People on the move

Posted on Aug 28, 2019 :: People on the Move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer


Richard W. Hunt, a retired Navy three-star admiral, was named president of Fincantieri Marinette Marine Corp. Prior to Hunt, Fincantieri Marinette Marine’s Jan Allman was the president and CEO. She remains as CEO of the company.

Hunt served nearly 38 years as a surface warfare officer in the Navy, during which he deployed on numerous ships and with various commands. After his Navy career, Hunt worked for several years at Raytheon as the vice president of U.S. business development before becoming chief strategy officer at Marinette Marine in April 2018. In his new role, he will focus on expanding the capabilities and capacity of the shipyard and common understanding with government customers.

New Hires

Jim Skogsbergh was named president and CEO of Advocate Aurora Health. Skogsbergh had led the company alongside Nick Turkal since April 2018 and is now the company’s sole leader.

Chad Van Handel joined Unison Credit Union as chief lending officer.

Karlyn Crowley was named interim associate dean at St. Norbert College.

Bec Kurzynske joined M3 as an account executive and the director of education and government – employee benefits, working from the Green Bay office.

Jonathan Matta joined KI as national education leader.

Attorney Gina C. Ziegelbauer joined Steimle Birschbach, LLC.

Steve Herman joined the Environment & Infrastructure division of McMahon as municipal and civil engineer.

Kurt Hogan joined the remodeling specialist team at PortSide Builders.

Beth Knapinski joined the Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau as marketing communications director.

Ron Rumack became coordinator of the Wisconsin Internet of Things Council.

Toby Reichart joined The Cannery Public Market as executive chef.

The Greater Green Bay Chamber announced new hires: Angelica Buenrostro, marketing/digital marketing manager, and Jennifer Geib, administrative assistant.

Brown County United Way hired Maria Hinnendael as campaign manager and Justis Tenpenny as communication and engagement manager.

Tessah Dolata became part of Downtown Green Bay Inc.’s special event department team.

Holly Lifke joined The Boldt Co. as executive vice president of human resources.

Johnson Financial Group hired Cathy Faith as assistant vice president, branch manager of Johnson Financial Group’s Howard office, and Denise Domian was named chief human resources officer.

Greg Douglas joined Performa as vice president of innovation.

Immel Construction announced new hires: Lindsay DeSwarte, project coordinator; Ashlee Everson, estimator; Rebecca Ratajczak, LEED green associate; Robert Steffen, project superintendent; Marty Mueller, warehouse associate; and Allison Thiry, marketing specialist.

H.J. Martin and Son hired Kelsey Betcher project coordinator in residential flooring, and Marie Nehring, administrative assistant, national installation division.

Ledgeview Partners hired Kristin Henning as a business analyst/project manager and Bret Lewis as an application consultant.

Insight Creative announced new hires: Talia Radke, media/digital content specialist, and Bryce Van Laanen, videographer/photographer.

Kelsey Fox joined the Door County Economic Development Corp. as workforce development specialist.

Keller Inc. announced new hires: Rafael Garcia Contreras, Zach Carpenter and Tony Luedke, building craftsmen.

Prevea announced new hires: family medicine physician Steven Gale, East De Pere Health Center; vascular surgeon Stephen Serio, Green Bay; OB-GYN Kristin Lyerly, Green Bay; hospitalist Ryan Butcher, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital; and internal medicine physician Alexa Gavaga, Shawano and Oconto Falls.

Agnesian HealthCare announced new hires: physician Michelle Pesek-McCoy, St. Agnes Hospital emergency department, hospitalist Ruth Adene-Peter, sleep medicine physician Kabir Ahmed and nurse practitioner Courtney Schuman, Fond du Lac Regional Clinic Family Medicine.

Hospitalist John MacDonald joined Holy Family Memorial.

Ophthalmologist William J. Reynders joined BayCare Eye Specialists. Physicians William J. Wagner and Jacob Clark joined BayCare Clinic Emergency Physicians.

Holy Family Memorial hired audiologist Julia Bell. Nikki Spindler, a registered nurse who works in the emergency department, received the HFM DAISY Award

CP hired Alyssa Tollefson as a physical therapist.

The Wisconsin Herd, the NBA G League affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks, named Chase Buford as the team’s new head coach. He becomes the second head coach in team history.

Kelly Chartré joined Fox World Travel as vice president of marketing.

Gov. Tony Evers appointed Emily I. Lonergan to be Outagamie County Circuit Court Judge. The appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Nancy Krueger.

Lakeshore Technical College announced new hires: Barbara Backhaus, assistant to the vice president of instruction; Christopher Bornemann, automotive maintenance technician instructor; Katie DeBruin, associate degree nursing program instructor; Steve DiBona, IT computer support specialist instructor; Rachael Duchow, general adviser, LTC Manitowoc; Kellea Ewen, associate degree nursing program instructor; Andrea Fink, customer service associate/switchboard; Fernanda Garofalo, English Language Learning instructional assistant, LTC Sheboygan; Cassandra Goff, academic adviser; Jacqueline Graham, general academic specialist; Greta Greif, assistant registrar; Sam Hitchcock Tilton, sustainable landscape horticulture instructor/coordinator; Wanda Horzen, public safety administrative assistant; Courtney Johnson, associate degree nursing program instructor; Alycia Klein, student resources assistant; James Kraemer, maintenance assistant; Kaili Lee, student success coordinator; Kristin Liphart, vice president of advancement; Amy Olson, human resource administration instructor; Jasmine Palmer, financial aid specialist; Richard Pfister, machinist/tool and die apprenticeship instructor; Sheri Piontek, court reporting coach; Jennifer Schwahn, associate degree nursing program instructor; Andrew Thelen, electro-mechanical technology instructor; Jolene Vancaster, health care lab manager; Amanda Weber, culinary arts program instructor; and Britanny Wolf, child care center aide.



Gary Miller is leaving his post as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to become president at the University of Akron in Ohio. He assumes his new position Oct. 1. Miller has served as chancellor of UW-Green Bay since 2014. While in Green Bay, he began the integration of former UW College sites in Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan into the Green Bay university as part of a UW System reorganization and oversaw the opening of the Resch School of Engineering.



The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. named Mary Gage as vice president of business and community development.

First Business Bank promoted Bryson Machonga to treasury management officer.

Wolf River Community Bank promoted Joe Ackerman to senior commercial lender and hired Joe Lautenschlager as commercial lender.

Dustin Delsman, a 20-year member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 400, was named as the group’s business development agent.

All States Rigging promoted Mike Koss to operations/safety manager.


Dr. George Koonce, Marian University senior vice president for university relations and former Green Bay Packers player, received the J.K. Lee City Youth Martial Arts Grand Master J.K. Lee Award for Ethics and Integrity for his work in supporting organizations that impact the lives of Milwaukee youth.

Fehr Graham project manager Matt Schroeder was named president of the Federation of Environmental Technologists Northeast Wisconsin Chapter.

Three attorneys from Strang, Peterson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy were named to the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America: Kirk Strang, Shana Lewis and Geoffrey Lacy.

Robert Riedl, president and director of wealth management for Endowment Wealth Management Inc. and ETF Model Solutions, LLC, was named to the Investopedia Top 100 Financial Advisors List for 2018.

Heather Stefaniak, a urological surgeon with Aurora BayCare Medical Center, received UroLift Center of Excellence recognition.

Julia Steinhiser, a chef instructor in the Culinary Arts program at Fox Valley Technical College, was recognized at the national American Culinary Federation conference in Orlando with two awards highlighting her skills in the categories of cold food pastry and savory plates.

Steve and Lynne Uecker are the 2019 recipients of the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts James C. Hubbard Windy Award. It honors an individual or group who have made
a positive impact on the THELMA and the Fond du Lac community.

Kim Brooks and Rusty Wolfe received The Stephenson National Bank & Trust inaugural Community Leadership Award.

Brian P. Ruh, an agent for New York Life in Green Bay, earned membership in the Million Dollar Round Table for 2019.

UW-Oshkosh education major Alexander Siebers of Kaukauna took second place at the WiSys Quick Pitch State Final with his presentation on math teacher training programs.


Board appointments

President and CEO of Envision Greater Fond du Lac Cecilia Harry was elected to the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives’ board of directors.

Nick Vande Hey joined McMAHON’s Board of Directors.

Women in Technology Wisconsin announced its 2019-20 board of directors: Michelle Schuler, TechSpark Wisconsin, Microsoft Corp.; Adrienne Hartman, J. J. Keller & Associates; Sara Bernard, Oshkosh Corp.; Mary Genrich, Kimberly Clark Corp.; Diane Doersch, Green Bay Area Public School District; Trish Curry, J. J. Keller & Associates; Lindsay LaCourse, Schneider; Vicki Leinbach, Ariens Co.; Kim Cannon, Plexus Corp.; and Steph Van Handel, Thrivent Financial.