North Central College - Naperville, IL

Jim Bartelson '85

Jim Bartelson is senior vice president and general manager of the database strategies division of Farm Journal. In addition to his role as division manager for Farm Journal’s database division, he also oversees the company’s new audience development department. The company’s multisource agricultural database is marketed under the FarmReachT brand. Bartelson was previously executive vice president of business development and strategy with Blue Book Services, a market leader in credit ratings for the fresh produce and lumber industries.

Pablo Araya '83

Pablo Araya spoke at the Aurora Navy League Council 247 March dinner meeting in Montgomery, IL. Araya has been a member of the FBI’s Violent Crimes/Fugitives Task Force for 17 years. He spoke about “Apprehending Fugitives Guilty of Violent Crimes by the FBI.”

John Krutzler '81

John Krutzler is head of Marsh USA’s Columbus, Ohio, office. He’ll be responsible for the overall growth and profitability of the office and for ensuring that Marsh delivers superior advisory and transactional services to its clients in central Ohio. With nearly 30 years of insurance industry experience, he has held a variety of leadership, sales and account management positions within Marsh Risk Consulting and Marsh’s brokerage operations. Prior to his appointment he was central zone sales leader for Marsh Risk Consulting.

Charles W. Pautsch '74

Charles W. Pautsch is managing partner of Arnstein & Lehr’s Milwaukee office. He’ll maintain a Chicago office to strengthen the employment services for the firm’s Chicago clients. He is the former managing partner of Jackson Lewis’ Milwaukee office and brings to Arnstein & Lehr more than 34 years of labor and employment experience. His experience includes litigating cases in federal and state courts and various federal and state administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the U.S.

John W. Daniels Jr. '69

John W. Daniels Jr. received the 2012 Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversify in the Legal Profession. The annual Spirit of Excellence Awards celebrate the accomplishments of lawyers who promote a more racially and ethnically diverse legal profession. As Quarles & Brady’s first lawyer, first partner and first chairman of color, Daniels became a mentor to many young associates and law students. He is chairman of Quarles & Brady LLP and has extended the firm’s national and international reach with offices in seven U.S.

Len Haug '65

Len Haug is a member of ARTSWorcester, the Falmouth Artists Guild, Princeton Arts Society, Leominster Art Association, Gardner Area League of Artists, Concord Art Association and Petersham Craft Center. He continues to take art courses and has exhibited his work in the Midwest and eastern United States. His work has been sold to both private and corporate clients and won numerous recognitions and awards in art shows at the national, regional and local levels.

Steve Lacey '64

Steve Lacey published a book titled “The Poems of S.E. Lacey.” It began as a personal book shared only with family and friends but is now available at He lives with his wife Gloria Parsons in Three Rivers, MI, and Fort Myers, FL, and continues his love of music in both states, being active in numerous choral groups.

Wayne Schimpff '63

Wayne Schimpff participated in the Second Environmental International Teachers Convention as a keynote speaker. His speech was titled “Building Partnerships in Developing Environmental Sustainable Development Activities for Indonesia.” After the conference, he joined the U.S. Consulate General’s staff in Surabaya, Indonesia, to help develop a variety of exchanges to empower Indonesians to develop their own environmental sustainable development plan. This was his third trip to Indonesia.

George J. Picha '59

George J. Picha was inducted as a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers class of 2012 in San Antonio, TX, on March 10. The fellowship was established to honor attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their practice in the field of workers’ compensation. Individuals are nominated based on convincing their peers, the bar, bench and public that they possess the highest professional qualifications and ethical standards, character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership.

Frank Jen '59

Frank Jen was credited with creating a “seminar culture” at the University of Buffalo in New York 40 years ago. He teamed up with Andrew Chen to teach using research workshops, debate and dialogue. Jen was more idea-oriented, while Chen was more technically oriented. “At that time, I was eager to establish the reputation of our School of Management to turn out good M.B.A.s and Ph.D.s,” Jen says. “I organized a seminar for Ph.D.

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