Royal Credit Union (Royal) has named Julie Frey vice president of business loan operations and services. She is responsible for providing strategic direction and leading the Business Operations department. This includes overseeing the processes and ongoing services of business lending, as well as the administration and oversight of business services for the credit union as a whole. Frey began working for Royal in 1998 in the business department, where she has worked since. She started with Royal as the business loan operations supervisor, but as the department expanded, her role did the same. Her most recent position with Royal was the business operations manager. Frey serves on Royal’s Operational Committee, which is responsible for providing oversight for corporate projects and initiatives. She has worked in the Chippewa Valley banking industry, with a focus on business loans and services, for the past 34 years.
Wausau Homes announced it will now be building quality custom dream homes in Eau Claire and the surrounding communities. Scott and Cheryl Schmidt will be opening their new Design Studio in early July. Wausau Homes builds fully custom one-of-a-kind, superior quality homes – from floor plans to finishes – with a firm price and move in date, guaranteed.
Licensed professional counselor Paul Roadt recently joined the Behavioral Health Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Roadt earned his master’s degree in social work-mental health from UW-Madison. He received his bachelor’s degree in social work from UW-Eau Claire. Roadt’s specialty area is in addiction treatment.
Certified nurse practitioner Emily Geissler has rejoined Spine & Neurological Surgery Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Geissler earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in nursing from UW-Eau Claire. Most recently, she served as a nurse practitioner with Neurological Associates in Minneapolis. She previously worked in Spine & Neurological Surgery at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire and Neuroscience/Pediatrics/Trauma. She is a certified nurse practitioner and neuroscience registered nurse.
Feather Communications owner and Certified Professional Resume Writer Dr. Heather Rothbauer-Wanish has been chosen as a breakout speaker for the 2016 Polka Dot Powerhouse Annual Celebration in St. Charles, IL. The Annual Celebration is a two-day event that allows members from all of its chapters to come together for speakers, sponsors, and workshops. During the event, held in October 2016, Rothbauer-Wanish will present a session about overcoming obstacles and setting goals—in both your personal and professional life.
ADG Architects & Five Bugles Design in Eau Claire announced the addition of three new hires. Shirley Sarbaugh is taking on the new positon of healthcare planner. Sarbaugh has 20 years of career experience as a medical planner, interior designer and clinical consultant as well as 16 years practicing as a registered nurse with active nursing license in IL and MN. Mike Scott is the new emergency services specialist. Scott has 33 years of career experience in public safety work including serving as a volunteer firefighter, police officer, deputy sheriff and a career fire chief. Mike Lorenz has been hired as a project captain. Lorenz has an associate’s degree from Northcentral Technical College in Wausau. He also has 30 years of experience, most recently with TCI Architects/Engineers/Contractor in La Crosse.
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