Chamber seeks new director
Haen resigns after one month
By Erik Buchinger
Clintonville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Katherine Haen decided to leave position after about a month on the job.
Haen left to pursue a position that more suited her field of study. She graduated from UW-Stevens Point in December 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a minor in American Studies.
“She had a better job that fit her background in her field, and she’s a young girl with lots of opportunities,” former Executive Director Sandy Yaeger said.
In a press release from Wednesday, March 1, the chamber board of directors said they wish Haen well in the future.
“While we know this was a very short-term for her, we appreciate the effort and time that she has put in to learn the ins and outs of the Chamber and try to meet as many members while she was here. Her efforts are appreciated, and we wish her well in her new employment.”
Yaeger held the position for 7 ½ years until Jan. 31 and has returned to the job for the short-term while candidates are being interviewed.
“I think we’re open for interviews through the end of March,” Yaeger said. “Hopefully in the first part of April, they’re hoping for somebody to be in here.”
Yaeger said there have been a few candidates come in.
“We’re looking for a good candidate to add that would be great to get Clintonville going again,” Yaeger said.