The Envision Greater Fond du Lac Board of Directors has announced the resignation of the organization’s President and CEO, Cecilia Harry, effective December 4, 2019. Harry has been recruited to fill a lead economic development position in Colorado.
Envision Greater Fond du Lac staff, volunteers and board of directors will continue to focus on delivering the quality programs the Greater Fond du Lac community has grown to rely on. Building on the positive momentum Envision Greater Fond du Lac has generated since its inception in 2017 is a top priority now and during this period of transition.
In the interim, Paul Reetz, board of directors chairman and owner of Integrity Saw and Tool, will provide leadership oversight to the hardworking team at Envision Greater Fond du Lac. Reetz will also lead the board in recruitment efforts to identify the next leader of the organization.
“Cecilia has been a tremendous asset to our community,” according to Reetz. “In her time here, she has been instrumental in developing a new corporate and governance structure, refining quality programming, and helping to set the stage for growth through her focus on talent led economic development, among other things. The impact of her work within our organization will have positive ripple effects well into the future. We wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors.”
Harry reflects on her time with Envision Greater Fond du Lac. “I am extremely proud of what the organization’s talented staff and dedicated volunteers have achieved during my time in the community. I wish the organization and the business community every success as they continue to work in partnership to cultivate a vibrant economic future.”
“While we are very sorry to hear of Cecilia’s announcement, we understand she has been given a great opportunity to advance her career in Colorado,” says Allen Buechel, Fond du Lac County executive. “Cecilia has done an outstanding job of integrating and leading the new Envision Greater Fond du Lac organization. The board of directors will move quickly to begin a search for a new president and CEO. In the meantime, the organization will continue to serve our business community at a very high level until a new leader is chosen.”
Envision Greater Fond du Lac strengthens the economy of the greater Fond du Lac area through commerce, workforce and economic development. The organization was founded in July 2017 as the newly combined Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization.
Envision Greater Fond du Lac offers programs and services in the areas of agri-business, business attraction and expansion, business intelligence, chamber membership, economic development, entrepreneurship, human resources, marketing, safety, workforce development, and young professionals. The organization serves the business community of the greater Fond du Lac area through activities driven by its mission: “We inspire our community to work in partnership and cultivate a vibrant economic future.” For more information, call (920) 921-9500 or visit www.envisiongreaterfdl.com.