Newsmakers: People On The Move


William C. Fowle has joined the staff at Traverse Health Clinic. He is a licensed social worker, marriage and family counselor and certified advanced addiction counselor.

Steve Greenman, licensed professional counselor, has rejoined the staff at Traverse Health Clinic. His specialties include anxiety, depression, trauma, couples counseling, and dependency and substance use disorders.

Christopher A. LaFond, M.D., has joined the staff of Munson Medical Center as a specialist in general surgery. Dr. LaFond practices at Surgical Associates of Traverse City.

Eric B. Lerche, D.O., has joined the staff of Munson Medical Center as a specialist in orthopedic surgery. He practices at Traverse City Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Traverse City.

Aleksandar Milovanovic, M.D., has joined the staff of Munson Medical Center as a specialist in nephrology. He practices at Munson Nephrology Consultants in Traverse City.

Scott E. Selle, M.D., has joined the staff of Munson Medical Center as a specialist in internal medicine and pediatrics. Dr. Selle practices at Northern Michigan Medicine & Pediatrics in Traverse City.

Jennifer Seman has been named senior manager of sales and client services for Priority Health’s Traverse City office. She oversees the sales department in the northern Michigan region, including managing new business sales activities, retaining existing accounts and continuing in-group membership expansion. Prior to joining Priority Health, Seman served as human resource director for Grand Traverse County.


George F. Beaurup of the Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge law firm in Traverse City has been named to the 2015 Michigan Super Lawyer list in the estate planning & probate category.

Jan M. Geht has become a shareholder and director in the Traverse City law firm of Bowerman, Bowden, Ford, Clulo, and Luyt, P.C. He first joined the firm in 2012. His practice focuses on criminal and civil tax litigation, IRS administrative disputes, tax and estate planning, white collar crime, and general business litigation.

Scott Harvey of the Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge law firm in Traverse City has been named a 2015 Michigan Rising Star by Lawyers Weekly in the business/corporate category.

Traverse City arbitrator and mediator Lee Hornberger recently gave a presentation on “2015 Michigan Arbitration and Mediation Case Law Update” at the State Bar of Michigan Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting and Conference.

Kelly Lloyd has joined the Swogger, Bruce & Millar Law Firm in Traverse City. Her practice includes estate planning and administration, insurance defense litigation and employment law.

Courtney Marshall has joined the Swogger, Bruce & Millar Law Firm in Traverse City. Her practice includes real estate planning, estate planning and administration, insurance defense and general civil litigation.

Attorney Kelly M. Neumann with Dingeman & Dancer in Traverse City has received the 2015 Rising Star Award from Michigan Lawyers Weekly. She received the award for the personal Injury – general category. Neumann represents injured individuals in work injuries, car accidents, slip and falls, product liability, death cases, and other general liability cases.

Jay Zelenock of the Jay Zelenock Law Firm in Traverse City recently was a featured speaker on employment law and the anti-retaliation statutory provisions of state and federal law at the 22nd Annual Recipient Rights Conference. The event is organized by Michigan’s Department of Community Health and Human Services.


Renee Builes has joined the team of agents at Century 21 Northland’s Traverse City office.

Licensed realtor Clover Keyes Roy has been named director of business development at RE/MAX Bayshore Properties in Traverse City. She oversees local marketing, community outreach, as well as the expansion of agent-focused support services.

Connor Miller has joined the Traverse Area Association of REALTORS as communications & marketing director. Most recently, he was the volunteer support services coordinator with United Way of Northwest Michigan. He is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of all marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities.

Doug Taylor has been named manager of the Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors’ Benzonia location. He oversees the operations of the office, currently home to 10 agents. He brings a 25-year career in sales and as a real estate agent and associate broker is a multi-year, multi-million dollar producer.

Laura Lynn Turmel has joined the Traverse Area Association of REALTORS as membership services assistant. She brings experience in both the public and private sectors to her new position.

Charlie Weaver is a new agent with RE/MAX Bayshore Properties in its Union Street office in Traverse City. He comes to RE/MAX with a long history of national sales experience.


Dave Barth of Ascomnorth in Acme recently attended the ASCOM 2015 National Business Meeting in Las Vegas. He has been certified in ASCOM “The Power of One”-Telligence Nurse Call, Unite Middle Ware and ASCOM Mobile Voice Applications.

Don Irish of McCardel Culligan in Traverse City has been recognized by Culligan International for 30 years of service excellence with the Traverse City Culligan dealership. He continues to service both commercial and residential water systems throughout northwest lower Michigan.

Lisa Pointe has joined the Great Lakes Children’s Museum in Traverse City as development and events manager. Most recently she worked in development and operations for international humanitarian organizations.

Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Laura Oblinger was among six Davenport University graduates honored at the university’s recent Alumni Awards Celebration. She received the Donald W. Maine College of Business Alumni Achievement Award for having “exemplified the vision and values of the university for their professional and community service.”

Susan L. Odgers has joined the Traverse City Human Rights Commission. She was recommended by Traverse City Mayor Michael Estes and confirmed by the City Commission. She teaches at Northwestern Michigan College and Grand Valley State University.

Jessi Wallington has joined Idea Stream, a full-service marketing communications firm in Traverse City, as office manager. She is responsible for the accounting, customer care and daily operations of the firm.