Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:03 am
Local Red Cross chapter names new officers
The American Red Cross in Southeastern Wisconsin held its 93rd annual membership meeting today at the Milwaukee Red Cross office, where the board elected new officers and added to its board of directors.
The new officers are: Beth Anderson, chairman; Robert Eisenbrown, vice chairman; Greg Oberland, vice chairman; Keith Ecke, secretary; and Michael Hanrahan, treasurer.
Newly elected members are: Veronica Floyd, UPS; Tami Garrison, MillerCoors; George Hermann, Right Management; Toni Holland, Time Warner Cable; Michael Jones, Milwaukee Fire Department; Joy Schreder, State Farm Insurance; and Mary Voelker, private practice.
The American Red Cross in Southeastern Wisconsin serves people in Dodge, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth and Waukesha counties.
Lutheran Home promotes new leadership team
Lutheran Home & Harwood Place announced the appointments of Scott McFadden as its new president and chief executive officer and Heidi Mayer as the new executive director of the Lutheran Home Foundation in Wauwatosa.
McFadden began with Lutheran Home & Harwood Place in November 2006 as senior vice president and led areas of finance, information services, employee services, marketing and campus development. In March 2008, he was named president and assumed all day-to-day operations of the organization.
With this new additional role as CEO, McFadden will oversee daily operations, strategic planning, board reporting and development, and fundraising support.
In her new role, Mayer will oversee all fundraising efforts that support the mission of Lutheran Home and Harwood Place campuses. She previously served as vice president of the Lutheran Home Foundation since December 2006.
Hernandez-Malaby is new president of Bar Association
Attorney Cristina Hernandez-Malaby is the new president of the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association (EDWBA).
She succeeds atty. Kathy Nusslock as the association’s leader. Hernandez-Malaby has served on the board of directors and has held various positions in the organization including treasurer and committee chair. She is a partner at Quarles & Brady.
Other members of the 2009-10 EDWBA executive committee include: president-elect
G. Michael Halfenger of Foley & Lardner; vice president Matthew O’Neill of Friebert, Finerty & St. John; secretary Anthony Baish of Godfrey & Kahn; and treasurer William Levit, Jr., also of Godfrey & Kahn.
The Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association was established in 2002. The association is committed to improving the administration of justice and fostering professionalism, bench-bar relations, and civility among those who practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
LaConte is first female CEO of Dohmen
Cynthia (Dohmen) LaConte has been named the new chief executive officer of Dohmen, formerly known as The F. Dohmen Co., a health care services company that has been family-held for more than 150 years.
In January, The F. Dohmen Co. moved its corporate headquarters, with eight employees, from Germantown to a 5,400-square-foot office space at 215 N. Water St. in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.
LaConte concurrently holds presidency titles for Dohmen Investment Group and The F. Dohmen Co. Foundation, having incepted and launched both entities in 2008. Prior to assuming the role of CEO, she served as Dohmen’s chief operating officer (COO), advancing the sale of Dohmen’s $2 billion wholesale division, reorganizing the company post-transaction and redefining its strategy.
LaConte joined The F. Dohmen Co. in 1988, serving as the vice president of purchasing for its wholesale division. In 1995, she launched a joint venture with Obergfel Brothers, a West Coast third-party logistics company co-investing in a new distribution center located in Memphis, Tenn. After acquiring Obergfel, the following year, she founded DDN Pharmaceutical Logistics. While serving as DDN’s president, LaConte launched more than a dozen service lines to life science companies.
The first female CEO of Dohmen, LaConte said she views her latest challenge as the need to once again redefine the company founded by her great, great-grandfather. "Through the decades, Dohmen has successfully adapted to meet the evolving needs of the healthcare supply system. We’ve always had the courage and creativity to change what we do, without changing who we are," she said. "Our mission for more than 150 years has been to improve the wellbeing of our communities by efficiently connecting people with healthcare products and services. We did that in 1858 with a storefront pharmacy in Milwaukee, and we do that today through our two national subsidiaries, DDN and RESTAT … In the future, we’ll continue to grow and diversify by investing in health care service companies that are committed to making the healthcare system more efficient and affordable.”
As part of the company’s restructuring, the following additional executive appointments were made for the Dohmen executive team: Bill von Rohr, chief performance officer; and Carole Pfeil, vice president, corporate communications.
Gumpert is new president of Tosa engineering firm
Richard Gumpert, P.E., has been named the new president and treasurer of Dolan & Dustin Inc., a consulting electrical engineering firm based in Wauwatosa.
Gumpert succeeds Gerry Braun, P.E, who will remain with the company as project manager.
James Knoerr, P.E., has been named vice president, secretary and principal of the company, which is based at 1011 North Mayfair Road.