Promotions, appointments, awards and other business accomplishments in the Green Bay area.
? Pamela Achten, St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center; Judith Brzezinski, Marlene French, Cindy Lambert, Janice Meunier, Monica Steber and Cynthia Tadisch,St. Vincent Hospital.
? Annette Besaw, Cindy Kolb, Ann Meidl, Deborah Nolte and Barbara Zahn, St. Vincent Hospital; Amy Dercks, St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center.
? Susan Cretton, Lance LaMere and Paulette Pocquette, St. Vincent Hospital.
? Theresa Bristol and Lori Jensen, St. Vincent Hospital; Michelle Pace, St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center.
? Carla Bauer and Dawn Degroot, St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center; Timothy Bjorklund, Raymond Engeldinger, Genise Lacombe, Amy Parins, Robyn Refsguard and Elizabeth Reinke, St. Vincent Hospital.
? Christina Peterson, Stellpflug Law S.C.; Jeremy Beauprey, Promotional Designs Inc.; Julie Larsen, Jami Tarkowski and Trina Williams, St. Vincent Hospital; Jeffrey Puyleart and Kathleen White, St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center.
? Nora Falk, ASPIRO; Sally Bowa and Arlyn Busch, St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center; Kathryn Marchant, Ryan Mathews, Lindsey Mertens, Lea Nate, Lauri Radtke and Michele Rivera, St. Vincent Hospital.
New on the job
? Dr. Thomas Sylvester joined Community Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls, to provide adult and pediatric spine care. Sylvester is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon. He received his medical degree at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Chicago, and completed his residency at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Ill. He completed fellowship training in Spine Surgery at University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
? Christine Harkness joined Cerebral Palsy Inc., Allouez, as the director of therapy services. She comes to Cerebral Palsy with 30 years of experience in business management, therapy provision, education and consulting. She holds a masters of science degree with a certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology.
? Robert Gagan of Green Bay was elected president-elect of the State Bar of Wisconsin. Gagan's term will start July 1, when Pat Fiedler of Madison succeeds outgoing president Kevin Klein of Phillips. Gagan is a partner at Calewarts, Duffy & Gagan, Green Bay. Gagan graduated from Marquette Law School and is the president of the Brown County Bar Association. He serves on the State Bar Board of Governors.
? Grailing Jones of Schneider Finance Inc., Ashwaubenon, was appointed to the Council on Workforce Investment, an advisory panel that will help guide efforts to advance the governor's agenda to prepare workers to find jobs in the modern workforce.
? The Wienke family, owners of Wienke's Market in Southern Door County, received the 10th annual Door County Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Door County Economic Development Corp. Wienke's Market has been a family owned and operated business for more than 35 years.
? Renard's Cheese Store & Deli received the Door County Industry of the Year Award from Door County Economic Development Corp. Renard's Cheese, in its 51st year, is a family-owned business with its third generation of cheesemakers.
? Bridget Burke Ravizza (Religious Studies) and Jonathon Russel (Chemistry) received the Leonard Ledvina Award for Excellence in Teaching at St. Norbert College, De Pere. Laurie MacDiarmid (English) received the Donald B. King Distinguished Scholar Award. Tynisha Meidl (Education) received the Bishop Robert F. Morneau Community Service Award.
? Breakthrough Fuel of Green Bay received the "Winning Through Innovation," award from Unilever. The award recognizes Breakthrough Fuel's efforts in partnering with Unilever to develop a fuel management strategy to reduce the costs, consumption and emissions of energy.
? Molly Novitzke, daughter of Dennis and Lois Midtvedt, Howard, received the 2013 Outstanding Achievement for Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault Award in her role as a registered nurse in the Pediatric Department of the Marshfield Clinic in Wausau.
? Rosie Sylvester of Crivitz, retired physical education teacher with the Green Bay School District, received the Joy of Effort Award from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education for her distinguished service, dedication, and commitment to improving physical education and sport.
? Door Peninsula Winery, Carlsville,received Double Gold medals for its Mango and blended Chaos Red wines and Best of Class for Mango during the Jerry D. Mead New World International Wine Competition. Apple Brandy received a silver medal.
? Door County Distillery received a silver medal for its Lighthouse Gin and bronze for its Luminous Vodka at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. At the 2013 Ultimate Spirits Challenge in New York, Lighthouse Gin was the only finalist from the United States and it received Extraordinary-Ultimate Recommendation and Great Value designations. Luminous Vodka received a Very Good-Strong Recommendation designation.
? University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is one of the 322 most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company featured UW-Green Bay in the fourth annual edition of its free downloadable book, The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges.
? Renee Jacobs of Green Valley Dairy in Krakow was recognized for her efforts to advance sustainability at the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards. Jacobs joined five of the dairy industry's sustainability leaders donning the iconic milk mustache in the June issue of Dairy Foods magazine for their own "got milk?" ad.
? Linda Crozier, University of Wisconsin-Marinette; Mary Hansen, St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center; Marlene Hofacker, Jacqueline Fitzpatrick, Diane Gouin, Linda Larson and Mary Wescott, St. Vincent Hospital.
? Doctors in Recital donated $22,000 to American Foundation of Counseling Services for Camp KARE, a program whose focus is to prepare foster children for independent living after they reach the age of 18 and "age-out" of foster care. Doctors in Recital, sponsored by the Brown County Medical Society and Alliance, is 15 area physicians as well as a number of local health professionals who put on the show at the Meyer Theatre in Green Bay. Since its inception, the seven-year event has raised more than $150,000 for community organizations.
? The Green Bay Gamblers and Fox Communities Credit Union, Horizon Community Credit Union and the Autism Society of Wisconsin raised $5,790 during the team's annual Autism Awareness Night. All proceeds to benefit the Autism Society of Wisconsin.