People on the move

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 :: People on the Move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer


Schneider Chief Information Officer Shaleen Devgun received Forbes magazine’s 2018 CIO Innovation Award.

The award recognizes technology executives who make a substantial impact on their company’s revenue growth through innovation and leadership in information technology. Devgun was the sole winner in the sixth class of the award.

“At Schneider, we have always believed in being a pragmatic early adopter of technology to benefit customers and drivers,” Devgun said. “Our ability to use technology to present timely information helps stakeholders make the important decisions that drive their businesses.”

Devgun and his team are a driving force behind several recent innovative technological enhancements at Schneider, including the development and implementation of telematics on company assets, internet of things devices
and app development.


Dr. Scott Betzelos was named chief clinical officer and president of the Clinically Integrated Network for ThedaCare. In this newly created role, Betzelos will design and execute ThedaCare’s population health and physician integration strategy. He will have direct responsibility of the ThedaCare Accountable Care Organization, Clinically Integrated Network, ThedaCare physician group, graduate and undergraduate medical education, Medical Staff Services, and all physician leadership within ThedaCare in the pre-acute, acute and post-acute settings. He also will partner with the chief nurse executive in the oversight and execution of quality and safety across the continuum of care.


New hires

Angie Kenneke was named lending director at UnitedOne Credit Union.

Huberty announced new hires: Michael Haas, senior manager, Sheboygan location, and Joshua TeBeest, manager, Sheboygan location. In addition, Ivana Lee was promoted to manager of the Plymouth location, and Kelly Cowhig CPA, moved to the Plymouth office and expanded her role to include advisory, business and nonprofit taxation, bookkeeping, payroll and sales taxes.

Fehr Graham hired Coleton Lewis as environmental health and safety specialist.

Stellar Blue Technologies hired Bryan Steiner as digital marketing manager.

The Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau announced new hires: Lorna Stephens, visitor and administrative services coordinator, and Mackenzie Utpadel, digital marketing specialist.

Taylor Kuehn joined the design team of H.J. Martin and Son.

Keller Inc. hired Ben Anderson as an architect in training at its Kaukauna location.

The Wisconsin CASA Association hired Heather Medrow as an administrative specialist.

Staci Mincks joined the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region Inc. as an administrative associate supporting Donor Services and Gift Planning & Finance.

Emily Rock joined the Oshkosh Public Museum as registrar.

Pieper Automation announced new hires: Aaron Gallegos, mechanical designer; and Steve Richter and Mike Willman, panel technicians.

Maternal fetal medicine physician Kristine Strickland joined Prevea Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Licensed Professional Counselor Douglas Fleischfresser joined Lutheran Counseling and Family Services of Wisconsin.

Miron Construction Co. Inc. announced new hires: Bryce Boden, project manager; Ross Bons, industrial project manager; Nick Hoffman, estimator; David Mantes, estimator; Corinne Schwartz, industrial administrative assistant; Josh Vanselow, electrical project manager; and Jon Zeininger, technology support specialist.

Family medicine physician Paul Scott joined Bellin Health Oconto Falls and Bellin Health Peshtigo.



Matt Marek was named vice president of capital strategies at Performa Inc. and joined the company’s ownership group. In addition, Performa announced the following promotions: Brian Beth, director of operations; Todd Hietpas, client executive; and Brian Teddy, director of engineering.

Kelly Glaser was promoted to senior director of sales at Gordon Flesch Co. Jerry Davis will assume the role of director of sales and operations for the Appleton branch office, and Bob Nicholson moved to Appleton to take over the role of sales manager. The company also hired Jason Biro as IT services consultant.

Erica Gilson, director of operations for Cornerstone Business Services, was named a partner in the firm.

Integrity Insurance promoted Mischel Larson to personal lines underwriting supervisor.

O’Connor Connective promoted Michelle Dejno to vice president and Todd McMahon to project and media relations manager.

Choice Bank announced promotions: Chad Miller, vice president – commercial lender; Chad M. Miller, vice president – residential lending; George Thada, vice president – residential lending; Ingrid Jorgenson, vice president – private banker; Julie Freeman, assistant vice president – branch manager; Miranda Starbird, vice president – controller; Maggie McReath, assistant vice president; and Marcia Buss, personal banking officer.



Dean Strauss of Majestic Crossing Dairy in Sheboygan Falls received the Dairy Business Association’s Dairy Advocate of the Year award.

Young Professionals of Fond du Lac announced the recipients of its Future 5 awards. Larissa Clinard, J.F Ahern Co., was named Young Professional of the Year. Others recognized included: Ben Giles, Fond du Lac Family YMCA and Fond du Lac City Council; Taylor Moret, Society Insurance; Sadie Parafiniuk, Rep. Glenn Grothman’s office; and Shavana Talbert, Fond du Lac School District.

Current Young Professionals named the finalists for its Young Professional of the Year Award: Mallory Cornelius, DiverseAbility; Tony Ehrbar, American Tent & Sidewall; and Emily Jacobson, Green Bay Doulas.

Performa announced that engineers in training Meghan Scanlan and Alex Harbour earned their Professional Engineer designation.

Alyssa Kwasny, wellness program administrator at Faith Technologies, was honored as a Top Wellness Champion at the third annual Well-being 100 Awards presented by Healthcare Revolution.

Herb Kohler Jr., who built Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run, was inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.

Erin Price, vice president of strategic planning at Sargento, will facilitate the Sheboygan County Innovation Task Force.



Fox Communities Credit Union President and CEO Greg Hilbert announced he will retire in April 2020. The credit union has hired D. Hilton Associates to conduct a nationwide search to find its next president and CEO.


Board Appointments

Peggy Ament, vice president of human resources for the North American Consumer Products division at Kimberly-Clark, was named to the New North Inc. board of directors.

Brody Stapel of Sheboygan County was re-elected president of Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative by the board of directors.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay announced appointees to its foundation board: Jeff Cheney, Kohler Corp.; Heather Karcz, Zuehlke-Karcz; Ross Mueller, Mueller Wealth; and John K. Reinke, The Stephenson National Bank and Trust.

Old National Bank has established an advisory board in Wisconsin with 10 directors, including two from the New North: Nicholas Salm, Bomier Properties Inc., and Dennis Sweere, Small Quantity Boxes Packaging.

Rob Kleman, senior vice president of economic development at the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce, was re-elected to the Wisconsin Economic Development Association board of directors.

The Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce named new board members and officers: Gina Patzer, Premier Community Bank, president; Hank Wagner, Wagner Leadership Training, president-elect; Donna Hobscheid, Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, past-president; and Char Larsen, Premier Investment Services, treasurer. Newly elected board members include: Tammy Brzeczkowski, Dynamic Designs Unlimited; Julie Chikowski, ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano; Amanda Rohde, Owens Flooring; Roxanne Tilleson, The Rustic Shed; Paul Trebian, College of Menominee Nation; and Zachary Linsmeyer, KerberRose S.C. Sally Jo Stevens, Best Western Wittenberg, was re-elected to the position of president of the Shawano Country Tourism Council (a division of the Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce) and will fill the tourism representative position on the chamber of commerce board of directors.