PEOPLE | John Glynn has joined Choice Bank in Oshkosh as chief financial officer and senior vice president. Glynn has more than 27 years of experience in the financial industry, including 23 years at First State Bank in New London where he was CFO and vice president.
Anne Strauch, the City of Appleton Police Community Engagement Coordinator, has received the 2009 Wisconsin Volunteer Directors Professional Achievement award.
Integrity Mutual Insurance Co. of Appleton has added five staff members: Sara Baker has joined Integrity as a project manager; Janelle Leopold has joined as a commercial lines underwriter; Paula Schrader has joined as an imaging technician; Bonnie Becker has joined Integrity as a property claims field representative in Minnesota; and Natalie Nygren has joined as a commercial lines technician. Integrity has also promoted Matt Karch to the position of senior workers’ compensation claims representative. Karch had been a workers’ compensations claims representative since joining Integrity in October 2007.
Michael Munter, chief operating officer of CRL Senior Living Communities in Neenah, has been named to the board of directors for the Wisconsin Assisted Living Association.
Jacquelyn Hunt has joined Bellin Health’s information services department as vice president of Clinical Support & Information Services. Hunt, a fellow with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and former executive director of quality and care improvement at Providence Health & Services in Oregon, will lead Bellin’s information technology activities in support of the health system’s strategy to improve the overall health of the Green Bay community.
Nichole Bodway and Adam Fhlug, who work in the Oshkosh office of Clifton Gunderson, have earned Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designations.
ABC Computers in Waupaca has added three employees. Brian Sanders has joined the company as an ERP developer; Gail Skladowska has joined as senior account manager; and Richard Muffley has been hired as a technical sales representative.
Four new members have joined the American Red Cross Outagamie Chapter Board of Directors: Emily Rompelman of Packerland Home Improvement in Kaukauna; Peter Dulcamara of Kimberly-Clark Corp.; Wayne La Mont of McCain Foods; and Lori Casey of the Appleton Fire Department.
Cathleen Zehms has joined the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation as a communications officer. She will develop the foundation’s website, online social media presence and print communications. Previously, she was a publicist at Jo to Go America.
Women in Management-Fox Cities Chapter has named Cully Sheahan of Robert W. Baird & Co. as president. Cully replaces Renae Dobbe of Strategies, Ltd. who served in that role for the past year. Other board members named: Dawn Nowakowski will serve as president elect and Barb Steele of Cassiani Law will serve as vice president. Amy Austin of Prospera Credit Union will serve as treasurer. Anne Lagunes of the Emergency Shelter of the Fox Valley will serve as secretary. Pam Boldig of TDS will fill the technical chair role this year. Jessica Harrison of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP will serve as public relations chair. Awards chair will be served by Mandy Soland of Elexco Inc. Judy Waggoner of Premier Marketing Public Relations will serve as newsletter editor. Michelle Birling of Menasha High School will serve as local events chair. Anne Neer of Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group will serve as community service chair and Jill Halverson of UW-Fox Valley will serve as website chair.
The Manitowoc/Calumet Chapter of the American Red Cross has added Gary Keesling of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Cindy Vana of Insight on Events and Steve Wronkowski of Orion Energy Systems to its board of directors. Paul Callan of Bank First National in Manitowoc was elected as board chair.
The Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced its board of directors and officers for 2009-10: Joe Kobussen of Kobussen Buses, president; Glenda Woosely of Culvers of Darboy, president-elect; and Kim Van Osdol of Community First Credit Union, treasurer. Newly appointed board members include: Paul Cornett of Van Hoof, Van Hoof & Cornett; Mark Abel of Abel Insurance and Associates; David Botz of Little Chute School District; Steve Dreger of Fox Valley Technical College; and Lynn Peters of Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Craig Ubbelohde, president and chief executive officer of Lutheran Homes of Oshkosh, was elected to a second term as president of the Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging.
Pat Del Ponte and Kristi Lynch of Hoffman LLC in Appleton have earned LEED accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Element, an advertising agency located in De Pere, has promoted Derek Blaszak to publicity manager. Previously a publicity specialist, Blaszak is responsible for strategic planning, research and execution of all client public relations and social media efforts.
Dr. Konstantin Bukov has joined ThedaCare Physicians-Shawano as a family practitioner. He received his medical degree from Trakia University in Bulgaria and completed his residency at the Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Ill. Bukov worked as a family practitioner in Bulgaria for four years.
Dr. Kirk Dimitris has joined Holy Family Memorial’s Lakeshore Orthopedics. Dimitris received his undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He earned his medical degree from Ohio State University and completed his orthopedic residency at Mount Carmel Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He completed his fellowship in hip and knee reconstruction at the Florida Orthopedic Institute in Tampa.
Gregory Pierce has been named director of the new Oshkosh location of Reinhart Partners Inc., a Wisconsin-based investment firm. Pierce has more than 17 years of investment experience and previously served as partner and head of the Virchow Krause Wealth Management Group in Oshkosh.
Deb Mertens has joined the YWCA Green Bay-De Pere as development director. She comes to the YWCA following extended experience as development director at the CP Center.
Tara Ansorge joined Lakeside Foods as a cost accounting associate in Manitowoc. She graduated from UW-Whitewater with a business administration degree in accounting.
Dr. Nancy N. Butler of Holy Family Memorial’s Lakeshore Ear Nose & Throat is now board certified in otolaryngology by the American Academy of Otolaryngology. Butler attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and completed a residency at Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health.
Ivan A. Delbecchi has been named managing director of Baylake Insurance Agency Inc. He will be responsible for the development, implementation and execution of the company’s strategy to support its planned expansion of personal and commercial insurance offerings within the Baylake franchise.
Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group has added Toni Ciske as a sales associate in its Neenah office.
Jennifer Dins, associate AIA, architectural intern and illustrator for Martenson & Eisele Inc. in the Town of Menasha, has earned her Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Jim Beard, horticulture instructor and landscape architect at Fox Valley Technical College, has earned national certification in organic land care from the Northeast Organic Farming Association.
Bruce “Jake” Jacobson has been named vice president-operations at Lakeside Foods’ corporate office in Manitowoc. He will be responsible for vegetable and contract operations. Jacobson has been with Lakeside in various positions since 1988.
Craig Mayo has been named vice president, commercial portfolio underwriter for Citizens Bank. He will be located at the bank’s Allouez branch.
Mike Christianson, an agent with Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, has received the Melvin Jones Award by the Larsen-Winchester Lions Club.
Gardan Inc. has hired Ross DeBoth as a buyer.
The Rotary Club of Appleton West has honored Cody Mares and Steve Predayna with Paul Harris Fellow Awards. The Paul Harris Award is Rotary’s highest honor.
Ronda Drexler has been promoted to vice president, administration at ENRECO in Newton. She joined ENRECO in 2004 as accounting and human resource manager.
New officers and members were elected to the Board of Directors of the YWCA Green Bay-De Pere at the organization’s recent annual meeting: Cindy Moon-Mogush, Aurora BayCare Medical Center/Aurora Health Care, president; Joan McLester, Specialty Rolled Metals, president-elect; Joan Kinate, Wells Fargo Bank, secretary; and Christina Peterson, Stellpflug Law, treasurer. New board members are Inga Arendt, Wipfli LLP; Rebecca Baer-Redling, Schreiber Foods, Inc.; and Teresa Rosengarten, Baylake Bank. Other board members include Carla Andres, Godfrey & Kahn; Patricia Chase, M & I Wealth Management; Juliet Cole, UW-Green Bay; Wendy Franklin, Brown County Human Resources; Joey Hansen, Kineva Foods; Susan Johnson, Associated Bank; Pamela MacMullen, community volunteer; Barbara Miller, Heritage Hill Foundation; Barbara Mohr, community volunteer; Lisa Prunty, Wisconsin Public Service Corp.; Deborah Scray, Shorewest Realtors; and Elaine Wagner, YWCA CEO.
The Economic Development Corporation of Manitowoc County Board of Directors has added six new members: Will Casey, president of Access Investment Advisors; Dennis Donohue, general manager for Manitowoc Milk Producers Cooperative; Nilaksh Kothari general manager of Manitowoc Public Utilities; Rick Philipps, general manager of Woodland Face Veneer LLC; Timothy Reis, global director of operational excellence for the Manitowoc Company; and Justin Nickels, mayor of Manitowoc.
Matt Springborn has joined Finance System of Green Bay Inc. as a sales account executive.
Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin has hired Christy Cuellar as the new assistant café team leader for Harmony Café-Appleton, which is a program of Goodwill NCW. Goodwill also promoted Melissa Hyska to the position of assistant team leader at its Green Bay West Retail Store and Training Center.
BUSINESS | J. F. Ahern Co. of Fond du Lac has improved its ranking by 25 positions in Engineering News-Record magazine’s recent list of Top 200 Environmental Firms. The magazine ranks companies nationwide, based on gross revenue reported in 2008 from providing environmental services and products to domestic and international markets. Ahern’s gross revenue of $37.6 million placed it as the 142nd largest environmental service provider.
For the second consecutive year, Lamers Bus Lines has been recognized as one of the top 10 school bus contractors in the United States by School Bus Fleet magazine. Each year, the magazine compiles its list of the Top 50 Contractors in the school transportation industry.
The Fox Valley Chapter for the Society for Human Resource Management recognized two of its chapter member organizations: Badger Mining Corp. and 4imprint – as winners among the 50 Best Small and Mid-Sized Companies to Work for in America by Society for Human Resources Management and Great Places to Work Institute.
Little Chute and Fond du Lac have been recognized by Money Magazine for being among the top 25 places in the country for affordable homes. The list ranked towns based on the median family income as compared to the median home price. Little Chute was ranked 11th, with a median family income of $71,563 per year and a median home price of $118,000. Fond du Lac, with a median family income of $64,856 and a median home price of $110,000, was ranked 22nd.
Keller Inc. of Kaukauna has achieved the Gold Level of Associated Builders and Contractor’s (ABC’s) prestigious Safety Training and Evaluation Process program in recognition of the company’s ongoing efforts in the development of a quality safety program.
Total Relocation Services Inc. of Green Bay has received the Mayflower Transit Agent of the Month Award, which recognizes exceptional performance in the areas of customer satisfaction, safety and claims experience.
Lakeside Foods is building a new dorm facility for its Belgium plant and distribution center. The 7,000-square-foot apartment-like structure is for migrant laborers and will have enough room for 12 families.
Conquering Innovation Fatigue is a new book by Jeff Lindsay and Cheryl Perkins of Innovationedge in Neenah. Joined by innovation colleague Mukund Karanjkar, the authors reveal how to overcome the many barriers innovators face. The book has already gained attention from the nation’s top corporations, including Kraft foods and The Clorox Company, and appeared No. 10 on BusinessWeek’s “20 Great Summer Reads” list.
Mercy Medical Center’s Phyllis Leach Breast Center in Oshkosh has been awarded a three-year term of reaccreditation in mammography as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The breast center has been accredited for 15 years, since its first accreditation in 1994.
Orion Energy Systems of Manitowoc has developed intelligent occupancy sensor technology designed to save energy while enhancing lamp and ballast longevity. Orion’s new intelligent occupancy sensors collect data regarding the presence of people who routinely move through a space during a 24-hour period. The sensors have the unique ability to adapt the lighting schedule based on this intelligence and to automatically adjust the settings of each fixture to stay on longer or turn off sooner to save even more energy.
Northeast Wisconsin Printing Co. has received several awards from the Printing Industries of Wisconsin, a membership organization of progressive and innovative firms in the printing industry and is an affiliate of Printing Industries of America. Northeast Wisconsin Printing received one award for best of category in the brochures and broadsides (four or more colors) category; best of division awards for print/graphic arts self-promotion category, brochures and broadsides (four or more colors) category and booklets (four or more color colors); and two awards of excellence for booklets (four or more colors) category and folders and binders (four or more colors) category.
ImproMed Inc. of Oshkosh has acquired the Windermere, FL, veterinary practice management software company Sunpoint Software.
Immel Construction of Green Bay has been awarded three renovation projects from Wal-Mart, including the Wal-Mart on Green Bay’s east side at 2292 Main St.
Power 2 Perform Consulting LLC of Neenah is introducing a new program through its association with a new partner, GeoLearning of Des Moines, Iowa. The Geo On-Demand online education program provides a unique opportunity for businesses to deploy essential business skills training topics to their employees for a fraction of what traditional training programs might cost their organization. Power 2 Perform has also added the “Everything DiSC Workplace” program from Inscape Publishing to its list of workforce development tools.
The Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America has received an award for attaining the largest growth in the country for national membership of its size during 2008. Overall, the local chapter grew 17.7 percent in 2008. This marks the second year in a row that the chapter was ranked first nationally in growth.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, which has its operational headquarters in Appleton, has been included among the 2009 Ward’s 50 Top Performing Insurance Companies. Thrivent has also been selected as one of the Top 15 Companies for Women 2009 by Pink magazine.
ABC Computers Inc. of Waupaca has been named to the 2009 Microsoft Dynamics President’s Club, receiving recognition from Microsoft Corp. for its dedicated commitment to customers.
Catalyst Performance Group of Appleton has formed a strategic partnership with The ROI Institute of Birmingham, Ala., designed to bring credible results measurement to engagement programs. Armed with ROI data, companies can defend existing programs, justify future spend and fuel evidence-based continuous improvement of incentives, meetings, events, rewards, recognition and loyalty programs.
Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Inc. ranked number 55 out of the top 100 companies in Realtor magazine’s July/August 2009 report of the real estate industry’s 2008 transaction sides. Coldwell Banker ranked number three in average transaction sides per salesperson.
A new surgery center quadruples the space available for surgeries performed through New London Family Medical Center and ThedaCare Physicians-New London. In growing from 5,000 square feet to 20,000 square feet, the surgery center gained an additional surgical suite, an endoscopy suite and a new special procedures suite with optimal patient prep and recovery space.
First National Bank is opening a new branch at 3111 E. Calumet St., Appleton. The 7,600-square-foot facility is being built by Keller Inc.
The video “With Whom Will It End?” produced for the Door County Sherriff’s Department and Door County Alcohol and Other Drug Coalition by Com-Video Productions of De Pere received a Gold Award from the Greater Wisconsin chapter of the Media Communications Association–International. Daniel Larson was writer, director and editor for the video that dealt with alcohol abuse and young people in Door County.