The finalists will be honored at an awards program on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino, where the winners will be announced.
The finalists were selected based upon the results of biometric screenings and fitness tests.
The event also will feature a keynote presentation by Dr. Bob Gleeson, who will share insights from his book, "What Healthy People Know."
According to Gleeson, healthy people consistently make seven simple daily choices that promote their health. They know how to find good health in their own lives without a fad diet, special exercise gear or sacrifice. The healthiest of Americans enjoy 80 percent less heart disease, 80 percent less diabetes and 50 percent less cancer than everyone else, Gleeson said. They spend fewer health care dollars, are ill less often, recover faster and are more active for longer than others.
Gleeson worked for 27 years as vice president and medical director at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company Inc., where he specialized in medical risk assessment, life insurance underwriting and life expectancy calculation.
He is currently the director of the Executive Health Program at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin and also us working as medical director of the Preventive cardiology and Lipid Clinic at Froedtert.
BizTimes invites readers to attend the Fittest Execs program and meet the finalists, as well as hear Gleeson's insights about health. To register to attend, visit www.biztimes.com/fit.
The Fittest Execs finalists, by category, are:
Sara Meaney, President, Hanson Dodge Creative
Tracy Pearson, CFO, Franklin Energy
Kathy Schmidt, Chief Financial Officer, Wm K. Walthers, Inc
Tina Semotan, VP of HR & Organizational Dev., Franklin Energy
Abby Vogen-Horn, Regional Vice President, Franklin Energy
Cathy Buck, President, Froedtert Hospital
Nora Hauser, HR Director, R&R Insurance
Mary Roeming, Owner, Roeming Industries
Mary Starr, Executive Vice-President, The Starr Group
Mary Steffenhagen, Owner/Director, CONCPT & DESIGN by Steffenhagen
Michael Boehmer, Director, Salus Corporate Wellness
Eric Friedle, President, Publisher's Diversified Mail Service, Inc.
Matthew Kons, Partner, The Berrall Kons Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
Matt Shumlas, Executive Director of Sales, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin
Artur Stypula, Vice President, Ability Risk Management Inc.
Dominique Delugeau, Executive Vice President, DCI Cheese Company
Nick Kroll, President/CEO, Aries Industries, Inc
Mike Neu, Business Manager, Chr. Hansen, Inc.
Troy Peterson, Principal, Midwest Insurance Group
Larry Schreiber, President, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin
Jim Borris, President & CEO, Zilber Ltd
Bill Budzien, CFO, Willis of Wisconsin, Inc.
Tim Dodge, Chief Innovation Officer, Hanson Dodge Creative
Jason Koenitzer, VP Marketing, Helwig Carbon Products, Inc.
Paul Schueller, CEO, Franklin Energy
Doug Arnold, Tracy Hoeft-Benkowski, Larry Schreiber, Melissa Tappa
Chr. Hansen, Inc.
Danielle Anton, Nick Cisler, Dave Hand, Mike Neu
Andy Barth, Cathy Buck, Teri Lux, Karl Schultz
Helwig Carbon Products, Inc.
Lee Ahern, Tammy Ahern, Tom Brunka, Jason Koenitzer
The Starr Group
Maureen Arndt, Brendt Johansen, Mary Starr, Nick Starr