Clintonville chamber has new executive director


The Clintonville Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced the appointment of Suzanne Wittman as its new executive director.

Wittman replaces Katherine Haen, who resigned earlier this year to accept a full-time position elsewhere. Haen succeeded Sandy Yaeger, who retired in January.

Wittman has a diverse background in economic development, event planning, retail merchandising, marketing and procurement. As a consultant for the retail industry, she has worked with both corporate businesses as well as independent retailers throughout Northeast Wisconsin.

“We believe Suzanne will be an asset to our organization,” said Sara Mullen-Hornung, chamber president. “Her ability to connect people and businesses will benefit both the city of Clintonville and the surrounding communities.”

Wittman is a member of Appleton Downtown Inc.’s economic development committee. She is responsible for business recruitment and property tracking. Wittman is also chairperson for the Clintonville School District’s reconsideration committee.

Wittman has an associate degree in fashion merchandising from Lasalle College in Montreal, Canada, and a Bachelor of Science degree in retail Merchandising and management, with a minor in business administration, from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

She and her husband have been living in Clintonville for almost 10 years. They have three children.