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Oshkosh Corp. CEO Wilson Jones is retiring effective April 2 and will be replaced by John Pfeifer, the company’s president and chief operating officer. Jones has served as CEO of the manufacturer for five years. “Oshkosh is well positioned for the future, and I believe it is the right time to welcome John Pfeifer as our next CEO,” Jones said.

“We have tremendous talent, a commitment to innovation and strong values that enable us to deliver essential products and services that build, serve and protect people and communities around the world,” Pfeifer said.

New hires

James Williams joined U.S. Venture as president of the company’s U.S. Lubricants division.

J. Per Brodin was named chief financial officer of Orion Energy Systems Inc.

Rich Balge joined Bank First as market president. The bank also announced promotions: Joshua Neeb, regional president; Cheryl Schuh, senior vice president – commercial loan operations manager; Elizabeth Allen, deposit operations manager; and Naji Allan, business banking officer.

Michelle Majewski was named president of Marian University. She will serve in the role through June 30, 2023.

John McMahon was named executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Door County. Steve Kane was named president of the organization’s board.

Sarah Ziemba joined American National Bank Fox Cities as chief talent officer.

Tom Apple joined C3 Corp. as vice president of sales.

The Greater Green Bay Chamber announced new hires: Morgan Doshi, director of talent; Kendra Cornell, digital marketing manager; and Ashley Skoczynski, leadership and career development manager.

Ted Wiesman joined Kundinger as field service team leader.

Carmelyn Daley-Hinkens joined Fox Valley Technical College as public relations and content manager.

Paige Gruber joined Shift Visuals as director and editor.

Paul Deibele, an agent of New York Life Insurance Co., joined Action Financial Strategies as an insurance professional.

Nick Natzke joined M3 Financial as a financial adviser.

Julian LaMue was named vice president – market president, Green Bay for Investors Community Bank.

Erin O’Toole joined the Door County Economic Development Corp. as youth apprenticeship coordinator. The role is part of a partnership with the Ahnapee Regional Youth Apprenticeship Program. Jake Cummings joined DCEDC as director of business development.

Jeremy Gesicki joined Carnivore Meat Co. as senior manager of e-commerce. McKenzie Diny was promoted to sales support specialist.

Willie Siewert joined Ledgeview Partners as software developer.

Element announced new hires: Allison Haberle, account executive, and Allison Tilque, public relations specialist.

Andrea Lasecki joined Insight Creative as social media specialist.

Andrea Elliott joined Cornerstone Business Services as office manager.

Prevea Health announced new hires: orthopedic hand surgeon Leela Farr and cardiothoracic surgeon Fuad Zankoul, with both working out of HSHS St. Vincent Hospital.

Physician assistant Tiffany Terp joined Orthopedics & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic. Cardiologist William Witmer of Aurora BayCare Cardiology expanded his practice to Kaukauna, seeing patients at Aurora BayCare Health Center. Nurse practitioner Sara Burton began seeing patients at Aurora Health Center, Shawano.

Bellin Health hired hematology and oncology physician Alay Mansurov and family medicine physician Lynn Greene.

Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists announced new hires: orthopedic surgeons Darren Nabor and Jake Seiler and rheumatologist Suraiya Afroz.

Optometrist Krista King joined Shopko Optical on Mason Street in Green Bay. Lisa Cowan, Katherine Christy and Nancy Newstrom joined the Shopko Optical field leadership team as regional managers responsible for overall sales, profit and service performance of optical centers in Northeast Wisconsin, northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin, Nebraska and South Dakota.

Sarah Barrette joined L.P. Mooradian Flooring as a sales assistant.

Keller Inc. announced new hires: Adam Norton, Jordan Stanick and Jordan Burns, building craftsmen, and Timothy Bauer, footing/wall craftsman.

Author Michael Moreci is teaching the Novel Writing course for the fall 2020 semester at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.


Werner Electric promoted Bill Kocha to vice president of accounting and financial analysis and hired Fred Mauermann as vice president of operations.

Envision Greater Fond du Lac announced new roles for its staff members: Anna Huck, assistant director of membership engagement; Bre Zoch, manager of Young Professionals of Fond du Lac; Bernadette Erickson, director of client services; and Lisa McArthur, director of economic and workforce outreach.


Robert C. Schwartz, a loan officer with The Stephenson National Bank & Trust, received the 2020 Mary L. Staudenmaier WINGS (Worthy Individual Noted for Generous Service) Award. The award was named in honor of the bank’s former chairman and long-time president.

Jeff Tyndall, class of 1977, received the 2020 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Distinguished Alumni Award. After serving in the United States Air Force, Tyndall enrolled at NWTC in the Mechanical Design associate degree program and began what would become a successful education and professional career.

Foundations Health & Wholeness presented its 2020 Ethics in Action awards: Liz Benecke, for leading an army of volunteers to make face masks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; Bola Delano-Oriaran, for addressing opportunity gaps to virtual learning for students during the COVID-19 pandemic; Karen Early, for her work addressing food insecurity issues in Brown County; Dave Ferguson, for his holistic, person-centered approach related to aging and chronic illness; Denise McGinnis, for her work with teen girls in and aging out of the foster care system; Bonnie Kuhr, for her work addressing the inequities of gentrification creating robust health care delivery for community members experiencing homelessness; Cheri Salmon, for her vision of providing basic needs across a community-wide foster care collaboration; Sue Vincent, for addressing child care needs of essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic;

Alex Zacarias, for using public art as a means for community engagement with youth; and Donald Zuidmulder, for creating and sustaining alternatives to diversion courts to help people get out of the cycle of incarceration.

John F. Hager of Hager, Dewick & Zuengler, S.C. was named to the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Kirk Strang of Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacey, s.c. was named to the 2020 Wisconsin Super Lawyer’s list and Jenna Rousseau was named to the 2020 Rising Star list.

Ryan Dopirak, an orthopedic surgeon at Holy Family Memorial, earned his Certified Physician Executive credentials.

Sara Hockers, executive director of Specialty Care for Holy Family Memorial, become a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Anthony Powers, managing shareholder with KerberRose, was named to the 2020 edition of the Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisers.

Lindsay Meyer, treasury management representative for Investors Community Bank, earned the Certified Treasury Professional designation.

Board appointments

Jim Kotek, president and CEO of Menasha Corp., was named chair of the ThedaCare board of trustees. Kim Underhill of Kimberly-Clark Corp. and John Beré of Alta Resources also joined the board.

TitletownTech announced members of its newly created Council of Chief Advisers: Asheesh Bedi, University of Michigan, chief medical adviser; Shaleen Devgun, Schneider, chief supply chain adviser; George Foster, Stanford University, chief sports & entrepreneurship adviser; Christopher Howald, Tweet/Garot, chief manufacturing adviser; Eric Matzke, Quarles & Brady, chief legal adviser; Sterling Witzke, Winklevoss Capital, chief venture adviser; and Jason Zander, Microsoft, chief technology adviser.

Andrew Steimle, Steimle Birschbach LLC, was named chairman of the board for Investors Community Bank.

The National Academy of Construction elected Tom Boldt, CEO of Boldt Group Inc., as a member of its class of 2020. Scott Frazer, corporate director of safety at The Boldt Co., became an advisory board member of the Florida Chamber Safety Council.

Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport’s Marketing and Communications Manager Susan Levitte was appointed to the Global Business Travel Association Aviation Committee.

Lori Blackman of New Tech Metals and James Ledvina of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, S.C., joined the Bank of Luxemburg board of directors.

Koenraad Driessens, Denham Capital, was named to the UW-Green Bay Foundation board of directors.