Timothy J. Schneider was appointed CEO of Investors Community Bank. Schneider co-led Investors Community Bank as co-CEO on an interim transitional basis since November 2011. He has 25 years of banking experience, is former chairman of Wisconsin Business Development Finance Corporation and had other leadership roles with non-profit organizations.
Dr. Dean Gruner, CEO and president of ThedaCare, was named one of the top 300 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know in the Becker’s Hospital Review. He previously was the system’s senior vice president and chief medical officer. Dr. Alexander Timchenko joined ThedaCare medical staff at the Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center as a physician specializing in multimodal pain management.
Craig Dickman, business entrepreneur and UW-Green Bay alumnus, delivered the commencement address to his alma mater during its mid-year graduation ceremonies in December. Dickman is the founder, CEO and chief innovation officer for Breakthrough Fuel and won acclaim for his innovative approach to supply chain logistics and fuel cost management.
Lura Allen has joined J. Ross & Associates as a property manager for office, retail and light industrial properties. Allen has more than 25 years of experience and has managed more than 750,000 square feet of space.
Paul Northway was appointed senior vice president of American National Bank of the Fox Cities. He has more than 20 years of sales and management experience in the banking industry.
Dr. Gregory Maass was appointed CEO and president of Brown County United Way. Maass served as superintendent for Green Bay Area Public Schools from 2008 to 2011.
Nathan G. Hurlbut joined Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.’s Corporate Practice Group at the Green Bay office. He attended the University of Wisconsin Law School where he worked with the University of Wisconsin Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic.
Kerry Kaderabek joined Hurckman Mechanical Industries Inc. in Green Bay as a service manager. He has worked in the manufacturing industry in sales and management.
Mark Bradley was hired as commercial product development manager for Network Health in Menasha. Bradley has 27 years of insurance experience.
Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group hired the following people: Annie Schroeder and Nickera Williams to Appleton’s Ballard Road office; Chad Rosin, Tom Owen and John Wells to the Neenah office; Frank Jones to the Greenville office; Rebecca Hutchison, Jackie Kotora and Bonnie Worlund to the Green Bay office; Johanna Hubbartt to the Manitowoc office; Leah Gieseler to the Fish Creek office; Faye Callahan and Tom Schroeder to the Sturgeon Bay office.
Bill Schenkelberg joined Schenck SC as a state and local tax manager. He has more than 18 years of experience. Schenkelberg has experience in state restructuring planning, apportionment analysis, state tax due diligence, and implementing sales and use tax recovery strategies.
Dr. Gregory Peyer joined Prevea Health at the Prevea Regional Orthopedic Center in Oconto Falls and he will care for patients at Community Memorial Hospital.
Heather Schimmers was hired as St. Elizabeth Hospital’s Patient Care Services vice president. She previously worked at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh directing operations of perioperative services, women and families and pain clinic.
Stephen Stubbs was hired as Faith Technologies’ director of total rewards. He is responsible for the administration and management of all employee benefits and compensation programs. Stubbs has more than 20 years of experience in human resources. Courtney Johnson was promoted to director of talent management. Johnson has worked for Faith Technologies since 2007.
John Behrens was hired as a copywriter for Imaginasium in Green Bay. Behrens was lead creative producer at Ark Media Group for six years, managing video production, creative direction and copywriting.
Matt Denton joined Appvion Inc. as senior vice president and general manager. Denton has more than 25 years of strategic and financial management experience. Jason Schulist joined Appvion as vice president of continuous improvement. Schulist previously worked at DTE Energy in Detroit as director of major enterprise projects.
John Williams was hired as Associated Bank’s senior vice president-enterprise architect in Green Bay. Williams served as enterprise architect with QBE with experience in IT and advanced technology. Jennifer Nigl was hired as Associated Financial Group’s vice president-talent acquisitions executive consultant. Nigl served as regional director for the QTI Group, managing human resources, recruiting, executive searching and staffing.
Jane Curran-Meuli, chief operating officer at Affinity Medical Group, became a fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives in the certification and standard-setting division of MGMA-ACMPE. Fellowship in the ACMPE is the highest distinction in the medical group practice management profession.
Megan Kok was hired as business development and marketing manager for Schaefer Behnke Financial Group in Oshkosh. Kok previously worked as a member relations manager for the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce.
Dale Garfield joined Tweet/Garot Mechanical’s Green Bay office engineering staff. Garfield worked as a mechanical designer for Raasch Associates, Inc. and spent four years in the Marine Corps serving as a combat engineer, team leader and rifle range coach. Tim McAllister joined Tweet/Garot Mechanical as estimator and project manager in the Industrial Piping department in Green Bay. McAllister has 20 years of experience in estimating, quality control and engineering.
Joan Ravanelli Miller was promoted to general counsel and vice president of Acuity’s Human Resources department. Ravanelli Miller served as Acuity’s house counsel from 1989 to 1994 and was promoted to general counsel/governmental affairs in 1995.
Schenck hired Ashley Basom as a scheduling and workflow coordinator at the Fox Cities office. Basom previously worked for a customer management solutions company. Scott Thomas was hired as a service desk technician at the Fox Cities office. Cheryl Dickman was hired as a director of First Impressions and Kelsey Guth was hired as an administrative assistant at the Fond du Lac office. Jay Halverson was hired as a staff accountant at the Sheboygan office. LeeAnn LeDuc was hired as an associate accountant at the Green Bay office, specializing in small business payroll and accounting.
The following attorneys from Menn Law Firm were named to the “2013 Wisconsin Super Lawyers” listing by Law & Politics and Milwaukee Magazine: Joseph J. Beisenstein of alternative dispute resolution was listed for the ninth consecutive year; Mark R. Feldmann of general litigation was listed for the eighth consecutive year; and Mitchell J. Musial of banking was listed as a “Rising Star” for the fifth time in six years.
Deborah England was promoted to accounting supervisor for Directions Marketing in Neenah. England was previously an administrative specialist. Lisa Gaupp was hired as an account executive. She has more than 14 years of account management experience.
Bill Bradley joined Bank First National as vice president of business banking. He is responsible for further establishing the bank’s footprint in the Fox Valley region.
Bill Kahl was hired as assistant vice president-compliance officer at Choice Bank in Oshkosh. He has more than 29 years of experience in the banking industry.
The Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) Educational Foundation elected three new board members and three new officers. The board positions were filled at the annual NWTC Educational Foundation Fall Meeting in September. The elected members include Jim Sarkis of Egg Harbor, Sarkis & Associates Realtors; Daniel Verbanac of De Pere, Integrys Energy Services Inc.; and Joelle Draghicchio of Suamico, Schreiber Foods. The elected officers include Joe Langer, president of Schneider National; Cathy A. Dworak, vice president of the Green Bay Packers and Terry Fulwiler, secretary/treasurer of WS Packaging.
Colleen S. Merrill, executive director of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and director of the Small Business Development Center in Oshkosh, recently completed the National Business Incubation Association’s Incubator Management Certificate Program.
Image Studios in Appleton hired Julia Lloyd as an administrative assistant. She graduated from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala. with a degree in studio art.
The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce hired Devan Strebig as its new manager of member relations. Strebig will be responsible for coordinating all of the Chamber events including the Business Expo, holiday parade and golf outing, as well as handling all member retention efforts.