The Fox Cities Regional Partnership announces today that Peter Thillman will join the organization as its vice president of economic development on Jan. 2, 2018. Thillman joins the Regional Partnership with 25 years of economic development experience. Thillman comes from Lakeshore Technical College as vice president of workforce and economic development.
“Peter’s vast experience in economic development, combined with his roots in this region, are going to be of tremendous service to our region’s businesses and partners,” said Bob Mundt, president and CEO of the Fox Cities Chamber. “His experience and in-depth understanding of the region will support his new role and we look forward to welcoming him and his family to the Fox Cities.”
In his new role, Thillman will lead the partnership to maintain a full-scope, strategic economic development program that focuses its attraction strategies on collaborative opportunities. He will concentrate efforts to attract and retain talent that is essential for the region’s success. Thillman will also leverage community resources with a focus on retaining and assisting existing industries with their growth.
Thillman and his wife, Jean, have four children. His passion for his family reflects in his community involvement. Peter referees youth soccer, participates in the Knights of Columbus and sings in his church choir.
The search was led by Sharon Hulce, president of Employment Resource Group Inc.
Fox Cities Regional Partnership is division of the Fox Cities Chamber. It exists for the purpose of strengthening our local economy by supporting local job creation through the retention, expansion and attraction of primary employers. The Regional Partnership serves as the point of contact for local businesses seeking assistance with labor training, funding, government advocacy, building and land opportunities, research (including demographic and economic information) and other individual needs. The Regional Partnership serves the communities of Outagamie and Calumet Counties, as well as the northern portions of Winnebago County.