PEOPLE | Kim Bassett-Heitzmann was elected chief executive officer and president of Bassett Mechanical in Kaukauna at the company’s annual board meeting in late December. Bassett-Heitzmann has been president and chief operating officer at the company for the past two years. She joined Bassett Mechanical in 1996 in a sales position, and over the years took on various roles to learn the business, including working in the shop and field alongside the company tradesmen, as well as other leadership positions in various divisions of the company. Bill Bassett remains at the company as board chairman.
Vicki Ray has joined Affinity Medical Group in Appleton as a nurse practitioner. She provides personalized primary care to adults, including diagnosing and treating acute, chronic and complex health conditions. She has a special interest in chronic disease management and helping patients achieve optimal health. Ray earned her master’s degree in nursing degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Drs. Tracy Rupke and Ryan Dopirak of Holy Family Memorial’s Lakeshore Orthopaedics served as instructors in Chicago at the Arthroscopy Association of North America’s “Master’s Course in Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy.”
Dr. Juan A. Albino, an interventional physiatrist at The Neuroscience Group of NE Wisconsin, has passed his subspecialty board and is now board certified in pain medicine. He adds this certification to his current credentials of Doctor in Medicine and Board Certified Physiatrist (Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation).
Todd Draak has joined Citizen’s Bank as the district officer of the Green Bay East district. He will be located at the Citizens Bank branch in Suamico. In his new role, Draak will oversee offices in Allouez, Ashwaubenon, Suamico, De Pere, Oconto, Marinette, Pulaski, Algoma, Sturgeon Bay, Prairie du Chien, Lancaster and Fennimore.
Dr. Tara Robertson, a licensed clinical health psychologist, has joined Bellin Health Psychiatric Center in Green Bay. Robertson completed a fellowship in psychooncology and works with The Cancer Team at Bellin Health to provide multidisciplinary care to oncology patients and their families. She conducts evaluations for patients considering prophylactic mastectomy, organ transplantation and bariatric surgery.
Rick Hearden has joined Baylake Bank as senior vice president-director middle market banking. He received his bachelor’s degree from St. Norbert College and his master’s in business from the Universtiy of Notre Dame. Hearden also completed the Wisconsin Bankers Association Commercial Lending School.
Jim Morrison, owner of James N. Morrison & Associates, has joined the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors. He is a professional speaker and leadership trainer.
Nurse practitioner Lynn Dahlke has joined Affinity Medical Group in Winneconne. She provides personalized primary care to adults and children, including wellness visits. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from UW-Oshkosh.
Jennifer Nelson has been named executive director of Literacy Green Bay Inc. She has 20 years experience working in the non-profit field.
Bob Diskin has joined Green Bay-based Camera Corner/Connecting Point as a senior account executive after representing Panasonic Presentation Systems for the past 26 years.
Teresa Watters, a board-certified family nurse practitioner, has joined Bellin Health Family Medical Centers. She will see patients at clinics in Pulaski, Suring and Bonduel.
Gary M. Sikich of Green Bay has GMS Services, Business Development Consulting to provide business development services to engineering and architectural firms and contractors.
Gina Vollmer has joined DiRenzo & Bomier LLC as an associate attorney. A graduate of Marquette University Law School, she will assist business and individual clients in the areas of real estate, business transactions, estate planning and foreclosure.
Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. of Neenah has added Leah Larson as a commercial lines processor analyst; Greg Rosen as an underwriter; Diane Randall as an executive assistant; Chad Michael as manager of agency operations; Victoria Sturiale as a commercial lines sales representative; and Christopher Hartich as vice president of human resources and organizational development. Kelly Campbell was promoted to commercial lines production manager.
Insight Creative Inc. of Green Bay has promoted Jay Bauer to creative director.
Menasha Packaging has promoted three employees: Kari Juardis has been promoted to sales manager for the Folding Carton Group (formerly Neenah Printing). Anu Varma has been promoted to director of IT for Menasha Packaging’s home office. Kelly Stanton was promoted to credit manager.
Green Bay pediatric dentist Dr. James Van Miller received the 2009 Wisconsin Dental Association Lifetime Achievement Award.
Jackie Baughman has been promoted accounts manager at ENRECO, a Sheboygan Falls provider of flaxseed ingredients to the food and nutritional products industry.
Greg Salmen, senior vice president and trust manager at Stephenson National Bank & Trust in Marinette, received the Prochnow Educational Foundation/Wisconsin Bankers Association Scholarship to attend the graduate school of banking at UW-Madison.
Dr. Tim Marsho has joined Affinity Medical Group’s pediatrics department at its Neenah clinic. He attended the University of Notre Dame and received his doctor of osteopathic medicine from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, Ill. He completed his residency and chief residency at Loyola University Medical Center near Chicago.
Dr. Peter Roloff has been named Affinity Health System’s director of medical informatics and operations in the Affinity IT Department. The position will serve a key role in Affinity’s endeavor to roll out a modern electronic health record to ambulatory as well as inpatient sites during the next few years. The position is half time, and Dr. Roloff will continue to operate his pediatric practice at the Neenah Deerwood location half time.
Patti Mijal, a nursing instructor at Fox Valley Technical College, was selected as an item writer for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination. The council is responsible for developing and administering the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN licensing exams. She is one of 12 nursing instructors in the nation to be chosen for this honor.
SEH, a consulting engineering and architectural firm, has added two employees to its Appleton office. Jody Andres has joined as a senior architect and project manager responsible for sustainable architectural design, Building Information Management (BIM) and 3-D modeling for educational facilities. Pam Pirman has joined SEH as marketing manager for the company’s East Division, which includes Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. She has more than 17 years experience in the marketing and communications industries.
Keith Pollnow, president and chief executive officer at Choice Bank in Oshkosh, has been selected to the American Bankers Association’s Community Bankers Council.
Remley & Sensenbrenner, a full service law firm in Neenah, has hired Jenny Stobb as a paralegal. She has more than seven years experience.
Sarah Schneider of Schenck S.C. received the 2009 Woman of Distinction Award from the Mid-Day Business and Professional Women.
Sandra Loomis has joined Place Perfect Realty as a residential sales specialist.
Heather McCombs has joined Emmons Business Interiors in Appleton as an interior designer.
Alta Resources has added three employees at its Neenah corporate headquarters. Brett Meach has been hired as the new proposals-marketing manager, Jack Karch has joined as the new business development director and Steve Fidlin has joined as the program director for Alta’s Johnson & Johnson sales team. Alta also has announced the promotion of Dave Richter to managing director of customer care. Richter has been with Alta for 10 years and held several positions, including most recently as a program director.
Group Purchasing Inc., a for-profit subsidiary of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, has added board member Barbara Bell of Wipfli LLP and Gary Baranowski of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce as secretary-treasurer. Kristen Neveau of Infusion Inc. was re-elected as the volunteer president of the company and Troy Streckenbach of Marco’s & Jimmy Seas was re-elected vice president. Other board members include Denis Kreft of Imaginasium, Joe Malcore of Malcore Funeral Home Inc., Diane L. Roundy of Schenck SC, Nick Lanser of Broadway Automotive, Tom Neumann of Romo, Inc., Tony Wied of Patriot Management Group and Anthony Steffek of Hermes Law Ltd.
Tamara K. Putney, business development manager at Fox Premier in Oshkosh, has earned her certified meeting professional designation.
Dr. Mayumi Cayde-Leslie has joined the Affinity Medical Group in Menasha. Cayde-Leslie provides personalized primary care to adults and children, including wellness visits and treating acute and chronic illness. She earned her medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. She served her residency in family practice at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno.
Dr. Rance Hafner, medical director at Unity, completed his American Board of Family Medicine recertification examination.
Heidi Melzer has joined the legal team at Hermes Law Ltd. in Green Bay. She will focus on complex litigation and corporate lawsuits. Prior to joining Hermes Law, she practiced construction litigation and insurance defense litigation in Chicago for six years.
Appleton entrepreneur Karmen Smith has been named Club Operator of the Year by Anytime Fitness. She has 10 clubs in eastern Wisconsin.
The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors has honored Michael ‘Cal’ Calabresa, vice president of sales and marketing at Integrity Insurance in Appleton, for 10 years of successfully maintaining the CIC designation, denoting significant commitment to advanced knowledge and customer service.
Robert Keebler, a partner with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause in Appleton, has been recognized by “CPA Magazine” as one of the Top 40 Tax Advisors to Know During a Recession.
Dr. Jane Flanagan has been appointed as the new editor of the NANDA International professional trade journal, “International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications.” NANDA is based in Green Bay.
Eva Curtis has joined WOW Logistics in Appleton as a national accounts manager. She has 20 years experience in sales, management and operations.
The Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of Public Relations Society of America has selected its officers for 2010: Roz Barker of Schenck is president; Krissy Lillie of Aurora Health Care is president-elect; Dana Kohlbeck of Coalesce Marketing and Design is treasurer; and Nadia Farr of EAA is a director-at-large. Continuing in office are Anne Towers of Jewelers Mutual as secretary; Adam Hardy of Brown County United Way as past-president; Katie Eastman of AECOM as a director-at-large; and Rachel Lom of Write Image as a director-at-large.
Sandi Davis has been named the new executive director of cardiovascular services for the HSHS Eastern Wisconsin Region, representing St. Vincent, St. Mary’s and St. Nicholas hospitals. She brings more than 20 years of health care experience in both clinical and managerial roles.
Physical therapist Michael Last of Orthopedic and Spine Therapy has furthered his continuing education by completing “Visceral Manipulation 1” from the Barrall Institute. In this course, Last learned about evaluation and treatment of visceral and peritoneal dysfunctions, as well as treatments for the liver, gallbladder, stomach, duodenum and small and large intestines.
Jackie Schertz has joined ImproMed Inc. as a marketing writer.
Dr. Thomas Harden, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay chancellor, and Larry Borgard, president and chief operating officer for utilities of Integrys Energy Group Inc., have joined the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors.
Jeff Mazanec has joined R.A. Smith National as a senior project manager in Appleton office.
Christine F. Jensema has been named chief people officer for the HSHS Division (Eastern Wisconsin) which is comprised of St. Mary’s and St. Vincent Hospitals in Green Bay and St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan. She will oversee human resources function for the division.
Dr. William J. Enright of Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists of Green Bay, a Bellin Health partner, will now see patients in Brillion and Wrightstown. Enright’s specialty is orthopedic surgery.
James A. Friedman of Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is the first Wisconsin attorney to be designated as an Accredited Insurance Receiver by the International Association of Insurance Receivers.
Capital Credit Union has added Paul J. Renard, an Ameriprise Financial advisor, to the Capital office at 855 Eisenhower Drive in Kimberly.
Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group has added Michelle Derenne and Kenda Brunette to its Ontario Street office in Green Bay.
BUSINESS | Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, a not-for-profit financial services and membership organization, received a 2009 Excellence in Financial Literacy Education Award from the Institute for Financial Literacy. Thrivent Financial, which has its operational headquarters in Appleton, was honored for its workshop, “Charitable Giving: How to Make a Difference by Giving Back.”
Thrivent has also received a silver Alexander Hamilton Award for “Best Green Strategy” by Treasury & Risk magazine. Thrivent Financial was one of just three organizations nationwide to be honored for excellence in finance and treasury management related to environmental awareness, conservation and social responsibility.
The Echocardiography Laboratory at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh has received accreditation from the Intersociatal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories. Frank Yamout, director of the lab, also received registry in Pediatric Echocardiography from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. Yamout is one of four people in the state to hold that designation.
Tweet/Garot Mechanical of Green Bay has compiled 5 million hours of work without a lost-time incident. The last lost-time incident was in 2002.
Strauch Chemical Distributors Inc. of Illinois is now representing Great Lakes Calcium of Green Bay. Great Lakes Calcium is one of the leading suppliers of custom minerals in the Midwest while Strauch Chemical Distributors supplies a broad range of industrial raw materials and filtration products to Midwestern manufacturers.
Reinhart Partners Inc. of Oshkosh was included in Wealth Manager magazine’s top 100 wealth management firms for 2009. The ranking is based on average assets under management per client and more than 400 firms from around the United States participated. Reinhart was the only Wisconsin firm to make the top 100.
Arketype Inc. of Green Bay has received a Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) TEN Award for its “outstanding support of the arts.” Since 2005, the BCA TEN Award is given annually to only the top 10 best companies supporting the arts in America.
Network Health Plan of Menasha has been ranked nationally for the fifth consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report and the National Committee for Quality Assurance as one of the nation’s best health insurance plans. NHP’s ranking is based on clinical quality, member satisfaction and NCQA Accreditation scores.
Home Things!, a locally-owned retail home accent and gift shop, has moved and is sporting a new name. The store, which is now known as My Happy Place, is now located at 1869 N. Casaloma Drive, Grand Chute.
Appleton’s Air Wisconsin Airline Corp., the largest independently held regional airline in the United States, has retained Leonard & Finco Public Relations Inc. in Green Bay to assist management and communications teams during emergency situations.
Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah received the U.S. Health and Human Services Gold Medal of Honor for its organ donation program for the fifth consecutive year. Theda Clark earned the honor by achieving at least a 75 percent organ donation conversion rate.
Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery of Kewaunee is having its wines distributed throughout Wisconsin by Badger Liquor of Fond du Lac.
NEWisconsin MRI Center in Green Bay has received a three-year accreditation from the American College of Radiology.
Appleton Sign Co. of Neenah received several awards during the recent Wisconsin Sign Association Fall Conference and Design Awards Banquet. Designers Eric Cates and Matt Erickson won six awards including two first place awards and four second place awards.
Menasha Packaging of Neenah won eight awards at the 2009 Design of the Times competition in Chicago. Menasha Packaging received two platinum awards for a GUM Crayola Timer Light Toothbrush Header and a Windex Outdoor All-in-One Floor Stand. The company also won four gold awards for a Nestle Maggi Cubes 3-Powerwing Floor Stand, a ConAgra Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers Wave Display, and for the two platinum entries; and two silver awards for a Timex Fitness Tracker Counter Display and a Pledge Multi-Surface Pre-Pack Floor Stand.
St. Norbert College of De Pere and Michigan Tech University have started an engineering academic partnership. Students will have the opportunity to take pre-engineering courses at St. Norbert College for two years followed by a transitional summer period at Michigan Tech preparing students for their final two years of course work at Michigan Tech.
Burger Boat of Manitowoc has received two awards for its yachts. INGOT, a 153-foot tri-deck motor yacht, received the Best Motor Yacht Under 50 Meters at the 19th Annual ShowBoats International Award ceremony while SYCARA IV, a 151-foot classic fantail motor yacht, received first place in Custom Woodworking Business Magazine’s 2010 Design Portfolio Award competition in the Architectural Millwork category.
Orion Energy Systems of Manitowoc has awarded its Environmental Stewardship Award to Flexsteel Industries of Dublin, Ga., for reducing electricity consumption, reducing water consumption and reducing waste.
IEI General Contractors Inc. of De Pere received a 2009 BUILD Wisconsin Award in the General Contractor New Construction category for its work on The Cancer Team at Bellin Health building in Green Bay.
The Best Western Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center in Neenah was named Best of the Best in Quality at Best Western International’s annual North American Convention. The honor is given to properties that receive two consecutive top quality assurance assessment scores within a 12-month period.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Milwaukee and Affinity Health System of Menasha have signed a new agreement allowing Anthem members in Wisconsin to access care from Affinity Health System at in-network rates and benefit levels.
Affinity Visiting Nurses of Neenah has been named to the 2009 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top performing home health agencies in the United States. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will build 19 homes for Habitat for Humanity International in Wisconsin during 2010. The initiative is part of Thrivent’s commitment of providing $15 million to support the construction of 181 Habitat homes in 37 states throughout the year.
Miron Construction in the Town of Menasha received the Outstanding Corporation Award at the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ National Philanthropy Day. Miron was nominated for the award by St. Mary High School in Neenah for the company’s involvement in activities and fundraising events at the school.
Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah received the 2009-10 Consumer Choice Awards from the National Research Corp. A recent comprehensive, independent survey by the annual Healthcare Market Guide Ticker shows consumers rated ThedaCare’s Fox Cities hospitals as having the best quality, doctors, nurses, and image in the Appleton-Oshkosh market for the eighth year in a row. The hospitals were among five in the state to receive the honor.
First National Bank-Fox Valley has opened a new Appleton branch at the corner of Lake Park Road and Calumet Street.