Bubbler Executive Appointments

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:02 am

MMAC nominates executives for board

The nominating committee for the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association has proposed a slate of seven executives to join the MMAC board of directors.

The nominated executives are: Bryan Bedford, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Republic Airways, an Indianapolis-based firm that acquired Midwest Airlines on July 31; Tom Cardella, eastern division president for MillerCoors, which was formed with the merger of Miller Brewing and Molson Coors; Jose Mantilla, president, Legacy Bancorp; Derrick Martin, president and chief financial officer, Lena’s Food Market; Krista McMasters, CEO, Clifton Gunderson; Stephen Roell,Peggy Troy, president and CEO, Children’s Hospital and Health System.

Kiwanis Club of Milwaukee appoints new officers

The newly installed officers of the Kiwanis Club of Milwaukee are: Debra Usinger, director of retail operations at Usinger’s, as president; David Drent, executive director of the Milwaukee County War Memorial, as immediate past president; Steven Roberts, partner and vice president of marketing at City Press as president-elect; Elizabeth Nicols, executive director of Milwaukee Downtown BID #2, as vice president; Barbara Smith, senior account executive of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, as secretary; and James Nortman, insurance agent at Robertson Ryan & Associates Inc., as treasurer.

Newly installed directors include: Richard Chyla; Joan Farrell, attorney; James Lange, assistant vice president of commercial lending at North Shore Bank; Bruce Ramme, Ph.D, P.E., manager at We Energies; Daniel Finley, president and CEO of the Milwaukee Public Museum; David Lang, owner of Welke’s House of Roses; Ronald Clayton, vice president at Marshall & Ilsley Trust Company; Thomas Kursel, president of Forest Home Cemetery; and Robert Teske, executive director of the Milwaukee County Historical Society.Kiwanis is a worldwide service organization committed to improving the greater Milwaukee community, especially for children. Kiwanis Club of Milwaukee has 91 local members.


Eberle will be new chief executive at Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. (WHD) has hired Paul Eberle to become the chief executive of the law firm.

Eberle has a long history of successful entrepreneurship and becomes one of the first non-lawyers to serve as chief executive of a major Milwaukee/Madison law firm.

"Paul Eberle brings more than 20 years of business skills and successful entrepreneurship to Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek and will help us to better serve our various clients around the state," said Bruce Arnold, a managing director at WHD’s Milwaukee office. "Paul’s experience will mean our attorneys can focus on providing the highest quality of legal services, while his focus will be on running the business operations of the firm and providing that high level of support."

Eberle, a Milwaukee native who resides in Elm Grove, comes to WHD as a founder and past president of a hardware, software, services and leasing firm, Capital Data Inc. in Milwaukee. He also has served as a managing member at Capital Properties of Wisconsin, a private equity firm involved in real estate investment and management, and is a founding shareholder of Green Bay-based Lasernet Inc., a print, mail and electronic data services company.

Eberle has worked with WHD and other area law firms on various business, employment, tax, real estate and litigation matters.

"Paul’s skills, attitude and background as a successful business leader will help us achieve the ambitious goals set forth in our strategic plans for the future," said Jerard Jensen, managing director of WHD’s Madison office. "He is a perfect fit for our governance model designed to benefit our clients. Paul’s track record of success in service-based enterprises makes him exceptionally qualified for the position."

WHD established a corporate governance model in 2001 to allow for non-traditional ways of managing the firm, according to Arnold. The chief executive is accountable to a board of directors composed of attorney shareholders.

Eberle will work through the end of October alongside Mark Miller, the firm’s current CEO, who announced his departure earlier this year after eight years of leading WHD. Eberle will begin his new position on Nov. 1.

WHD has more than 150 attorneys and paralegals practicing more than 40 areas of law.

Olson is new president of Columbia St. Mary’s Ozaukee

David Olson has been appointed to the new position of executive vice president of Columbia St. Mary’s Inc. and president of Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee in Mequon.

In his new role, Olson will be responsible for all aspects of the Ozaukee hospital operations. He will start his new position in December. 

Olson, who has more than 20 years of hospital administration experience, joined Bay Area Medical Center as the chief operating officer in 1998 and was named president and chife executive officer in November 1999. Prior to that, he held the position of vice president of administrative services for St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.

"David is a seasoned leader who brings very strong experience and values that are fully compatible with Columbia St. Mary’s. We believe he will help us fulfill our mission and commitment to the communities we serve," said Leo Brideau, president and chief executive officer of Milwaukee-based Columbia St. Mary’s Inc.

In 2008, Olson was named chairman-elect of the Wisconsin Hospital Association, with succession to the chair in 2009.

"David’s election to the WHA Board is clear evidence of the esteem in which he is held by his peers. His positive relationships with physicians, trustees, employees and the community as well as his personal commitment to health care quality and patient safety make him ideally suited for Columbia St. Mary’s," Brideau said.

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