People on the move

Posted on Apr 29, 2019 :: People on the Move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer


Kathi Seifert, CEO of Katapult, LLC, was inducted into the Junior Achievement of Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame.

Seifert worked for years for Kimberly-Clark Corp, where she led divisions including Kleenex Facial Tissue, the company’s feminine care and adult care businesses, Huggies and Pull-Ups brands, and its North American sales organization. In all, she led half of Kimberly-Clark businesses serving as executive vice president of global personal care products.

In addition, Seifert serves on many corporate boards, including Eli Lilly, Lexmark, Revlon and Investors Community Bank. She played a key part in helping build the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center and helped to launch and lead
New North Inc., where she still serves as board member.



Brad Fischer was named general manager of the Wisconsin GLO, the new Global Women’s Basketball Association team that will be playing at the Menominee Nation Arena.

Fischer recently completed his seventh year as head coach at UW-Oshkosh. He restored the UW-Oshkosh women’s basketball winning tradition in short order. Prior to his arrival, the team had a 52-99 record from 2007 to 2012. Fischer boasts a 165-37 record and has guided the Titans to the NCAA Division III championship five of the past six seasons.

In addition, Dan Carey was named head coach, and Lauren Busalacchi and Mark Busalacchi were named assistant coaches. The Wisconsin GLO will play its first game May 10.


New hires

Mark Wild was named executive vice president of QComp Technologies and TourGuide Solutions.

Jeff Peterson joined CR Structures as vice president of business development, Fox Cities.

Jennifer Bonds-Raacke was named vice president for academic affairs at St. Norbert College.

Barbara Koldos joined Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction Inc. as market development leader.

Matt Schoultz joined the Community First Champion Center Fox Cities as business development and events manager.

Security Health Plan of Wisconsin Inc. named Krista Hoglund chief actuary.

St. Paul Elder Services announced new hires: Brian Herman, chief financial officer, and Amanda Metzner, director of nursing. In addition, the organization announced the following board appointments: Nicole Brady, Ascension; Mark Duerwaechter, Kaukauna Area School District; and Michael Gage, retired Outagamie County judge.

John Motiska was named executive director of the Harbor Center Business Improvement District.

Lauren Cooling joined the Greater Green Bay Chamber as taskforce coordinator for economic development.

Becky Monfre joined Integrity Insurance as business development manager.

Rayna Polcyn joined Larson Engineering as a project manager in the curtain wall department.

Technical Prospects announced new hires: Linda Kirsch, business development executive, and Michael Zuelsdorf, account manager.

Jacob Thiel joined Stellar Blue Technologies as a web developer.

Tom Fitzgerald joined Simply Safety Coach as a safety advocate.

Attorney Nicholas Hahn joined the Green Bay office of Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

Hurckman Mechanical announced new hires: Todd Berzowski and Zach Gronski, project managers, and Chris Oja, HVAC service sales/estimator.

Miron Construction Co. Inc. announced new hires: Mallory Kaat, accounting professional; Ramiro Leon, facilities specialist; Taylor Olp, virtual construction specialist; Seth Rehfeldt, building layout specialist; and Cody Perock, truck driver, warehouse operations.

Lawrence University announced new hires: Michael O’Connor, Riaz Waraich dean of the Center for Career, Life and Community Engagement; Brittany Bell, assistant dean of students and director of the Diversity and Intercultural Center; Ed Berthiaume, director of public information; and Mackenzie Huber, web content and social media specialist.

Julia Anthony joined Ledgeview Partners as marketing coordinator.

Matt Jahnke joined Werner Electric Supply as a lighting quotations specialist.

Keisha Vergenz joined Element as front desk coordinator.

Certified nurse midwife Erin Broda joined Prevea St. Mary’s Health Center, providing labor and delivery care at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center.

Oral Health Partnership announced new hires: Wendy Beyer, clinical director, and dentists Oksana Somchenko and Julie Feit. The organization also announced board of director appointments: Christine Borchers, Bellin Health; Philip Smith, IBM; Malinda O’Neil, Salvation Army Kroc Center; Michelle Dahlke, Schreiber Foods; and Karen Sinette, Elevate97.

Vascular surgeon John Hutto began offering vascular care at Prevea Manitowoc Health Center.

Psychiatric nurse practitioner Brenda Stallbaum joined Holy Family Memorial.

Mito Kudaka joined the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region as operations coordinator.

Tanner Van De Hey joined C3 Corp. as inside sales representative.

CMD Corp. announced new hires: Dustin Bentley and Tou Chang, qualified welder/assembler; Rashaad Brown, materials distribution coordinator; Olivia Levezow, customer service and parts sales coordinator; Christi Olson, associate quality engineer; Michael Steinmetz, technical service representative; Xao Thao, electrical assembler; John Van Boxtel, mechanical assembler; and Michael Wormley, manager of technical services. The company also announced promotions: Jeff Chappell, production planner; Adam Pontzloff, mechanical
engineer, product development and engineering; and
Carl Wehmas, manufacturing engineer.

Obstetrician/gynecologist Dina Vaynberg joined Agnesian HealthCare’s Fond du Lac Regional Clinic.


Angie M. DeWitt was promoted to executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Associated Bank.

McCarty Law promoted attorneys Michael Curry and Lora Zimmer to partner.

Weidert Group Inc. promoted Justin Harrison to associate creative director.


Lawrence University presented an honorary degree to Community First Credit Union President and CEO Cathie Tierney. Tierney studied at Lawrence before embarking on her career. She went on to graduate from the first CU Executive Leadership Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and was named president/CEO of Community First in 1994.

The Wisconsin Medical Society board of directors presented Dr. Darold Treffert with the 2019 Director’s Award. Treffert is a world-renowned expert on autism and savant syndrome.

Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund named Daisy Frazier, president of Ebony Vision, as the 2019 recipient of its Women of Achievement award.

Patti Habeck, president of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, was one of five Wisconsin leaders to receive the Northwestern Mutual Leadership Award through the Donald Driver Foundation’s sixth annual Driven to Achieve Awards.

Wells Fargo designated Michael P. Hamilton, managing director-investment officer, as a member of the firm’s Premier Advisor Program.

The Catholic Health Association recognized Jenna Floberg, executive director at the Villa Loretto nursing home and Villa Rosa assisted living in Mt. Calvary, on its list of Tomorrow’s Leaders.

Two UA 400 Pipe Trades apprentices received first place awards at the Wisconsin Pipe Trades State Apprenticeship Contest: Dylan Mercier, an HVACR apprentice with Tweet Garot, and Tom Adams, a plumbing apprentice with August Winter & Sons.

Julie Ortman, wellness director for Verve, a Credit Union, earned one of seven spots on the Wellness Council of Wisconsin’s Champions of Employee Wellbeing Leaderboard.

Community members Jim Brick and Tiona Petrouske received recognition awards at the Downtown Green Bay Inc. Olde Main Street State
of the Street address.

Place Perfect Realty handed out its annual awards. Those recognized from its three offices included: Judy Behling, Hope Matthews, Cheryl Maxwell and Autumn Shier, outstanding sales performance awards; and Amy Bretl, Rena Lukowski, Lori Frank, Kelley Balzola, Janet Woods and Taylor Hansen, multimillion-dollar sales awards. Matthews received the Rookie of the Year honor. Place Perfect Realty’s 2018 office sales leaders were Woods, Menominee; Balzola, Marinette; and Hansen, Green Bay. Hansen was further honored with the companywide Salesperson of the Year award.

Marian University honored faculty and staff members at its annual recognition ceremony: Lalitha Ramamoorthy, assistant professor of biology, Academic Advising Excellence award and James R. Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching award; Mary Bernier, graphic services mailroom coordinator, staff of the year award; Jerry Burns, social justice award; and Michael Wartgow, Michael Hayes and Therese Gedemer, Adjunct Teacher of the Year awards.

The Fox Connection announced winners of The Pitch, a competition that brought together 11 business ideas from Northeast Wisconsin college campuses. UW-Oshkosh student Daniel Salazar took home the first-place prize of $10,000 cash and $15,000 in in-kind services for his business, Pack-Its. Hamza Ehsan of Lawrence University took second place, and Breena Hansen of St. Norbert College took third.

Board Appointments

Pete Augustine, president of Fabio Perini North America, was named chairman of the Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry board of directors.

Nick Schmidt joined the Northeast Wisconsin Market Advisory Board of Directors for First Business Bank.

The Farmory announced new board members: John Katers, UW-Green Bay; Amanda Chu, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College; Toni Bush McBride, CheeseGirl Nutrition; and Paul Ladd, Kaytee Inc.