Matthews Tire promoted Nathan Ernst from service manager to store manager in Waupaca. Ernst has worked at Matthews Tire for 18 years, first as a sales associate for three years, and then as a service manager for 15 years.Engineering


Eli Steimle has been promoted to regional president at Bank First. He joined the bank in 2010 as a youth apprentice on the teller line, served as an intern in the treasury-management department while attending college, and joined Bank First full time as business analyst in 2018. He was promoted to business banking officer in 2020. Steimle most recently served as assistant vice president of business banking out of the bank’s Sheboygan office. In his new role, he will be responsible for managing the team of bankers in the Manitowoc market. He received a bachelor’s of business administration degree and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his CPA designation in 2018 and is pursuing his master’s of business administration degree at Marquette University.

Dustin Dietel joined Prevail Bank as branch manager in Stevens Point. Dietel has six years of banking experience.

John Thayer was promoted to executive vice president, head of wealth management at Associated Bank. He also will serve as the chief executive officer for Associated Trust Co. and chairman of the board fo Associated Investment Services.


Stephen Lewellis, a board-certified dermatologist, joined Aspirus Dermatology in Wausau. He earned his medical degree from the New York University Grossman School of Medicine in New York City and completed his residency in dermatology at Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. He practices general medical dermatology for patients of all ages.

New board members

Jim Kemerling, Matt Kirchner, Ron Klimisch, Karen Monfre and Todd Nicklaus have joined the Wisconsin River Partners’ advisory board led by founding partners Kevin Kraft, a Wausau manufacturing and financial services professional, and Jim Frings, an executive in the manufacturing, real estate and technology sectors. Wisconsin River Partners, based in Wausau, helps business owners sell their businesses.

Mark Scheunemann has joined Prevail Bank’s board of directors. Scheunemann is a certified public accountant with more than 15 years experience. He specializes in working with small businesses and their owners. Scheunemann is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire with bachelor’s degrees in accounting and business finance. He also is a graduate of Mid-State Technical College with an associate’s degree as a computer programmer/analyst. He also is on the Mid-State Technical College’s accounting-program advisory committee and is a board member of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin.


 Sabrina Kloehn has been named chief financial officer at Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin (NCW). Kloehn has served as vice president-finance since April 2020. Prior to joining Goodwill NCW, Kloehn was at RTI International assisting the global chief financial officer. She earned a master’s of business administration degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and is a certified management accountant