The Central Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra Program (CWYSOP) has a new music director and conductor of its Symphony Orchestra. Richard Brunson, an associate professor at the University of WisconsinStevens Point at Marshfield, was selected for the position formerly held by Kurt Van Tiem, now retired after serving as the CWYSOP music director for the past seven years. Brunson joins fellow staff members Jodi Engum Kryshak, program coordinator; Stephan Wucherer, Philharmonia conductor; and Brian Baldauff, percussion ensemble director. In addition to conducting the performing ensembles and teaching music theory, conducting and music appreciation at UWSP at Marshfield, Brunson has served as the artistic director of the Central Chamber Chorale in Marshfield since 2017. He was the secondplace winner in the London Classical Soloists conducting competition in 2019 and has guest conducted the Desert Winds in Las Vegas and the Associació Musical El Verger in Valencia, Spain. F


Peoples State Bank had promoted a number of employees. Jeffrey Saxton was promoted o vice president, retail group Leader. Saxton has more than 15 years of experience in the banking industry, working for both national and community banks. He guided the Peoples mortgage team for the past six years. Dan Augustine was promoted to vice president, Peoples Wealth Management division leader. Augustine recently secured his Series 24 securities license allowing him to supervise and mentor others in the Peoples Wealth Management division while serving as a financial adviser for his clients. Augustine began his financial services career in 2004 as an independent financial adviser. He joined Peoples Wealth Management in 2008 and is an investment adviser representative of Commonwealth Financial Network. Andrea Sasman was promoted to vice president, mortgage loan originator, central and southeast Wisconsin. She has more than 20- years’ experience in mortgage lending. Barbara Jones was promoted to vice president, retail team leader, southeastern Wisconsin. She will oversee all retail operations in southeastern Wisconsin, including the bank’s new location in Waukesha. Shayna Goetsch was promoted to consumer loan operations manager at the Wausau-Stewart Avenue branch. Jenny Ramker was hired as loan servicing manager at the Wausau-Stewart Avenue branch. She has previous experience in loan servicing and compliance related functions at other financial institutions.


Aspirus Riverview Wound & Hyperbarics named Rob Holcomb as the center’s program director. He has more than 25 years of executive experience in the dental and food service industries. He has a master’s of healthcare administration degree from Capella University in Minneapolis and a bachelor’s degree in business management from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.

New officers/Board members

Steve Walczak of Wisconsin Rapids has been named to the Aspirus Riverview board of directors. Walczak has been an attorney in the Wisconsin Rapids area for 39 years and is a partner at Hill & Walczak Law Office. A graduate of Wisconsin Rapids Assumption High School, Walczak grew up a mile from Aspirus Riverview Hospital. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Western Colorado University in Gunnison and a juris doctor degree from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul. He is a board member of the Assumption High School Foundation, co-president of the Assumption Athletic Association, former president of United Way of South Wood County, a lector at his church and has been involved with the Red Cross.

Real Estate

Kerielle Lind and Cheri Meyers joined EXIT Midstate Realty in Weston.