Bill Wresch is the new associate dean for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh College of Business. He has been with UW-Oshkosh as a management of information systems professor since 2001 and has been the college’s associate dean for undergraduate programs
Dr. Francesca DeTrana joined BayCare Clinic as an emergency physician at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center. Dr. DeTrana received her medical degree from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Ill., and completed her residency training in emergency medicine at St. James Hospital and Health Centers (Midwestern University).
Dinah Mueller and Tricia Morris, owners of Club Scrap in Greenville, received the Convention Award from the Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau. Club Scrap hosts two or three events each year, generating an estimated 600 room nights annually, creating a large economic impact for the area. The bureau also honored Lawrence University with its Destination Builder Award for its efforts in bringing people to the Fox Cities and for serving as host for visitors to the NCAA Division III baseball tournament.
Gino Giordana joined Associated Bank’s mortgage lending team as a residential loan officer in Appleton. He previously was with Unison Credit Union in Little Chute.
Angela Traver joined BrownBoots Interactive in Fond du Lac as an account executive.
Bill Gigstead is the new Ashwaubenon branch manager for Citizens Bank. He previously served as branch manager in Kiel.
ThedaCare promoted Jamie Dunham to the new role of director of clinical care transformation, leading the implementation of spreading Collaborative Care at Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. Dr. Jennifer Frank joined ThedaCare Physicians-Neenah West as a family practitioner. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and her medical degree from Boston University. She completed her family medicine residency at DeWitt Army Hospital in Fort Belvoir, Va. Before joining ThedaCare, Dr. Frank was a family physician and medical director at UW Health Fox Valley Family Medicine Clinic. ThedaCare Physicians-New London added Dr. Michael L. Fetterolf as a family practitioner. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Ursinus College in Collegeville, Penn., and his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his residency in family medicine at Franklin Regional Medical Center in Franklin, Penn., and a fellowship in obstetrics at Family Medicine Spokane in Spokane, Wash.
Kurt R. Bauer is the new president and CEO of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the state’s largest business advocacy organization. He replaces James Haney, who retired. He has worked for banking trade associations for 18 years, including the last seven as president and CEO of the Wisconsin Bankers Association.
John Casper, president and CEO of the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce, was elected president of the Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives Association Board of Directors.
Several entrepreneurs from across the New North advanced to the semi-finals of the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest: Marco Araujo of InterMeds in Green Bay; Richard Bowers of Matrix Reading Solutions in Hobart; Jeff Hayes of BreadSt-Your Ave to the Web in Neenah; Jeff LeDuc of SolarWindow in Appleton; Brad Schwei of PureTech Systems in Neenah; and Brandon Taff of Birdieworld in Neenah. The first prize in the statewide contest is worth $50,000 in cash and services. The winner will be announced in early June.
Melissa Hunt, community development specialist for the Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation, completed the Economic Development Finance Professional Certification Program through the National Development Council.
Tom Doney, CEO and co-founder of Cypress Benefit Administrators in Grand Chute, was selected to the Society of Professional Benefit Administrators’ national board
Erika S. Dalebroux joined the law firm of Metzler, Timm, Treleven, Pahl, Beck, S.C. in Green Bay as a paralegal. She has more than 25 years experience.
Allen Yokers of Kaukauna is the new director of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for Business Neworking International. He develops new BNI chapters and oversees BNI chapters in the Fox Valley and Central Wisconsin.
Stellar Blue Web Design LLC, an Internet marketing agency, promoted Amanda Betts to marketing director. A graduate of UW-Oshkosh, she interned with Stellar Blue before joining the company after graduation as a social media strategist. Stellar Blue also recently hired Ben Benesh as a web/mobile developer.
Scott Tomashek, an audio visual systems consultant at Camera Corner/Connecting Point, received his Certified Technology Specialist-Design (CTS-D) accreditation. He is one of three people in Wisconsin to hold this accreditation.
Leonard & Finco Public Relations Inc. in Green Bay promoted Melissa Bowman to operations manager and Linda Krout to finance manager.
Jeff Bauman is the new chief investment officer at Stephenson National Bank & Trust’s Marinette office. He has 15 years experience in equity and fixed income markets.
The Karma Group in Green Bay added eight employees: Kim Decur as an associate account executive; Mary Ruhanen as an executive assistant; Kim Micolichek as media assistant; Amanda Roberts as director of first impressions; Amber Johnvin and Laura Coppus as account coordinators; Troy Foley as an application developer; and Desiree May as a designer.
Integrity Insurance in Appleton added Laura Dedering as a program and association specialist. In her new role, she promotes current commercial products, developing new products and building relationships crucial to the success of expansion into niche and program business.
Terri Trantow, president of Johnson Bank-Fox Cities, joined the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation’s board of directors.
William “Billy” Falk is the new assistant director of alumni and student programs at St. Norbert College. A St. Norbert graduate, he previously worked as assistant director of alumni communities.
Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group added Chuck Larson as a sales associate in its Waupaca office.
Unitel in Appleton added Krystle Romanowicz as an administrative assistant and customer service representative and Terry Toraason as a sales representative.
Sue Edminster is Affinity Health System’s new vice president of corporate human resources. She joined Affinity in 1997 and most recently served as HR director.
Laurie Case joined UW-Green Bay as sustainability coordinator. She provides leadership and executive staff support across a broad range of activities to adopt best practices in the implementation and tracking of sustainable practices.
Andy Rinke, an instructor in Fox Valley Technical College’s Automotive Technologies programs, earned “World Class Technician” recognition from General Motors, the company’s highest level of professional development.
Tweet/Garot Mechanical recently promoted Hope H. Voight to the role of operations manager and Jodi Miller-Larson to controller.
HiTech Control Systems Inc. hired Neil Brandon as a design engineer. He specializes in design services related to machine control, programmable controllers, HMSI systems, conveyers, robotics and installation.
The Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced its new officers and members: president — Matt Quasius, Quasius Construction; president-elect — Stephen Beaumont, Kohler Company; treasurer — Michael Brookins; vice presidents — Louie Gentine of Sargento Foods, George Bruggenthies of Road America, Terri Lillesand of Schenck, S.C., Niel Larsen of Maritime Insurance Group and Steve Harrison of Old Wisconsin Sausage; and directors — Kristin Abell of Lakeshore Technical College, Andy Bagnall of St. Nicholas Hospital, Craig McFadden of RCS Empowers, Carl Claerbout of Dutchland Plastics, Eric Hesselink of Community Bank & Trust and Randy Schwoerer of the Harbor Centre Business Improvement District.
Cooperative Resources International of Shawano hired Sara Vanderstappen as an international sales coordinator. A UW graduate, she coordinates the shipment of bovine semen, embryos and artificial insemination supplies to the cooperative’s distributors throughout Latin America.
Network Health Plan in Menasha named Penny Ransom as vice president of marketing.
She has more than 13 years experience working at a provider-sponsored health plan.
Dana Thorpe is the new executive director for The Building for Kids in downtown Appleton. Previously, she was deputy director at the Association of Children’s Museums in Arlington, Va., and director of exhibits at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.
Hannah Schraufnagel is the new education coordinator for the Gardens of the Fox Cities in Appleton. She most recently worked with Sustainable Fox Valley on “Reviving the Ravine” Arbutus Park project.
Carl M. Hennig Inc., an Oshkosh brokerage firm, appointed Scot Harenburg as president; Kurt Caramanidis as vice president; and Valerie Wiley as secretary/treasurer. Ellis Bosveld, Steven Seidl and Jonathan Canter joined the firm as brokers.
Patty Hoffman joined A-mazing Events LLC as marketing and events coordinator.
Business attorney Fredric Tannenbaum joined Nsight’s board of directors.
The Marek Group in Appleton added Carrie Gorges as a national sales representative and John Nagel as a national sales manager.
BrightStar added Peggi Jankowski as a customer service representative responsible for planning, development and implementation for all Home Services and Staffing.
Baisch Engineering, a professional engineering and consulting firm in Kaukauna, added Christina FitzGerald as the business development and marketing manager. Baisch engineer Hassan Loutfi was recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists for his commitment to the organization with a lifetime membership.
Terrie Pohjola is the new vice president of associations and programs at Secura Insurance in Appleton.
Dr. Robert Griesser was elected president of the BayCare Clinic Board of Managers.
Dr. Santi Budiasih joined Affinity Medical Group’s Koeller Street clinic in Oshkosh. She earned her medical degree from the University of Indonesia College of Medicine. She completed a joint pediatric residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Creighton University – Children’s Hospital of Omaha.
Matthew Stollak, an assistant professor of business administration at St. Norbert College, received the 2010 Career Achievement Award from the Green Bay Area Chapter Society for Human Resource Management.
Jerry Cook, a financial representative with Country in Appleton, earned his Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow designation from American College in Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin announced several new hires: Jackie Zolp as site coordinator for theVolunteer Income Tax Assistance program; Jason Clark as a PC/network technician; Matthew Kadlec as a financial counselor with the Financial Information and Service Center (FISC); and Kathy Laird as an intake specialist for the new Fox Valley Tech FISC team. Goodwill also promoted Christina Loch to assistant team leader at its Green Bay West retail store and training center and Andrea Granditzke to area team leader with Goodwill’s Menasha retail store and training center.
PMI Entertainment Group promoted Ryan Riess to manager of technology services.