On the move: people

Posted on Oct 30, 2018 :: People on the Move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer


Becky Bartoszek was named president and CEO of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce. She most recently served as a strategic business partner and success manager at AIA Corp. She’s also worked for The QTI Group and Alltel, owned and operated her own State Farm Insurance business in Little Chute, served as ambassador for the Greater Green Bay Chamber and is a member of Rotary and the Fox Valley Society for Human Resource Management.

“Listening is something I value strongly, so I first plan to do a lot of listening — to the staff, to our members and to our stakeholders,” Bartoszek said. “Together as a community I know the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce will continue to do great things and pave a successful path for generations to come.”


John Williams was named general manager of Hotel Northland. The Green Bay hotel, which is part of Mariott’s Autograph Collection of properties, is slated to open in late fall. An industry veteran, Williams is responsible for overseeing the historic renovation and rebranding of the landmark property as well as launching all operations.

Williams brings more than 40 years of hospitality experience in hotel operations and management to the leadership position. Throughout his career, he has managed several 4-Star and 4-Diamond properties, including serving as general manager of the 307-room, 4-Diamond Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, named by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the “World’s Best Places to Stay.”

Hotel Northland also hired: Brandon Flitter, director of sales; Cherry Kiani, human resources director; James-Ryan Lundy, executive chef; Peter DonKonics III, director of food and beverage; Christopher Lee, director of housekeeping; Kevin Schneider, director of finance; Jeffrey Sonkowsky, chief engineer; and Nicole Vartanian, front office manager.


New hires

Meredith Jaeger was named dean of corporate training and economic development at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

Christina Turner was named president of The Trout Museum of Art and Fox Cities Building for the Arts.

Robyn Hallet was named executive director of Literacy Green Bay.

Thrivent Financial Inc. announced Terry Rasmussen will serve as CEO following the retirement of current CEO Brady Hewitt. Rasmussen joined Thrivent in 2005 and was named president in 2015. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Thrivent has its operational offices in Appleton.

Performa announced new hires: Eric Nimer, vice president, southeast region; and Alex Tessen, BIM technician.

Unison Credit Union hired Mike Allen as vice president of commercial lending.

The H.S. Group announced new hires: Kurt Johnson, vice president; and Jacob Bradley, organizational development and talent manager.

Marty Ferguson joined First Business Bank as managing director of SBA lending.

Cathlin Stuntz joined C.A. Lawton Co. as director of operations.

Werner Electric hired Genevieve Faucher, e-commerce manager.

Mark Herzog joined St. Norbert College Center for Exceptional Leadership as a leadership cohort facilitator, teaching in the areas of leadership and change management.

Krisztina Dommer, CPA, joined KerberRose as senior manager for its government audit team.

Elevate97 hired Bill Hawker as director of business development.

Eric Hebel joined Northern Electric Inc. as project manager.

The Boldt Co. announced new hires: Lisa Zahorik, support services; Dan Schmitz, senior buyer; and Jennifer Lemmert, TRACK coordinator.

Miron announced new hires: Amy Harrison, accounting professional; Kaitlyn Mickelson, payroll administrative assistant; Kelsey
, project administrator; Joel Stave and Daryl Van Geffen, project managers; Jessica Vine, field payroll professional; and Randy Yunk, industrial project manager.

Julie Veldhuis joined Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative as a member services representative.

George Bastien joined ISG’s Green Bay location as a designer.

Fox World Travel added Tina Husemoller as client solutions manager.

Brand Directions announced new hires: Tammy Mijal and Kristin Williams, account managers; Brenda Tennessen, senior graphic artist; and Madalyn Seifert, graphic artist.

FOCUS CPA Inc. hired Michael Seng, business tax accountant, and Kristen VerHaagh, accountant.

Insight Creative Inc. hired Justin Parsons as a web developer.

Pa Lee Moua was named diversity, equity and inclusion officer for the Appleton Area School District.

Amy Spreeman joined the Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Region as a marketing technologist.

H.J. Martin and Son announced new hires: Joseph Heffron, estimator; Lucienne Fels, process coordinator; and Katrina Tesch, accounts payable administrator.

GENEX announced new hires: Lindsey Kettenhoven and Alexandria Mattes, semen distribution specialists; Megan Petruzates, livestock specialist; Susan Schleis, livestock technician; and Greg Koeller, shipping and receiving specialist. 

Keller Inc. hired Jason Miller and Michael Bolwerk, building craftsmen.

The UA 400 Pipe Trades hired two full-time instructors: Randy Lorge and Dan Julius.

Brian Dresang joined St. Joseph Cemetery of Appleton as director of sales and marketing.

David Schrier became medical director of Unity Hospice.

General and trauma surgeon Ryan Bly joined Surgical Associates of Neenah.

Agnesian HealthCare announced new hires: family medicine physician Danielle Fenske, Ripon Medical Center; hematologist/medical oncologist Sameer Tolay, Agnesian Cancer Center; Steven Rembalski, family medicine nurse practitioner, Agnesian Convenient Care Clinic; and cardiac electrophysiologist Jeremy Zimmermann, Fond du Lac Regional Clinic.

Medical aesthetician Sheena Wagner and Nick Grimm, dermatology services, joined Plastic Surgery & Skin Specialists by BayCare Clinic.

Aurora BayCare Cardiology announced new hires: Dr. Francisco J. Gamez and Dr. J.J. Vazquez-Bauza.

Prevea Health announced new hires: Jessica McCracken and Cavin Glenn, trauma surgeons; and Supreeti Behuria, cardiologist. Internal medicine physician Olivia Afamefuna and primary care sports medicine physician Todd Domeyer joined Prevea Sheboygan Health Center.



Agnesian HealthCare promoted DeAnn Thurmer to president and chief nursing officer of Ripon Medical Center and Waupun Memorial Hospital.

Felician Village promoted Michelle Meyer to manager, Next Step rehabilitation unit.

KerberRose promoted Katie Gannon and Michael Matuszak to partner.

Security Health Plan announced position changes for Marty Anderson, now chief growth officer, and Angela Kissinger, now chief compliance officer.



The Fox Cities Chamber announced winners of its Pinnacle Awards: Walter Keller, Keller Inc., Business Hall of Fame Inductee; Patti Habeck, Feeding America, ATHENA Leadership Award; Scott Jensen, Wisconsin Herd, Champion of the Chamber Award; Kimberly Stoeger, Nutritional Healing, Entrepreneur of the Year; Catherine Tierney, Community First Credit Union, Gus A. Zuehlke Distinguished Service Award; Joanne Fischer, Telecom Industries, Joyce Bytof Exceptional Mentor Award; and Brad Cebulski, BConnected, Young Professional of the Year Award.

Martin Rudd, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh assistant chancellor for access campuses and professor of chemistry, was named an American Chemical Society Fellow for 2018.

National consulting firm Consulting Connect named Tricia Braun, deputy secretary and chief operating officer of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., as a top economic development official in North America.

New York Life named Bradley L. Ruh to its 2018 Executive Council and Brian Ruh to its 2018 Chairman’s Council.

Justin Wroblewski, vice president and business banking officer at The Stephenson National Bank & Trust, graduated from the Graduate
School of Banking at UW-Madison.

Jason Busse, web developer with Stellar Blue Technologies, earned a 3k reputation on Stack Overflow, an online community for developers to learn and share their programming knowledge.

Foundations Health & Wholeness presented 2018 Ethic in Business Awards to Andrew Smith, Green Bay chief of police, individual award, and Jaime Alvarez, youth award.

Miron employees were honored with Newsmakers of the Year awards from The Daily Reporter: Jason Fuhrmann, Estimator of the Year, and Bert Pieper Jr., Super Super award. In addition, Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna was recognized as the Public Official of the Year.

Marian University presented 2018 Business & Industry Awards to Sandi Roehrig, special achievement; Bob Roehrig, James Sebert and Pat Smith, community collaboration; and Darold Treffert, M.D., George Becker Business Spirit award.

Jim Schuessler received the designation of certified economic developer from the International Economic Development Council.


Board appointments

Peter Roland of Bay Lakes Commercial Real Estate joined the Bank of Luxemburg board of directors.

Fortifi Bank made two board of director appointments: Peter Prickett, former president and CEO of First National Bank, and Greg Lundberg, Fortifi’s executive vice president and chief lending officer.

Three leaders joined the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board County Consortium: Mark Harris, Winnebago County executive; Alice Connors, county board chair of Calumet County; and Allen Buechel, Fond du Lac County executive. In addition, the organization re-elected board of director members: Aimee Hostettler, Grande Cheese Co.; Jason Hendricks, J. F. Ahern; Brian Kaminske, Waupaca Foundry; Tony Beregszazi, ADVOCAP; and Jodie Larsen, Oshkosh Corp. It also added new members: Ron Grahn, Silver Star Brands; and
Jessica Maple, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Office of Veterans Services.

Susan Obermiller was re-elected to the board of directors for Catholic Financial Life.