The new executive director of the Kewaunee County Economic Development Corp. is a former Door County parks superintendent who most recently developed Radix Leadership, a consulting firm based in Kewaunee.

The KCEDC announcement said Ben Nelson brings the organization “nearly 20 years of value-oriented leadership experience from a variety of roles in complex organizations across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.”

Nelson holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and his master’s degree in organizational leadership and administration from Concordia University. He officially joined KCEDC on Monday (Feb. 8).

“I am excited for the opportunity to build upon the past efforts of KCEDC and to lead the organization forward, creating positive impact as we continue to help grow Kewaunee County’s diverse economy,” Nelson said in the announcement introducing his new role.

“Ben is a tremendous addition to the KCEDC organization, and we look forward to his leadership and guidance as we continue to grow and improve as an organization,” said Amber Hewett, KCEDC board chair who has served as interim executive director since October.

Nelson was parks superintendent for Door County from April 2018 through February 2020.