Taking Stock

7:30 PM, Jul. 20, 2013  |  Comments
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? Carissa Miller, credit analyst with Forward Financial Bank in Marshfield, has completed the Wisconsin Bankers Association Introduction to Commercial Lending School.

The school uses in-depth, hands-on training to provide added knowledge in all facets of commercial lending with an emphasis on cash flow, financial analysis and structure.


? Jessica Faude and Kerry Lingen, registered nurses at Memorial Health Center, Medford, recently earned Clinician I status through the health center's Clinical Advancement Program.

This program rewards and recognizes nurses who advance nursing practice not only by providing excellent patient care, but by taking active roles in mentoring, research, performance improvement and education.

Faude currently is furthering her nursing education through the University of Wyoming. She plans to use her $1,000 award to pay for tuition and books. Lingen plans to use her Clinician I award to attend a professional conference aimed at enhancing her knowledge of the medical/surgical patient population.


? Attorney Gerald O'Brien has received the Leonard L. Loeb Award for many years of contributions to the State Bar, the legal community and the public. The award was presented on May 15 at the 50-year Member Recognition luncheon in Delafield.

The State Bar of Wisconsin Senior Lawyers Division annually recognizes the work of a senior lawyer whose outstanding leadership has advanced the fundamental goals of our legal system.

O'Brien served as president of the State Bar in 1987-88, and also served on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee, as well as the Litigation Section, Facilities Committee, and State Bar Committee on Services to the Indigent.

O'Brein is a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and has been named a Wisconsin Super Lawyer for every year from 2006 to 2012. He joined the Anderson O'Brien Law Firm of Stevens Point upon graduation from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1959. His areas of practice include accident and personal injury, business litigation, and employment and labor law.


? The Wisconsin chapter of the American Public Works Association has given the Abbotsford Eau Pleine Water Treatment Plant an APWA Project of the Year 2103 Honorable Mentions award. Ellis Stone Construction Company of Stevens Point was the general contractor, and the architect and engineering firm was Short Elliot Hendrickson Inc. of Chippewa Falls.

The Abbotsford Eau Pleine plant can process up to 1 million gallons of water a day. Once the water goes through the treatment processes it is then sent into a lagoon and constructed wetland system alongside the plant, where the decanted water is reused and naturally settles back into the groundwater aquifer.


? 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 in 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 Avenue and 127 East 79th Street, and the San Francisco International Airport Control Tower and Terminal expansion.

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.


? Ann Boson has been named Delta Dental of Wisconsin's first charitable fund director.

Boson previously worked at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital, where she directed the foundation and oversaw government relations, managing foundation assets of more than $5 million.

In her new position, Boson will oversee an operation that supports clinics, causes, and projects that further Delta Dental's mission to improve access to care, especially for those most in need; support a strong dental workforce; and advance dental science.

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