Sartori Cheese announced Bert Sartori, a fourth-generation Sartori family member, was promoted to president. Sartori has a master’s degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and is a licensed cheesemaker. He has more than 15 years of experience in finance, operations and business development and most recently served as executive vice president of sales and marketing for Sartori.

Jeff Schwager, who has led Sartori as president since 2009, took over as CEO. Former CEO Jim Sartori, a third-generation owner of the company, transitioned to board chairman.

New hires

U.S. Venture announced new hires: Anil Tiwari, chief information officer, and Iqbal Mian, vice president of sustainability.

Cynthia Flauger was named executive director of the Neenah Animal Shelter.

Kristen Trimberger was named executive director and CEO of Reach Counseling Services in Neenah.

Cassidy Mickelson was named executive director of the Charles Augustine Grignon Mansion in Kaukauna.

Tom Daul was named director of R&D for CMD Corp.

Jennifer Hockenbery Dragseth was named dean of humanities at St. Norbert College.

Stacy England joined RMM Solutions as vice president of service and operations.

Kelly J. Schwab joined Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy, s.c. as a shareholder.

Nicolas Cindric joined Cornerstone Business Services as a vice president in the company’s life sciences/health care practice.

Steven Schauer joined the Dairy Business Association and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative as a communications specialist.

Bridget Evers joined Security Health Plan of Wisconsin as enrollment services manager.

Element announced new hires: Jeremy Hanson, senior web developer; Brock Messner, digital marketing strategist; and Marissa Hanson, digital marketing coordinator.

Upper extremities surgeon Derek Vaughn joined Bellin Health Titletown Sports Medicine & Orthopedics.

OtolaryngologistJon Slezak joined BayCare Clinic Ear, Nose & Throat. Emergency medicine physician David Sorrentino and pediatric ophthalmologist Lee Woodward were named physician partners at BayCare Clinic.

Otolaryngologist Rahul Sridhar Subbarayn joined Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists of Wisconsin.

Urologist Giora Katz and physician assistant Jerry Gozner joined Holy Family Memorial. Nurse practitioner Kamini Gupta joined HFM Gastroenterology.

Advanced Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine announced new hires: physical therapy resident Blake Van Maanen; physical therapists Autumn Paul, Ripon clinic, and Adam Kienert, Green Bay East clinic; Ryan Johnson, licensed athletic trainer, St. Mary’s High School; and Heidi Bohl, industrial licensed athletic trainer.

Chad Urban joined Fox Communities Investment Services as a financial consultant.

UA 400 Pipe Trades announced new hires: Kayla Kostka, office manager, and Lea Rothlesberger, office professional.

Expert Real Estate Partners hired new agents: Robin Ward, Jessica Bowden, Cheryl Hartjes, Valerie Beck, Harley Hansen, Dylan Prout, Shane Rankin and Rachel Rankin.

Immel Construction hired new project superintendents: Tommy Johnson, Ron Jackson and Jim Kobe.

Keller Inc. announced new hires: Travis Whisman, Tyler Mader, Kyle Nyman, Spencer Pettey and Esai Hernandez, building craftsmen; Landon Kasper, concrete flatwork craftsman; and Dylan Hibbard, footing/wall craftsman.


Aaron Ravencroft was named president and CEO of The Manitowoc Co.

Monica Hilt, regional president, Ascension Wisconsin Fox Valley and Stevens Point Hospitals, was named chief operating officer of Ascension Wisconsin.

Tim Hoff was promoted to chief lending officer at Community First Credit Union.

Colleen Merrill, director of the Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, was named associate state director for strategic operations and special projects for the Wisconsin SBDC Network.

Brooke Tinti was named president of ERC: Counselors & Consultants, and Kelly Fabera was promoted to director of clinical services.

Brett Staeven was promoted to consumer loan originator for the North Shore Bank’s North region.

Fox Valley Savings Bank announced promotions: Angela Boehning, vice president of human resources, and Kelly Collien, assistant vice president of retail banking.

Joe Truehart was promoted to vice president of construction at Hoffman, Planning, Design & Construction.


Sheboygan County Economic Development Corp. announced the resignation of Director Dane Checolinski effective Sept. 11 and impending retirement of Executive Director Joseph Sheehan. A search is underway for a new executive director. Checolinski plans to open a commercial real estate brokerage office with NAI Pfefferle.


Louise Sharpless, a ThedaCare At Home Hospice liaison, received the Outstanding Nurse of the Year honor from Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency and Mosaic Family Health.

“Man on Fire,” the biography of St. Norbert College’s founding saint, Norbert of Xanten, authored by President Emeritus Tom Kunkel, was named a 2020 Book of the Year in this year’s Catholic Book Awards.

Josue Reyes, director of merchandising for Destination Kohler, received the 2020 PGA Merchandiser of the Year Award – Resort Category.

Brian Ruh of New York Life’s Wisconsin General Office was named to “Top of the Table” for the Million Dollar Round Table.

Board appointments

Alison Hutchinson, a group sales manager with the Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau, was selected as the 2020-2021 president of the Meeting Professionals International Wisconsin Chapter.

Cyndy Stiehl was named chairman of the Northern Sky Theater board of directors.

Louie Gentine, CEO of Sargento Foods, joined the Road America board of directors.

Tanya Wasmer, vice president of strategy and outreach at Lakeshore Technical College, was appointed to the Commission on Small and Rural Colleges.

Nathan Dineen, Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C., joined the Door County Maritime Museum board of directors.