The Kewaunee County Economic Development Corporation is moving on from its former executive director Richard Baker. A press release from the KCEDC Board of Directors gave no reason for Baker’s departure but states “a change in leadership was necessary to build confidence” and it hopes to move forward “as it works to repair relationships with local businesses, government, and all other stakeholders.” The board has tapped its chairperson, Amber Hewett, as its acting executive director while it conducts its search for Baker’s replacement. She says the board is looking for a fresh set of eyes for the future role the KCEDC will play in the region.
Hewett says there is no timeline to name an executive director other than it would like to name one sooner rather than later. Baker had served as the KCEDC Executive Director since January 2019.