Linda Garvey, previously director of sales and marketing, was named general manager of the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel. Jay Schumerth, who previously held the position, has taken a job as vice president of operations for another hotel management company. Peter Thillman was named vice president of economic development for the Fox Cities Regional Partnership.
Security Health Plan of Wisconsin Inc. named Robert Steiner, M.D. as medical director. Werner Electric Supply promoted Tom Fechter to director of sales at its corporate branch in Appleton. Red Shoes PR Inc. hired Carol Ladish as business manager and Raquel Lamal as content associate.
Deanne Beaumier joined Exceptional Equestrians as volunteer coordinator. Nurse practitioner Vicky Romanski joined Wise Woman Wellness. Patti Andresen-Shew has been named chair of the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board’s One-Stop Standing Committee.
Michelle Mulloy, a senior manager at Schenck’s Green Bay location, became certified as an accredited estate planner by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.
Family medicine physician Taha El-Shahat is transitioning his medical practice to the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic’s Family Medicine Department. Dyslexia Reading Connection Inc., Appleton, appointed Kimberly Stevens as executive director.
Will Robinson was named vice president of marketing and public relations for the Fox Valley SHRM chapter. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and the University of Wisconsin System announced Rebecca Deschane was named talent initiatives director.
Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy, S.C. promoted attorney Jenna E. Rousseau to a shareholder of the firm. First Weber hired agents Shelby Hadley and Heather Bahena. Burk Tower received an outstanding service award at the Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corp.’s Courtside Report event.
John F. Hager of Hager, Dewick & Zuengler, S.C., Green Bay, was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Kay Schomer, customer service representative supervisor, and Adam Orth, business cash management officer, received the Stephenson National Bank & Trust Award of Excellence. Super Lawyers named attorney Daniel J. Walsh, a shareholder with One Law Group S.C., to the 2017 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list as one of the top-rated attorneys in elder law.
Dan Ariens, chairman and CEO of Ariens Co., joined the Road America board of directors.
John Schwochert, owner of Proto-1 Manufacturing in Winneconne, received the Difference Maker award at the Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corp. Manufacturing Excellence Awards event. Candeo Creative announced new hires: Melissa Wurzer, project manager; Kallias Szweda, web developer; and Sergio Davila, data analyst. Holy Family Memorial President and CEO Mark Herzog was named to the 2017 Becker’s Hospital Review’s “183 nonprofit hospital and health system CEOs to know” list.
Primrose Retirement Community of Appleton hired Breeze Skorupski as executive director. Lamal Water-Right hired Gary Bauer as CustomCare manager. Werner Electric Supply hired Anthony Korchagin as Datacom product manager.
Jason Frisch joined H.J. Martin and Son as an estimator in the national retail solutions division. Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts announced Amber Waas will handle rental sales for the organization.
EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board Jack J. Pelton was one of six recipients of the annual Wesley McDonald Distinguished Statesman of Aviation award. He also received the Federal Aviation Administration’s Friend of Safety award and was inducted into the Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame. Ryan Batley, food and beverage director of the Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel in Neenah, received the Heroic Hospitality Stars Award as Food and Beverage Employee of the Year.
David Velasco, Appleton, was one of four competitors to advance to round two of the Texas Roadhouse National Meat Cutting Challenge. Four EXIT Realty agents received EXIT Realty Corp. International Bronze awards: Dan Frost, associate broker; Chris Murphy, associate broker; Greg Muller, franchisee; and Nicole Annis, sales representative.
Journal Nature Geoscience published the research of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh geologist Timothy Paulsen. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital and Prevea Health announced the appointment of Christopher Garces, MD, as medical director of breast health services.
Courtney Lapacz, Tammy Jensen, Rebecca O’Reilly and Holly Haensgen, were promoted to licensed relationship managers at Acuity Insurance. Trisha Krautkramer was promoted to branding general manager. Rohde Dales LLP of Sheboygan hired Lili Clare Behm as associate attorney. Plymouth Rocky Knoll Health Care Center appointed Kayla Clinton as its new county administrator.
Wendy Conto, vice president of mortgage lending at Commerce State Bank, was named 2017 Best Loan Originator for the Northeast Chapter of Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association.
ThedaCare announced new hires: Brian Sterns, chief of staff; Vicky Barnthouse, chief nursing executive; family medicine doctor Ashley Garavet, ThedaCare Physicians- Waupaca; psychiatric hospitalist Shamim Anwar, ThedaCare Regional Medical Center- Neenah; and physician assistant Amber Runnoe, ThedaCare Cardiovascular Care. Betty Jo Balzar was promoted to clinical nursing information officer.
Douglas Pelletiere joined Sargento Foods as executive vice president – human resources. Sue Hintz joined Menasha’s Hjortness CPAs as tax manager.
U.S. Gain, a division of U.S. Venture Inc., promoted Bryan Nudelbacher and Hardy Sawall as directors of business development within the renewable natural gas sector of the business.
The Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association elected Deb Johnson, general manager of the Copperleaf Boutique Hotel & Spa, to the WH&LA 2018 Board of Directors.
Gregory Kirwan, orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon, joined the physician team at Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists of Green Bay.