Jeff Vande Leest was hired as president and CEO of Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin Inc., of Green Bay. He succeeds Tom Martin, who retired after 27 years with the agency. Vande Leest has worked for Family Services for more than 18 years and most recently served as executive vice president. He has 25 years of experience managing human services programs in both county and non-profit settings.
Jeanne Stangel, a UW-Green Bay administrator, was promoted to assistant chancellor for university advancement. Stangel held the assistant chancellor position on an interim basis since July 2013 and previously worked as director of development.
Jeff Amstutz, owner and creative director of A2Z Design in Appleton, was recognized by the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce in Milwaukee with the LGBT Business of the Year award.
Rick Schabo was hired as market president at Baylake Bank in Appleton. Schabo will lead the commercial banking, cash management and private banking team. He has worked in the banking industry for more than 23 years and commercial banking for more than 15 years.
Holly Muggenthaler was hired as a branch manager at First National Bank–Fox Valley. Muggenthaler has more than 35 years of banking experience and previously worked as branch manager at BMO Harris Bank.
William Hanmann was hired as director of manufacturing at Orion Energy Systems in Manitowoc. Hanmann has manufacturing, engineering and maintenance experience and previously worked as principal engineer at the metal processing center at Kohler Company’s power systems division.
Thomas Kunkel, president of St. Norbert College in De Pere, was keynote speaker at the quarterly meeting of the Servant Leaders of Wisconsin (SLOW), Fox Valley Group in March. SLOW is a grassroots effort founded by Joe Kiedinger of Prophit Marketing and About Me International to promote and support the Servant Leadership movement in Wisconsin.
Therese Houlahan was elected treasurer for The Manitowoc Company by the company’s board of directors. Houlahan is responsible for global cash management, foreign currency, commodity and interest rate hedging strategies, and the management of bank and debt-market relationships. She previously worked as treasurer of Kaydon Corporation since 2012.
Jason Weis, OMNNI Associates project manager, and Ben Wildenberg, GIS specialist, each earned GIS Professional (GISP) certification from the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI). OMNNI is headquartered in Appleton.
Catalpa Health of the Fox Valley hired Alison Jacobs, a mental health resident therapist who specializes in treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, self-esteem issues, trauma and cross-cultural adjustment issues. Angela Savides was hired as a mental health resident therapist who works as an intake specialist for urgent and crisis counseling, and suicide and depression assessment. Candy Knaide was hired as a mental health therapist with a special interest in attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues and self-harm.
Amy Castelic was hired as TRiO coordinator at UW-Fox Valley. Castelic has been involved with TRiO programs for more than 18 years. She will work with the Kaukauna Area School District. Fabiola Navarro was hired as multicultural coordinator. The UW-Fox Valley TRiO program helps underprivileged students prepare for college, funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
Gregg Bushner of Rhyme received the 2014 Leo Frigo Leadership Award from Leadership Green Bay, a program of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.
Scott Rasmussen was promoted to sales manager for the Oshkosh and Neenah locations of Lakeside Packaging Plus Inc. Rasmussen has more than seven years of experience as adult service supervisor and case manager at the Oshkosh location.
Attorney Daniel Hurst was hired at Epiphany Law LLC of Appleton. Hurst has 20 years of legal experience and will lead the firm’s litigation practice, focusing on providing assistance to financial institutions, employers, contractors and business owners.
Terri Nichols was hired as an account executive with a focus on health care accounts at the BSI’s north office in Appleton. Nichols has more than 25 years of experience as an interior planning and design specialist at a health care facility and was most recently an adjunct instructor at Fox Valley Technical College in the interior design department.
Laura Drida was hired as communications specialist for the Economic Development Corporation of Manitowoc County. She previously worked as communications specialist at Point Beach Nuclear Plant in Two Rivers.
Amy Biersteker was hired as human resources consulting manager at Schenck SC. Biersteker has more than 20 years of experience working with organizations to develop leaders and their teams. She previously worked as an independent human resources consultant.
Consolidated Construction Company hired John Schneider as vice president of construction operations. Schneider brings more than 25 years of experience to the position. Jason Pettitt was hired as project manager and will be responsible for commercial construction projects throughout the Upper Midwest. Gary Hjort was hired as assistant superintendent. Hjort has more than 10 years of experience supervising retail and construction jobs and more than five years of management experience and training. John Brashears was hired as assistant superintendent. Brashears has more than 30 years of previous project and carpentry experience in large corporate and home construction.
Karilyn Robinson was hired as assistant account executive at Red Shoes PR Inc., a Fox Cities woman-owned public relations agency in northeast Wisconsin. Robinson specializes in copywriting and editing.
Samantha Behrent was hired as a paralegal at Remley & Sensenbrenner S.C. in Neenah. Behrent has supported legal departments in the banking industry for more than five years.
Milena Swanson was hired as a junior account executive/client support specialist at Arketype in Green Bay. Meghan Murphy was hired as media director and account executive at Arketype. Murphy has more than 25 years of local, regional and national experience in traditional and non-traditional advertising and marketing.
Nathan Litt was promoted to project coordinator at Willems Marketing in Appleton. He joined the company in May 2012 as a project and social media specialist. Jennifer Heckner was also promoted to project coordinator. Heckner was hired as project specialist in February 2013.
Dan Trochil was promoted to manager, commercial lines of Integrity Insurance in Appleton. He previously worked as commercial field underwriter for Secura Insurance and was hired at Integrity in 2012.
Petra Roter, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, was named interim chancellor. Chancellor Richard Wells will retire in August after having served since 2000. Roter will serve as interim chancellor while a search committee seeks Wells’ replacement.
WS Packaging Group of Green Bay named Fred C. Tinsey as CEO. Tinsey, a former WS Packaging director, joins the company from OE Quality Friction Corporation, headquartered in Ontario, Canada, where he served as chairman, previously serving as CEO. Tinsey replaces Rex Lane, who left the company to pursue a personal business opportunity.
Dr. Phillip Arnold of Ministry Door County Medical Center received the Award of Fellow from the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM). The award recognizes the highest level of experience, dedication, service and contributions to the advancement of sports medicine.
Dr. Carol Ott was promoted to interim dean and interim chief nursing administrator for Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW)’s School of Nursing. Ott previously was associate dean at the Columbia College School of Nursing in Wisconsin.
Sheboygan County’s top young professionals were recognized at the Coastal Connections Making Their Mark Awards ceremony in May. Sheboygan County’s 2014 Top Ten Young Professionals are: Kurt Zempel, Sheboygan Police Department, who also was named Top Young Professional of the Year; Grant Pauly, 3 Sheeps Brewing Co., who also was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year; Cameron Bopp, Holiday Inn Express – Sheboygan-Kohler; Stacy Endl, Kohler Co.; Maggie Marquardt, John Michael Kohler Arts Center; Jessica Muchowski, Golden Living Centers; Angelia Neumann, Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice; Timothy Saeger, Thrivent Financial; Michael Trimberger, Sheboygan Area School District; and Angela Wessels, Mental Health America in Sheboygan County. Additionally, Outstanding Member of the Year was awarded to Sarah Schwefel, digital marketing manager at Quantum Spatial.
Fox Valley Technical College announces its latest pool of new employees: William Behnke, custodian; Janet Braun, applied engineering technologies instructor; Julie Coenen, scholarship and community relations manager; Chris Dragosh, electrical apprenticeship instructor; Linda Ensley, administrative assistant, Waupaca Regional Center; Barbara Evensen, early childhood instructor; Andrea Huntoon, science instructor; Jeanette Leitner, project specialist, criminal justice; Jackie Maas-Montour, food program specialist; Wendy Osburn, general studies instructor; Anne Peregrine, science instructor; Tyler Plog, software engineer technician; Philip Schaefer, project specialist, criminal justice; See Song, enrollment facilitator; Michelle Vang, administrative assistant, business & service division; Cary Waubanascum, project specialist, criminal justice; and David Yang, test center assistant.
Scott M. Waterworth was hired as mortgage banker for the Oshkosh and Neenah BMO Harris Bank locations. Waterworth has more than 25 years of experience in the lending industry.
Julie Dionne was promoted to director of support services for Holy Family Memorial in Manitowoc. Dionne has worked as a manager in support services since 2010.
Dr. Daniel Reynolds, a Fond du Lac Regional Clinic board-certified general surgeon, performed the first robotic gallbladder surgery using Agnesian HealthCare’s da Vinci Surgical System at St. Agnes Hospital, the first hospital in an eight-county area to offer da Vinci single-site surgery.
Dr. Michael Kennedy, of Lakeshore Orthopaedics in Manitowoc, was selected as a Doctor of Excellence by the Board of the Leaders in Healthcare Network. He was also spotlighted in the publication, Physicians Review “Doctors of Excellence.”