Bubbler Executive Appointments

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:06 am

Weigle named chief medical information officer
Dr. Carl Weigle
, was recently named chief medical information officer for Children’s Hospital and Health System. In the new position, Weigle will serve as physician leader for the application of information technologies and resources throughout the health care system.

Weigle will be responsible for strategic, technical and operational planning, and will assess current resources, identify future needs and manage clinical information. In particular, he will focus on all electronic health record activity. Weigle has 32 years of experience as a physician. As he manages his new duties, he will continue to serve as Critical Care section chief of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Medical/Dental Staff. He also is a professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Walker names Takerian for interim Public Works post
Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker announced that Jack Takerian, current director of facilities management and operations for the county, will serve as interim director of the Department of Transportation and Public Works.

Takerian will take over the responsibilities of George Torres, who resigned to become the chief executive officer of La Causa Inc.

Walker said the county has begun for a nationwide search to find a successor for Torres.

Bill Tietjen will be acting as fleet manager under a personal services agreement pending the hire of a permanent fleet manager. Dave Schaning, assistant director of facilities management and operations, will assume Takerian’s role as facilities director during the transition.

Barrett picks Tabak as new communications director
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced the appointment of Jodie Tabak to be his communications director.

Tabak previously was Barrett’s special assistant and was accountable for managing the daily operations of the mayor’s office since 2004.

"She has served Milwaukee residents and the mayor’s office with great professionalism and passion during her five-year tenure. Her keen understanding of municipal government, the administration’s initiatives and the great challenges and opportunities facing our community are a tremendous asset to this office," Barrett said.

Prior to joining the Barrett administration, Tabak worked as a special events/communications project manager for the Harley-Davidson Motor Co. and as a regional coordinator for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Tabak replaces Eileen Force, who recently left the administration to take a position at Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc.

Brooke VandeBerg replaces Tabak as special assistant to the mayor. VandeBerg was previously manager of constituent relations. Alexis Peterson is the new manager of constituent relations.

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