People on the Move – April 2014

Posted on Apr 1, 2014 :: People and Business on the Move
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Jill Wagner was promoted to president of Integrity Insurance of Appleton. Wagner previously held the role of vice president of commercial lines for Integrity and worked in leadership roles for Secura Insurance in Appleton.

Brian O’Shaughnessy, CEO at ITConnexx Inc. of De Pere, was selected for Nine Lives Media’s sixth annual MSPmentor 250. The global list identifies the world’s leading managed service provider executives, entrepreneurs, experts, coaches and community leaders. O’Shaughnessy, also recipient of the 2013 HTG Peer Groups Leadership Award, transformed a one-employee, break/fix company into a multi-million dollar managed service provider.

Nicole Ledvina was promoted to The Green Bay Packers’ vice president of human resources. Ledvina has worked with the organization for more than 10 years as its director of human resources. She also held HR positions in De Pere and Green Bay.

Tom Ponto, from Neenah, was hired as vice president for finance at Ripon College.

Associated Bank in Green Bay hired Cliff Bowers as senior vice president, director of public relations in Green Bay. Bowers has more than 30 years of experience in corporate communications and previously worked as a communications manager with NewPage Corporation. Brian Maurice was hired as tax director and is responsible for overseeing the bank’s tax compliance, tax planning and completion of federal and state income tax returns. Maurice has nine years of experience. Tarina Williams was hired as senior vice president, enterprise project office manager. Williams previously worked as a managing consultant with Paradigm Consulting.

UW-Fox Valley faculty and staff members were awarded the UW Colleges’ Arthur M. Kaplan Award. Kelly Johnson, associate academic librarian, and Ane Carriveau, director of library, won for their work with the UWFox English department. Heather Benson, associate lecturer of English, won the award because of her leadership in the UWFox English department and enhancement of learning for both colleagues and students. A.L. Ranen McLanahan, assistant professor of engineering, won the award for assisting student learning through study sessions, focusing on critical applications in his teaching and his connections with the local engineering community.

The Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC)’s Wisconsin Safety Council division elected Jim Lange, EHS manager at Georgia-Pacific in Oshkosh, and Mark Longmier, director at Global EHS at the Manitowoc Company in Manitowoc, to serve on its volunteer advisory board of directors.

Lamers Bus Lines Inc. awarded Fox Cities employees at the annual Terminal Awards Banquet in January. The winners were Lillian Hotz, Presidential Award; Paul Rusch, Out of this World Customer Service Award; Philip Siewert, Team Leadership Award – School Bus; Amanda Schmidt, Team Leadership Award – Special Ed; and Carol Stuyvenberg, the Carol Lamers Quality Award.

Attorneys David Daul and Greg Babcock were named partners at the law firm of Wanezek & Jaekels in Green Bay. The firm will now be called Wanezek, Jaekels, Daul & Babcock.

Dalton Spranger was hired as website developer at Stellar Blue Technologies, a digital marketing agency in Appleton. Spranger graduated from FVTC with a degree in programming and web development and design.

Brenton D. Teeling is a shareholder in the Menn Law Firm with offices in Appleton and Seymour. Teeling has been practicing at Menn since 2007 and is a member of the firm’s litigation group.

Chris Renard, cheese maker at Renard’s Cheese of Sturgeon Bay, earned his Master Cheesemaker Certification in cheddar and mozzarella cheese. The Master Cheesemaker Program requires a 10-year minimum of licensed cheese making experience. Only about 60 cheese makers have the Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker License title.

Orion Energy Systems Inc. of Manitowoc hired Christian DuFour as territory manager for the Upper Midwest region. DuFour has 18 years of industry experience. Steve Neumeyer was hired as vice president of the U.S. business unit. Neumeyer previously worked as a general manager at Lakeside Foods and as consultant for NEU Solutions Business Improvement.

Miron Construction Co. Inc. of Neenah hired Sara Johnson as virtual construction specialist, previously working as a designer for an architecture and construction management firm in Oshkosh. Johnson has 12 years of experience in the construction industry. Craig Bieri was hired as a graphic designer. Todd Ashauer was hired as a paint shop specialist, previously working as a painter for Omni Glass & Paint. Brian Wheeler was hired as conceptual estimator, previously working as a Miron estimator and field foreman. Theresa Lehman, LEED Fellow and director of sustainable services for Miron Construction Co. Inc., was named one of ENR Midwest’s Top 20 Under 40. The annual program honors young design and construction professionals on their contributions to their firms, profession and communities.

Julia Lloyd was hired as an administrative assistant at Image Studios of Appleton. Lloyd has a background in art administration and a degree in studio art.

Terri Abraham was promoted to vice president of loan operations at Choice Bank in Oshkosh, previously working as assistant vice president of loan operations.

Brad Baumann, CPA, was named a principal at CliftonLarsonAllen, a national professional services firm in Oshkosh. Baumann joined the firm in 2002 and has more than 13 years of public accounting experience.

Cheryl Schmidt was hired as vice president of quality and safety for Ministry Health Care in Appleton. Schmidt is also responsible for the Ministry Health Care Ascension Hospital Engagement Network and Value Creation Opportunity initiatives. She has worked with the Affinity Health System and Ministry Health Care since 2001.

Becky Salm was hired as a membership services coordinator at The Chamber of Manitowoc County. Salm also works as the staff liaison for the Safety and Wellness committees and is president of the Manitowoc County Dairy Promotion Committee and the marketing chair for the Agricultural Education Center.

Schenck SC hired Amanda Huibregtse and Stephanie Wieck in the Sheboygan office as staff accountants. Alyssa Baehman and Ross Helein were hired at the Fox Cities office as staff accountants in the tax department. John Cejka was hired at the Fox Cities office as a staff accountant in the audit department. Emily Cook was hired at the Fox Cities office as an administrative assistant in the human resources department. Carrie Mueller, SPHR, was hired at the Fox Cities office as human resources operations manager. Justin Campbell was hired at the Green Bay office as a staff accountant in the audit department. Dannielle Mondloch was hired at the Green Bay office as a staff accountant in the tax department. Jeri Ohman was hired at the Green Bay office as a supervisor on the government team. Carrie Schultz was hired at the Green Bay office as an associate accountant in the small business department, specializing in tax.

Unity, a not-for-profit provider of hospice care, palliative care and grief support with offices in De Pere, Marinette, Shawano and Sturgeon Bay, hired Christina Brozak as director of marketing. Brozak has 16 years of experience, including in the local health care industry. Tricia Millar and Allison Fortney were hired as outreach liaisons and will collaborate with community agencies and health care professionals at skilled nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals and clinics. Millar has more than 10 years of experience. Fortney previously worked as a social worker at St. Vincent Hospital.

Holly Williams was hired as director of shows and events at PMI Entertainment Group, the management company of the Brown County Veterans Memorial Complex. Williams is responsible for overseeing PMI’s Expo & Event production division.

Nick Natzke was hired as a financial services representative at MassMutual Wisconsin Agency in Neenah, a general agency of the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. Natzke is a registered representative of MML Investors Services LLC.

Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction Inc. of Appleton hired the following individuals: Jody Andres was hired as project architect with 22 years of experience. Greg Bongers was hired as job captain. Bongers has six years of experience in the design and construction industry as an architectural technician.

Jeremy Hansen, instructor in FVTC’s Fire Protection Technician program, received Executive Fire Officer certification from the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy, which is a branch of the Federal Emergency Management Administration.

Dr. Kathy Knutson was hired as project manager at Cherney Microbiological Services Ltd. of Green Bay, a woman-owned contract laboratory specializing in microbiological testing, consulting and technical support. Knutson has more than 30 years of experience in academia and the food industry.

Carrie Bohrer was recognized with a Certified Realtime Reporter certification by The National Court Reporters Association, the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters and captioners. Bohrer, of De Pere, has worked as a court reporter for 27 years.

Jenny Overstreet was hired as executive search consultant at Advanced Professional Services LLC of Appleton. Overstreet has more than six years of experience working in both public and private accounting, and six years experience in the recruiting industry.

The Jamar Company of Green Bay promoted Ed Plucker, former Green Bay vice president/general manager, to vice president-industrial. Plucker worked for 10 years at Jamar and will now oversee industrial operations at the Green Bay and Duluth offices. Eric Brey was promoted to co-general manager of Jamar’s Green Bay business unit. Brey worked for eight years at Jamar as project manager. Brey will now oversee construction operations. Steve Franckowiak was promoted to co-general manager of Jamar’s Green Bay business unit. Franckowiak has worked for 10 years at Jamar and will continue to oversee business development. He will also provide oversight to construction support functions of the business unit.

Laura Davis was hired at the Affinity Medical Group clinic on St. Elizabeth Hospital’s campus in Appleton. Davis is a nurse practitioner who provides preventative care and chronic care management with a special interest in treating hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes.

Michele Yahr was hired as marketing director for Modern Business Machines (MBM) in Appleton, an office technology company. Yahr brings 10 years of marketing expertise and copy and design experience to the organization.