People on the move

Posted on Dec 27, 2018 :: People on the Move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer


Mark Rourke, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Schneider National in Green Bay, will become the company’s president and CEO next April. He will succeed Chris Lofgren, who is retiring after 17 years as CEO.

The move is consistent with the trucking and logistics company’s succession plan developed and executed by Schneider’s board of directors. Lofgren will retire after the company’s annual shareholders meeting.

Rourke joined Schneider in 1987 at the company’s Seville, Ohio, operating center. Over his 32-year career with the company, he’s held a variety of leadership roles, including director of driver training, vice president of customer service, general manager of Schneider Transportation Management and president of truckload services. Rourke has been in his current role since 2015 and been accountable for all of Schneider’s service offerings.


Sean Elliott was named president and CEO of the Greater Green Bay YMCA. He replaces Steve Harty, who retired in early December.

Elliott is a 19-year Y professional, most recently serving as vice president of operations, services and capital for the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA. He has held several executive-level positions in Philadelphia over his 14-year tenure, including the leadership of small, mid-size and large operating units in urban and suburban communities.


New hires

Rachel Engeler was named assistant airport director for Green Bay Austin  Straubel International Airport.

Todd Bestor joined Settlers bank as vice president of private banking.

Justin Callan joined Johnson Financial Group in the Northeast as vice president, private banking.

The AGC of Wisconsin hired Pam Pirman as northern regional director.

Werner Electric Supply hired Chris Nickel as director of risk management.

Faith Technologies hired Elizabeth Tischer as field talent acquisition manager.

Miron Construction Co. Inc. announced new hires: Dean Domingos, warehouse logistics coordinator; Joe Holzinger, project manager; Molly Murnane, learning and development manager; Justin Rimbey, technology support specialist; Mike Tesar, electrical/instrumentation project manager; and Tammy Zastrow, project accountant.

Fehr Graham announced new hires: Jenna Williams, environmental health and safety specialist, and Joan Bonack, project manager.

Element hired Adam Bormann, paid digital media specialist; Alex Pichette, graphic designer; and Joe Shockey, web developer. The company also promoted Molly Wentworth to traffic manager.

The Greater Green Bay Chamber announced new hires: Mallory Nash, program manager for Current Young Professionals Network, and Ron Franklin, Startup Hub manager.

Joe Bergner joined O’Connor Connective as brand consultant.

The Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes hired Dusty Krikau as director of mission advancement.

Felician Village hired Michael Miller as director of environmental services.

Prevea Health hired family medicine physician Tina Ozbeki, who sees patients in Manitowoc and Sheboygan; clinical neuropsychologist Theresa Chinnery at Prevea Allouez Health Center; and Timothy Kuckuk, doctor of audiology. In addition, NeoTract recognized two Prevea urologists, Jennifer Burns and Daniel DeGroot, with its UroLift Center of Excellence designation.

Medical aesthetician Kasey Riesop joined Plastic Surgery & Skin Specialists by BayCare Clinic.

Agnesian HealthCare announced new hires:  emergency department physician Lana Sanders at St. Agnes Hospital; physical therapist Meredith Weber at its Sport & Spine Center; and physician assistant Alexander Engel at the Agnesian Convenient Care Clinic.

BrandDirections hired Jim Christensen as director of business development.

Bob Bryan joined Aon as health and benefits consultant.

Faith Technologies hired Mark Mendez as a computational developer at its Innovation Center in Menasha.

Ruth Lainez was named vice president of sales for GLC Minerals.



The Oshkosh law firm formerly known as John M. Kelly, Attorney at Law, LLC announced attorney Benjamin D. Brand has been named an equity partner in the firm and will take on a more active role in all operations of the firm.

Johnson Financial Group promoted Jamie Wolf to officer, private banking



With the upcoming semi-retirement of Tom Wilhelm, founder of Northwind IP Law, his responsibilities will transfer to Stephen Jensen, president of the firm. Wilhelm will remain with the firm through March.



Northeast Wisconsin Technical College presented its 2018 NWTC Distinguished Alumni Award to Ying LaCourt, majority owner of NEW Consolidated Management Group, a venture capital holding company that owns AHEAD Human Resources, AHEAD Staffing, AHEAD Payroll Plus, Helping Hands Caregivers and B & L Technologies.

Sarah Spang, director of entrepreneurship and innovation for Envision Greater Fond du Lac, received the Professional Women’s Connection of FDL 2018 Woman Manager of the Year award. 

Mike Cattelino, manager of apprenticeships at Fox Valley Technical College, was named chair of the Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs charitable foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International. The organization supports individuals in discovering pathways to manufacturing careers. 

Chad Doran, communications coordinator for the City of Appleton, was named to the No. 18 spot on Engaging Local Government Leaders’ list of top 100 most influential people in local government.

The Public Relations Society of America Northeast Wisconsin Chapter presented its 2018 PRemier Awards to: Corrie Campbell, communications director and event coordinator for The National Shrine for Our Lady of Good Help, Communicator of the Year; and Brian Nicol, director of communications at the Howard-Suamico School District, Grand Award for Excellence. It also presented Awards of Merit to Noelle Marr, account executive at Leonard & Finco Public Relations, for the City of Seymour’s Burger Fest event publicity; and Rachel Sonnentag, strategic communications consultant at O’Connor Connective, for Cotter Funeral Home & Crematory positioning, messaging and branding.

Dorothy McElroy won $500 and first place in the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus Student Business Idea Contest for her concept for educating children about death and grieving.

Shiny Garage Automotive Detailing, a division of Auto Trim DESIGN of Northeast Wisconsin Inc., announced Arely Carvajal, Samuel Cotton and Jaime Thienel completed an intensive Technician’s Choice Dealer Training and Certification curriculum.

The Fox West Chamber of Commerce presented its Citizen of the Year award to Heather Veeser.


Board Appointments

Gov.-elect Tony Evers appointed Ron McDonald, general manager of Valley Transit, to serve on the Agriculture, Energy and Natural Resources Policy Advisory Council.

Jeff Anderson, president of Precision Paper Converters, was named chairman of the NEW Manufacturing Alliance for 2019.

UW-Green Bay named two new members to its council of trustees: Betsy Mitchell, owner of Mitchell Management Consulting, and Christopher Howald, CEO of Tweet/Garot Mechanical Inc.

The Home Builders Association of the Fox Cities announced board appointments: Cheryl Ellis, Prospera Credit Union; Paul Hoffman, Hoffman Custom Carpentry; Willie Lausman, Grand Appliance and TV; and Ryan Smith, Headliner Homes.

House of Hope Green Bay Inc. announced new advisory board appointments: Alex Byrne, Breakthrough, and Nicole Geniesse, Johnson Bank.