DDC Head Jack Moneypenny Resigns

Destination Door County (DDC) announced the resignation of President and CEO Jack Moneypenny, who has led the organization since 2007. Moneypenny’s last day will be July 14.

Moneypenny said that due to the changing structure and direction of the organization it was time to part ways, according to a statement issued by DDC Monday.

Moneypenny joined the organization just as the new 5.5% room tax was being implemented in municipalities throughout the county by the Door County Tourism Zone in 2007. By 2009 all 19 municipalities had joined the zone, exponentially expanding the visitor bureau’s marketing budget to $3,051,712. By 2020 room tax returns had risen to $4,774,326. 

The DDC statement credited Moneypenny with spearheading a countywide car charging network and crafting a plan to build a new welcome center in Sturgeon Bay. Moneypenny thanked the current and former board members who served during his tenure.

“I’d like to thank Moneypenny for his many years of service to the organization during a time when substantial changes have taken place, with more to come,” said DDC Chair Todd Trimberger

Trimberger said organizational leadership will be working with a nationwide search firm to help find a new CEO in the coming months.