Financial Services Industry People in the News

Sally McCaughey, vice president and auditor of Waukesha State Bank, will retire her post on Friday after nearly four decades with the bank.
She began her career at the bank as a proof operator in 1973, becoming a computer operator in 1975 and progressing to the position of programmer/analyst. While working in the bank’s data center, she met Paul McCaughey, a computer programmer. They got married in 1983, and were the only married couple who joined senior management during their careers at the bank. Paul retired from the bank in June 2009.
She was named a bank officer and coordinator of information systems in 1987. Although not considered necessary for her career advancement at the Bank, Sally returned to Carroll University part-time to finish the college degree she started 20 years earlier, earning her bachelor of arts in business administration in 1989. She was named vice president in 1989.

Brookfield-based Vrakas/Blum, S.C. has hired Briana K. Birenbaum and Scott M. Syrjala as staff accountants in its tax department. Birenbaum is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she earned a master of professional accountancy degree in December 2009. Syrjala worked previously in a similar role at another local CPA firm. He is a 2006 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he earned a bachelor degree in accounting.

Milwaukee-based RitzHolman CPAs, has promoted Matthew Rios, CPA, to partner.
Rios is a member of the tax and outsourcing teams and has been with the firm since 1997. His practice focuses on providing tax and consulting services to closely-held businesses and entrepreneurs. He also concentrates on the professional services and real estate industries, including performing audits of HUD and low-income housing tax credit properties.

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