The Door County YMCA announces that Tom Beerntsen has been named as the new president and CEO. He is the fourth individual to serve in this role and will start in his new position on Jan. 6, 2014.
Before joining the Door County YMCA staff, Beerntsen served as the first executive director of the Wood Family Foundation in Chicago, a foundation founded by retired Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood.
Beerntsen has been with the YMCA as a volunteer at every level of the national organization and from 2001-2003 served as chairman of the board of the YMCA of the USA. During his years as an officer of the YMCA of the USA Board of Directors he traveled up to 100 days per year and served as the primary volunteer ambassador worldwide for the YMCA of the USA.
Beerntsen said, “I am excited to be serving in a community that I have loved for many years, having had a second home here for 16 years. It is apparent the importance of the role this YMCA plays in the lives of so many people throughout Door County. I am eager to get out and meet as many people as possible and continue the good work that is already in place.”