On the move: People

Posted on May 1, 2018 :: People on the Move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer


Skyline Exhibit Resource named Wendy Kottke president and chief operating officer. Kottke joined Skyline in 2017 as a marketing consultant and was previously associate vice president of marketing with SII Investments Inc. for 17 years.

“Wendy has been instrumental in growing our brand and solidifying our team. She brings the focus and innovative thinking we need,” Chuck Carver, Skyline’s retiring president, says. “I am confident her leadership will position Skyline for success.”

Kottke assumed her new role in April.



Vice Adm. Richard W. Hunt, a former director of Navy staff with a nearly four-decade career in the U.S. Navy, joined Fincantieri Marinette Marine as chief strategy officer and head of institutional relations.

Hunt will communicate the American shipbuilder’s technological and performance advantages and manage and expand its relationships with government customers and federal, state and local government entities.

“The U.S. Navy needs the best, but it must also be a careful steward of taxpayer dollars,” H. Lawrence Garrett, chairman of the board of Fincantieri Marinette Marine and former secretary of the Navy, said in a release. “Adm. Hunt understands that. As a former commander of critical naval surface forces, he knows what the Navy needs to fight and to win.”



Mark Herzog, president and CEO of Holy Family Memorial, retired at the end of March. Brett Norell, vice president of finance and chief financial officer for Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sponsored Ministries, is serving as interim CEO.


Destination Kohler announced promotions: Michael Aschenbach, head golf professional for Whistling Straits; James Font, first assistant professional at Blackwolf Run; Ed Elsner, manager of golf events at Destination Kohler; and Josue Reyes, director of retail.

Geoff Rudolph was promoted to executive director of the Sailing Education Association of Sheboygan.

Leah Marsh was named director of agent development at EXIT Elite Realty.

Werner Electric Supply promoted Jordan Juchniewich to account manager at its Appleton branch.

Ray Kautz has been named general manager of Bob’s Pizza, Fond du Lac.

Lawrence University announced tenure appointments: Celia Barnes, English department; Alison Guenther-Pal, German and film studies departments; and Copeland Woodruff, director of opera studies and associate professor of music. Barnes and Guenther-Pal also were promoted to associate professor. In addition, Kurt Krebsbach was promoted from associate to full professor of computer science.

New hires

Ansay & Associates named John Vose executive vice president of its Green Bay region.

Gregg Simpson joined First Business Capital Corp. as vice president, business development.

Ralph Harrison joined Menominee Nation Arena as director of marketing and communications.

ThedaCare hired Maggie Lund, chief human resources officer; breast surgeon Carrie Ann Thoms, joining Fox Valley Surgical Associates and practicing at Encircle Health; nurse practitioner Sarah Truesdale, providing senior care in Waupaca nursing homes; and nurse practitioner Dawn Myers, providing senior care in Fox Valley nursing homes.

Shyam Krishnan is the new branch manager at UnitedOne Credit Union’s Superior Avenue office in Sheboygan.

Remley & Sensenbrenner, S.C. Law Offices hired Kristine J. Williams, attorney emphasizing in estate planning, real estate, business and elder law, and Amanda Rosenbeck, office manager.

Writing by Design hired Tara Bryant, director of Crystal Clear communications.

Werner Electric Supply hired Rebecca Usiak, customer service manager.

Tavie Folk joined Pallas Textiles as sales manager.

Tri City Glass & Door hired Dave Lathrop as hollow metal project manager.

Element hired Liz Rasmussen as account executive.

Andy Hoffman joined Stellar Blue Technologies as video production specialist.

Cooperative Resources International hired new employees: Brenda Krueger, administrative assistant; Melissa Goldsberry, payroll coordinator; and William Teetzen, sire stud custodian for GENEX. In addition, the company promoted Brandy Slater, GENEX fleet assistant; Sheri Miller, GENEX fleet coordinator; and Heidi Heller, GENEX genetics administrative assistant.

Agnesian HealthCare hired licensed professional counselor Ed Jedlicka, seeing patients in Fond du Lac and Ripon; hospitalist Mukhamad Sami Valid, St. Agnes Hospital; and nurse practitioner Leesa McShane, Fond du Lac Regional Clinic.

Dr. Sarah Holets joined the emergency department at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center.

Raymond James Financial Services added Karen DeBaker as a financial adviser to its Bellevue branch located within Bank of Luxemburg.

Home Builders Association of the Fox Cities hired Brittany Lischka as multimedia specialist.

CMD Corp. announced hires: Jerrad Schmitt, fabrication lead; John Countryman and Kevin Pelky, CNC machinists; Paul Lee, IT support specialist; Jessie Falls, materials distribution coordinator; and Tony Clementi, director of human resources. Bree Sweetack was promoted to customer services coordinator II and graphics illustrator.


Gov. Scott Walker named Diane Penzenstadler, owner of 44o North Advertising & Design, as a recipient of the 2018 Governor’s Trailblazer Award for Women in Business.

Brad Cebulski, owner and president of BConnected, was named Pulse Young Professionals Network’s 2018 Young Professional of the Year.

Chris Wolslegel, vice president of industrial business development for Miron Construction Co. Inc., received the Paul Magnabosco Outstanding Local Section Member Award from the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry.

The Wisconsin Bakers Association named Jen McClure, Fox Valley Technical College culinary arts instructor, its 2018 Baking Instructor of the Year.

Leadership Green Bay presented Jodi Arndt Labs, an attorney with Conway, Olejniczak and Jerry, with the Leo Frigo Leadership Award.

The Green Bay Water Utility and NEW Water selected Kelly Ellis, executive director of The Einstein Project, as recipient of the fifth annual NEW Watershed Champion in honor of the United Nations’ World Water Day.

Marcus Grignon, co-director at Hempstead Project HEART, was recognized as the Helfenstein Soup Council’s 2017 Environmental Hero.

Daniel Cullen, vice president of advisory services for Breakthrough Fuel,
was selected to
appear on Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s 2018 Pros to Know list.

David Gundlach, deputy superintendent for the Oshkosh Area School District, received the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce Education Leadership Award.

Dr. Eric Newgent, medical director of sleep medicine at ThedaCare Medical Center-Berlin, won two international awards for a scientific article he co-authored for the Journal of Wound Care.

Business strategists Amy Biersteker and Lisa Horn of Schenck SC earned the Certified Exit Planning
Advisor designation.

Nicole Schultz, custodian, and Lisa Van Zeeland, payroll manager, were named the 2018 recipients of Lawrence University’s annual President’s Award of Excellence.

Jonathan Rindt, a financial adviser and portfolio manager at the Morgan Stanley Wealth Management office in Sheboygan, was named to the firm’s Pacesetter’s Club.

Michael Hyne, an American Family Insurance agent in Appleton, was recognized for providing an outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.

As part of the fifth annual Forward Together Award, WEA Trust awarded $3,000 grants to Mary Donaldson of Algoma School District and Judy Brown of Coleman School District to fund their cutting-edge school projects.

Jimmy Yang, culinary services, was chosen for the Felician Village Service Excellence Star Award for February.

Current Young Professionals Network and the Greater Green Bay Chamber announced Future 15 recipients: Sarah Beckman, Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity; Miranda Bonde, Laura Mossakowski, LLC; Ben Braun, Associated Bank; Katie Guth, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College; Lydia Harrer, Capital Credit Union; Emily Jacobson, Green Bay Doulas; André Jacque, state representative; Jennifer Jones, UW-Green Bay; Vanya Koepke, Schneider Transportation; Mai J. Lo Lee, UW-Green Bay; Josh Moser, WLUK Fox 11; Laura Rowell, UW-Green Bay; Tony Steffek, Davis & Kuelthau; Joe Vanden Avond, Ryan Funeral Home; and Alexia Wood, St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter.

Barry Martzahl, managing director – wealth management, institutional consulting director at Graystone Consulting, a business of Morgan Stanley, was named to Forbes Magazine’s inaugural list of America’s Top Wealth Advisors: State-By-State, ranking No. 3 in Wisconsin.

Kristin Bird, support and training manager for interGen Web Solutions, passed the administrative exam for the Joomla certification program.

Paula Bake, a nurse in the emergency department at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls, was named the health system’s 2017 Nurse of the Year.

Four students representing Fox Valley Technical College’s Agriculture programs earned first-place awards
at the annual National Post-Secondary Agriculture Student organization competitions in Louisville, Ky.
Lucy Bley, Connor Geurts, Jacob Strassburg and Sheila Weninger earned top honors, while FVTC placed 15 students overall in top-five finishes. The college also received a first-place team finish in the Crops Specialist category with Strassburg and Bley joining Zach Orr for the honor.