James J. Keller is the new president and chief executive officer of J.J. Keller and Associates in Neenah. He assumes the role from his brother, Robert, who will stay on as board chairman and president and chairman of the J.J. Keller Foundation. James Keller has been with the company since 1968 working in several areas before becoming president and chief operating officer in 2006. He is also vice president and treasurer of the J.J. Keller Foundation.
Employees from Schenck SC offices in Northeast Wisconsin recently earned professional certifications. Employees earning their Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designations include Libby Welhouse, Appleton; Missy Scherer, Manitowoc; and Jenny Roszak, Sheboygan. Employees earning their Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designations include: Jason Kuehl, Sheboygan, and Andrew Branam and Seth Kabat, Green Bay. Linda Erdmann in Sheboygan earned her Sage Peachtree Certified Consultant designation.
ThedaCare promoted Kim Barnas to senior vice president, Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. Barnas joined ThedaCare in 1994 as vice president of development. In 2003, she was named vice president of hospital operations and promoted to system vice president of oncology and spine services in 2010. Before joining ThedaCare, Barnas worked for Battle Creek Health System in Battle Creek, Mich. She takes over the leadership of the Fox Cities hospitals from Kathryn Correia, who left ThedaCare to serve as CEO of HealthEast Care System in St. Paul, Minn.
Dan Terrio is the new youth development manager for the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, leading the Brown County Teen Leadership and Partners in Education Drug Alliance programs. He has more than 10 years of experience in youth leadership development, prevention education and youth advocacy.
AECOM, a provider of technical and management support services, added Steve Schubring as office manager, Shannon Kyle as an engineer and Jason Hughey as an ecologist.
Aaron Randerson joined Image Studios in Appleton as a senior video producer. He most recently was an independent video producer.
Sue Finch Brown, Medicare manager of utilization management at Network Health in Menasha, received the Health Insurance Advocate Award from the Professional Patient Advocate Association.
Bill Calhoun, president of Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh, won the 2011 Best of the Best Administrative Award from the Partners of the Wisconsin Hospital Association.
Gregory B. Conway of Liebmann, Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, S.C. was named Green Bay’s Best Lawyers Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers, a peer review publication.
Jeff Anderson joined the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce as the tourism director. As tourism director, he promotes the area to a variety of groups including business travelers and tourists. Anderson previously worked for non-profit organizations in the Wausau area.
Water-Right Inc., an Appleton manufacturer of water treatment equipment, added Allen Hurtado as the West Coast regional sales manager. He has more than 30 years of experience with emphasis in residential and commercial water treatment.
Steven R. DiSalvo, president of Marian University in Fond du Lac, was elected to the board of directors for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
Baylake Bank promoted Lindsay Tafelski to vice president mortgage sales manager. He has been with Baylake Bank for more than five years and is also responsible for commercial loan business development.
Rick Chernick, chief executive officer of Camera Corner/Connecting Point in Green Bay, received the 2011 Outstanding Fundraising Volunteer Award from the NEW Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He was honored for his fundraising work for ASPIRO.
Terrie Pohjola, vice president of associations and programs at Secura Insurance in Appleton, was named one of 25 Business Insurance’s 2011 Women to Watch. Pohjola, who joined Secura in 1993 as director of investments, has held a number of roles in finance, IT and sales.
Attorney James L. Cummings of the Remley & Sensenbrenner Law Firm in Neenah was named to the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the section on trusts and estates.
Peri Tyink is the new executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region. She previously was the director of development for the Boys and Girls Club.
Amy Martin joined the Menasha Corporation in Neenah as a HRIS/benefit analyst. She has a master’s degree in human resources and industrial relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Mark Herzog, president and CEO of Holy Family Memorial in Manitowoc, was one of three nationwide finalists for the 2011 American Hospital Association’s Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Award.
Victoria Neuman joined ThedaCare Physicians-Pediatrics in Appleton as a nurse practitioner. She received her undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and earned a master’s degree in nursing from Concordia University.
Northern Electric Inc. hired Jim Vercauteren as controller/CFO. He has more than 30 years of experience in construction.
First Business Capital Corp. promoted Erick Hefty to vice president-account executive and hired Olga Etlicher as a collateral analyst.
Bellin College named Dr. Connie Boerst as president and chief executive officer. She previously was the college’s vice president of academic affairs/professor of nursing.
Terleen Cheslock, HR director of the YMCA of the Fox Cities, received the Rookie of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Chapter of the Association of YMCA Professionals.
Lynn Jones is the new director of marketing and business development for Bayland Buildings Inc. in Green Bay. She previously was an account director at Imaginasium Inc.
Jay Fulkerson is the new president and chief executive officer of Health Payment Systems (HPS), a Milwaukee company that seeks to reduce health care administration costs using a simplified payment system for patients and providers. He brings two decades of health care and management experience to HPS, including roles at UnitedHealthcare and Touchpoint Health Plan in the Fox Valley.
Jessica Dennis joined the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry as director of members relations. In the new role, she is responsible for developing new members and retaining existing chamber members. A graduate of UW-Eau Claire, she co-founded Red Shoes PR.
Bayland Buildings Inc. in Green Bay promoted Abe Farley to chief operating officer. He oversees all company departments and is responsible for developing internal processes and executing the day-to-day strategies of executive management. Farley has been with Bayland for six years and most recently was a sales representative for the construction firm.
Associated Bank recently added David Schlitz as a senior vice president in Green Bay, Mark McFadden as a residential loan officer and Scott Walters as an assistant vice president, residential loan officer in Appleton. Associated also promoted Ali Afshar to the role of vice president, risk intelligence manager. Afshar has been with the bank for eight years, most recently as a senior HRIS analyst. Associated Banc-Corp also named Stephen Tramp as the Fox Valley area market president. He joined Associated in 2010 and has more than 25 years of banking experience.
Fox Valley Technical College honored 12 individuals for outstanding service as members of the college’s Employer Advisory Committees: Frank Bell, J. J. Keller & Associates; Roger Binder, Miller Power Equipment; Rollin Drews, Cliff Wall Subaru Mazda; Carol Gehl, Gehl & Lunda Farm & Oil Company; Donelle Gelinskey, Bemis Company Inc.; Perry Kann, Sentry Insurance; Roy Kordus, TCF National Bank; Paul Kuyper, Meritor; Lisa Lavey, ThedaCare; Larry Miller, OMNNI Associates; Dorothy Olson, Housing Partnership of the Fox Cities; and Dave Roland.
Menasha Packaging promoted Ernie Gramer to lean manager for its Neenah Manufacturing Complex. He joined Menasha PrePrint as a quality management specialist in 2007. He was later promoted to quality manager/lean coordinator with Menasha’s Folding Carton Group.
Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group recently made several leadership changes. Charles E. Peeters, who previously was president, was named chief executive officer, replacing Joyce Bytof, who will stay on as chairman of the board and also retain presidency of NEW Title Services Inc. Coldwell Banker also announced that Kim Peeters was named president and COO, Michael Strohschein was named president and chief financial officer and Guy Bytof was named president of the company’s educational programs.
John Reinke, president of The Stephenson National Bank & Trust, was appointed to serve as the Wisconsin representative on the American Bankers Association Government Relations Council Administrative Committee. Jenni Dolata, a customer service supervisor at the bank, received the 2011 Mary L. Staudenmaier WINGS (Worthy Individual Noted for Generous Service) Award. The award honors a bank employee’s outstanding commitment to community service.
Julie Bartels is the new executive vice president of national health information at the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value in Appleton. Before joining the center, she was CEO of the Wisconsin Health Information Organization.
Andy Ott is the new director of commercial lines at Integrity Insurance in Appleton. He oversees all daily aspects of Integrity’s commercial lines underwriting functions, implements underwriting policy and strategy, as well as monitors profitability along with growth of the department.
Michelle Swardenski joined
Di Renzo & Bomier LLC in Neenah as an attorney. She focuses on family law, guardian ad litem, real estate and general civil litigation and appeals. Swardenski received her law degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She previously worked as a prosecutor for Green Lake, Waushara and Marquette counties and as a staff attorney in Dane and Outagamie counties’ circuit courts.
The Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) recently recognized several individuals for their performance within the chapter. Steve Reybrock of LedgeView Partners and Steve Krueger of C&G Consulting received bronze awards; Mike Peterson of The Boldt Co. received a gold award; Steve Femal of The Boldt Co. won a diamond award. Rick Griesser of ARMS Inc. won a double diamond award; John Council of Montreal Haus Rentals received a triple diamond award; and Larry Schmidt of Common Sense Solutions LLC won a lifetime diamond award.
Michael P. Devereux is the new president and chief executive officer of Schwabe North America replacing Randy J. Rose, who retired. Deveraux has held multiple senior roles with the company since joining Schwabe in 2001.
The Wisconsin Hospital Association Board of Directors selected Daniel Neufelder, president and CEO of Affinity Health System, to be chair-elect in 2012 and WHA chair in 2013. He has been a WHA board member since 2008.
John Corpus joined Legato Marketing and Communications in Green Bay as vice president, client services. He oversees and implements marketing plans for Legato’s health care clients and help create new business. He comes to Legato from Bellin Health where he worked for the past 24 years. Mike Milligan of the company was appointed to the Michigan Society for Healthcare Planning and Marketing’s Board of Directors. He will serve as vice president of marketing and membership for the group, which serves healthcare planning, marketing, communication and public relations professionals in Michigan.