Bank First National added Joel Roeser as vice president of business banking. He has more than 26 years of banking experience.
Dean Hunt is SVA Certified Public Accountants’ new business development manager in the Fox Cities. Hunt has 16 years of experience in sales and marketing.
Paul Loebbaka was promoted vice president of Alta Resource’s fulfillment business unit. He has been with the company for 12 years. Michael Ryder is the new director of business development at Alta Resources in Neenah. He has more than 20 years of experience at Alta in a variety of leadership positions.
Acuity promoted Lisa Holzwart to commercial lines underwriting manager and Michael Falk to team manager — network and security. Holzwart joined Acuity in 2002 as a commercial lines underwriter and was later promoted to staff underwriter and senior commercial lines underwriter. Falk joined Acuity in 2002 as a systems engineer and was later promoted to security administrator.
Karen Widmar joined Legato Marketing and Communications as director of client services. She previously was president of Boomerang Marketing, where she led the development and execution of marketing strategies for numerous health care organizations, medical device manufacturers and service providers.
Dan Ariens, president and CEO of the Ariens Co. in Brillion, was appointed to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. board of directors. Ariens and the other board members will govern the public-private corporation, which replaces the Wisconsin Department of Commerce and will be led by Commerce Secretary Paul Jadin.
Amy Ristow, director at the Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity, was named the 2011 Fox Cities Woman Manager of the Year Award by the Fox Cities Chapter of Women In Management. She directs the operations of the Habitat ReStore and manages Habitat’s volunteer services department, outreach/marketing efforts and human resources.
Mike Christianson of Coldwell Banker the Real Estate Group’s Lynndale Drive office in Appleton, completed the coursework for the GRI (Graduate, Realtors Institute) professional real estate designation. Bob Gierach is the new manager of Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group’s offices in Waupaca and Wautoma. He has been with Coldwell Banker for 10 years and has more than 27 years of real estate experience.
Mary Gerbig, an attorney with Davis & Kuelthau of Green Bay, was named one of Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2011 Women in Law. She was one of 25 female attorneys, judges and educators honored in Wisconsin.
Jerry S. Krempa was promoted to vice president and controller of the Bemis Co. Inc. in Neenah. He joined Bemis in 1998 as corporate director of tax and was promoted to assistant controller in 2007.
Associated Banc-Corp. in Neenah promoted Gloria Springer to vice president, talent assessment consultant.
The Kroc Center, which will open in August in Green Bay, added Lisa Ortscheid as marketing director and Jon Yearwood as acquatics supervisor.
Francine Kitkowski rejoined Place Perfect Realty’s brokerage team.
Bridget Rottman is Arketype’s new vice president of business development and strategic planner. She previously was senior director of new business development and organizational strategy for the Green Bay advertising and design firm.
Unity registered nurses Melissa Chmela, Sheryl Delfosse, Kara Delveaux, Anne LeMere, Cindy Meyer, Michelle Sponholtz, Linda VanLieshout and Patti Wagner achieved recognition as Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurses.
Connie Greenawald joined CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Brown County as its executive director. She joins CASA from the Einstein Project where she was development and communications director.
Celestine Jeffeys is the new leader of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce’s diversity program. She previously was a Green Bay alderwoman and a trustee for the Green Bay Public School District.
Kristy Van Schyndel joined Omni Resources Inc. in Appleton as a business development manager.
Dr. Lara Klein joined Schubbe Resch Chiropractic & Physical Therapy of Neenah. She earned degrees in human biology and as a doctor of chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minn.
Dr. John W. Hartman was re-elected treasurer of the Wisconsin Medical Society during the Society’s Annual Meeting. A nephrologist, Dr. Hartman is president and CEO of Visonex, a clinical information management company based in Ashwaubenon.
Bill Mullarkey joined CC&N’s Appleton office as a business development executive.
Alan Zierler, president and chief executive officer of Capital Credit Union, received the 2011 Fox Valley Technical College Outstanding Alumni Award. Zierler graduated from FVTC with an associate degree in accounting and began his career at CCU as a management trainee. He rose through the ranks, becoming CEO in 1988.
Kristi Helmkamp joined The Building for Kids children’s museum in Appleton as manager of visitors and learning experiences.
Thom Brown joined the sales development department at Rollguard, a part of Great Northern Corp.’s specialty group.
Dr. Mindy Frimodig is now seeing patients at ThedaCare Physicians-Shawano. She received her medical degree from Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency at Michigan State University.
Heartland Business Bank added Matt Dolsky as a portfolio manager and Patrick R. Murphy as a senior vice president in the Green Bay office. Dolsky previously was a credit analyst with a Milwaukee financial institution. Murphy most recently was vice president of Wells Fargo’s Business Banking Group in Green Bay.
Dr. Sridhar Vasudevan, director of the center for pain and work rehabilitation at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, received two prestigious awards: the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Meritorious Service Award and a Best Doctor in America honor for 2011-12, which is compiled by surveying other physicians.
Jerry Hessel was promoted to the newly created position of executive vice president at Menasha Packaging. Hessel joined Menasha Packaging in 1985 and has held a number of successive
positions at Menasha Packaging as well as being president of U.S. operations at ORBIS Corp., the company’s sister company for several years. Menasha Packaging promoted Mike Riegsecker to vice president, corrugated business – Hessel’s previous position. Riegsecker has been with Menasha Packaging since 1992, holding a number of progressive positions in manufacturing and management.
Prospera Credit Union promoted Julie Van Vonderen to vice president of operations. She previously served as director of human resources.
Michael Babbitts joined Miron Construction Co. as a virtual construction specialist.
The Wisconsin Family Business Forum in Oshkosh named Tim and Vicky Wuest of Badger Mining Corp. as forum fellows for their dedication to the forum. Philip J. Janes of Janesco Inc. of Oshkosh was named the forum’s chairman for the upcoming year.
Tom Welch, the president and CEO of Grange Insurance, was elected Integrity Insurance’s board of directors. Grange is the affiliate partner for Appleton-based Integrity.
Goodwill Industries of Northcentral Wisconsin promoted Jennifer Hoessel and Corey Martin to lean implementation specialists in Menasha. Previously, they were both area team leaders at local stores. Goodwill also added Michael Brown as a financial counselor for its Financial Information and Service Center in Green Bay. He previously was a personal banker with JP Morgan Chase in Green Bay.
Dr. Janet Millermaier, a board certified family practice physician, joined Bellin Health Family Medical Center-De Pere West. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed additional medical training at Case Western-Metro Health in Cleveland, Ohio, and at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Dr. Roderick Meves joined Bellin Health Family Medical Center-Oconto Falls. Meves specializes in internal medicine, with a special focus on adult and geriatric care. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. Dr. James Jerzak, a family practice physician at Bellin Health Family Medical Center-Ashwaubenon, received the 2011 Sigurd Sivertson Medical Education Award winner, which is presented by UW-Madison’s Medical Alumni Association.
Dr. Richard Fuller joined Holy Family Memorial’s Lakeshore Pediatrics. Dr. Fuller received his medical degree from The Medical College of Virginia. He completed a family practice residency at Roanoke Memorial Hospital and a pediatric residency at the Medical College of Virginia.
Area professionals elected to the Wisconsin Mechanical Contractors Association’s Board of Directors include: Robert Fisher of J.F. Ahern Co. as president/director; Kim Bassett-Heitzmann of Bassett Mechanical as director; Mark Loper of Azco Inc. as director; and Michael Sturdivant of Tweet-Garot Mechanical Inc. as director.
Wendy Townsend joined the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce as an account executive.
Smet Construction Services added Sean Duncanson as a construction project manager and Alicia Goldman as an administrative assistant.
ASPIRO added Nicole Hoffmann as the director of development.
Mike Brandt, the former vice president of lending at Evergreen Credit Union in Neenah, was promoted president following the retirement of Sherry Johnson, who has been president of the credit union since 1984.
Appleton Downtown Inc. recently appointed new officers: Trevor Frank of S.E.H. as president; Jay Schumerth of the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel as past-president; John Hendrickson of US Bank as vice president; Robyn Gruner of AT&T as secretary; and Mary Greiner of Schenck SC as treasurer.
Jeff Janssen joined Hurckman Mechanical Industries Inc. as a project manager/plumbing estimator.