Pam Seidl was named executive director of the Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau. She has been the bureau’s director of marketing and community relations for the past 10 years. Seidl was instrumental in the development of the bureau’s “Wisconsin’s Shopping Place” brand, as well as enhancing the image of the area for convention, sports and leisure visitors. She has also served as a member of the marketing committee of the Governor’s Council on Tourism and currently serves as a board member of the Appleton Baseball Club, Twin City Catholic Education System and Neenah Rotary (see Face Time, page 19).
Melissa Lewis joined Diedrich Agency in Ripon as a licensed insurance agent for property and casualty lines.
Acuity in Sheboygan recently promoted several employees in its commercial underwriting department: Stephanie Schreiber to general manager-commercial lines overseeing staff in Michigan, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming and Montana; Terrie Serketich to manager-commercial underwriting for Kentucky and Ohio; Laura Wagner to manager-commercial underwriting for Arizona and New Mexico; and Al Meyer to manager-commercial underwriting for Utah and Idaho.
Karen R. Wipfli, a personal banker at the Stephenson National Bank & Trust, recently graduated from the Wisconsin Bankers Association Retail Banking School.
The City of Appleton hired Matt Rehbein as an economic development specialist. He is responsible for the recruitment and retention of businesses in Appleton, managing the industrial parks and assisting startups looking to locate in the city.
Jim Richerson, PGA general manager and director of golf for the hospitality and real estate group for the Kohler Company, joined the PGA of America’s Board of Directors as District 6 Director.
Tim Costello is the new executive director of Cerebral Palsy Inc., a non-profit organization serving individuals with disabilities in 17 counties in Northeast Wisconsin. He has 15 years of experience in non-profit management, specializing in the areas of fundraising, marketing and public relations. He most recently served as donations and marketing director with Rawhide Boys Ranch in New London.
Paul L. Kasriel, retired senior vice president and chief economist at the Northern Trust Company, joined Legacy Private Trust Co. in Neenah as a senior economic and investor advisor with the company’s wealth management initiatives.
First Business Capital Corp. hired Travis Herbst as a collateral analyst.
Kundinger Fluid Power hired Pete Molitor to manage its Sheboygan store operations. He has been in the industrial distribution business for 25 years as an inside sales person, department manager, service center manager and account manager.
Associated Bank recently promoted several employees in Green Bay: Michael Teska was named senior vice president, director of facilities; Angie DeWitt was promoted to senior vice president, director of management accounting; Tammy Mleziva was promoted to vice president, senior finance manager; and Brenda Gripe was promoted to vice president, operations and technology project manager. Associated Bank also hired Paul Williams as vice president, technology infrastructure project manager.
Kelly Tourdot is the new vice president of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin. In addition to managing operations for the organization, she will also continue her role in the apprenticeship program.
The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region named Rosie Sprangers as its new controller. She previously worked as a senior accountant at Schenck.
The Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh recently hired Jonathan Berger as a senior business development director; Robin Kasel as a donor development manager; Michael Laabs to the museum’s maintenance staff; Kaitlin Mason as an events coordinator; Andy Ovans as a membership services specialist; Katherine Pecora as a marketing and government advocacy assistant; and Kelly Zanders as a housing and events coordinator. EAA also promoted Kristin Busse to air tours coordinator; Tom Charpentier to government advocacy specialist; Zach Ludtke to EAA AirVenture Museum operations; Margaret Viola to air tour program manager; and Kathleen Witman to marketing department project manager.
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay professor Gregory S. Aldrete was named the 2012 Wisconsin Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Bayland Buildings Inc. added Jon Mathau as a project manager and Chris Lagerquist as a purchasing manager. Mathau has more than 14 years of project management experience with Schleis Floor Covering, JW Flooring and Miron Construction. Lagerquist has more than 20 years of building and general construction experience. He was previously with Home Acres Building Supply.
Jacqui Corsi joined the Windhover Center for the Arts in Fond du Lac as director of marketing. She most recently was the director of marketing for the Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation.
Steve Klingemann is the new vice president of personal lines at Integrity Insurance in Appleton. Prior to joining Integrity, Klingemann was with Midwest Employers Casualty Company in St. Louis, where he was responsible for the pricing unit. He also spent 11 years with the Auto Club of Missouri, culminating in the director of product management role, which spanned eight states and included both auto and homeowners insurance. Integrity also announced the promotion of Wendy Holub to human resource manager. She previously was a human resource generalist and has been with Integrity since 2010.
Barb Dreger, director of college marketing at Fox Valley Technical College, was named 2012 Communicator of the Year for District 3 of the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations. She earned the award for her exemplary efforts in the marketing and public relations profession, in addition to leading FVTC’s communications strategies during its passage of a $66.5 million public referendum last year.
Greg Sofra joined Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP in Appleton as an audit partner. He is a certified public accountant and a graduate of the University of Dayton in Ohio. He previously worked as an audit senior manager for Crowe Horwath, LLP in Cleveland, Ohio.
Jill Wegner joined Liebmann, Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry S.C. as an attorney. She is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Joanne Kluessendorf, director of the Weis Earth Science Museum on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, received the prestigious 2012 Charles A. Salotti Award for excellence in earth science education. The A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum Society at Michigan Technological University presents the award.
Community First Credit Union promoted Megan Pruno to vice president of finance and Craig Gloudemans to accounting manager. In her new role, Pruno oversees financial reporting, budgeting and asset liability management while Gloudemans manages day-to-day accounting functions. Community First also added Debra Fernau as vice president of operations overseeing ACH, checking, cash letter, deposit and member research functions of the credit union. She brings more than 25 years of financial experience to her new role.
Several local attorneys from Godfrey & Kahn S.C. were recently honored as local litigation stars by Benchmark Litigation: Daniel Flaherty for antitrust, general commercial, securities and white-collar crime; James Friedman for general commercial and insurance; James Peterson for general commercial and intellectual property; and Brady Williamson for appellate and general commercial. Attorneys Michael Huitinik and Roxana Wizorek were named local future stars.
Community Living Systems in Neenah added Kara Helwig as director of business development. She has more than two decades of marketing and business development experience in the banking, education and senior living industries. The firm also promoted Rick Nierzwicki to director of construction services.
Appleton-based Ledgeview Partners, a customer relationship management (CRM) firm, added Reilly Mitchell as a CRM support consultant and Marc Holliday as a technical sales support consultant.
Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin recently added several employees in the Fox Cities: Ann Weber joined as an accountant; Jennifer Anderson as a teacher/service coordinator for the Early Intervention Services team; Emily Schmidt as a team leader with the Menasha Goodwill’s retail team; and Adam Krusz, Grant Nelton and Jebb Filz, who are production and sales floor leaders for Goodwill’s new outlet center in Appleton.
Paula Hafeman, chief nurse executive at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center and St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, was named Nurse Leader of the Year by the Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Executives. The award honors a nurse leader based on several criteria including: promoting the profession of nursing leadership within the organization and community; demonstrating nursing leadership by sharing expertise outside the hospital through presentations and publications; and participating in a broad range of civic and health care related organizations.
Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay recently honored seven caregivers for their participation in advancing research and medical education: Dr. Corey Haines, medical educator of the year; Tammy Krueger, curriculum development; Dr. Brian Dobbins, new principal investigator in women’s health; Dr. Sarah Fenton, new principal investigator in cardiology; Dr. Robert Southwick, new principal investigator in women’s health; Dr. Dhimant Patel, medical research innovation award in oncology; and Dr. Wesley Griffitt, medical research innovation award in neurosurgery.
Dr. David L. Paton joined BayCare Clinic Emergency Physicians in Green Bay. He received his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo., and completed his residency at Darnall Army Community Hospital in Fort Hood, Texas.