Randy Prasse is the new executive director of the Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau. Prasse, a veteran destination marketing executive, replaces Lynn Peters, who announced plans to leave the bureau in December. Prasse has held leadership positions with Real Racine, the East Town Association in downtown Milwaukee, and the Tri-County Economic Development Alliance in northwest Illinois.
Larry Burkhardt is the new chief economic development officer of the Economic Development Alliance through the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Burkhardt has more than 20 years of experience in economic development, including leadership roles for economic development associations in Colorado and California.
Larry Connors will serve as the common chief operating officer (COO) for both St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center and St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. In his expanded role, he will succeed Tom Bayer at St. Vincent Hospital. Bayer, the current COO of St. Vincent Hospital, was appointed as the Senior Vice President of Regional Development.
Paul Ehrfurth of Green Bay is the new executive director of the Oconto County Economic Development Corporation. Ehrfurth has more than 30 years of experience in urban planning, economic and community development. He replaces Bruce Mommaerts, who retired after 27 years as executive director.
Gary N. Hietpas, president of Laminations, part of Great Northern Corporation’s Specialty Group in Appleton, will retire after 26 years. Hietpas joined Laminations as marketing manager in 1986. Jeff Strenger, vice president of operations for GNC’s Specialty Group, will assume the role of president.
Pamela Williams-Lime has been named the new executive director of The Trout Museum of Art. Williams-Lime previously served as the executive director of the International Wildlife Center of Wisconsin and the Windhover Center for the Arts in Fond du Lac. She succeeds Timothy Riley, who will be moving to La Crosse to be closer to his family.
Skyline Technologies Inc. added Chris Campshure to the company as a business intelligence engineer.
Scott Bushkie of Cornerstone Business Services Inc. of Green Bay was named the Midwest Business Brokers & Intermediaries 2011 Member of the Year.
Forty people graduated in May from Leadership Green Bay, a program of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. The class of 2012 includes Cathy Allcox, Carly Appel, Michelle Bailey, Kyle Berger, Matt Brault, Jeff Burich, Kevin Dahlke, Beth Dulak-Smith, Lara Feldhausen, Joe Fuss, Erik Goerke, Heather Gollnow, Sara Hurley, Tanessa Klug, Tana Koss, Jim Ledvina, Ryan Krumrie, Elisia Lewis, Linda Maxwell, Jason McDonough, Tara Peloquin, Seth Plaza, Sampath Ranganathan, Tim Reichwald, Amanda Reitz, Dustin Ridings, Sarah Schwarten, Amy Seehafer, April Smith, Jordan Sullivan, Lori Taylor, Brian Teddy, Linsay Tinberg, Wendy Townsend, Michelle Varoni, Jonathan Virant, Stephanie Wachholz, Kevin Wood, Jenn Younk and Sue Zittlow.
Jeanne A. Stangel is the new director of development at UW-Green Bay’s university advancement.
Meagan Kempfert was hired as a marketing specialist for the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley.
Darrick Munsch, an independent financial advisor at Baylake Investment Services in Green Bay, was recognized as a top financial advisor and named to the LPL Financial Director’s Club.
Kathy Coopman Voigt joined the History Museum at the Castle as community engagement manager. Voigt, who was formerly with the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, oversees all aspects of marketing, public relations and branding tasks, and strategies for the museum.
Jaime Potopinski is the new director of both home health and hospice services for Affinity Visiting Nurses.
Cindy Sahotsky, executive director of COTS Inc., a homeless transitional shelter located in Appleton, received the Women in Management-Fox Cities Chapter’s Woman Leader of the Year Award.
EAA in Oshkosh recently hired: Janine Diana, vice president of human resources; Mary Ann Dilling, director of events and hospitality services; John Dorgan, manager of event sales and services; Allen Wildish, financial reporting manager; Zach Ludtke, merchandising sales manager; and membership services representatives Lucas Hartwig, Catherine Lute and Benjamin Crow. The organization also promoted Trevor Janz to manager of EAA chapters and Eagle Flight program; Barb Hall to manager of business planning and analysis; Susan Levitte to member benefits manager and Kevin Hazaert to web content specialist.
Paul Emerick and Abby Kieler, commercial staff underwriters with Acuity in Sheboygan, earned their Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.
Joel Steber joined First Manitowoc Bancorp Inc. as vice president of business banking in Green Bay. He recently served as senior relationship manager with JP Morgan Chase in Green Bay.
Sarah Baldukas was promoted to paper product specialist within ImproMed’s sales and marketing department.
Rob Finley was hired as controller of Ahern’s accounting department.
Mike Paroubek was hired as commercial underwriter at Integrity Insurance in Appleton.
Tim McKeag of First Business Bank – Northeast was designated Certified Treasury Professional by the Association for Financial Professionals. Patty Wilke was hired as a client relationship specialist.
Julie Hert was hired as a client care coordinator for Valley VNA Senior Services in New London.
Christopher Monroe, director – corporate and commercial accounts for Total Relocation Services, Inc. received Mayflower Transit’s Masters Club Award at Mayflower’s recent national sales and operations conference in St. Louis.
Sara Marquardt has been named branch manager of U.S. Bank’s South Main Street office in Fond du Lac. She replaces Anne Pierce, who was promoted to the position of Commercial Relationship Manager.
Psychiatrist Michael Panzer joined the ThedaCare Behavioral Health team and will see patients in Menasha. Dr. Panzer’s special interest is treating patients with anxiety disorders, college students and the artistic population.
Sue Cohen was promoted to the position of office manager at Professional Plating Inc. of Brillion.
David Phillips has joined the commercial sales team at Bayland Buildings, Inc. in Green Bay as a sales representative. Phillips will work with commercial and industrial clients in the southeastern Wisconsin area.
Rheumatologist John Grandone will be joining forces with ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus. Dr. Grandone will continue to provide care at the Neenah-based Theda Clark Medical Plaza, but will now be part of the ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus team. Dr. Grandone specializes in joint, cartilage and autoimmune conditions.
Jocelyn Ertel was hired by the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) as Communications Coordinator and Office Manager.
Dr. Charles Laham joined Holy Family Memorial as an interventional cardiologist. He was director of cardiology at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
John Haese joined OMNNI Associates and will work to expand the company’s transportation client base throughout the state. He has more than 30 years of experience in highway department operations, including work in Manitowoc, Calumet and Winnebago counties.
Steve Skogg, superintendent with Mechanical Technologies in Green Bay, was elected as president of the Associated Master Plumbers of Green Bay.
Dr. Anthony Jaslowski of Green Bay Oncology received a three-year appointment as Cancer Liaison Physician for the cancer program at St. Vincent Regional Cancer Center.
Christopher R. Howald was hired by Tweet/Garot Mechanical, Inc. as vice president of administration. Howald has worked for the last seven years in San Francisco, where he
served as litigation associate at Wilson Sonsini, a leading technology law firm.
Christine Dickert of Racine was promoted to sales and marketing assistant at Stellar Blue Web Design in Menasha. She previously served as the Internet marketing intern.
Dr. Brad Hunter, a chiropractor at Belville-Fletcher Chiropractic in Oshkosh, was named one of Oshkosh’s Four Under 40 emerging business leaders.
Keith Kiesow, Town of Menasha fire chief, has been named the recipient of Fox Valley Technical College’s 2012 Outstanding Alumni Award. Kiesow graduated from FVTC in 1977 with a technical diploma in auto mechanics and in 1995 with an associate degree in fire protection. He teaches in the fire protection program at FVTC as an adjunct instructor.
Registered nurses Sue Kiser and Brenda Melnarik at Unity in Green Bay, achieved recognition as Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurses. Ann Miller, licensed practical nurse at Unity’s Marinette office, achieved certification as a Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse.
Jane Fallier has been promoted to personal banker at the Associated Bank in Valders.
Fox Valley Technical College added new board members: Stephen Kohler of Pierce Manufacturing and Dominick Madison, the superintendent of Brillion Public Schools. Sally Mielke was reappointed to a new term. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay faculty member Denise Scheberle was recognized as the 2012 National Teacher of the Year by the American Political Science Association.
Podiatrist Chad DeNamur joined BayCare Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine in Green Bay. He will be practicing at Aurora BayCare Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center in Green Bay.
Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin promoted Corey Martin to café team leader at Harmony Café locations in Appleton and Green Bay. Heidi Schuette was hired as the new café area team leader for its Green Bay location. Goodwill also added Gary Madsen as the new logistics inventory planner at Shiner Center Logistics and Brian Britz as assistant team leader at the Darboy Goodwill store. Jennifer Fischer has joined the Early Intervention Services team in Menasha as a service coordinator/interventionalist. Maria Muniz was promoted to area team leader at the Menasha Goodwill Retail Store and Training Center and Jay Jankowski was hired as a buildings and grounds specialist II. Goodwill also named Lauren Hoffmann of Appleton as May’s Outstanding Achiever from its Vocational Support Services (VSS) program. Hoffmann was hired at Agea Spa in Appleton in February as a spa attendant.
A new scholarship was named for Sandy Odorzynski, professor of economics at St. Norbert College in De Pere. The $25,000 Sandra J. Odorzynski Endowed Scholarship Fund was created by two alumni, Dr. Jeffrey Steagall, a 1985 graduate of St. Norbert, and Sue Rine-Steagall, a 1986 graduate.
Jennifer Lisowe recently joined the team at Fox Cities Sign and Lighting Services, LLC, a full service sign and lighting services company and maintenance provider.
Dr. Thomas Lewandowski of Appleton Cardiology ThedaCare received the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Presidential Citation Award. Dr. Gerald Clarke, an ophthalmologist at Optivision Eye Care in Appleton, Berlin and Oshkosh, was elected to a three-year term on the Wisconsin Medical Society’s Board of Directors. Dr. John W. Hartman, president and CEO of Visonex in Green Bay, was re-elected treasurer and Dr. Bruce M. Neal, a urologist at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette and CMH Primary Care Clinic in Oconto Falls, was re-elected to a three-year term on the board.
Ronald J. Floto and William L. Mansfield were elected to the board of directors of Bemis Company, Inc. of Neenah.
Travis Andersen, Joyce Bytof, John Krause and Angelo Ninivaggi joined the board of directors of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, filling vacancies created by retiring board members Richard Bergstrom, Linda Kennedy, Dr. John Toussaint and Steve Tyink.
Appleton Downtown Incorporated (ADI) recently announced its officers and board members for the coming year: president – Trevor Frank, SEH; vice president – John Hendrickson, US Bank; secretary – Robyn Gruner, AT&T; treasurer – Mary Greiner, Schenck, S.C.; and executive officer – John Peterson, Peterson, Berk & Cross. ADI board members include: Tim Duchow, Radisson Paper Valley Hotel; Lynn Hagee, Lawrence University; Lyssa King, OuterEdge Stage and King Brokerage; Monica Klaeser, City of Appleton; Joe Kohlbeck, The Bar on the Avenue; Pat Murray, Murray Photo & Video; Joe Pankratz, Avenue Jewelers; Angela Rust, Johnson Bank; Jill Vanderloop, Joseph’s Shoes; and Chris Winter, Rollie Winter & Associates.
Craig Dickman, founder and CEO of Breakthrough Fuel, Green Bay, and Sahil Tak, vice president of ST Paper, Oconto Falls, joined the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Foundation Board of Directors.
Lucas Brown, director of research and advancement operations at Lawrence University, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement.
Stephanie Cavadeas, a CPA at Wipfli LLP, was honored as board member of the year by the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin in Green Bay. Charlie Nickel of Merrill Lynch and his family were recognized with the Partnership of the Year Award.
John Carrier, Ted Pappas and Robert Tetzlaff were renewed as board members of the Pioneer Credit Union of Green Bay.
Kristy Bradish, executive director of the Winnebago Conflict Resolution Center in Oshkosh, will retire in March 2013. Bradish has served WCRC for the last 22 years.
Brown County United Way in Green Bay hired Kelly Ellis as resource development director and Ashley Vanden Boomen as research and initiatives specialist. Sarah Inman is the community impact director.
Lawrence University has announced the following faculty members have been granted tenure and promoted to the rank of associate professor: Elizabeth Carlson, art history; Jake Frederick, history; Wen-Lei Gu, music (violin); David McGlynn, English; Ben Rinehart, studio art; Arnold Shober, government; and Martyn Smith, religious studies.
Melissa Hunt, community development specialist for the Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC), is the regional account manager for Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC) East Central Region.
Seven area nurses received the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh’s College of Nursing and Board of Visitors Nightingale Award: Jeanean Bauer, St. Elizabeth Hospital; Mary Ann Berrens, Appleton Medical Center and New London Family Medical Center; Lynette Joy Bosin, St. Agnes Hospital Home Care; Dee Fietzer, ThedaCare’s Riverside Medical Center; Audrey James, Aurora Medical Center; Teresa Paulus, Winnebago County Health Department; and Adeline I. Schroeder, Bridge Community Health Clinic.
Patrick Rath was hired as vice president of foundation development for the Aurora Health Care Foundation. Rath has more than 15 years of fundraising experience in the Milwaukee region.
Laura Guy has been appointed president of Schaper, Benz & Wise Family Wealth Counsel of Neenah, a new division of Schaper, Benz & Wise Investment Counsel, Inc.
Casey Duerr and Matt Brehmer, of Matthews Tire and Auto Service Centers’ Green Bay store, recently completed the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Automotive Technician program.
Kathy Halverson, a long-term care insurance specialist and president of Halverson Planning, LLC, was recognized as the No. 1 Long Term Care Insurance Specialist in the state of Wisconsin by the American Association for Long Term Care Insurance.
Appleton-based Ledgeview Partners, a customer relationship management (CRM) firm, hired Audra Carlisle of Minneapolis and Tim Dwyer of Houston as CRM account executives for its Software Services Division. The new hires are key expansion moves for the company as it expands into Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.