is the Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at Nicolet National Bank.
DCEDC Officers for 2021 are:
● Ann Renard, Chair – Renard is an owner of both Renard’s Cheese Stores and Rosewood Dairy, Inc.
● Brian Stephens, Chair-Elect – Stephens is President & CEO of the Door County Medical Center
● Jamie Alberts, Treasurer – Alberts is the Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at Nicolet National Bank
● Todd Thayse, Past Chair – Thayse is Vice President and General Manager at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding
● Steve Jenkins, CEcD, Secretary – Executive Director, Door County Economic Development Corporation
The DCEDC Directors & Ex-Officio Board Members for 2021 are:
● Nate Bell – Village of Sister Bay
● Steve Christoferson – Hatco Corporation
● MaryKay Shumway – Kellstrom-Ray Agency
● Daniel Tjernagel – Sturgeon Bay Schools
● David Ward – Mayor of Sturgeon Bay
● Doug Wilson – Door County Manufacturers Association/ Door County Coffee & Tea Co.
● Laura Vlies Wotachek– County of Door
● Beau Bernhoft – Village of Sister Bay
● April Konitzer – Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC)
● Jack Moneypenny – Destination Door County
● Ken Pabich – County of Door
● Pam Seiler – Destination Sturgeon Bay
● Jim Stawicki – Sturgeon Bay Utilities
● Dale Swanson – Wisconsin Public Service Corporation
● Josh VanLieshout – City of Sturgeon Bay
The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) is a public/private partnership dedicated to improving the economic vitality of the county and its residents. Founded in 1989, DCEDC has been successful in helping existing businesses create and retain thousands of jobs through a myriad of programs and initiatives. Additionally, DCEDC places strong emphasis on fostering entrepreneurial instincts in county residents as well as those who vacation in Door County.