The Rotary Club of Green Bay announced Susan Finco, owner and president of Leonard & Finco Public Relations, Inc., will receive its 2015 Free Enterprise Award on May 4. Finco is the first woman to receive the award, which recognizes people and organizations in Brown County that exemplify the American free enterprise system. After spending more than 15 years as an award-winning broadcast journalist, including time at WBAY-TV and WFRV-TV in Green Bay, Finco co-founded Leonard & Finco Public Relations, Inc. in 1992 with Charlie Leonard. When Leonard retired, Finco became the sole owner and president. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Finco has long been active in the community, serving on numerous nonprofit and corporate boards as well as serving on dozens of fundraising campaigns. Finco founded A Pair & A Spare: The Undercover Challenge after learning new socks and underwear were among the most requested clothing items at thrift stores.
Chris Herzog, project development at A.C.E. Building Service, was selected to participate in the statewide leadership development program Emerging Leaders, a new program by Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin, Inc. with a curriculum crafted specifically to identify the top areas of concern that a future construction business leader will need. Herzog also was selected to join ABC’s Membership Involvement Committee.
Tim Weyenberg, past CEO and current executive chair of the Board of Directors for Foth Companies, has been selected as the first-ever Executive-in-Residence for UW-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business. He will establish an advisory board, advise faculty on curriculum, work one-on-one with students, guest lecture and help with mock interviews.
Mark Herzog, president and CEO of Holy Family Memorial, has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2015 list of “50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know.” According to Becker’s Healthcare, these 50 presidents, CEOs and administrators are dedicated to ensuring innovative healthcare in their communities and are taking on the challenges of providing healthcare in smaller communities.
Lisa Palmer, D.O., was named the chief medical officer for the Hemophilia Outreach Center in Green Bay. Dr. Palmer is board certified in pediatric hematology/oncology and pediatrics and prior to her new position, she worked at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, served on the faculty of West Virginia University and University of Michigan and was the clinical director of the Comprehensive Pediatric Bleeding Disorders and Thrombosis Clinic. The Hemophilia Outreach Center is a federally recognized Comprehensive Hemophilia Treatment Center serving families in 17 counties in Northeast Wisconsin and all of Upper Michigan.
Schenck announced the retirement of Wisconsin Air National Guard Technical Sgt. Justin Schneider after 20 years of military service. Schneider is a manager at Schenck with 12 years of experience providing accounting, audit and tax services to small and mid-sized businesses.
The Green Bay Packers named Chad Watson director of sales and business development. Watson joins the Packers with significant professional sports experience, after spending more than eight years as director of sales and marketing partnerships with the St. Louis Rams. Prior to his time with the Rams, he was director of marketing and corporate sponsorships for the St. Louis Blues.
Tom Doney, president and CEO of Cypress Benefit Administrators, was named chairman of the national board of directors for the Society of Professional Benefit Administrators for the 2015 calendar year.
Miron Construction Co., Inc. hired Megan Nussbaum to serve as its new business development specialist in the educational market. In this role, she will utilize her five years of sales and marketing experience to support the efforts of Miron’s educational division.
Wendy Larson has been named associate legal counsel for Nsight. She served as a paralegal for the company since May 2013.
Aaron Koats joined SRC Technologies, consultants and providers of managed IT and infrastructure services, as its business development director. The company also announced the addition of John McDermott as its organizational effectiveness leader.
Investors Community Bank in Manitowoc announced Cari Larsen as its vice president-controller, responsible for directing the financial activities of the accounting/finance department, ensuring fulfillment and adherence to the company’s financial practices, policies and regulatory compliance.
Alyssa Kwasny, human resources and wellness coordinator at Faith Technologies, earned a spot on the Wellness Council of America’s list of Top 100 Health Promotion Professionals. This is the Top 100’s inaugural year.
The Times-Villager hired Andrew Hanlon as a sports reporter.
Catalpa Health added several new providers to its staff: Katie Klinke, a mental health resident therapist, specializes in anxiety, depression, adjustment, trauma, family relationships and education, and grief and loss concerns; Janelle Jensen, a board-certified psychiatric advanced practice nurse practitioner, specializing in medication management for mental illness in children and adolescents; and Mallory Nitsch, a mental health therapist and licensed professional counselor who will work as an intake specialist.
Fox Valley Savings Bank hired Julie Spanbauer as a mortgage consultant.
Eric Haas, president of Automated Records Management Systems, Inc. was elected to a three-year term as treasurer of the National Records Center board of directors, a network of local records and information management service providers. In addition, the company announced Jake Reis and Amy Krieger earned certified secure destruction specialist accreditation from the National Association of Information Destruction.
Bob Lautenbach of Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market received the Grower of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Grape Growers Association. Lautenbach planted his first vineyard in 1999 and was recognized for his contributions to the Wisconsin grape industry, as well as advancing the presence of cold-hardy grapes in the Door County region.
The board of directors of Bemis Company, Inc. announced Arun Nayar was elected to the board. Nayar is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Tyco International, a fire protection and security company.
The Wisconsin Association of Convention Visitors Bureaus named its 2015-2016 officers, including Greater Green Bay CVB President and CEO Brad Toll as vice chairman.
Breakthrough Fuel announced several promotions: Heather Mueller, to vice president of The Breakthrough Experience; Peter Romenesko, to vice president of Blueshift, Breakthrough Fuel’s global division; and Ryan Decker, to vice president of Energy Technologies.
Packerland Brokerage Services welcomed Brian Amundson to the firm as manager of brokerage operations.
Dan Walsdorf, co-owner with Sean Steffes of Advanced Custom Geothermal of Kiel, has been elected president of the Wisconsin Geothermal Association. In addition to his role advancing the benefits of geothermal with consumers and political leaders, Walsdorf announced WGA also is starting a Master Geothermal Installer program to recognize individuals and companies demonstrating a high degree of professionalism through work experience, education and involvement in the industry.
The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, presented Lamers Bus Lines, Inc. employee Theresa Hanneman with the organization’s prestigious Seven Seals Award. The award is presented for meritorious leadership and initiative in support of the men and women who serve America in the National Guard and Reserve. The award is symbolic of the seven services: Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve.
The Baylake Corp. Board of Directors appointed Bill Murphy to serve as a member of the board of directors for Baylake Corp. and Baylake Bank. Murphy is chief financial officer for Neenah-based Motion Products, Inc., overseeing the daily operations.
Menasha Packaging’s vice president of marketing, Dennis Bonn, has been voted onto the board of Point of Purchase Advertising International, the global association for the in-store marketing industry.
The Public Relations Society of America — Northeast Wisconsin Chapter announced its new board of directors for 2015: Nicole Onesti, communications technologist at Paper Converting Machine Company, president; Tom Schoffelman, director of public relations and digital marketing at BrandDirections, president elect; Tara Brzozowski, director of public relations at Element, immediate past president; Jenny Haas, account coordinator at Insight Creative, secretary; Cassie Wenzel, internal communications specialist at Integrys Energy Group and Marilyn Bazett-Jones, communication specialist/corporate communications at Integrys Energy Group, Inc., treasurers; Ryan Weyers, marketing manager at Sure-Dry Basement Systems, Inc., director at large; Jim Streed, manager of internal communications at Integrys Energy Group, Inc., director at large; Kim Bresser, foundation manager at Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc., director at large; and Kate Eastman, marketing and communications leader at Paper Converting Machine Company, leadership assembly.
First National Bank-Fox Valley hired Michael Sullivan as the senior vice president of operations, responsible for overseeing commercial, mortgage and deposit operations staff.
Dylan Diersen, an Appleton area REALTOR from Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group’s Ballard Street office, was awarded the Graduate REALTORS Institute designation.
Investors Community Bank announced several staff changes, including: Karissa Duveneck, hired as loan servicing specialist; Lindsay Wiesner and Mike Vandenplas, promoted to credit analyst II; Sharon Slager, assigned the role of credit and SBA program manager; and Robert Seal is now a portfolio manager.
BriMark Builders welcomed Rick Davenport to the office in the position of project manager. Davenport joined BriMark Builders in 2013 as a site supervisor.
Investors Insurance Services, a subsidiary of Investors Community Bank, hired Kyle Salter as a crop insurance specialist. Salter will be based in the Fond du Lac office.
Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group announced its December Chairman’s Circle list: Matt Mueller, Chad Hoerth, Nicole Staudinger, Jolene Funk, Bob Nelson and Judy Carey, Manitowoc; and Chris Schultz, Oshkosh.