Personnel File

Advertising & Public Relations

Nelson Schmidt, Milwaukee, recently added Ken Hagan as executive creative director.

Zizzo Group Advertising and Public Relations, Milwaukee, recently added Jen Rumpel to its account services team.  

Insight Marketing, Mequon, recently added two new members to its industrial and medical PR teams. Bill Elverman was added as public relations specialist on its Miller Electric Mfg. Co. account, and Jerry Duncan was added as senior public relations account executive on its GE Healthcare account.

Teri Saeed was recently hired as production director for Seroka, Waukesha. Prior to joining Seroka, she worked for Innes Publishing, Libertyville, Ill., where she served as production manager for four national trade publications in the graphics arts field.

Mequon-based PKA Marketing recently added Kelly Zellmer as an accountant. Prior to joining PKA, Zellmer served as an accountant for DMC Advertising, Pewaukee.

Banking & Finance

Sarah Andritsch of First Bank Financial Centre, Oconomowoc, has been promoted to commercial associate lender.

Anick & Associates, Milwaukee, recently hired Amy Schultz as the nonprofit mergers and strategic alliances manager.


Rebecca Houghtaling, urban planner, and Nicholas Damro, transportation engineer, recently joined Crispell-Snyder Inc.’s Milwaukee regional office. Crispell-Snyder is headquartered in Lake Geneva.


Concordia University Wisconsin recently hired Craig McCarthy as a fulltime media specialist. He has more than 10 years of professional media and public relations experience.

The Cardinal Stritch University College of Business and Management recently appointed Dr. Bruce Loppnow of St. Charles, Minn., as regional associate dean for its Region III, which is comprised of Minnesota and western Wisconsin.


GRAEF, Milwaukee, recently appointed Richard Bub, president and chief executive officer, and Paul Eiring, principal and vice president, to its board of directors.

Health Care

The Business Health Care Group recently announced the hiring of John Wuich as its first director of membership development. 

Dr. Jill Hekman, has been appointed assistant professor of family & community Medicine at The Medical College of Wisconsin, and to the medical staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Milwaukee, where she practices and teaches in the Medical College’s Family Medicine Residency program. 

Medical anthropologist Elaine Drew has been appointed assistant professor of population health, in the division of health and society, at The Medical College of Wisconsin. 

Hillary Hinkson, a certified physician assistant, has joined Advanced Pain Management. Hinkson will practice at United Medical Center, and Advanced Health Care in Milwaukee and Wisconsin Health Center in Greenfield.

Dr. Jane Kivlin, who recently retired as professor of ophthalmology, has been appointed director of the office of continuing & professional education at The Medical College of Wisconsin. She will direct the college’s continuing medical education program and be responsible for maintaining its accreditation status.

Extendicare Health Services, Inc., Milwaukee, recently added Tom Zinda, director of corporate recruitment; and Cynthia Nater, Medicare billing coordinator, to its staff.  Virtual Care Provider, Inc., a subsidiary of Extendicare, also hired Paul DeArment, technical service desk analyst; Zachary Koch, service desk team leader; Brian Burmeister, service desk team leader; Sam Pritchett, data and reporting manager; and John Davis, senior accountant.

Anne Hoch, director of Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Women’s Sports Medicine program and associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, was recently named a 2009 Champion in Women’s Health award winner by the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation.

Allen Cowley, Jr., Ph.D., and professor and chairman of physiology at The Medical College of Wisconsin, has been named the first James J. Smith & Catherine Welsch Smith Professor in Physiology. Dr. Cowley is also the Harry & Gertrude Hack Term Professor in Physiology.

Dick Boor was recently hired as the new plant operations manager for Froedtert Hospital. He has more then 15 years of experience as a licensed professional engineer.

Hospitality & Entertainment

Executive chef Jerry Garcia has joined Hotel Metro as their new culinary leader.


Shawn Young was recently promoted to the position of partner with the New York Life Insurance Co. office in Milwaukee.

Mark Pohlman recently joined the Starr Group, Greenfield, as a commercial account executive. He has 21 years of insurance experience and served the last nine as an underwriter in the technology division of an insurance company. 

Dennis O’Brien recently joined National Benefit Consultants, Inc., Milwaukee, as the insurance consultant specializing in agency relations.

Legal Services

The Milwaukee law firm of O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong S.C., recently added Grant Killoran to the firm.

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., Milwaukee, recently announced that shareholder Donsia Strong Hill has been inducted into the first class of the College of Applied Science and Technology Hall of Fame at Illinois State University. 

Von Briesen & Roper, s.c., Milwaukee, recently announced that shareholder Sally Merrell and associates Nathan Erickson, Sally Ihlenfeld, Whitney Vallier and Jessica Zeratsky were added to the firm.

Professional Organizations

Kristine Petersen was recently hired as the new development manager for the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens.

ASQ recently appointed Robert Chalker to the position of global managing director. He will be based in Milwaukee. Robert Watters has been promoted to ASQ Learning Institute director, effective May 1. 

Jewish Family Services, Inc., Milwaukee, recently announced that James Welsh has been appointed vice president of counseling and clinical services. 

David Flack, senior GIS analyst in the Technology Services Department of Ruekert/Mielke, Waukesha, was recently appointed co-chair of the Wisconsin Land Information Association Technical Issues and Information Policy Committee.

Professional Services

Southgate Leasing Corp., Milwaukee, recently appointed Kevin Miota to be the company’s president and chief operating officer. He has more than 20 years experience with the company, where he previously served as vice president of sales. 

Bill Isaac has been named director of U.S. Cellular’s Waukesha Customer Care Center. He has been at U.S. Cellular for more than nine years, serving most recently as the director of the Customer Care Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Joe Wilde Company Inc., New Berlin, recently announced that Gordon Welk was elected to serve as president of the newly formed Southeastern Wisconsin chapter of the Central States Door Dealer Association.

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