The Door County Economic Development Corporation will soon have a new leader at the helm in Sturgeon Bay. The organization’s board of directors has announced the selection of Caleb Frostman to replace founding Executive Director Bill Chaudoir, who retires next month after more than 27 years on the job. A 31-year old native of Green Bay, Frostman is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin/Madison School of Business with a degree in real estate and urban land economics. He comes to the Door County Economic Development Corporation from a career in banking, most recently as vice-president commercial real estate with US Bank in Minneapolis. Prior to that, Frostman was a commercial real estate analyst/officer for M&I Bank. His volunteer efforts have been with the downtown Minneapolis YMCA, the Minnesota Shopping Center Association, and the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities. Frostman will assume his new duties on Tuesday, November 29th.
Mike Baudhuin, Chairman of the Door County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors said after 200 resumes, 22 screening interviews, 15 phone and four in-person interviews, the board is excited to bring Caleb Frostman to the public/private organization and Door County. Baudhuin of Wiretech Fabricators and the Door County Manufacturers Association said Frostman’s background and experience was impressive. He also praised the work of fellow board-member Patti Vickman, chair-person of the search committee and Diane Biersteker from Human Resources Consultants, LLC, for successfully guiding the search effort throughout Wisconsin and surrounding states. For his part, Frostman said he was honored to have been selected for what he called a prestigious position in the Door County community. He noted that he was excited, energized and looking forward to the challenge of the new position, while acknowledging that Bill Chaudoir leaves very big shoes to fill. The Door County Economic Development Corporation, established in 1989, helps businesses create and retain jobs, while fostering a strong entrepreneurial spirit locally.