People on the Move – March 2014

Posted on Mar 1, 2014 :: People and Business on the Move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

Tom Harden will conclude his tenure as UW-Green Bay chancellor in August. Harden will continue assisting with university fundraising and will return as a faculty member for the Professional Program in Education in 2015. He served as chancellor since 2009 and has 35 years of experience in higher education, including 26 years in leadership positions. The UW-System Board of Regents has launched a national search for Harden’s successor.

Tom Beerntsen became president and CEO of the Door County YMCA in January. He previously worked in leadership roles at several Chicago-area YMCAs. He also owned and operated a family confectionery business in Manitowoc from 1983 to 2003.

Kelly Williams was hired as vice president of go-to-market for Breakthrough Fuel in Green Bay. Mark Mullins was hired as vice president for Breakthrough Fuel’s insight division.

David Gitter, former president of BMO Harris Bank in the Wisconsin northeast region, was elected to the Business Bank and Fox River Valley Bancorp Inc.’s board of directors.

Greg Landwehr was hired as a broker at Newmark Grubb Pfefferle in Appleton. Landwehr was previously president and owner of PrintX Printing Solutions and a commercial property inspector for Strategic Asset Services.

Lisa Gaupp was promoted as Directions Marketing’s director of strategic business development. Gaupp has more than 14 years of account management experience.

Kjirsti Hoffmann and Stephanie Roskam were hired as residential designer/floor sales representatives at H.J. Martin and Son. Hoffmann works at the Neenah showroom and has more than 10 years of experience in interior design and retail sales in residential and commercial areas. Roskam works at the Green Bay showroom and previously worked at MimiWorks in De Pere as an interior designer. Yvette Grossbier was hired as an administrative assistant in the company’s fixtures division in Green Bay.

Chrissi Watry was hired as Stellar Blue Technologies’ studio marketing assistant at the Neenah studio. Watry has experience in social media marketing, community outreach, organizing events and digital marketing techniques.

Steven L. Schmeisser was hired at Verkuilen & Associates CPAs Inc. in Green Bay. He has more than 36 years of accounting and tax experience in the private and public sectors. Tammy Canales was hired as accounting associate after working at Verkuilen for more than 16 years.

Ledgeview Partners of Appleton hired the following individuals: Jason Lattimer was hired as a CRM development consultant. Anuj Dhawal was hired as a engagement manager. Dhawal has more than 12 years of experience, primarily with Fortune 100 companies. Muhanad Agha was hired as a CRM development consultant. Paula O’Donnell was hired as a CRM application consultant. O’Donnell has more than 15 years of business experience. Mark Masterson was hired as a development consultant. Melissa Arendt was hired as a dynamics CRM application consultant. Tim Kisner was hired as a CRM business analyst and project manager. Kisner has more than 18 years of experience with client software projects. Kim Roberts was hired as an administrative assistant. Roberts has more than 20 years of administrative experience. Wayne Ulmen was hired as an account manager in the Inside Sales and Customer Care Division. Ulmen has more than 25 years of business leadership and sales experience.

John Brown was hired as vice president of preconstruction at Faith Technologies’ Menasha office. Brown has 39 years of industry experience and he previously owned and operated Brown Automation. Bob Graves was promoted to director of estimating at the Appleton office. Graves has more than 25 years of industry experience. Michael Thompson was hired as automation and process controls group manager at the Appleton office. Thompson has 18 years of experience in systems engineering. Charlie Fredrickson was promoted to vice president of Faith Technologies Investments in Menasha from his original role as vice president of preconstruction. Fredrickson has 17 years of industry experience.

Lynn M. Kroll, Wisconsin Public Service’s community relations leader in Green Bay, and Mark S. Nicholas, PAi’s chief compliance officer in Green Bay, joined the Current Young Professionals network steering committee on two-year terms.

Christopher Allen was hired as Fox Communities Credit Union’s senior commercial loan officer in Appleton. He has more than 13 years of experience in commercial lending.

Karen Kolstad, trust officer of Stephenson National Bank & Trust (SNBT) in Marinette County, won the 2013 Mary L. Staudenmaier Worthy Individual Noted for Generous Service (WINGS) Award for her commitment to community service. Lea Beier, SNBT personal banker, and Julie Beyer, former treasurer and board member of Marinette County Historical Society, received the SNBT Award of Excellence for demonstrating customer service, reliability, superior job knowledge, professionalism, motivation and productivity.

Tyler Jedwabny was hired as the Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group’s Greenville, New London and Manawa offices manager. He previously worked as assistant manager of the Appleton office.

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. attorney Sherry D. Coley was elected chairperson of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s board of governors. Coley is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group in Green Bay.

Attorneys David Daul and Greg Babcock were named partners at the law firm of Wanezek & Jaekels in Green Bay. The firm was renamed Wanezek, Jaekels, Daul & Babcock.

Get Connected Counseling LLC of Appleton hired art therapist Jodi Gonzales and counselor intern Stephanie Tsoris. Gonzales previously worked as a primary therapist and art therapist at a residential treatment facility for women and adolescents. Tsoris has experience designing and running psycho-educational and structured groups using cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness approaches.

The Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau announced newly elected individuals to its 2014 board of directors: Dana Reader of Reader Restaurant Group; Bruce Hutcheon, general manager of the Holiday Inn Appleton; James Fenlon, Village of Little Chute administrator; and Maria VanLaanen, executive vice president of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. Randy Kliment, general manager of the Hampton Inn-Appleton, was named board chair. Joining Kliment on the executive committee are Chris Haese, city of Neenah, vice chair; Jeff Nooyen, Grand Chute Town Board, past chair; Deb Johnson, Copperleaf Boutique Hotel, secretary; John Burgland, Fox River Mall, treasurer; John Van Drunen, City of Kaukauna; Bob Dove, Best Western Premier Bridgewood and Adam Hammatt, Village of Kimberly.

Stanley A. Johnson and Donald J. Karman were elected to the board of directors of Shady Lane Inc. in Manitowoc. Johnson, president of A.C.E. Building Services in Manitowoc, serves on the Long Range Planning Committee. Karman, a retired director of sales for Paragon Electric Co., works as a sales/marketing consultant.

Rachel Watkins-Petersen was hired as life enrichment/wellness director at Touchmark in Appleton, where she develops programs and activities for residents using Touchmark’s Full Life program.

Matt Winters was hired as executive chef at the Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center in Oshkosh. Winters has more than 30 years of experience in the industry.

New Hope Center Inc. of Chilton hired Kymberley Pekrul as director of development and marketing. She has more than 30 years of development, marketing and management experience.

Dr. Gregory Rypel was hiredas a BayCare Clinic anesthesiologist to provide services at Aurora BayCare Medical Center and Aurora BayCare Health Center in Green Bay.

Dr. Andrew Pahl was hired at ThedaCare Physicians-Shawano. He specializes in cardiology, ischemic heart disease, diabetes management and geriatrics.

Dr. Jason Przybylo, a neurosurgeon at Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin, was hired at Agnesian HealthCare to provide services at the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic.

Eric Etchart, president of Manitowoc Cranes, was elected director of the CE Sector Board of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, which is a North America-based international trade group for the off-road equipment manufacturing industry.

ASPIRO of Green Bay named four new members to its board of directors: Jeff Blumb, partner at Nation Consulting; Tom Decker, controller for the Belson Co.; Bret Liebmann, partner at Lin.Liebmann.Wied LLC and Mark Weber, dean of trades and engineering technologies at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Each will run a three-year term. Officers of the board include Mary Beth Jossart, president; Judge Jerry Hanson, vice president; Tom Decker, treasurer and Christopher Elfner, secretary.

The Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce named the following individuals to its board of directors: Mark Higgins, Johnson Bank; Louise Cornelius, Oneida Tribe of Indians; Scott Johnson, Gannett Wisconsin Media; Cindy Treleven, Metzler Timm Treleven Pahl Beck SC; Craig Aderhold, Wisconsin Bank and Trust; Gary Lofquist, Granite Valley Forest Products and Mark Kaiser, Lindquist Machine Corporation.

Five NWTC emergency medical students were awarded scholarships from Aurora BayCare Medical Center and BayCare Clinic Foundation in collaboration with Dr. Christopher Sorrells. Emily Ighzawi and Selena Werkheiser received $500 for their emergency medical technician training, James Doering and Jeffrey Krall won $1,000 and Marissa Geiger won $500 for their paramedic training.

Elizabeth Slade, incubator program manager of The Advance Business & Manufacturing Center in Green Bay, and Colleen Merrill, executive director of the UW-Oshkosh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and director of the Small Business Development Center in Oshkosh, each completed the National Business Incubation Association’s Incubator Management Certificate Program.

The Howard Suamico Business Professional Association elected the following individuals to its board: Jim Knopf of Servpro, president; Susan Nagel of Fox Communities Credit Union, vice president; Cheryl Perrault of Kerber Rose & Associates, treasurer; Diane Schmidtke, Howard Suamico School District, secretary; Damian LaCroix of Howard Suamico School District; Gay Duclon of BMO Harris Bank; Dr. Grant Packard of Howard Chiropractic; Paula Pyle of Bank Mutual; John Owens of Expert Floor Care; Jim Lewis of Lewis & VanSickle LLC; Steve Lenz of Sanimax; Tom VandenHeuvel of Waldo Inc.; James Wegener of Perspective Design Services Inc.; Tony Moon of Fire-Pixel; Jim VanDenElzen of Zima VanDenElzen Insurance and Cindy Schmidt of Festival Foods.