In The News: Door County Economic Development Announces Internal Promotion
Thomas Strong provides broad-based business background
With an eye toward the future of entrepreneurial development and existing business retention and expansion support, Door County Economic Development (DCEDC) announced the promotion of Thomas Strong to the position of Business Development Specialist.
The announcement was made today during the monthly meeting of the DCEDC Board of Directors.
A graduate of Silver Lake College’s Masters of Science program and a resident of Egg Harbor since 2016, Strong served in various roles at Direct Supply of Milwaukee since 2011. He then telecommuted since making Door County his full-time home.
Strong joined DCEDC in January as Operations Coordinator. Over the course of this year he has demonstrated superior organizational skills and customer service.
“I consider it an honor to serve the people of Door County as a member of Team DCEDC.” Strong said. “In 2019 my time has been focused on our internal operations including our Business Development Center which serves as an incubator for both office and industrial tenants. I’m looking forward to shifting more time on external projects with our existing business partners and entrepreneurs in Door County.
“Tom has excelled with everything we have asked of him,” stated DCEDC’s Executive Director Jim Schuessler in announcing the promotion. “He has achieved great efficiency with both the operations of our incubator and managing our accounting functions. From his very start with Team DCEDC, he demonstrated that he is dependable, by organizing and leading DCEDC’s biennial Madison lobbying effort ‘Door-Kewaunee Legislative Days’ which was a success. DCEDC is hitting all our objectives outlined on the 2019 Strategic Work Plan and Tom is a major contributor to this, which is providing great benefit to our stakeholders.”
Among his new responsibilities, Strong will be leading DCEDC’s Business Retention and Expansion efforts, as well as supporting entrepreneurial development. While he will begin his work in Business Development immediately, he will also be transitioning out of the operations function over the next several weeks.