People on the move

Posted on Jun 1, 2021 :: People on the Move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer


Nicolet Bancshares announced a change in the titles of two executive officers. Mike Daniels was named president and CEO, and Bob Atwell was named executive chairman. At the operating company, Nicolet National Bank, Atwell will continue as chairman, and Daniels will continue as president and CEO, a leadership structure that has been in place since 2015.

“Bob and I have always played to our strengths, not our job titles, which is a benefit of our unique partnership as entrepreneurial founders of Nicolet. We don’t see this title change as a new chapter. While we are mindful of succession planning, we view it as a process, not an event,” Daniels said. “Over the years, we have been intentional about finding and nurturing talent at all levels of the organization. I am honored to continue leading an outstanding team that is focused on our purpose to serve customers, communities and each other.”


Prevea Health President and CEO Dr. Ashok Rai was one of two new appointees to the UW Board of Regents. Gov. Tony Evers appointed Rai along with Brianna Tucker, a student at UW-Stevens Point and one of two UW System student appointees. Evers also reappointed Regent John W. Miller. These appointments fill the vacancies created by the expiration of two former appointees’ terms on May 1.

In addition to his leadership role at Prevea, Rai has served as the chair of the American Medical Group Association Board, is a member of the American College of Physicians, the UW-Green Bay Chancellor’s Council of Trustees, Downtown Green Bay Inc. and the Automobile Gallery, and serves as the chairman of the board for the Weidner Center.

New hires

Michael DeGere was named vice president and chief medical officer of Holy Family Memorial.

Dan Clark was named chief financial officer of Lake Air, which includes operations in Little Chute.

Delaware North Sportservice, the hospitality partner of the Green Bay Packers, named Heath Barbato general manager of its operations at Lambeau Field, including several associated restaurants and operations in the team’s Titletown development.

Barbara Koldos joined New North, Inc. as vice president of business development. 

Joseph Webb joined St. Norbert College as vice president for student affairs.

Ken Mulliken was named vice president for academic affairs at Marian University.

Lamarr Banks joined the Greater Green Bay Chamber as Urban Hub community manager.

Cam Leung joined the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers as production manager.

Melissa Neeb joined Abacus Architects as an accountant, and Justin Marquis was promoted to principal.

Terri Blahnik joined Element as art director.

ISG announced new hires at its Green Bay location: Ryan Joblius, telecommunications CAD manager; and Stephen Thomson and Justin Reineke, telecommunications project supervisors.

Hurckman Mechanical announced new hires: Kailey Trudeau, mechanical estimator, and Brian Borin, mechanical sales engineer.

Teresa Martinez joined the Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corp. as accounting clerk and workforce development coordinator.

Oshkosh Food Co-op announced hires: Sarah Howard, center store manager; Rachel Wester, interim marketing manager; and Kianna Fiedler, marketing assistant. 

Anne Van de Hey joined the Boys’ & Girls’ Brigade as program leader and camp manager. The organization also announced board appointments: Lucy Woerfel, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and Michael Rudolph, KerberRose.

Amelia Piepenburg joined Carbliss as Wisconsin sales executive.

Lauren Busalacchi was named head coach of the Wisconsin GLO.

Brian Kopetsky was named library director for the Menasha Public Library.

Mark Dupere was named conductor of the Fox Valley Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Ledgeview Partners announced new hires: Moroni Mills, marketing consultant; Sheila Hauble, software developer; and Sujitha Naduvileveettil, marketing coordinator.

Packerland Websites hired Adam Jeanquart, web developer, and Mike Folk, account manager.

Wendy Jones joined Bubolz Nature Preserve as director of environmental education.

Audiologist Krista Foglantz joined Holy Family Memorial Hearing and Balance. 

Keller Inc. added Matthew Vandermuss as a building craftsman.



Tristian Kanwar was promoted to president and CEO of RB Royal in
Fond du Lac. Former president and CEO John Valek will remain with the company in a strategic consulting capacity.

Brad Reitzner was promoted to executive vice president of property and casualty at M3 Insurance.

Kellie Diedrick was promoted to vice president of ThedaCare Medical Centers-New London and Waupaca; and David Corso was named vice president of the new Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Center – Encircle and is leading planning, construction and operations of the center.

Attorney Bridget Erwin was named partner at Hager, Dewick & Zuengler, S.C.

Innovationedge promoted Kari Derks to market research manager.

L.P. Mooradian Flooring promoted Sarah Barrette to sales and design, and hired Heidi Hoffman, sales
and accounting assistant, and Alaina Reynolds, receptionist and sales assistant.

Madison Schrank was promoted to interior designer at H.J. Martin and Son.



Celebrating Volunteers, sponsored by the Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Region and NBC 26, announced its 2021 winners: Melanie and Mike Mailand, Janet Berry Volunteer of the Year Award; Jean Blaney McGinnis, Paul and Elaine Groth Mentoring Award; Vicki Vogel, Health Care Award; Jean Long Manteufel, Walter L. Rugland Community Service Award; Rebuilding Together Fox Valley and Fox Communities Credit Union, Business Partnership Award; and Kailey Krzoska, Youth Scholarship Award.

Hope Voigt, chief operating officer at Tweet/Garot Mechnical, was named to the Construction Financial Management Association’s 40 Under 40 honoree list.

Mike Kukiela, senior vice president of Supply Chain and Distribution Management at Schneider, was named one of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2021 “Pros to Know.”

Calumet County native Lt. Heidi D. Lawrenz, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Washington facilities management division director for Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, as well as deputy engineering flight chief at 11 Civil Engineering Squadron, completed her tour of duty in the National Capital Region. 

Waupaca Foundry team members received industry honors from the American Foundry Society. Sara Timm, director of marketing and media, Outstanding Individual Service Award; and Greg Miskinis, retired director of research and process development, Outgoing Chair Award.

Trista Larson of Prevea Health was named 2020 Wisconsin Physical Therapist of the Year by the American Physical Therapy Association Wisconsin.

Five ThedaCare nurses received UW-Oshkosh College of Nursing Nightingale Awards: Audrey Rosin, Sara Bronson, Sandy Munoz, Kelly Otto and Lisa Wright.

Leadership Green Bay announced the 2020 and 2021 recipients of the Leo Frigo Leadership Award. John Hager, Hager, Dewick & Zuengler, received the 2020 award, and Heather Heil, The Children’s Museum of Green Bay and Bark N’ Blue Foundation, received the 2021 award.

Omobolade Delano-Oriaran, associate professor of education and director of student-teaching abroad at St. Norbert College, led the editing of the book “Teaching Beautiful Brilliant Black Girls,” released by Corwin, a professional learning provider for K-12 educators.

Kyle Lange, an American Family Insurance agency owner in Menasha, was recognized for providing an outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.  

Marian University faculty and staff were honored as part of the school’s Faculty & Staff Recognition Ceremony: Amy Hennings, James Underkolfer Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award; Heather Pine, Graduate Teacher of the Year; Justin Ponder, Social Justice Award; Tracey Marx, Academic Advising Excellence Award; Carey Gardin, Staff of the Year; and Roxane Rausch, Lindsay Kraig and Rebecca Morse, Adjunct Teacher of the Year.

Brad Severson, project manager in the transportation division of the Appleton office of raSmith, earned his certification as a Level 3 Qualified Roundabout Designer from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

New North students were among those to advance to the “Diligent Dozen” round in Wisconsin YES!, a youth business plan contest for middle and high school students: Brooke Marlatt and Kate Richlen, Crivitz; Lyvia Caine, Pound; Kaden Basetto, Neenah; Lezly Vejar, Green Bay; and Jared Ott, Fond du Lac.


Board appointments

Chris Hess, Goodwill Industries North Central Wisconsin, and Barbara Rau, UW-Oshkosh, joined the Secura Insurance board of directors.

Randy Charles, A&K Pizza Crust, joined the UW-Green Bay Austin E. Cofrin School of Business advisory board.

Dairy economist Marin Bozic joined the Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative board of directors as an adviser.