Bubbler executive appointments and awards

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:48 am

Wnuk to leave PNC Bank
After nine years with PNC Bank, including the last four as regional president in Milwaukee, Beth Wnuk has decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities, according to a letter sent to PNC employees today by Dale Klose, executive vice president of the company’s regional presidents group.
“We have launched a search to replace Beth. And given our goal to establish PNC as a premier provider of solutions for large and middle market businesses in Milwaukee, we will expand the regional president role to include responsibility for the Corporate Banking segment. Beth plans to remain with us in her current position through the transition and will play a role in identifying the new regional president,” Klose wrote. “We have made great strides under Beth’s leadership. We have increased our brand visibility, strengthened our business development team and launched a significant effort to expand our branch presence in the region. In addition, Beth has spearheaded a number of initiatives that have deepened PNC’s ties to the community. I want to thank Beth for these contributions and everything she has done to position PNC for continued success. Let me close by also thanking everyone across the market for your efforts on behalf of PNC. We look forward to an exciting future in Milwaukee.”
PNC Bank is based in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Bader Rutter promotes Young to president
Bader Rutter & Associates, a Brookfield-based integrated marketing services agency, announced the promotion of Jeff Young to president.
The company said the promotion formalizes a management structure that positions Bader Rutter for continued growth and greater expansion of service capabilities.
In his new role, Young will be responsible for day-to-day operational management of Bader Rutter, with an emphasis on integration of internal functions and development of service offerings.
Greg Nickerson, who will continue in his role as chairman and CEO, will oversee the agency’s account management, new business activities and financial stewardship. Both officers will remain directly involved in day-to-day client service.
“Jeff cements our executive leadership team for the future,” Nickerson says. “This provides our agency with the necessary stability, vision and structure to ensure exceptional client service.”
Young has been with Bader Rutter for more than 21 years, serving in management roles in the public relations, account management and brand asset management departments. He most recently served as executive vice president.
“I believe this is a strong signal to our client partners that Bader Rutter has a vision, plan and the leadership to grow with them into the future,” Young said.

Otto to resign from Marcus Corp.
The Marcus Corp.  announced the resignation of Bill Otto, president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.
Otto, who has been with Marcus Hotels for 19 years, expanded the division from a few properties to a company with a broad geographic reach.
“It is with sincere regret that I have accepted Bill’s resignation. He has been with Marcus Hotels & Resorts since 1993, when he joined us as senior vice president of operations. He was promoted to president in 2001 and has grown the division’s portfolio from four hotels in Wisconsin to 18 properties in nine states. Along the way, he also built our expertise in hotel management, development and historical renovations. Bill has left an indelible mark on our company and we appreciate his many contributions to our success,” Gregory Marcus, president and chief executive officer of the Milwaukee-based company, said in a prepared statement. “Bill has developed a strong team with great bench strength, so I am confident we will continue operating at a high level while we assess our leadership needs.”
A Marcus Corp. spokesman did not return phone calls asking for comment on the reason for Otto’s resignation.
Marcus said Otto will remain with the company for several weeks to provide a smooth transition.
Abele selects Busalacchi as county transportation and public works director
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele today named former Wisconsin Department of Transportation secretary Frank Busalacchi to serve as director of Milwaukee County’s Transportation and Public Works Department.
Busalacchi served as WisDOT secretary from January 2003 to January 2011. During his tenure at WisDOT he led the state’s initiative to rebuild the Marquette Interchange in downtown Milwaukee.
“We’re extremely fortunate to be able to tap into Frank’s unparalleled experience and relationships from his eight years leading Wisconsin’s transportation programs,” Abele said. “Frank’s leadership, administrative skill and background will be invaluable in helping Milwaukee County maintain and improve our transit system and other transportation programs.”
“I’m very proud and honored to be chosen by County Executive Abele to serve as a member of his team,” Busalacchi said. “I feel very strongly that he’s doing all the right things on behalf of Milwaukee County residents and look forward to being part of his administration.”
Busalacchi was formerly the secretary-treasurer and president of Teamsters Local 200 based in Milwaukee
Busalacchi also served from 1998 to 2003 as president of the board of the Milwaukee World Festivals (Summerfest).
The appointment is subject to County Board confirmation.

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