Kim Larson Named New Kewaunee County Economic Development Head

The Kewaunee County Economic Development Corporation (KCEDC) voted to name board member Kim Larson as interim executive director. Larson has been an integral part of the organization executive committee during the last year and has stepped up to fulfill the need of interim executive director. Her primary focus will be to lead the search effort with the board of directors to name a permanent executive director with extensive background in economic and community development.  

Larson has more than 25 years experience working with a wide range of businesses to launch new initiatives and to help them grow, through branding and marketing campaigns, as CEO of Larson-Marvine. This includes launching a division of Aon Risk Technologies, as well as working with startup companies in high-tech, bio-tech, health care, financial consulting and craft brewing sectors.

Larson and her husband decided to move their business here two years ago and live on a family farm just north of Algoma. Her family has businesses in Kewaunee and Algoma that they worked to launch, the Barnsite Retreat and Events Center and Clay on Steele, respectively.

KCEDC has also retained Bill Chaudoir as a consultant to the organization. Chaudoir will work with the organization to hire a new executive director and develop strategy. Chaudoir is the retired executive director of Door County Economic Development Corporation. He has family ties to Kewaunee County and looks forward to consulting with KCEDC to hire a new director and to create a long-term strategy for economic development.

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