The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) announced that Korey Mallien has been hired as its Business & Education Partnership Manager from a strong pool of candidates. Mallien began work with DCEDC Sept. 11.
Mallien is a Door County native, having graduated from Southern Door High School, which is where his two children also graduated. He spent 25 years as sports editor of the Door County Advocate. Mallien has been highly involved in area youth sports the past two decades, including officiating, coaching and with the Sturgeon Bay Girls Little League program as a former board member and fundraising coordinator.
“Preparing our county’s students for workforce readiness, whether that be through a four-year degree, vocational training, or finding them part-time work in any number of industries, is of the utmost importance in today’s competitive global economy and something I’m extremely passionate about,” Mallien said. “I am ready to jump in with both feet to ensure that youth in Door County have unparalleled opportunities to connect with local employers and improve their post-graduation career prospects.”
“We had an amazing pool of candidates apply for this position, but we are supremely confident that we made the right choice in hiring Korey,” said DCEDC Executive Director Caleb Frostman. “His passion for, and understanding of, our Business & Education Partnership programming blew us away during the interview process. He also presented many new ideas for further deepening the connection between our area students and businesses. We are grateful to have him on board and are looking forward to providing our county’s youth with fun, relevant work-based learning opportunities for years to come.”