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Mitchell International Honored with 2021 Innovation Award by Naviant

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Jenifer Hein | +1 888.686.4624 | JHein@Naviant.com

Mitchell International Honored with 2021 Innovation Award by Naviant

SAN DIEGO, CA; SYRACUSE, N.Y.; VERONA, WI.; MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OH; OREM, UT September 15, 2021 Mitchell International, Inc., a leading smart technology company that simplifies and optimizes P&C claims handling, headquartered in San Diego CA, was honored by Naviant Inc Wednesday morning at the 2021 Naviant Summit for its outstanding achievements in Digital Transformation. Mitchell International was awarded the 2021 Innovation Award and recognized for its creative and highly successful innovative uses of OnBase document management and ABBYY capture solutions.

The criteria for the prestigious Innovation Award are based on how the solution has changed the way the organization does business, the return on investment, and the extent to which the organization is using the solution to meet broader organizational goals. Additionally, the award’s criteria consider the level of innovation and creativity present in the organization’s development, use, and vision for the solution.

Mitchell International, a leading expert in the P&C industry that enhances and accelerates claims processes for more than 300 insurance companies through its comprehensive software and service solution portfolio, was awarded for its creative, expansive use of its OnBase and ABBYY intelligent process automation solutions. Before implementing these solutions, the company relied on a manual, time-consuming process to meet its clients’ needs regarding outsourced bill review, which inhibited productivity and delayed response times. 

Today, Mitchell International uses Document Management to OCR capture and classify documents like bills and set up and manage user roles. Mitchell International has also used it as a user-friendly online portal for client communications.

On the difference the solutions have made, Norman Tyrrell, Vice President of Product Management at Mitchell International, said, “We’re very pleased with what we’ve been able to accomplish using OnBase and ABBYY. Automating our bill review workflow has simplified the entire process while leading to marked productivity gains. Our clients have responded positively to this change as well, as the client-facing Exception Manager enables intuitive client input, and we’re able to respond to customers more quickly.”

“We are very excited to be awarding the 2021 Innovation Award to Mitchell International in recognition of their continued proven ability to find new ways to utilize and optimize their solutions,” said Michael Carr, President & CEO of Naviant. “Naviant takes great pride in supporting Mitchell International’s initiatives and sees them as a shining example of digital transformation excellence for all organizations striving for innovative change.”

“Looking to the future, Mitchell International plans to roll out Document Management to more clients and applications in phases to further extend its solutions’ impact. “

About Naviant

Business processes and solutions that empower better and faster decisions are what we do best. As a nationally recognized intelligent automation solutions integrator and business process consulting organization with over 30 years of experience headquartered in Verona WI, our clients do more with less by streamlining processes and gaining visibility into the information they need to make better decisions. As a long-standing key partner of Hyland, Naviant helps organizations operate more efficiently using Hyland’s OnBase enterprise information platform, Brainware intelligent capture platform, the Hyland Cloud, and Hyland RPA, as well as the ABBYY intelligent capture and Kryon RPA platforms. Naviant’s “process-first” approach brings focus to the importance of process improvement prior to implementing best-in-class enterprise content management (ECM) solutions and technology. Naviant is a top-tier partner for Hyland’s OnBase, an enterprise information platform for managing content, processes, and cases, that combines ECM, case management, business process management (BPM), records management, compliance, and capture functionality on a single platform. In addition, Naviant also partners with Kryon Systems for Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology to enable organizations to drive business agility and efficiency by offloading repetitive high-volume work to a digital workforce (aka software robots).  To learn more about Naviant, visit Naviant.comProcess focus. Excellence.

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Army veteran Douglas Wirth saluted by WPS Health Solutions and the Packers for Operation Fan Mail

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DeAnne Boegli
Vice President of Communications
608-512-5754
deanne.boegli@wpsic.com

Army veteran Douglas Wirth saluted by WPS Health Solutions and the Packers for Operation Fan Mail

MADISON, Wis.—Aug. 24, 2021—The Green Bay Packers and WPS Health Solutions paid special tribute this week to U.S. Army veteran Douglas Wirth and his family in conjunction with Saturday’s preseason game against the New York Jets. Operation Fan Mail, sponsored by WPS, is the program that recognizes military families and veterans at each Packers home game. The program marks its 15th season in 2021.

Wirth, a native of Ridgeland, Wis., served in the Army from 1967–69. He was deployed to Vietnam in 1968 as part of the 9th Infantry Division in the 43rd Scout Dog Platoon. He served as a dog handler, and his job was to take a squad of eight to 10 soldiers to ambush sites safely, securing their perimeter with his dog, a German Shephard named Alex. They kept the group from tripping booby traps and ensured the bases and bridges were secure.

Wirth earned the rank of Sergeant, and during his time in the military, he was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge in October 1968 and a Purple Heart in April 1969.

Wirth, who has been a Packers fan since he was 12 years old, comes from a military family; his father served during World War II and his nephew served recently in the U.S. Air Force. He is looking forward to being honored on the Freedom Honor Flight in October. He was nominated for Operation Fan Mail by his sister, Julie Sanders, and was accompanied at Saturday’s game by his fiancée, Lana.

As the honoree for Operation Fan Mail this week, the Wirth family also received four tickets to the game and a $150 Packers Pro Shop gift card, courtesy of WPS.

The program, which debuted in 2007, is designed to honor families with a member who is on active duty, or a member who is a veteran. The Packers and WPS Health Solutions will host a family at each 2021 home game and recognize the members on the video boards during pregame activities. A total of 138 individuals, families, or groups have been recognized through the program.

If you know someone whose bravery, sacrifice, and dedication deserves to be honored, WPS Health Solutions and the Packers invite you to submit an application. To apply, share an essay of 500 words or less describing why a particular family should be saluted at operationfanmail.com.

Essays can also be sent to Operation Fan Mail, P.O. Box 10628, Green Bay, WI, 54307-0628.

About WPS Health Solutions

Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation (WPS Health Solutions), founded in 1946, is a nationally regarded benefits administrator for a variety of U.S. government programs and a leading not-for-profit health insurer in Wisconsin. WPS Health Solutions serves active-duty and retired military personnel, seniors, individuals, and families in Wisconsin, across the U.S., and around the world. WPS Health Solutions, headquartered in Madison, Wis., has more than 3,100 employees. Within the enterprise, there are three divisions: WPS Government Health Administrators, WPS Military and Veterans Health, and WPS Health Insurance/WPS Health Plan/EPIC Specialty Benefits. For more information, please visit wpshealthsolutions.com.

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Savant’s Brand and Website Win American Advertising Awards

MADISON, Wis. (Aug. 24, 2021) — Savant Wealth Management, in partnership with GrahamSpencer, a full-service advertising and marketing agency headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, recently won two American Advertising Awards from the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Northern Illinois.

Savant and GrahamSpencer received a silver award for the “Savant Wealth Management Brand Campaign.” The brand campaign kicked off in 2019 and included an in-depth brand audit and detailed interviews with employees, leadership, clients, and others. The goal of the campaign was to refresh the brand to better represent Savant’s deep bench of specialists and its holistic approach. The result was a new brand that included an updated company name, a redesigned company logo, and a refreshed identity. The new brand was unveiled in summer 2020.

The two organizations also were recognized with a bronze award for the “Savant Wealth Management Website.” The first deliverable of the Savant brand campaign was the building and launching of a dynamic new website, which went live in July 2020. The site integrates vastly improved lead generation tools and integrations that allow the firm to implement broader and more targeted digital marketing efforts moving forward.

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. The competition attracts nearly 35,000 entries every year in local AAF contests.

About Savant Wealth Management

Savant Wealth Management, formerly known as Savant Capital Management, is a leading independent, fee-only firm serving clients for 30 years with more than $11 billion in assets under management and assets under advisement. Savant Wealth Management offers investment management, financial planning, retirement planning, and family office services to financially established individuals and institutions. Savant also offers corporate accounting, tax preparation, payroll and consulting through its affiliate, Savant Tax & Consulting.

Savant is headquartered in Rockford, IL, with locations in Bloomington, Chicago, Downers Grove, Freeport, Hoffman Estates, Lincolnshire, Naperville, Peoria, St. Charles, Sterling, and Wilmette, IL; Phoenix, AZ; Plymouth, MI; Santa Fe, NM; Madison and Park Falls, WI; and McLean, VA.

Savant Wealth Management (“Savant”) is an SEC registered investment adviser headquartered in Rockford, Illinois. Past performance may not be indicative of future results. Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk. Please see Important Disclosures at savantwealth.com.

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DeWitt Announces Lawyers of the Year and Best Lawyers Named in Best Lawyers 28th Edition – 2022

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August 23, 2021

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Michelle M. Friedman
mmf@dewittllp.com / 262-754-2877

DEWITT ANNOUNCES LAWYERS OF THE YEAR AND BEST LAWYERS NAMED IN BEST LAWYERS 28th EDITION – 2022

MADISON | MILWAUKEE | MINNEAPOLIS – DeWitt LLP announced today the attorneys from the firm who were named as Lawyers of the Year, Best Lawyers, and Ones to Watch in the 28th Edition of Best Lawyers in America 2022.

Lawyers of the Year Awards – Best Lawyers 2022 Edition

Madison

  • Jeff A. Goldman – Trusts and Estates
  • Ronald W. Kuehn – Government Relations Practice
  • Joseph A. Ranney III – Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Theresa L. Roetter – Collaborative Law: Family Law

Milwaukee

  • Douglas H. Frazer – Litigation and Controversy – Tax

Best Lawyers 2022 Edition

Madison Office

  • Brian L. Anderson (2005) – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Jon P. Axelrod (1997) – Commercial Litigation
  • Donald Leo Bach (2007) – Water Law
  • Frederic J. Brouner (2005) – Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law
  • Paul A. Croake (2006) – Corporate Law
  • Michael R. Davis (2005) – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Stephen A. DiTullio (2007) – Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management
  • Bryan C. Esch (2011) – Real Estate Law
  • Eric A. Farnsworth (2005) – Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Bradley C. Fulton (2013) – Commercial Litigation
  • Jeff A. Goldman (2016) – Trusts and Estates
  • Henry J. Handzel, Jr. (1989) – Environmental Law
  • Stuart C. Herro (2005) – Real Estate Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Ronald W. Kuehn (2009) – Government Relations Practice
  • Jordan K. Lamb (2009) – Government Relations Practice
  • Joseph T. Leone (2007) – Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • Troy A. Mayne (2005) – Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
  • William E. McCardell (2007) – Construction Law, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management
  • Ronald R. Ragatz (2006) – Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law
  • Joseph A. Ranney III (2010) – Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent
  • John Rashke (1987) – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Theresa L. Roetter (2013) – Collaborative Law, Family Law
  • Gregory E. Scallon (2013) – Corporate Law
  • Mark R. Sewell (2009) – Land Use and Zoning Law, Municipal Law
  • Wrede H. Smith, Jr. (1995) – Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Timm P. Speerschneider (2006) – Environmental Law, Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Michael W. Wilcox (1983) – Trusts and Estates

Metro-Milwaukee Office

  • Douglas H. Frazer (2007) – Litigation and Controversy – Tax Law
  • Paul R. Hoefle (2017) – Litigation – Insurance, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Jeffrey J. Liotta (2012) – Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Real Estate
  • Brian R. Smigelski (2013) – Construction Law
  • John P. Yentz (2013) – Corporate Law

Minneapolis Office

  • Eric H. Chadwick (2016) – Litigation – Patent
  • Robert W. Due (2014) – Family Law
  • Matthew A. Drewes (2022) – Real Estate Law
  • Kathleen M. Newman (1993) – Family Law
  • Bradley Thorson (2015) – Patent Law

Ones to Watch 2022 Edition

Minneapolis Office

  • Barbara J. Seibel – Family Law, was named among Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.​

About DeWittDeWitt LLP is one of the ten largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota. It has nearly 140 attorneys practicing in Madison and Metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, in a variety of legal areas and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes. The firm is known for its work in several areas, including intellectual property, patents, trademarks and copyright law, civil rights litigation, construction litigation, corporate law, employment, environmental, employee benefits, estate planning, family law, government relations, health care, litigation, real estate, and tax law.  More information is available at dewittllp.com.

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Air Force veteran Rob Sehi saluted by WPS Health Solutions and the Packers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DeAnne Boegli
Vice President of Communications
608-512-5754
deanne.boegli@wpsic.com

Air Force veteran Rob Sehi saluted by WPS Health Solutions and the Packers

MADISON, Wis.—Aug. 17, 2021—The Green Bay Packers and WPS Health Solutions paid special tribute this week to U.S. Air Force veteran Rob Sehi and his family in conjunction with the Aug. 14 game against the Houston Texans. Operation Fan Mail, sponsored by WPS, is the program that recognizes military families and veterans at each Packers home game. The program marks its 15th season in 2021.

Sehi, originally from California, has spent the last 23 years in Connecticut. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1969 and was deployed to Vietnam from December 1970 to October 1971. He continued serving in the Air Force until 1976, and he went on to serve in the Air National Guard from 1985 to 1997. During his 20 years in the military, he earned the rank of Master Sergeant and earned a Meritorious Service Medal.

Aside from his military career, Sehi spent his civilian career as a psychotherapist and is also a reverend, having attended two years of seminary in New York City.

Sehi’s wife, Tamara, is also a veteran who served in the California Air National Guard. She has spent her post-military career working for the Department of Veterans Affairs. A Packers fan since the 1960s, Sehi recently celebrated his 71st birthday and is making his very first trip to Wisconsin and Lambeau Field. The Sehi family lives in Hebron, Connecticut.

As the honoree for Operation Fan Mail this week, the Sehi family also received four tickets to the game and a $150 Packers Pro Shop gift card, courtesy of WPS.

The program, which debuted in 2007, is designed to honor families with a member who is on active duty, or a member who is a veteran. The Packers and WPS Health Solutions will host a family at each 2021 home game and recognize the members on the video boards during pregame activities. A total of 137 individuals, families, or groups have been recognized through the program.

If you know someone whose bravery, sacrifice, and dedication deserves to be honored, WPS Health Solutions and the Packers invite you to submit an application. To apply, share an essay of 500 words or less describing why a particular family should be saluted at operationfanmail.com.

Essays can also be sent to Operation Fan Mail, P.O. Box 10628, Green Bay, WI, 54307-0628.

About WPS Health Solutions

Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation (WPS Health Solutions), founded in 1946, is a nationally regarded benefits administrator for a variety of U.S. government programs and a leading not-for-profit health insurer in Wisconsin. WPS Health Solutions serves active-duty and retired military personnel, seniors, individuals, and families in Wisconsin, across the U.S., and around the world. WPS Health Solutions, headquartered in Madison, Wis., has more than 3,100 employees. Within the enterprise, there are three divisions: WPS Government Health Administrators, WPS Military and Veterans Health, and WPS Health Insurance/WPS Health Plan/EPIC Specialty Benefits. For more information, please visit wpshealthsolutions.com.

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