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Brezinski named Young Professional of the Year

By Heather Graves

GREEN BAY – In recognition of her numerous contributions to the community – both professional and personal – Abby Brezinski, director of operations at New Community Shelter in Green Bay, was named Young Professional of the Year at an awards event held April 25.

Each year, Current Young Professionals Network, a program of the Greater Green Bay Chamber, recognizes the accomplishments of talented young professionals (ages 21-40) making an impact within the Greater Green Bay community.

Brezinski joined the New Community Shelter in an entry-level position 13 years ago.

Since becoming director of operations, Brezinski has created a Good Neighbor Policy with police officers and led a $2.3 million expansion project at the shelter that created more programming space, three transitional living apartments for veterans and an expanded dining room.

Brezinski was selected for the award from Current’s Future 15.

Two other awards were handed out during the evening.

Tony Ehrbar, owner and CEO of American Tent & Sidewall, was selected as Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Ehrbar was selected for his commitment and dedication to building and leading a successful area business.

Ehrbar has created 16 new full-time positions in Green Bay.

Capital Credit Union was recognized as the Next Generation Best Place to Work.

Capital Credit Union was chosen for this award for its commitment to the development of young professionals.

Headquartered in Green Bay, Capital is a not-for-profit financial institution with more than 100,000 members in Northeast Wisconsin.

The event drew more than 400 attendees to celebrate the accomplishments of these young professionals.

“Current is proud to have such a tremendous representation of young professionals and business leaders within the area,” said Mallory Nash, program director, Current Young Professionals Network.

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