People on the move

Posted on Apr 29, 2021 :: People on the Move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer


Dr. Susan May is retiring as president and CEO of Fox Valley Technical College this summer. She has been at the college for 38 years, including the last 13 as president and CEO. Since joining the college in 1983, she has taken on a variety of roles with increasing responsibilities throughout her tenure. May has built a reputation for championing multiple large-scale initiatives aimed at better serving students, employers and local communities. Through her leadership, a $66.5 million capital referendum was passed in 2012. Among other projects, the referendum allowed for construction of a new campus for the Public Safety Training Center, which is the only fully integrated and multidisciplinary training facility in the Midwest. A search for May’s successor is underway.

New hires

Damond Boatwright was named president and CEO of Hospital Sisters Health System.

Mark Smelzer joined Jewelers Mutual Group as chief content executive. 

Jason Haglund joined M3 Elevate as a Medicare account executive based in Green Bay.

Renee Torzala joined New North, Inc. as vice president of marketing and investor relations.

Julia Olsen joined AbbyBank as assistant vice president/business banker.

Heather Lally-Voigt joined Community First Credit Union as chief operations officer.

Beth Melchi joined The Boldt Co. as director of business development for its national health care sector and Jenny Han joined the company as director of design integration for its prefabrication division.

Emily Olson joined Sustana as director and sustainability ambassador.

 McMahon announced new hires: Andrew Westphal, public management specialist; John Kasper, engineering technician; and Rae Blom, administrative assistant.

Immel Construction announced new hires: Evan Huhta, superintendent, and Matty Diny and Dalton Stahnke, project managers.

The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce announced new hires: Sara Hathaway, director of talent and K-16 outreach, and Kristen Greiner, director of events.

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay announced new hires: Erin Tyink, vice president of development, and Danielle Taylor, marketing and communications coordinator.

Jessica Pigeon joined Carnivore Meat Co. as customer service manager.

Maddie Uhlenbrauck joined the Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau as media communications manager.

BrandDirections hired Sue Geniesse as project manager and promoted Madalyn Seifert to art director.

Insight Creative hired Nicole Ehlers as account executive and promoted Molly Setzer to media director.

Blue Door Consulting announced new hires: Erin Minsart, senior marketing consultant; Chris Arnold, technical consultant; Caitlyn Phillips, associate marketing consultant; and Chad Tracy, website developer.

Hannah Zielinski joined Elevate97 as account manager.

Dan Gotzler joined McClone as a strategic risk adviser for employee benefits for the Milwaukee and Madison markets.

Rheumatologist Manpreet Sethi joined Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Specialists and sees patients at OSMS’s Neenah location.

Behavioral health therapist Kim Fairchild joined HFM Behavioral Health.

Keller Inc. hired Brody Keikhaefer as concrete flatwork craftsman.


Paper Converting Machine Co. promoted Stan Blakney to president of the company’s global operations. 

Bank First promoted Steve Siebert to assistant vice president, retail banking.

The Boldt Co. promoted John Egan to director of marketing and communications, and Michelle Bailey to marketing strategist. 

Martha Baldwin was named crisis housing director at Pillars. 

St. Mary Catholic Schools promoted Kelly Beisenstein-Weiss to senior director of academic excellence.

Radio personality Cutter was named co-host of the 105.7 WAPL Morning Show, working alongside Rick McNeal.


Todd Verhagen, a Kimberly native assigned to the Naval Submarine Support Facility, New London, was named the Navy’s 2020 GEICO Military Service Award winner.

Carmen Cucinello, vice president of Operations for Bulk at Schneider, was named one of Women in Trucking’s 2021 Top Women in Transportation to Watch.  

Beth Marino, chief experience officer at Fox World Travel, received a Top 50 Women in Travel award from WINiT by the Global Business Travel Association.

Dean Haen, the Brown County Port & Resource Recovery director, was honored as the Wisconsin Sea Grant Great Lakes Champion for 2021. 

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay announced its 2021 Alumni Award recipients: Mary Gallagher, who’s gone on to a successful career in TV and film, Distinguished Alumni Award; Nicole Schingick, president of Rennes Group, Outstanding Recent Alumni Award; and Dr. Ashok Rai, president and CEO of Prevea Health, UW-Green Bay Honorary Alumnus.

The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce named the recipients of its 2021 Education Awards: Tracy Schmidt, Little Chute Intermediate/Middle School, Excellence in Student Services; Anita Koenig, Electa Quinney, Kaukauna, Excellence in Special Education; Staci Sievert-Zahn, Seymour High School, Excellence in Career and Technical Education; Lisette Cruz-Jimenez, Appleton Area School District, Inclusive Excellence in Education; Emily Rasmussen, Highlands Elementary School, Appleton, Excellence in Early Childhood Education; Troy Wittmann, Maplewood Middle School, Menasha, Excellence in K-12 Education; Wendy Potratz, UW-Oshkosh, Excellence in Higher Education; and Appleton Area School District Special Education Department, Heroes in COVID Award. The three finalists for the 2021 Educator of the Year Award are: Bethany Andersen, Coolidge Elementary, Neenah; Karla Miller-Flynn, Kaukauna High School; and Tim Van Eperen, Little Chute Middle/High School.

The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce named Jolene Heuchert, Verve, a Credit Union, as 2020 Ambassador of the Year.

The American Association of Community Colleges awarded the 2021 Dale P. Parnell Faculty Distinction Recognition to Lakeshore Technical College’s Jeremy Pagel, a sociology instructor.

Current Young Professionals presented its Future 15 and Young Professionals Awards: Diana Delbecchi, Green Bay Area Public School District, Young Professional of the Year, and Katrina Magnuson, LedgeStone Vineyards, Young Entrepreneur of the Year. 

The Chamber of Manitowoc County honored the following individuals as part of its Awards of Distinction: Tim Klein, Advocate Aurora Health, Volunteer of the Year Award; Jill Bryntesen, Ansay & Associates, Young Professional Award; Dana Bongle, Manitowoc Lincoln High School, Education Impact Award; Carol Wergin, Athena Award; and Tom Chermak, Cher-Make Sausage Co., Joseph P. Schmitt “Speak Up” Award.

ThedaCare nurse Leah Eckhart achieved the Specialist for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner designation.

Barry Martzahl, Graystone Consulting, was named to Forbes Magazine’s 2021 list of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors.

St. Norbert College sophomore Seela Raj of Green Bay was named a 2021-22 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a national coalition of more than 1,000 colleges and universities dedicated to campus-based civic engagement.

David Doyle, Kohler Co., and Robb Clasen and Tiffani Kimball, Thrivent, are among the members of the newest class of the LGBT Chamber’s Business Leadership Academy.

Steve Awve, who has renovated and remodeled 15 buildings in downtown Fond du Lac, received the Friend of Downtown award from the Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership Inc.

Scott G. Hemauer, a private wealth adviser with Hemauer Financial Group, a private wealth advisory practice through Ameriprise Financial Services, was recognized as part of Ameriprise’s Circle of Success program.

Cassie Ziegelbauer, communication coordinator for the Weill Center for Performing Arts, earned her Music Industry Essentials certificate from New York University Tisch School of the Arts – the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.

Board Appointments

Michelle Schuler, Microsoft, was named as co-chair of New North, Inc., serving alongside Tim Schneider of Investors Community Bank, and taking over for Vicki Updike, New Sage Strategies, who will remain a member of New North’s board of directors and executive committee.

Menasha Corp. appointed Oliver Pierce Smith, an employee of the company since 2013, to its board of directors. 

ThedaCare added Charles Dallas, Cornerstone Business Services, and Anitha Rao, Neurocern, to its board of trustees.