Bubbler Executive Appointments and Awards

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:53 am

ProHealth Care realigns senior executive team
ProHealth Care chief executive officer Susan Edwards, who joined the Waukesha County health care provider last year, today announced changes to the roles and responsibilities of ProHealth Care’s senior executive team.
Taking on new roles will be Waukesha Memorial Hospital president and CEO Ed Olson and Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital President and CEO John Robertstad. Olson will assume the role of chief external affairs officer for the system. Robertstad will assume the role of president of ProHealth Care’s Hospital Division.
In his new position, Olson will oversee relationships with external constituencies including community organizations, business partners, associations, legislators and policy makers. He will provide executive leadership for ProHealth Care’s community benefit programs and hospital foundations.
Robertstad will be responsible for overseeing the patient experience and providing cost-effective services at Waukesha and Oconomowoc Memorial hospitals.
Also, ProHealth Care added Kathy Scott in the new role of chief innovation officer.
Other individuals who will continue as members of ProHealth Care’s senior executive team with expanded system-wide responsibilities include Peter Geiss, chief medical officer; Lorna Granger, chief legal officer; Nadine Guirl, chief human resources officer; Jim Lyons, president of ProHealth Care Medical Associates; Nan Nelson, chief financial officer; and Janet Schulz, chief administrative officer.
“These changes are a foundational step in shaping our organization to enhance our strengths and best equip us for meeting our mission long into the future,” said Edwards. “As a nonprofit health care system, we have a responsibility to ensure that we are living up to our mission by strategically and diligently meeting the needs of our patients and the community.”

Milwaukee law firm appoints new leadership team
Milwaukee-based Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP (GSH), the nation’s largest minority-owned law firm, announced today that it has transitioned to a five-person executive committee.
The committee includes Emery Harlan, Kerrie Murphy, Timothy Wright III, Karma Rodgers and Edward (Ned) Witte.
The firm also announced that Emery Harlan has been named managing partner.
Jerry Gonzalez who has served as managing partner or co-managing partner since the inception of the firm, said, “I am very pleased that we have been able to successfully transition senior management into a national team that will continue to help the firm meet the dynamic changes in our industry.  I look forward to working with these exceptional people as the firm continues its historic path as the premier national minority-owned law firm.”
Harlan said, “The firm is well-poised for continued national growth.  We believe that this change will serve our clients well and continue our long standing tradition of excellent management.”

Zarcone to succeed Rush as Baird CFO
Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. announced that Leonard Rush, the firm’s chief financial officer, will retire March 31 after a career of more than 11 years at the company and will be succeeded by Dominick “Nick” Zarcone, a managing director in Baird’s Investment Banking group since 1995.
Zarcone will work closely with Rush through the first quarter of the year in order to ensure a smooth transition.
Rush oversaw the evolution of the Baird’s Finance function from a few accountants and support staff in the United States to a department that today includes more than 50 finance professionals around the world working in strategic partnership with each of Baird’s business units. He also played a significant role in Baird’s 2004 buyback from Northwestern Mutual. Prior to joining Baird, Rush spent nine years at Fidelity Investments where, in addition to other roles, he served as CFO of its four broker dealers.
“It has been a pleasure to work with Len as he led our Finance Department through a very dynamic period in Baird’s history,” said Baird chairman, president and chief executive officer Paul Purcell. “That period included considerable expansion of our global reach and capabilities and our once again becoming an independent, associate-owned firm. We also increased associate equity in the business by more than four times.”

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