People on the move

Posted on Jul 29, 2020 :: People on the Move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer


Mohammed Bey was promoted to the newly created role of chief officer for diversity, equity and inclusion at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. With the college since 2014, he previously served as director of diversity and inclusion.

“The chief officer for diversity, equity and inclusion will help us initiate, sustain and evaluate efforts to close achievement gaps, bring more students of color into high-wage careers and recruit more diverse talent to our faculty and staff,” NWTC President Jeff Rafn said of the new role. “With this new position on the executive leadership team, we will elevate our focus on ensuring access, effective teaching and learning, and success for all people of color.”

New hires

Carrie Penovich was named chief operating officer at Catalpa Health.

John Deitrich joined C3 Corp. as vice president of operations.

Todd Wolf was appointed Sheboygan city administrator.

John Sisko was named vice president and dean of faculty at Ripon College.

Richard Chapman joined Shopko Optical as vice president of sales.

Ayres promoted David Delfosse to vice president of architecture.

Timothy Schigur was named superintendent of St. Mary Catholic Schools in Neenah.

Ashley McKinnon was named executive director of St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marinette.

Nezih Hasanoglu Jr. was named executive vice president of business development at M3 Insurance.

The Law Firm of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, S.C. hired two new attorneys: Laina P. Stuebner and Maxwell R. Krenke.

Carnivore Meat Co. promoted Joey Weichmann to national sales manager.

Maria Sparks joined the Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce as Leadership Shawano County program coordinator.

Physician Kevin Polglaze joined BayCare Clinic Emergency Physicians.

Peter Sharpe joined the membership services team at Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative.

Prevea announced new hires: OB/GYNs Scott Curtis and Radhika Sharma; and occupational medicine physician Jasmine John.

Lynne Peterson joined Bluestone Physician Services as senior director and ambassador of provider recruitment and retention.

Orthopedic surgeons Will Albiero and Lee Hash with Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists will begin seeing patients in Waupaca.

Audiologist Jodi Wilske joined Hearing Center BayCare Clinic in Marinette.

Optometrist Steven McCarty joined Shopko Optical.

Keller Inc. announced new hires: Jesse Huggins and Kobe Geiger, building craftsmen.


Gregory Lundberg was named CEO of Fortifi Bank.

Bassett Mechanical announced promotions: Jerod Steigenberger, chief operating officer; Craig Lamers, chief financial officer; Lee Schmidt, vice president of HVAC and plumbing solutions; and Wade Uhlenbrauck, vice president of sales and marketing.

Tim Hoff was promoted to chief lending officer at Community First Credit Union.

National Exchange Bank & Trust announced promotions: Lisa Benike, vice president of account services; Betty Benedict, mortgage loan officer; Maeghan Greeno, commercial loan officer; Megan Schueller, lending project officer; and Julie Stigler, e-banking business officer.

Heather Kurtz was named director of population health at Security Health Plan.

Envision Greater Fond du Lac appointed James Cleveland as vice president of economic development and Sarah Spang as director of small business and entrepreneurship.


Interior designer Stephanie Wetzel of Performa Inc. earned the Fitwel Ambassador designation. Alex Tessen passed his testing to become a registered Designer of Engineering Systems – HVAC for the State of Wisconsin.

Ala Aldahneem, principal of A.L.A. LLC, earned accreditation as a Professional Certified Coach from the International Coach Federation.

Norm Shonkwiler, regional manager of Wil-Kil Pest Control’s Appleton location, earned his Associate Certified Entomologist designation.

Board appointments

Three educators joined the New North Inc. board of directors: Michael Alexander, chancellor of UW-Green Bay; Paul Carlsen, president of Lakeshore Technical College; and Chris Matheny, executive vice president and chief academic officer of Fox Valley Technical College.

New Green Bay Packers board members include: Jan Allman, Marinette Marine Corp.; Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corp.; Mark Kasper, Amerhart Ltd.; John Schmidt, U.S. Venture Inc.; and Bobbi Webster, Oneida Nation.

Louis Gentine, CEO of Sargento Foods, joined the Lakeside Foods board of directors.

Gov. Tony Evers announced appointments to the Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity. New North appointees include: Bob Atwell, Nicolet National Bank, Green Bay; Thelma Heidel Baker, Bossie Cow Farm, Random Lake; and Pamela Boivin, NiiJii Capital Partners, Keshena.

The Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts in Sheboygan announced appointments to its board of directors: Chad Hamilton, Sargento Foods, president; Jeff Madson, Vollrath Co., vice president; Mike Isken, Piggly Wiggly Midwest, LLC, treasurer; and Jennifer Le Clair-Bemis, Le Clair Bemis Miller Group, Baird Private Wealth Management, secretary. Ken King will serve as immediate past president, and Doug Pelletiere, Sargento Foods, also joined the board.