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YMCA Announces New CEO

Heidi Erickson will take over as the fifth CEO in the 34-year history of the Door County YMCA Jan. 4. She replaces Tom Beerntsen, who is retiring in January after a long career at the YMCA.

Erickson served as the Door County YMCA’s Northern Door Branch executive from 2016 through 2019 when she moved to Green Bay to join the YMCA staff as Branch Executive of the Green Bay Association’s East Side Y branch. She has an extensive background in programming and has also worked with the Appleton Park and Recreation Department and the Eau Claire YMCA where she served as Associate Executive Director.

“We are excited to welcome Heidi back to our Y,” said Mike Felhofer, chair of the Door County YMCA Board of Directors.  “She knows our community, members, donors and staff. We feel fortunate she will be joining us during this challenging time and we are confident she will hit the ground running and lead our organization to an even greater level of service to the community.” 

“I am deeply honored for the opportunity to be back with the Door County YMCA,” Erickson said. “I am ready to join the forward-thinking and hardworking staff,  work with our strong Board of Directors, and alongside community leaders and partners. With this established team and support, I am confident we will build upon and grow the foundation that has been laid and the Y will continue to be an asset to the Door County community.”

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