Sen. Shilling: Taps Frostman for influential position on Wisconsin’s Economic Development Board

Contact: Kate Constalie, kate.constalie@legis.wi.gov, 608-266-5490

Carpenter steps down from post as Frostman puts his experience to work

MADISON, WI – Newly elected State Senator Caleb Frostman (D-Sturgeon Bay) has been appointed to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Board of Directors by Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse). Frostman replaces Sen. Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) who voluntarily stepped down from the position to offer the freshman Senator an opportunity to continue working on economic development and job creation.

“Sen. Frostman’s experience running a successful economic development organization, his passion for strengthening communities and his vision for expanding economic opportunities make him a valuable asset to the WEDC Board,” said Shilling. “I appreciate Sen. Carpenter’s leadership to protect Wisconsin workers and taxpayers from costly Republican handouts and risky corporate giveaways. As someone with years of experience, I am confident that Sen. Frostman will continue to prioritize smart investments in local businesses, support Wisconsin-based entrepreneurs and expand economic opportunities for everyone in our state.”

Prior to his election to the State Senate, Frostman served as Executive Director of the Door County Economic Development Corporation which he helped develop into a model economic development organization for the rest of the state. Frostman has previously worked in commercial banking and finance. He also served on the Bay Area Workforce Development Board, boards of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, Door County Visitor Bureau, Sunshine House, and as a member of the Door County Advisory Council for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin.

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