Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Announces New President/CEO
The Board of Directors of the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce are excited to announce Philip Fritsche as the new President and CEO of the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce; effective December 16, 2019.
Philip Fritsche brings with him a wealth of chamber experience, having worked in an Executive Director/President capacity for over 20 years at two different chamber organizations. Most recently, Philip has served as the President of the Beaver Dam (Wisconsin) Chamber of Commerce since 2003. In addition, Philip has worked on the Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives Board of Directors since 2012; serving as President in 2016 & 2017. Furthermore, Philip has achieved a Certificate in Organization Management from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Organization Management.
Philip has a passion for liaising with the public and the business community. During his career in Beaver Dam, Philip was responsible for establishing countless new programs and initiatives to promote professional development and assist with business success. Upon seeing a need to develop leadership in the county, Philip led the efforts to establish a formal community leadership program. Given the skills gap and worker shortage in the region, Philip helped form the Manufacturing Business Alliance to ensure the business community had better access to an essential trained workforce. Philip is excited to learn more about, and become, part of the Crystal Lake community.
Philip has been active in many civic and municipal organizations; including the Boy Scouts of America and Rotary. Recreationally, he enjoys travel and staying active through biking, hiking and kayaking.