The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley recently announced its new faculty members for the 2012-13 academic year: Dr. Teresa Weglarz as professor of biological sciences; Jill Halverson as assistant professor of business; and Dr. Michael McFall as assistant professor of philosophy. UWFox also announced the appointment of Rebecca Pfeifer as a TRIO Coordinator for the Menasha Joint School District portion of the federal grant program and the hiring of Brandi Alonzo as the college’s new athletic director.
Thome Benefit Solutions in Neenah added Trisha Blohm as a financial advisor and Barb Thiel as an administrative assistant.
Attorney Steve Krueger joined the staff of Liebmann, Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, S.C. in Green Bay. He advises business clients and financial institutions on real estate matters, bankruptcy issues, general business matters and mergers and acquisitions. Krueger is a graduate of Marquette Law School and former Lieutenant of Public Safety for Marquette University.
Susie Fiore joined the Stephenson National Bank & Trust as a personal banker and customer service representative in the Menominee, Mich., office. She has six years of customer service experience and previously owned and managed two small businesses with her husband.
Dr. Michael Landrum joined the health care team at Bellin Health’s Green Bay clinic. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., and his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He completed his residency in internal medicine from San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium in San Antonio, Texas.
Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin in Menasha recently announced several promotions and new hires. Shannon Kenevan was promoted to the new role of diversity and inclusion leader. He previously was the program team leader for Goodwill’s Harmony Café locations in Appleton and Green Bay. Emily Wagner was promoted to job developer with Goodwill’s Vocational Support Services program. She previously was a trainer with the program. Lynn Brown was promoted to payment partner team leader with Goodwill’s Financial Information and Service Center (FISC). She previously was an accounting assistant. Goodwill also hired Wendy Patzlaff as the new grants and statistics specialist for FISC and Patricia Brand as the new café area team leader for Harmony Café in Appleton.
School Specialty in Greenville named Patrick T. Collins to the new role of senior vice president, sales. In his new role, he will have the responsibility for leading the company’s sales organization and targeted strategic initiatives. Collins comes to School Specialty from United Stationers, where he was senior vice president of sales.
Dr. Eric Dvorak joined Baycare Clinic in Green Bay as a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. He received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin and completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dvorak also completed a fellowship in neurorehabilitation and spasticity management.
Dr. Kristine Taivalmaa has rejoined Agnesian HealthCare at the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic. She previously was a pediatrician there from 2000 to 2010. Dr. Nicole Schwendel has joined Agnesian HealthCare’s Fond du Lac Regional Clinic as a pediatrician. She is a graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed her pediatrics residency at the Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.
State Rep. Karl Van Roy, R-Green Bay, received the Working for Wisconsin Award from Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce.
Fox Communities Credit Union added Bill Kahl as a loan officer at the corporate office in Appleton and Ann Kallies as a loan officer at the Black Creek branch. Kahl has more than 22 years of experience and Kallies has more than 19 years of experience in the financial industry.
Christopher Stream was promoted to vice president, market manager at Associated Bank in Manitowoc. Previously, he was a portfolio manager for Associated and brings 10 years of financial services experience to his new role.
Tom Bierstaker joined WMEP as a manufacturing specialist for the Northeast Wisconsin region. He has more than 25 years of experience in the paper and textiles industries. Bierstaker also has a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and has significant organizational training in continuous improvement tools and methodology.
Epiphany Law LLC in Appleton added attorney Chris Snyder. He specializes in business transaction matters, employment law, intellectual property and immigration law. Snyder has a law degree from the University of Wisconsin.
Steve Straub is the new dean of manufacturing and agricultural technologies at Fox Valley Technical College while Doug Waterman has been hired as the college’s associate dean of information technology and distance education.
Ayres Associates promoted engineer Troy Robillard to transportation group manager overseeing staff in the eastern half of Wisconsin in the Waukesha and Green Bay area offices. Robillard, who has 14 years of urban and rural highway engineering experience, also serves as a project manager.
Rose Gruber, who has played a vital role in the development and operation of the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling, was elected as the new Secretary of the National Council on Problem Gambling Board of Directors.
Gen Mervyn was promoted to services manager-imaging at Acuity in Sheboygan. She started at Acuity in 2006 as a billing customer service representative.
Frank Kowalkowski, a shareholder with Davis & Kuelthau in Green Bay, was elected to a three-year term on the Neville Public Museum Foundation Inc. board.
Dr. Kafi Wilson joined the clinical team at Unity, a provider of hospice and palliative care, as an assistant medical director. She graduated from the University of Alabama’s School of Medicine in Birmingham, Ala., and she completed an internal medicine residency at the Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala. She has been a hospitalist in the Green Bay area for the past six years.
PMI Entertainment Group in Green Bay hired Wendy Evans as human resources coordinator. She previously worked at Schneider National and Nsight/Cellcom in the areas of recruiting, interviewing and hiring. PMI also announced that Paula Kirchman, vice president of administration, earned her Certified Facilities Executive (CFE) designation from the International Association of Venue Managers.
Steve Barry joined First National Bank – Fox Valley as assistant vice president of commercial banking. He will work to expand FNB – Fox Valley’s commercial presence in Appleton and the surrounding area. Barry has eight years of experience in community banking and worked previously in the Milwaukee area.
Ben LaFrombois joined WOW Logistics as vice president and general counsel. He will support all of the company’s warehousing, transportation,
trade finance and real estate activities, as well as serve as the company’s primary risk manager. LaFrombois comes to WOW Logistics from Ingles Markets in Black Mountain, N.C., where he served as in-house counsel. Before that, he operated a law office in Appleton for 10 years.
Plexus Corp. in Neenah promoted Nate Doemling to vice president of manufacturing operations-Americas. He is responsible for shaping and leading the regional manufacturing operations strategy and execution, as well as driving growth by working with customer and market sector teams. Doemling previously was vice president, customer management-medical with Plexus.
The Business Bank in Appleton promoted Justin Knuth to lead credit officer and Kate Nelson to loan officer/lead para lender.
Jill Whitman, assistant vice president, trust officer with Associated Bank Private Client Services, recently transferred to Sturgeon Bay to better serve residents in Door and Kewaunee counties. She has worked in the financial services industry for 22 years and works with high net worth individuals and their families.
Dr. Sarah Fenton of BayCare Clinic Cardiology now sees patients at the Aurora Health Center in Neenah and the Aurora Health Center in De Pere. She received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. Fenton completed fellowships in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology and is board certified in both cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.
Joan Chow joined the board of directors of the Manitowoc Company. She is the executive vice president and chief marketing officer at ConAgra Foods Inc.
Dennis Bonn, vice president of marketing at Menasha Packaging, has been named to the Michigan State University Packaging Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Ben Kozak joined the Principal Financial Group’s Wisconsin Business Center as a financial representative.