Former state Rep. Sue Jeskewitz started her new position at the Menomonee Falls Community Chamber on Jan. 22.
A few months after retiring from her 12-year post as the 24th Assembly District representative, Jeskewitz has returned to the chamber, this time as the executive director.
"We all know Sue is a go-getter and a doer, so we're very happy she was receptive to the idea (of taking the position) when we approached her," chamber President Patrick Yates said.
Jeskewitz previously was the associate director for the chamber, but stepped down in 1992 to run for a seat on the Waukesha County Board.
She replaces Jenny Jennings, who was terminated earlier this month after about three years in the position.
"We haven't really been going into details on why Jennings was terminated, other than to say that we've just decided to go in a different direction," Yates said.
Since Jeskewitz has asked to work in the position on a part-time basis, Yates estimated the chamber will spend about $20,000 less on her annual salary than it did on Jennings' full-time position. Actual salaries were not available.
Also gone in 2009 will be The Big Pig Gig, a community event which was organized for the last two years by Jennings.
"It's a great event - we all love what it does for the community," Yates said, "but we felt that at the time we parted ways with Jenny, a lot of the necessary groundwork hadn't been put into place to keep it running this year."
Instead, the chamber will evaluate the event and decide whether to bring it back in 2010, Yates said.
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