KI has promoted Brian Krenke to the role of president. He will oversee all aspects of KI’s sales and marketing, including national accounts and Pallas Textiles, as well as KI’s design and development, product management and communications groups. He has been with KI for 19 years taking on a series of positions with increasing responsibility. In addition to his role as president, Krenke will also serve on the company’s board of directors.
Secura Insurance in Appleton has promoted three members of its leadership team to vice president positions: Shane Roh to regional vice president-sales; Jean Van Den Brandt to vice president-marketing; and Glen Dye to regional vice president-sales.
Kevin McGraw has joined First Business Capital Corp. in Manitowoc as a collateral analyst. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, he will work with existing clients on loan advances, collateral reporting and other operational issues.
Joseph F. DiMartino, Jr. has been named president of Integrity Insurance in Appleton. He most recently was president of personal lines at Grange, Integrity’s affiliate partner. He first joined Grange in 2004 as vice president of product pricing and research and also served as a regional president of personal lines at the company. DiMartino holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Boston University along with a doctorate in economics from Northeastern University. Mary Jo Buchberger, who has been serving as interim president at Integrity, will resume her duties as vice president of financial services for the company. Julie Walker has been promoted to vice president of strategic planning at Integrity Insurance. She joined Integrity in October 2008 as director of strategic planning. Integrity also recently added two field staff employees: Kelly Burnette as commercial field underwriter in Minnesota; and Reed Johnson as a new field auto appraiser for the state of Minnesota.
Jerald (J.D.) Murphy, an entrepreneur development specialist at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, has been appointed chairman of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce’s diversity committee.
J. Scott Sitter has joined Choice Bank in Oshkosh as senior vice president-business banking. He has 26 years of banking experience, including 14 years as a senior credit officer at another Oshkosh community bank.
Susan Traska has joined the Winnebago County Literacy Council as executive director. A lifelong resident of Oshkosh, she previously worked with the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh as marketing and development director. The council has also added Donna Altepeter, who teaches in UW-Oshkosh’s social work program, to its board of directors.
Richard Carey of the Metal Ware Corp. and Terry Ostrander of Lakeshore Investment, Insurance & Tax Services have joined the Chamber of Manitowoc County’s Board of Directors.
Dr. Denis E. Percell has joined the Allouez Prevea Health Center as an obstetrician/gynecologist. He received his medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Iowa. He completed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.
Total Relocation Services of Green Bay has named Kurt Erzinger to the newly-created position of residential relocation coordinator. Total Relocation Services also promoted Christopher Monroe to the role of director-corporate and commercial accounts.
Dr. Ryan Dopirak of Holy Family Memorial’s Lakeshore Orthopaedics served as an instructor at the 2010 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in New Orleans. He was the lead speaker at the practice management seminar for orthopaedic residents and a surgical instructor for a rotator cuff repair course.
Becca Kandler has joined Stellar Blue Web Design as a project manager. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, she was an associate editor for J.J. Keller & Associates where she worked with content management systems and web-based products.
UW-Green Bay presented its 2010 Chancellor’s Honorary Alumni Awards to Michael D. Meeuwsen, Thomas L. Olson and Virginia A. Riopelle. All three individuals were instrumental in the development of UW-Green Bay, including the successful, $30 million “Your Community, Your University, Your Future” capital campaign.
Julie Parkansky has joined Micoley & Company as a real estate consultant.
Heather Karcz has joined Pioneer Credit Union’s board of directors.
Pat Hopkins, president of Imaginasium, has joined the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors.
Community Living Solutions in Neenah has added Aaron Klug as a project designer and Matt McGregor as a project manager. Klug is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning. McGregor is a graduate of UW-Stout where he earned a bachelor’s degree in construction.
Dr. Mark Duffy, an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon with BayCare’s Green Bay Eye Clinic, recently presented an original paper to nearly 600 surgeons at the annual American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery meeting in Orlando, Fla. Duffy’s presentation was a review of the current preferred techniques for mid-face and lower lid rejuvenation (non-invasive and surgical).
John Egan has joined HVS Advertising-Marketing, a full-service Green Bay marketing and communications firm, as an account coordinator. Egan, formerly a multimedia intern with the Green Bay Packers and a writer/editor with WLUK Fox 11, will assist with daily account management.
Robin Halper and Heather Biro have joined BrownBoots Interactive in Fond du Lac. Halper joined as office assistant and will oversee and manage all office procedures and ensure organizational efficiency. Biro is an account executive and will work with clients, helping them to develop their marketing programs and tactics.
Leanne Burton, sales manager for Great Lakes Calcium, has earned a certificate of professional development in sales from the UW-Madison’s School of Business Executive Education.
Jenna Clevers, a native of Green Bay, has joined the legal team of Davis & Kuelthau’s Green Bay office. Clevers is part of the firm’s labor and employment team and will also provide assistance in other practice areas. She received her bachelor’s degree in criminology and law studies from Marquette University and received her law degree from Marquette Law School.
First Manitowoc Bancorp Inc., the parent company of Bank First National, has named Michael Dempsey executive vice president and chief operating officer for Bank First National. He has direct responsibility for regional banking services, with an initial emphasis on establishing Bank First National’s presence in the Fox Valley area. Dempsey has more than 30 years of community and commercial banking experience, including 15 years at Associated Bank where he served as regional president and chief executive officer.
Katie Dinelli, a senior manager in the assurance services department, has transferred from Clifton Gunderson’s office in Racine to the firm’s office in Oshkosh. She has13 years of audit and consulting experience serving public sector and not-for-profit organizations.
Faith Technologies has added Charlie Fredrickson as director of pre-construction services, a newly developed position furthering Faith Technologies’ commitment to client service and project delivery. He will oversee CAD/BIM, estimating and engineering/design operations throughout the entire organization. He has more than 14 years experience in construction management.
Cindy Sahotsky is the new executive director for COTS Inc. She will manage all administration, planning and adult programs at the COTS men and women’s homeless facilities in the Fox Valley.
Erica Stoeger has joined ThedaCare Physicians-New London as an advance practice nurse practitioner specializing in family medicine. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from UW-Oshkosh and her master’s degree in nursing from Marian University.
Casey Nelson has joined the Investment Center at Citizen’s Bank as a financial consultant. Based in Appleton, he will work with clients from the Appleton, Oshkosh, Omro, Winneconne and Wautoma branches. Vicki Grieger has joined Citizens Bank in Suamico as a personal banker. She will assist clients with the opening of new deposit accounts, consumer loans, certificates of deposits and retirement accounts.
Lakeshore Technical College student Housseman Aguirre has been selected to represent LTC as its Wisconsin Technical College System state ambassador for the 2010-11 academic year. He is enrolled in the college’s supply chain management program.
Drs. Keith Anclam and David Conger of Door County have been honored by the Diabetes Physician Recognition Program for providing quality care to diabetic patients. This recognition program is conducted by the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the American Diabetes Association.
Somerville Inc. of Green Bay has added Barbara Vo as director of business development and Kate Trautschold as marketing coordinator. Vo has more than 10 years experience in marketing, including the past five within the Arizona construction industry. Trautschold graduated from Marquette University and has a background in print media graphics and web design.
Tom Burzinski has been named director of health care IT at Skyline Technologies. He is also director of Skyline’s IT business consulting practice. Bob Schommer and Shelley Johnson, senior project managers at Skyline Technologies, have also received their Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist certificates in Microsoft Project.
Brady Ahrens, head chef at Stone Cellar Brewpub in Appleton, has received the Chef of the Year Award from the American Culinary Federation’s Fox Valley Chapter.
The Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation has added Owen Rock and
Brett Traver as business strategists. Rock is a certified economic development finance professional and has more than 10 years experience in economic development. Traver comes to Fond du Lac from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development in Frankfort where he worked for 10 years as a senior project manager.
Kimberly Harthun has joined Safeguard Financial in Appleton as a business development manager.
Several Baylake Bank employees achieved “Admiral Circle” recognition from the bank management team: Jane Jandrin, Linnea Pichette, Carol Van De Yacht, Leanne Gervais, Shannon Liebergen, Marcia Peterson, Vicki Shefchik, Dana Sperber, Dawn Peterson, Travis LeRoy, Cindy McCambridge, Diane Courtney, Dave Doell, Janelle Binsfeld, Lydia Bessert and Becky Claflin. Baylake’s Lydia Bessert also earned her Facilities Management Professional (FMP) designation.
Paul Tower, president and chief executive officer of Applied Filter Technology in Snohomish, Wash., received UW-Green Bay’s first Alumni Earth Caretaker Award. Tower’s company creates biogas energy from green wastes such as lumber byproducts.
Appleton Downtown Inc. recently appointed its new officers for the current fiscal year: president – Jay Schumerth of the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel; past president – Tim Hoff of
Citizens Bank; vice president – Trevor Frank of Short, Elliott, Hendrickson Inc.; secretary – Terry Dawson of the Appleton Public Library; and treasurer Mary Greiner of Schenck SC.
The St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation has added nine members to its board of directors: Dr. Ed Bayer, a pediatrician with Affinity Medical Group; Dr. Deidre Flanagan, a general surgeon with Affinity Medical Group; Dr. Tim Goggins, a medical oncologist at St. Elizabeth Hospital; Wendy Janu; a YMCA fitness instructor; Pat Koenen, a partner with Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP; Dr. Kate Meyer, an OB/GYN with Affinity Medical Group; Debra Michiels; owner of Fox Banquets & Rivertyme Catering; Andrew Rossmeissl; an attorney with Herrling Clark Law Firm Ltd.; and Dr. Dave Sickels, an emergency medicine physician at St. Elizabeth Hospital.
The Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2009-10 Leadership Green Bay class: Jennifer Allen, St. Vincent De Paul; Phill Bellis, Fox Communities Credit Union; Bill Bongle, Green Bay Police Department; Kevin Brennan, Brown County Human Services; Chad Bronkhorst, City of Green Bay; Mary Kay Capelle, Community First Credit Union; Hollie Conard, Georgia-Pacific; Jill DeGroot-Schulke, Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance; Brian Flood, Hager, Dewick & Zuengler, S.C.; Liza Hadler, Rasmussen College; Jamee Haslam, ITT Technical Institute; Jason Helgeson, HSHS Division-Eastern Wisconsin and Prevea Health; Jennifer Hill-Kelley, Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin; Alena Holcomb, Wisconsin Public Service Corp.; Kyle Hoops, Wisconsin Public Service Corp.; Shaun Jacquet, United Healthcare; Paul Kaster, Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District; Michelle Kelsey, MCL Industries Inc.; Debbie Leoni, Bellin Health; Rebecca Lesperance, The Salvation Army; Lisa Manske, Humana Insurance; Jennifer Nelson, Literacy Green Bay; Joan Nyamhondoro, ITT Technical Institute; Matthew Petersen, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College; Tina Przybylski, MCL Industries; Dan Roarty, Dimension IV; Janis Robertson, Clarity Care; Gary Sams, Wells Fargo Bank; Ronda Schauer, Schneider National; Darin Schumacher, Imaginasium Inc.; Nate Sorenson, Berners Schober Associates Inc.; Jim Stamatakos, St. Norbert College; Michael Telzrow, Wisconsin Veterans Museum; Heath Urick, Aon; Sheryl Van Gruensven, University of Wisconsin Green Bay; Craig VanderWerff, Integrys Energy Group; Jeffrey Verkuilen, Wautier & Verkuilen Accounting & Tax Service Co. Inc.; Dolores Watson, Social Security Administration; and Linda Willis, Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay.
Two companies from the New North received Export Achievement Awards from the State of Wisconsin. ENRECO Inc. of Newton, was honored in the medium manufacturing category. Cooperative Resources International (CRI) of Shawano was honored in the export assistance provider plus category.
U.S. Oil Co. has changed its parent firm’s trade name to U.S. Venture. The company’s name change comes as it moved into its new corporate headquarters in Kimberly.
Ganther Construction of Oshkosh recently broke ground for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Titan Women’s Softball facility. The new structure will have men’s and women’s rest rooms, a coaches’ office, uniform and storage equipment room, ticket sales booth and wheelchair lift, a viewing deck and bleachers for spectators. The project is scheduled to be completed this fall.
Angel Investors Anonymous is a new group launched in the Fox Cities to link cash-strapped entrepreneurs with investors who want to see local businesses succeed. For more information, please visit www.aianonymous.com.
The Boldt Co. of Appleton received the 2009 Wisconsin Corporate Safety Grand Award in the construction category.
Several companies with ties to the New North played a role in a home honored with a 2009 Decorative Concrete Design Award. Carew Concrete & Supply Co. was the ready-mix supplier, Van’s Lumber & Custom Builders was the contractor and Green Door Drafting & Design was the architect for the Green Bay area home.
Skyline Technologies received the Business Partner of the Year award from Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity for building the group’s new website.
Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay and Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center received the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Benchmark Award.
Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, has honored several New North builders on their partnership to build Wisconsin Energy Star Homes: Lexington Homes Inc. of Green Bay, Schmidt Brothers Custom Homes of Appleton, Mark Winter Homes of Appleton, Tycore Built of Green Bay, Smith Builders of Fond du Lac, Winfield Homes of Fond du Lac, Signature Homes by Adashun Jones of Fond du Lac, Midwest Design Homes of Kaukauna, Ralph Gulig Construction of Fond du Lac, Christel & Heiberger Builders of New Holstein; J&J Builders of NE Wisconsin of Little Suamico; and Thompson Homes of Green Bay.
Stellar Blue Web Design LLC, an Internet marketing agency in the Fox Cities, has launched Stellar Web Pro, a software option that will allow companies to create their own websites.
Regional Real Estate LLC is building an eight unit apartment building at 1921 Wild Oak Drive, Manitowoc. Keller of Kaukauna is the project’s general contractor.
The Karma Group was honored with the Judges Choice Award as well as four gold and 13 silver ADDY’s at the 2009 ADDY Awards Show. Karma received the Judges Choice Award for the Karma Holiday Greeting.
Tweet/Garot Mechanical of Green Bay received a 2009 Wisconsin Corporate Safety Grand Award from the Wisconsin Council of Safety and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Fond du Lac’s J.F. Ahren Co. received a top project award from Wisconsin Builder for its plumbing work on the College Avenue bridge in Appleton.
The Community First Fox Cities Marathon has entered into a partnership with Kimberly-Clark Corp. as a platinum sponsor, which includes secondary naming rights of the event. The new name of the event will be the Community First Fox Cities Marathon presented by Kimberly-Clark.
Fox River Brewing Company of Oshkosh claimed a silver medal in the Brewers Association World Beer Cup 2010, a global beer competition. The award was in the German-Style Kölsch/Köln-Style Kölsch beer style category for its Fox Light