Young’s Appoints New Board Members

Young’s is proud to appoint local community members Peg James, Bob Thomann, and Christopher Thomson to its Board of Directors. Rick Kent, who also serves as a trustee was elected Board President, and the remaining seats are filled by trustees Jane Borton and Ralph Schindler and Northern Trust Representative Kurt Prusener. The new Board will provide ongoing guidance and recommendations as Young’s undergoes major changes in the coming years.

The new seats were added to the Board to ensure there is a closer connection between Young’s and Iron County residents, the region, and beyond. James, Thomann, and Thomson are all Iron County residents who have expressed a strong interest in the vision of Young’s. Their expertise and experience will support Young’s mission as it moves forward with ambitious plans for its golf course, recreational services, and restaurant. James, Thomann, and Thomson have been actively involved with Young’s since last fall. All three members served on advisory teams that were tasked with developing plans for the new future of Young’s.

James, who is also the Foundation Director of the Aspirus Iron Area Health Foundation, will help Young’s develop recreational and learning programs. James is excited to be a part of the changes happening at Young’s. “When I read the mission statement written by George and Margaret for the first time, my thoughts were, I cannot wait to bring this to life,” says James.

Thomson is an avid and experienced golfer and serves as Superintendent of West Iron County Public Schools. “It is a privilege and an honor to be part of the team tasked with Young’s renaissance. The time has come for Young’s to reaffirm its original mission, and I am proud to be part of this new dedication to George and Margaret’s legacy,” says Thomson, who will bring important management experience to Young’s team.

Thomann, a retired sales representative, brings a wealth of knowledge in the food and beverage field and will help guide Young’s dining experience. Thomann is proud to be a part of Young’s revitalized mission. “My appointment to the board is an honor, and it’s a pleasure to work with the fine staff at Young’s as well as the community in bringing back the facility to its full potential.”

Young’s new management team will work closely with the Board to facilitate these efforts. Jason Rivard and Dan Child were confirmed as General Manager and Superintendent, respectively, at the Board’s first meeting in April. Young’s new Executive Chef, Kevin Amelio, will head the FireBrick Bar & Grill, opening in June.