Alumni Outlook Magazine



Tracy Rademann Gundert ’91 was appointed executive vice president at Omnipress, Madison.

Sara Sjowall Lebens ’91 is director of human resources at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. She was nominated for Human Resources Team of the Year in 2010 and has worked at multiple Hyatt locations. Lebens will continue to serve as director of human resources during Hyatt’s $25 million renovation, which will bring new guestrooms, suites, public spaces, a 360-degree lobby bar and an upscale restaurant.

Kevin Anez ’92 was named director of marketing and product management at Viracon, Owatonna, Minn.

Richard Simonson ’92 is director of operations at Carma Laboratories, Franklin.

Craig Anderson MS ’93, Ed.S. ’00, Hudson, is vice president of corporate, foundation and community relations at Saint Paul College, St. Paul, Minn.

Gale Story Satchel MS ’93, Sheffield, Ala., recently finished all requirements for a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University. She is director of federal programs and academic competitions for Colbert County Schools.

James Shefka ’94, Appleton, is the pharmacy operations manager at ThedaCare.

Michael Shiels ’94 was named dean of the Industrial and Engineering Technologies division of Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee.

Branden Backus ’95 is manager of fleet for Ferguson Enterprises, Newport News, Va.

Lisa Jensen ’95 is a leadership development consultant with Lender Processing Services, Mendota heights, Minn.

Tracie Mardock ’95 is director of concierge and conference services at The Resort at Paws Up, Greenough, Mont.

Matthew Aprill ’97 was promoted to director of customer service for the Kitchen & Bath Group of Kohler Co., Kohler.

Lois Whalen Freiermuth ’97, Elmwood, was named Counselor of the Year by the Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health at their 2011 conference. MAARCH is a professional association of chemical health agencies and individuals striving to raise awareness about the important issues surrounding chemical dependency and the power of recovery. Freiermuth is a chemical dependency release planner at Lino Lakes Correctional Facility.

Aron Johnson ’97 has been promoted to controller of Multicore DSP Business Unit at Texas Instruments, Dallas, Texas.

Thomas Padron BS ’97, MS ’04 has earned his Ph.D. in organization and management with a specialization in leadership from Capella University. He is an assistant professor of resort and hospitality management at Lakeland College, Sheboygan.

Christopher Piche ’97, Orange, Calif., has joined C.W. Driver as director of business development to expand project opportunities for the firm’s Southern California operations.

Timothy Stevens ’97 is a senior entertainment consultant with G. L. Berg Entertainment, Performing Artists and Speakers, Menomonie. He was recently honored by the Indiana Association of Fairs, Festivals and Events as the Associate of the Year for his support of their association.

Mark Vrieze ’97 is a technology education teacher and department chair at Ben Franklin Junior High School, Stevens Point.

Blake Bodenburg ’98, St. Francis, Minn., was honored as the Minnesota DECA Marketing Teacher of the Year on March 4 at the state conference in Minneapolis. He is a marketing education teacher at Coon Rapids High School.

Scott Marble ’98 is a project manager for JE Hurley Construction, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Phillip Huff BS ’99, MS ’03, Genoa City, received the Marketing Professional Development award at the Wisconsin DECA Conference in March. He is a marketing education teacher at Lake Geneva Schools.

Matthew Smith ’99 is human resources manager at Alsum Farms & Produce, Friesland.