People on the move

Posted on Mar 30, 2021 :: People on the Move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer


Laurie A. Carter  was named the new president of Lawrence University. She will be the university’s first person of color to be president.

Carter will become the 17th president in the 174-year history of Lawrence on July 1, succeeding President Mark Burstein, who announced in September that he would step away after eight years leading the liberal arts university. Carter held key positions at the Juilliard School and Eastern Kentucky University before being named president of Shippensburg University in 2017.


Peter Gianopoulos was named president and CEO of United Way Fox Cities. He replaces Peter C. Kelly, who retired after a lengthy career with the organization.

Before joining the United Way, Gianopoulos worked for 25 years at Thrivent, serving in multiple leadership roles. In his new role, he will assume responsibility for driving the strategic direction behind United Way’s focus on improving the health, education and financial stability of Fox Cities residents.


Associated Banc-Corp has named Andrew J. Harmening as its next president and CEO. He replaces Phil Flynn, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Harmening also will serve on the firm’s board of directors and as president and CEO of Associated Bank, N.A. and president of Associated Trust, N.A.

Before coming to Associated, he most recently served as senior executive vice president, consumer and business banking of Huntington Bank. Prior to Huntington, he worked at Bank of the West and U.S. Bank.

New hires

Doug Albregts was named CEO of Marco following the retirement of Jeff Gau, who will become chairman of the board.

Steve Little was named president of Holy Family Memorial. CEO Brett Norrell will depart his role following Froedtert’s acquisition of HFM. A successor will be named at a later date.

Matthew Rowe was named president of Ruder Ware, succeeding Stewart Etten, who will continue as a full-time attorney and shareholder of the firm.

Ben Nelson was named executive director of the Kewaunee County Economic Development Corp. 

Jenefer Kind was named vice president of operations for Fox Communities Credit Union.

Jeff Main joined Festival Foods as vice president of information technology.

The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions appointed John Grande as administrator for DFI’s Division of Banking.

Mike Reed joined The Ridges Sanctuary in Door County as executive director.

Julie Schmelzer joined the Door County Economic Development Corp. as director of business development. 

Jim Wickersham joined the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce as director of business partnership.

Travis Parish was appointed village administrator for the Village of Greenville.

Andy Trygstad joined Fork Farms, leading operational efforts.

Toni Nigrelli-LaFleur joined the Green Bay office of ISG as a development strategist.

BrandDirections announced new hires: Lon Hanson, account manager, and Maria Deau, graphic artist.

George Metos joined Kelly Business Advisors as mergers and acquisitions adviser.

Toni Braund joined Springside Cheese as retail sales manager.

The Law Firm of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, S.C. hired Shane Anderson as an attorney specializing in employment and labor law and business transactional law.

McClone Insurance announced new hires: Collin Bushing-Weidner, Jessica Batten, Lara Laidley-Wall and Melissa Kart, commercial lines; and Susan Gearin, Jared Krause and Jennifer Neumeyer, personal lines. 

CMD Corp. announced new hires: Benjamin Bosch, electrical engineer; Thomas Daul, director of research
and development;
Steve Moline, mechanical designer; and Cody Wichmann, general accountant. It also announced promotions: Chelsea De Deker, project manager; Jesse Feldkamp, fabrication lead; and Chris White, vice president, product development.

Samantha Uitenbroek joined Blue Door Consulting as a business development consultant.

Emily Feagles joined Writing by Design as account manager/writer.

Nadia Zahirudin joined Kyle Lange Agency, LLC – American Family Insurance as a customer loyalty specialist.

Samantha Brown joined the Greater Green Bay Chamber as a special events assistant.

Jacelyn Johnson joined Red Shoes Inc. as marketing assistant.

Interior designers Cali Basten and Caitlyn VanBoxtel joined H.J. Martin and Son.

Brandon Teachman joined Pieper Automation as department supervisor.

Prevea Health announced new hires: internal medicine physician Saranya Biswas, Prevea St. Mary’s Health Center, and family medicine nurse practitioner Stephanie Alban, Prevea Seymour Health Center.

OB GYNs Meghan Freund and Ryan Kuefler joined Bellin Health Generations. Cardiologist Jason Ricci joined Bellin Health Cardiology. 

Family medicine physician Kandipati Sreenivasarao joined Agnesian HealthCare, practicing at Fond du Lac Regional Clinic in Mayville.

Holy Family Memorial announced new hires: orthopedic surgeon Robert Limoni; physician assistants Brian Raguse and Kara McClone, HFM Lakeshore Orthopaedics; and nurse practitioner Serena Ashour, HFM Walk-In Care.

Plastic surgeon Elizabeth O’Connor began providing plastic surgery services at Aurora BayCare Health Center in Kaukauna.

Keller Inc. announced new hires: Hayden Frommung, building craftsman, and Matthew Reid, delivery driver/yard material handler.


Beth Durow was promoted to senior vice president, chief financial officer at The Stephenson National Bank & Trust.

Fortifi Bank announced promotions: Gina Evans, senior vice president and director of wealth management; Loni Meiborg, senior vice president and director of organizational development; Dave Mills, senior vice president and senior lender; and Theresa Weckwerth, vice president of enterprise risk management.

The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders promoted Noelle Clark to assistant general manager.

Bayland Buildings promoted Adam Eisenreich to vice president, Agristeel. 

First Business Bank promoted Bryson Machonga to assistant vice president – treasury management.

Schaper, Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc. promoted Mark Sprtel to chief compliance officer.

American National Bank Fox Cities promoted Chris Nissen to assistant vice president, business banking. 

Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction promoted Steve Wille to vice president of business development.

Acuity announced promotions: Adam Dillman, manager – commercial underwriting; Chris Lensmeyer, manager – business systems; Tony Brent, Kristen Buschke, Tucker Walbrunm, Joshua D. Mueller and Caryn Hipke, senior programmer analyst; Nicholas Cox, Oliver Kornetzke, Matthew Thornton and Cindy Lee, programmer analyst; Jana Brown and Trisha Propson, senior field claims representative; Deidre Raulin, senior product analyst; Jessica Holte and Crystal Kultgen, senior commercial lines consultant; and Matt Wheelan, Virginia Kurth, Maggie Bowers, Cindy Zamora, Abbey Kletzien, Eris Frias and Logan Birchbauer, senior inside claims representative.


Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corp. CEO Jason White will leave the role this month. He’s taken a new role closer to his family in Iowa. A search is underway for his successor.


Bellin Health President and CEO Chris Woleske received the Nancy Armbrust Impact Award from the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay.