Beaver Dam Chamber Hires New Executive Director

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce has hired a new Executive Director. Tracy Propst will start in the new position April 1 succeeding Phil Fritsche, who held the post for the past sixteen years.

According to a press release:

“I am excited about the opportunity to be instrumental in adding valuable programs and professional development opportunities to our members while promoting business collaboration, entrepreneurship and growth in Beaver Dam and the surrounding area,” said Propst.

The selection of Propst ends a search facilitated by Nicole Johnson, Board President of the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce. An initial prospect pool was narrowed by stages to a final group who interviewed with the board’s search committee.

“After an extensive search for a new Executive Director, we are pleased to have selected Tracy Propst,” said Johnson. “Tracy has an energetic leadership style and strong communication and marketing skills; this combined with experience in both for-profit and non-profit management positions makes Tracy uniquely qualified to lead the Beaver Dam Chamber. We’re excited for Tracy to begin to bring her ideas and enthusiasm to our Chamber.”

Tracy Propst brings over 25 years of experience in sales and marketing in both private and public companies, as well as, a non-profit organization. Twenty-two years of her career were at Gehl Foods, Inc. in Germantown, Wisconsin where she served as Vice-President of Sales.  She is leaving a Program and Project Leader position at the Professional Dairy Producers in Juneau, Wis. and has also done contracted work for the City of Beaver Dam as a Community Development Manager

“I am grateful to the Chamber board for this opportunity to lead and grow this important community organization.” Propst said. “I look forward to working with the members and volunteers as the Chamber transitions into an exciting new chapter in its long and rich history in Beaver Dam.

Beaver Dam’s business community is strong and very diverse and the Chamber’s mission is to promote engagement and collaboration for the community and membership. For more information on Beaver Dam Chamber or Commerce membership or community programs, please call 920.887.8879 or visit