Jamie Zastrow

Executive Director

Jamie is a graduate of Valparaiso University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She has 30 years of managerial experience in various sectors, including manufacturing, healthcare, downtown revitalization, and non-profit organizations. In addition to her duties here at Progress Lakeshore, Jamie also serves as the President of the Board of Trustees at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, a member of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, a member of the Manitowoc County Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee, and more! Jamie and her husband Gordy live in Manitowoc and are recent empty nesters with four children and five grandchildren.

Ann Flad-Jesion

Director of Entrepreneurship & Business Development

Ann has a master’s degree from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in Human Development/Community & Economic Development focus. She spent 10 years working in economic development for small communities in southeastern Minnesota, for a suburb of Minneapolis, and in urban Milwaukee before starting a family and staying home with her children. She re-entered the workforce and worked at Lakeland University in the president’s office and as the Human Resource Manager before transitioning back to economic development at Progress Lakeshore. She lives in Kohler with her husband, two teenagers, and their pets. In her free time, she volunteers with Special Olympics of Ozaukee County, co-chairs the Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Sheboygan that provides 1,000 free holiday meals, and serves on her church’s pastoral council.

Nicole Schaus

Operations Manager

Nicole is a graduate of Silver Lake College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior. Nicole has 12+ years of accounting and 8+ years of office management experience. She was born and raised in rural Mishicot and currently resides in Two Rivers with her husband and their two daughters. In her free time, Nicole enjoys fishing, hunting and visiting Star Lake, WI. 

Emma Huehns

 Marketing and Communications Specialist 

Emma holds an associate degree in Marketing and Social Media Management from Moraine Park Technical College. She started her career in marketing and social media management as an intern for the Fond Du Lac Area Women’s Fund, where she managed their social media accounts and assisted with various marketing campaigns.

She has developed a love for working with non-profit organizations and supporting their missions. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors, and spending quality time with her friends and loved ones.

Emma believes supporting small businesses and engaging with the community are crucial components for creating a dynamic and flourishing city. She admires the diverse range of businesses and activities that are available in the Manitowoc area, which reflects the County’s vibrancy and liveliness.

Please reach out to Emma for any questions surrounding Progress Lakeshore events, newsletter or social media submissions or any other marketing related inquires.