Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:46 am
Aurora and Kimberly Clark achieve Well Workplace Awards
The Wellness Council of America, with its local affiliate, the Wellness Council of Wisconsin, recently presented the first two Well Workplace Awards in Wisconsin for 2012 to Aurora Health Care of Milwaukee and Kimberly-Clark Corp. of Neenah.
The Well Workplace Award recognizes an organization for its commitment to the health and well-being of its employees. The Well Workplace designation is awarded throughout the year to employers from around the nation.
The Well Workplace Awards initiative is driven by a rigorous set of criteria. Since its inception in 1991, more than 1,000 organizations, ranging from educational institutions to organizations in both the public and private sector, have earned the Well Workplace Award and are recognized as some of America’s Healthiest Companies
David Hunnicutt, president of Wellness Councils of America, said, “In a time when the health of our nation’s workers is not what it should be and health care costs consistently reflect this trend, the Well Workplace initiative provides employers with a powerful approach to stemming the tide of increasing costs and systematically working toward improving the health and well-being of [their] most valuable asset – (their) employees.”
“These employers worked hard to successfully meet the rigorous standards set by the Well Workplace process,” said Jessica Raddemann, executive director of the Wellness Council. “It is our pleasure to recognize them as the newest Wisconsin employers to achieve Well Workplace status.”
The Wellness Council was founded in 1985 by the Wisconsin business community. Membership has grown from 9 founding companies to more than 425 organizations representing 420,000 employees. In addition, Wisconsin now has 72 Well Workplace Award winners and four active Well City projects.
Southeastern Wisconsin employers interested in learning more about starting and growing employee wellness programs are invited to attend the Humana Wellness Summit to be presented by BizTimes Media LLC on March 29. For more information, visit www.biztimes.com/wellness.
Marquette University board of trustees elects new members
Four new members were elected to the Marquette University board of trustees this week.
“These four individuals represent a diverse group of Marquette alumni,” said Marquette president Scott Pilarz, S.J. “With their unique backgrounds, talents and experiences, they will bring valuable perspectives to Marquette’s board of trustees. I look forward to their leadership as we plan for the future of Marquette.”
The new members of the board are:
Alfred “Allie” McGuire, a 1973 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, is a retired senior vice president of Fidelity Investments, where he worked in a variety of leadership roles focusing on sales from 1989 to 2004 in Boston. He is the son of former Marquette basketball coach Al McGuire. He previously served as senior vice president at Smith Barney and began his professional career with Marine National Exchange Bank in Milwaukee in 1975.
Dr. Janis Orlowski graduated from Marquette’s College of Engineering with a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering in 1978. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1982. Her residency, a term as chief resident and a fellowship in nephrology were completed at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago. Orlowski is currently senior vice president and chief medical officer of MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.
James Weiss, a 1968 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, is the president of Weiss Capital Management Inc., which provides investment management services to individuals, trusts, estates and corporations. Weiss served in the U.S. Army until mid-1970, including a 15-month tour of duty in Korea. He currently serves on the College of Business Administration Dean’s Council of Excellence.
Thomas Werner, a 1986 graduate of the College of Engineering, has served as SunPower Corporation’s chief executive officer and as a member of the SunPower board of directors since June 2003. Werner currently serves as a board member of Cree Inc. and Silver Spring Networks.
M&I Wealth Management names regional president
M&I Wealth Management, a part of BMO Financial Group, announced the appointment of Mark Fenlon as regional president of the Midwest Central States, Private Client Group.
Fenlon will lead the wealth operations for M&I in the Kansas City, St. Louis and Indiana markets. He brings 30 years of experience in the investment and wealth management industry.
"With the financial strength BMO provides and a strong leadership team here in Kansas City, this market is ready to grow. What we provide our clients in the way of products/ services will be second to none in this marketplace. Our vision is to be the bank that defines great customer experience, and it’s my job is to ensure that takes place each and every time."
Most recently Fenlon ran the M&I Wealth Management team in Arizona where he grew the Personal Trust business 15 percent in two years. He joined M&I in 2004 working in the northeast region of Wisconsin.