? Scott Baeseman, a 1986 graduate of Edgar High School, was selected as a quarterfinalist for the first-ever Music Educator Award presented by the GRAMMY Foundation. Baeseman has been a marketing and communications specialist for 15 years at the Lake Forest Country Day School.
? David Eckmann of Schofield has been named to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point's economic development post, effective July 1. Eckmann will help UWSP promote economic development in central and northern Wisconsin by building partnerships among the university, businesses, educational institutions and other external stakeholders. He also will work with faculty members and administrators to develop strategies for using university technology and resources to expand opportunities within the community.
? Lakeland College has named Brye Aanonsen as director of the Sheboygan center for its Evening, Weekend and Online Program.
Aanonsen, a Wittenberg native, has spent the past seven years as an associate director of admissions for Lakeland's traditional programs on the main campus. She will transition into the director position this month. In this new role, Aanonsen will provide day-to-day management of the center and its staff. Other primary duties include promoting Lakeland's undergraduate and graduate programs throughout the area and building relationships with regional technical colleges, businesses and other prospective partners. She'll also do some academic advising, course planning and scheduling, community outreach and provide faculty support.
PSB Holdings Inc., parent company of Peoples State Bank, announced that American Banker Magazine released its annual list of the Top 200 Community Banks and Thrifts in the nation. Wausau-based PSB Holdings moved from a 99th ranking in 2011 to 65th for 2012. It continues to be the only community bank in Central Wisconsin to make the list, and the highest ranking of the five Wisconsin banks included in the top 200. The "Top 200 Community Banks List" ranks institutions based on a three-year average return on equity for the three years ended Dec. 31, 2012.
Peoples State Bank operates eight full-service retail and commercial locations serving north central Wisconsin in Marathon, Oneida and Vilas counties. In addition to traditional retail and commercial banking products, Peoples provides retail investments and insurance annuities, retirement planning, commercial treasury management services, and long-term fixed rate residential mortgages.
Dr. C. Douglas Stine, of Weston, attended the 2013 Wisconsin Optometric Association Board Certification Review Course on May 3 and 4 in Wisconsin Dells. The event featured 18 hours of professional, continuing education approved by the Wisconsin Optometry Board. The course provided eye doctors with additional education and prepared them for the American Board of Optometry Certification Exam.
? Mikhail Salienko of Compass Insurance Services, Kronenwetter, completed a Producer Development Program offered by West Bend Mutual Insurance Co. The five-month training session consisted of group discussions, independent course study, one-on-one coaching sessions, and business plan preparation.
Salienko is an account executive of commercial lines for Compass Insurance Services with more than 10 years of insurance industry experience and an extensive background in workers compensation, general liability and commercial auto. The Commercial Division provides local businesses with comprehensive property and casualty coverage tailored to meet the needs of each company.
Compass Insurance Services is a full-service agency offering health, life, home and auto coverage to individuals and businesses throughout Wisconsin.
? Scott Names has been hired as vice president - chief information officer at Church Mutual Insurance Co. in Merrill. The move is part of an extensive restructuring effort within the property and casualty insurer's Information Services Department.
Former CIO Chris Graham has been named vice president - chief technology officer. He had served as CIO at the company since 1997.
? Chad Billeb has been promoted to the rank of Marathon County chief deputy. Billeb was assigned as the interim chief deputy on May 9.
Jason Plaza has been promoted to the rank of captain effective July 7. Plaza has been in law enforcement for 25 years, working in the Sheriff's Department 9-1-1 Center for the past 11 years.
Amy Arnold has joined RMM Solutions as marketing director in the Wausau office.
Wausau Window and Wall Systems promoted Bob Daniel from senior estimator for engineered sales to regional sales manager. Daniel's responsibilities include guiding the company's architectural sales representatives serving Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and northern Delaware.
Daniel's 30-year-career in commercial window systems includes 18 years in estimating, sales and account management at Wausau. Most recently, his involvement has focused on the company's highly engineered window and curtainwall products for large-scale projects, such as New York's high-rise residences at 241 Fifth Ave. and 127 E. 79th St., and the San Francisco International Airport control tower and terminal expansion. He also assisted with new software development and implementation of Wausau's curtainwall configuration templates, providing customers with more accurate, timely estimates.
In his new role as Wausau's regional sales manager, he will continue to work closely with building owners, architects, general contractors and glazing contractors. Within the company, he will collaborate with estimating, marketing, production and delivery planning, as well as with lead process improvement initiative teams. He is trained in lean manufacturing principles, earning a green belt in Six Sigma.
Nationally recognized for its innovative expertise, Wausau Window and Wall Systems is an industry leader in engineering window and curtainwall systems for commercial and institutional construction applications.
Rovang, assistant to the CEO/administrative team leader at Aspirus Inc., has been re-elected president of the Wausau Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals for the year beginning July 1. Other officers elected include Janelle Christensen, vice president; Sonia Miller, secretary; and Luann
The Wausau Chapter of the IAAP held its annual Administrative Professional Event on April 18 in Rothschild. The event included a business expo featuring 23 local vendors offering products and services to the attendees. Proceeds from the conference are used to fund scholarships for students in the administrative professional program at Northcentral Technical College.
IAAP is the world's largest association for administrative professionals, providing career information, education, networking opportunities and certification programs.
? Jill Nezworski, owner of With This Ring in Wausau, announced the addition of Sue
Weidner, a full-time local seamstress and designer, to her staff. Weidner brings 40 years of sewing and design experience.