Investors Community Bank hired Barb Wege as assistant vice president-banking services manager at its Appleton location.
Deb Allison-Aasby joined Windward Wealth Strategies as a financial planner and relationship manager.
Tom Taake has launched Envoy Logistics, a newly established transportation management company.
Jennifer Christiansen has been appointed as executive director of communications and marketing at St. Norbert College.
Dr. Greg Buran joined Network Health as chief medical officer, based at the company’s Brookfield location.
Element hired Ava Gretzinger as a graphic designer to work in the agency’s creative department.
David Royal, former president of Thrivent Mutual Funds, assumed the role of chief investment officer at Thrivent Financial. He succeeds Russell Swansen, who retired.
ChoiceBank hired George Thada as an assistant vice president-residential lending.
Consolidated Construction Co Inc. hired Kevin Duffy as senior project manager and Richard Davenport as project manager.
Evergreen Credit Union hired Veronica Kasperek as its new sustainability manager.
Heather Meyer joined Capital Valuation’s business valuation and litigation damages team as an analyst.
Angie McCarthy joined Lakeside Packaging Plus as a job developer.
Shea Electric & Communications hired Tom Grier as a journeyman wireman.
Keller Inc. hired Doug Zahn as a concrete craftsman and Brandon Collins as a carpenter.
Sadoff lron and Metal Co. announced the addition of Andrew Staebell to its scrap trading team.
Susan Sykes joined Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management office in Appleton as an associate vice president, financial adviser and CFP.
Keller Inc. announced new hires: Devin Flanigan, construction manager; Steve VanZeeland, building craftsman; and Katie Broehm, administrative assistant.
Bank of Luxemburg has hired Paula Poggi as director of marketing and business development.
The law firm of Murphy Desmond S.C. elected attorney Ginger Zimmerman to president of the firm.
Imaginasium announced the addition of Miles Anthony Smith as digital marketing director.
Dr. Robert Prehn of Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists of Wisconsin was accepted into the American Rhinologic Society.
KerberRose, S.C. announced Zachary Pedersen has obtained his Certified Public Accountant credentials. He specializes in corporate, partnership and individual tax preparation at KerberRose’s Shawano location.
Michael Bach, P.E., project manager with R.A. Smith National, received the Young Engineer of the Year Award from the Milwaukee Metro Chapter of the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers.
Jason Tuzinkewich of Cornerstone Business Services Inc. received the Closing of the Year Award and the Chairman’s Circle Award from the International Business Brokers Association.
Jeffrey Leismer, Sheboygan, and his submission, VibeTech, took second place in the category of advanced manufacturing at the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. Jordan Mather, Appleton, with submission Health Connection, took second place in the category of businesses services.
Doug Page, president and chief operating officer at Performa Inc., was named to the New North Inc. board.Oshkosh Door Co. hired Mark Westemeier as director of operations.
Dawn Gohlke has been named executive director of Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children Fox Cities.
ThedaCare welcomed Thomas Arquilla, who will serve as the new chief strategy and business development officer. The company also hired Christine Carriere, APNP, as a nurse practitioner specializing in hospital medicine at ThedaCare Medical Center-Berlin. Julie Felix, APNP, joined ThedaCare Physicians-Princeton as a family nurse practitioner.
The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce hosted the graduation ceremony for its 2016-17 Leadership Fox Cities program. Graduates included: Carlyn Andrew, Boys & Girls Club of the Fox Valley; Lisa Barwick, Pierce Manufacturing Inc.; Brent Baumler, ThedaCare; Mary R. Butler, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children’s Hospital; Amanda Chavez, Go Valley Kids; Brett Christofferson, Corcoran Glass and Paint Inc.; Julie Coenen, Fox Valley Technical College; Melanie Draheim, Network Health; Trevor Ermers, American National Bank; Jennifer Fisher, SECURA Insurance; Sarah Forseth, Bank First National; Chip Gabbey, Pro Staff; Josh Gitter, BLC Community Bank; David Govier, Appvion; Laura Gruender, Thrivent Financial; Nicole Hanke, Stella & Dot; Jamin Homan, St. Elizabeth Hospital; Danielle Jost, Thrivent Financial; Julie King, Appleton Area School District; Melissa Kissinger, Miron Construction Co. Inc.; Melissa Koehler, Affinity Medical Group; Tina Krueger, Appleton Public Library; Brandon Lepp, BMO Harris Bank; Jessica M. Marhefke, Miller Electric Manufacturing Co.; Sara Marquardt, Wipfli LLP; Jill Martin, Outagamie County; Justin Monnette, We Energies; Michelle O’Mahoney, Schenck SC; Zack Pawlosky, Candeo Creative; Susan Perri, United Way Fox Cities Inc.; Amy Rutz, Chase; Kate Seifert, Seifert Law Office; Anna Simeth, Lawrence University; Mark Thiel, ThedaCare; Jim Vander Sanden, PRN Health
Services; Ryan Veleke, Plexus Corp.; and Emily Wagner, Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin.
Werner Electric Supply hired Dan Egan as business director of process and network solutions.
UnitedHealthcare of Wisconsin hired Dave Bishop as director of account management for both the Small Business and Key Accounts Fully Insured blocks of business.
Kohler Co. hired Lindsey Salzsieder as manager of Kohler Waters Spa at Lodge Kohler.
Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction Inc. hired Ryan Schleihs as field project manager and Brian Zeller as project manager.
BrownBoots Interactive Inc. hired Danelle Smit for the new role of business development manager at the agency and Becca Sheahan as a graphic designer.
Dr. Joseph Binard of the N.E.W. Community Clinic received the Community Health Impact Award at Aurora Health Care Foundation’s A Cause to Celebrate event.
Performa employee Dale Garfield earned his Professional Engineer registration by examination from the State of Wisconsin.
The American Heart Association announced that Dr. Dean Gruner, outgoing president and CEO of ThedaCare, and Dr. Greg Long, chief medical officer for ThedaCare, will co-chair its first-ever Fox Cities Heart Ball, a black-tie gala set for Nov. 10 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center.
Primary Care Associates of Appleton addedAlison Pelger, PA-C, RD to its teamof family medicine providers.
Prophit Marketing hired Shelly DeBouche as project manager.
SECURA Insurance promoted Tim O’Brien to controller.
Water-Right hired Kira Jankowski as associate brand manager.
The Chamber of Manitowoc County graduated a class of its Leadership Manitowoc County program. Participants included: Cheryl Terp, Lakeshore Technical College and Leadership Manitowoc County Committee Chairperson; Janet De Pirro, Lakeside Foods Inc.; Meredith Sauer, Lakeshore Technical College; Sara Lebrick, Ansay & Associates LLC; Zarine Anklesaria, Holy Family Memorial; Jill Yindra, NextEra Energy Resources Point Beach Nuclear Plant; Joanne Bartz, Felician Village; Lisa Voda, Felician Village; Karen Nichols, executive director, The Chamber of Manitowoc County; Jason Ring, Manitowoc Area Visitor & Convention Bureau; Heidi Simonar, Holiday House of Manitowoc County Inc.; Julie Peot, UnitedOne Credit Union; Ross Mueller, Verve, a Credit Union; Kimberly Umnus, Americollect; Nancy Nabak, Woodland Dunes Nature Center & Preserve; Matt Goff, Silver Lake College of the Holy Family; Seth Zipperer, Schenck SC; Angel Johanek, The Chamber of Manitowoc County; Scott Niven, Aspire Real Estate Group, LLC; Aaron Rosinsky, Seehafer Broadcasting Corp.; Bryan Orth, Investors Community Bank;Patrick Neuenfeldt, Lakeshore Technical College; Jennifer Riedy, Aurora Medical Center Manitowoc County; andRachel Rupnik, Aurora Medical Center Manitowoc County.
Prevea Health hired Neerajana Gupta, MD and Amy Gumieny, APNP at the Prevea Sheboygan Health Center. Both will offer routine women’s care. The company also hired Jennifer Rench, MD at the Prevea Plymouth Health Center.
Holy Family Memorial welcomed new obstetrician/gynecologist Prashanti Pilla, MD to HFM Women’s Health.