Personnel File



Vrakas/Blum, S.C., Brookfield, recently announced the addition of Tamara Buth, tax manager; and Yingxin (Linda) Liu, staff account, to the firm. 

Clifton Gunderson LLP announced the recent addition of Chad Bruce, Shannon George, Stacey Rogers, Thomas Stawicki, and Rachel Vetter to its Wauwatosa headquarters.

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Design Group Three Inc., Milwaukee, announced the hire of Jeremy Hartline as a member of the design staff. Jeremy, a licensed architect with more than 14 years of experience, is a specialist in the design of new homes, sensitive additions, and remodeling projects.


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The Milwaukee office of GRAEF announced the addition of Rachel Lang as an on-call wetland scientist.


Divine Savior Holy Angels High School (DSHA) announced the addition of Doug Braun and Christina Scoptur to the school’s board of directors. In addition, AnneMarie Duveneck was added as a vice president and Kristen Beat was added as a communications assistant.

Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, hired Gwendolyn Graves as senior graphic designer in the school’s marketing department.

Maryann Lazarski, faculty in the Communication Arts department at Cardinal Stritch University, was elected secretary of the Milwaukee Press Club for the third time. Kou Vang, university creative director for Cardinal Stritch, became a member of the Neighborhood Assessment/Development Task Force of The Creative Coalition of Greater Milwaukee, an initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Committee.

Dr. John Dellinger is joining Concordia University Wisconsin Mequon’s School of Pharmacy as the chair of the department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences. He will also serve as the associate dean of research.

Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) welcomed the following full-time faculty members: Dr. Matthew Trussoni, assistant professor; Dr. Kathy Faggiani, professor; Dr. Olga Imas, assistant professor; Bharathwaj (Bart) Muthuswamy, assistant professor; Dr. Cory Prust, assistant professor; Michael Carriere, assistant professor; Dr. Alicia Domack, assistant professor; and Mary Jo Noble, assistant professor. MSOE also welcomed the following part-time faculty members: Theresa Rosik-Geurts, lecturer; Sheila Shaffie, lecturer; Irene Strohben, adjunct assistant professor; Vairavan Vairavan, adjunct associate professor; Brad Becker, adjunct assistant professor; Kirsten Kallies, adjunct assistant professor; Rick Hoadley, adjunct assistant professor; Tammy Bockhorst, lecturer; Matthew Ruud, lecturer; Karen A. Hartje, adjunct nursing clinical instructor; Diane M. Dettinger, adjunct assistant professor and Grzegorz Janiak, lecturer.

Health Care

Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group announced the addition of Dr. Charles Lanzarotti, a cardiologist and electrophysiologist with more than 12 years of experience in serving patients in the greater Milwaukee area. Dr. Lanzarotti has also been named Medical Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St Francis. 

Richard Canter, senior vice president of strategy and corporate affairs for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, has been appointed chairperson of the Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority board by Gov. Jim Doyle. Canter has been a WHEFA board member since 2008.

Madison Medical Affiliates, Milwaukee, announced the additions of Dr. Burak Gurses, critical care, pulmonary disease and internal medicine physician and Dr. Abraham Varghese, internal medicine physician.

Dr. Markus Kaiser, has been appointed assistant professor of   anesthesiology at The Medical College of Wisconsin and to the medical   staff of Froedtert Hospital. David Cipriano, Ph.D., has been appointed assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at The Medical College of  Wisconsin and to the medical staff of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and Dr. Chun He, Ph.D., has been appointed assistant professor of pathology at The Medical College of Wisconsin and to the  medical staff of Froedtert Hospital.

The Medical College, Wauwatosa, honored Dr. Ann Nattinger, professor and chief of general internal medicine and director of the Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research, and Jie He, post doctoral fellow in pediatrics with the annual women in science award. Nattinger will receive a $10,000 research award, and He will receive the $1,000 Edward J. Lennon, M.D. award for outstanding woman postdoctoral researcher.

Dr. Avi Bernstein, has been appointed assistant professor of medicine at The Medical College of Wisconsin and to the medical staff of Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa. 

Tracy Cleveland has been promoted to director of materials services at Children’s Hospital and Health System, Wauwatosa. He has been with the organization since 2000.

Milwaukee-based Assurant Health, announced that Adam Lamnin, has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Dr. Nicolette Weisensel, has been named medical director for the inpatient eating disorder program at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc.


Health Payment Systems, Milwaukee, announced the appointment of Curt Vandertie as sales executive. He has more than 15 years of experience in PPO sales, client services, claims, and electronic data information in Wisconsin and the Midwest.

Diversified Insurance Services, Brookfield, announced the appointment of Dwight Horner as senior vice president, risk services.

Johnson Insurance Services LLC, Racine announced that Dennis Weeks was appointed director to the company’s board of directors. Johnson Insurance, along with Johnson Bank, is part of Johnson Financial Group. 

The Hanover Insurance Group Inc., Brookfield, announced that it has named Greg Loyda, assistant regional vice president for personal lines. In this new role, Loyda will work closely with Todd Bavery, regional vice president, personal lines to oversee all aspects of the personal lines business, including agency relationships, for the company’s Wisconsin territory.

Landscaping & Maintenance

Hawks Nursery hired Jessica Brophy as tree care and maintenance sales representative. She will be responsible for assessing and quoting tree care work for both residential and commercial clients.

Legal Services

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. announced the addition of ten new attorneys to its Milwaukee and Waukesha offices. Christopher Anderson, Thomas Burnett, Jacob Curtis, Jonathan Fritz, Matthew Hofmeister, Lauren Wu, Katrina Kisiolek, Kenneth Logsdon, and Travis Mueller have joined the Milwaukee office. Jeffrey Morris is an

associate in the environmental and real estate practice in the firm’s Waukesha office.

Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Milwaukee, announced the addition of eight associate attorneys: Daniel Blinka, litigation; Shannon Brusda, estate planning; Erin “Maggie” Cook, litigation; Jessica Franklin, environmental; Rufino Gaytán III, labor and employment; Peggy Heyrman, business finance and restructuring; Rebecca Lauber, corporate; Megan Bern, securities practice group, and Joshuah Torres, financial institutions.

Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee, announced that Donald Layden, Jr. has joined the firm as a partner in its corporate services group. Most recently, Layden was a senior executive at Metavante Technologies, Inc. and led the negotiations surrounding the company’s merger with FIS.


Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a nonprofit organization that provides financial resources and management assistance to rebuild Milwaukee’s neighborhoods, announced the hiring of Rev. Christopher Boston to lead the LISC Sustainable Communities Program. LISC’s Sustainable Communities Program is a comprehensive investment strategy for targeted neighborhoods.

Professional Athletics

Matt Corcoran has joined the Milwaukee Wave as a corporate account executive.

Professional Organizations


The Southeastern Wisconsin International Facility Management Association (SEW IFMA) has announced its newly appointed president and executive Board of Directors. Scott Gierhahn, president and CEO of New Berlin-based Schroeder Solutions has been elected president and will lead the new board. Joining him on the board of officers is Bryan Olen of WaterStone Bank, Brian Parrish of Dickman Company, Elizabeth Vorass of Metavante Corp., Jerry Olson of Kleen Air Service Corp., and Doug VerBockel, of Forrer Business Interiors.


Riteway Bus Service Inc. announced that Patty Passmore, has been promoted to manager of Riteway’s School Bus Division in Cedarburg. Eddie Paez has been promoted to Manager of Riteway’s School Bus Division in Oak Creek, and Tim Senkbeil was hired as assistant manager of Ritway’s School Bus division in Oak Creek.


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