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Jill Compton has joined Mequon Healthcare Center as a marketing coordinator. Compton is a graduate of Drake University and has experience in long-term senior care, admissions and social services. (An incorrect first name for Compton was listed in the last issue of SBT.)
John Lang has joined National Survey & Engineering, a division of R.A. Smith & Associates, Brookfield, as a project engineer in its private development practice group. Lang has four years of experience with the United States Department of Agriculture, National Resources Conservation Service and five years of experience on private development projects with I.G. Consulting (formerly Infracon, Inc.) – a consulting engineering firm in Illinois. Lang has a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Mike Zickert has joined HNI Risk Services in New Berlin as an account executive. Zickert comes to HNI after 10 years with Liberty Mutual Group servicing and selling commercial insurance products to a variety of industries. He received his M.B.A. from UW-Whitewater and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from UW-Madison.
Dean Bressler has been named senior art director at the business-to-business marketing communications firm Integré, in Waukesha. Before joining Integré, Bressler was a senior art director at SpectraCom, a Web site development and electronic publishing firm located in Milwaukee. He has also served in a variety of art director roles while working at Milwaukee-area advertising agencies, including BVK McDonald; Brady Marketing Group, and Nelson & Schmidt Marketing Communication. Bressler graduated from UW-Milwaukee in 1984 with a bachelor of fine arts degree.
Sandi Anderson has joined Kahler Slater Architects as strategic marketing manager, and Monica Birkholz has joined the Milwaukee firm’s corporate team as a facilities planner. Anderson has more than 12 years of professional marketing, communications and organization management experience, as she is the former executive director of the Metropolitan Builders Association of Greater Milwaukee, and she worked as a consultant to various nonprofit organizations. Anderson graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a bachelor of arts degree. Birkholz has more than 13 years of experience in commercial design and construction. Birkholz recently worked as a design consultant at Emmons Business Interiors in Sheboygan. She also was employed at Kohl’s Department Stores for more than 15 years. Birkholz attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has an interior design degree from the Milwaukee Area Technical College.
Kathryn Buono has been named chair of the Quarles & Brady Corporate Services Group. The group includes more than 60 attorneys who practice out of the law firm’s offices in Milwaukee; Madison; Chicago; Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; and Naples, Fla. Buono’s practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital and project finance services, in addition to general corporate work. Buono is a resident of the Town of Delafield and earned law degree from Marquette University in 1986.
Ann M. Murphy has been named to the newly created position of managing partner for the Quarles & Brady Milwaukee Office. Murphy, who focuses her practice on tax-exempt finance and commercial lending, is the first woman to hold such a leadership position among Milwaukee’s top five law firms. In her new position, Murphy oversees the operations of Quarles & Brady’s 200-attorney headquarters. She earned her law degree at the UW-Madison, after gaining her bachelor’s degree at UW-Milwaukee.
Kolb+Co., a CPA and business advisory firm in West Allis, has announced the following new staff: Mike Nelson, staff accountant; Robert Frieboth, tax specialist; and Amanda Koehler, clerical assistant. Olivia Dahlman has joined Kolb+Co. Medical Billing, LLC, as a medical coder.
Marcia Y. Lucas has joined the firm of Michael Best & Friedrich. Lucas is an associate in the Milwaukee office and a member of the business area focusing on general corporate, securities and venture financing matters. Lucas received a B.B.A. in 1990 and a J.D. in 1993 from the University of Notre Dame. Prior to joining Michael Best & Friedrich, Lucas was an associate with Brobeck Phleger & Harrison.
Lester H. Birbaum has been named vice president at Apex Commercial, Brookfield, focusing on investment services. Birbaum has more than 12 years of mortgage banking and commercial real estate experience. Prior to joining Apex Commercial, Birbaum was the founder and managing member of Vista Commercial, a small investment property brokerage firm. Prior to that, he held the positions of investment associate and development associate at Wangard Partners. Birbaum holds a bachelor of science degree from UW-Madison in economics. Apex Commercial has named John P. Czarnecki vice president, focusing on office brokerage. Czarnecki specializes in office transactions by providing landlord representation, tenant representation and investment property sales. Prior to joining Apex Commercial, Czarnecki was an office associate at Wangard Partners. Preceding real estate brokerage, he pursued a career in marketing and sales which included product development and Web-site development. Czarnecki is a graduate of St. Norbert College with a bachelor’s degree in advertising, marketing and sales.
Edward J. Konkol has been appointed executive director of Day Care Services for Children, Inc., replacing Yvonne Stricklin who retired on Sept. 27 after 40 years. Konkol takes over the day-to-day leadership of the six-facility daycare provider, which includes directing its agency functions, overseeing its business operations and developing its future growth and programing. Konkol comes to DCSC with more than 34 years of child welfare experience in both the public and private sectors, with a majority of his career spent working for Milwaukee County. Konkol holds a master’s degree in social work and a bachelor’s degree, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Robert Leibham has joined Johnson Bank in Milwaukee as an Invest registered representative. With more than five years of investment experience, Leibham is a UW-Milwaukee graduate with a degree in finance.
Sprecher Bertalot & Company, a marketing communications firm in Milwaukee, has added Jeff Jenkins, senior copywriter; Taylor Smith, associate creative director; Karin Jamel, production artist; Corinne Streit, public relations account executive and Nancy Kingsley, production and traffic manager.
Rich Sorensen has joined MSI General Corp. in Oconomowoc as a civil engineer. He had earlier worked with the Army at Ft. McCoy as a civil engineer and master planner.
Jan Baudewig-Poehlman has joined Brian Lee Creative Solutions in Milwaukee as Flash MX programmer and technical producer. He has extensive experience in Germany for Fortune 100 companies.
Jill M. Miller has been named administrator of the Milwaukee law office of Quarles & Brady. The new role is in addition to her work as national director of human resources for the firm. Prior to serving as director of human resources, she was administrator of the Florida office of Quarles & Brady. She holds a business degree from Washington University in St. Louis.
The Zimmerman Design Group, Wauwatosa, has hired Michael Haessly as a project architect, Eric Johnson and Thomas Witte as project managers, Michael Kickbush as a designer, Scott Gosnell as an intern architect and James Collins as a CAD technician.
Richard Banks has been named district sales manager for the Wisconsin region for Paychex, of Brookfield. Banks has more than 20 years of experience, including positions at Miller Brewing and in the communications industry. He holds an MBA from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
Kevin J. O’Connor has been named a partner in the law firm Godfrey & Kahn. He will chair the firm’s antitrust and trade practices group, working in the firm’s Madison office.
Patrice Peterson has joined Roman Electric Co. in Milwaukee as executive administrative assistant. She had worked in sales administration with APW in Oak Creek for the past five years. Her 19 years of administrative experience also include five years as a bilingual executive secretary in Germany.
Laura Sucharski has been named regional account manager for the northeastern US at Raabe Corp. in Menomonee Falls. She had earlier been a district sales manager for Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruise lines. She earned a bachelor of science degree from Carroll College in Waukesha.
Tama M. Janssen has been named a vice president at Hays Companies of Wisconsin. Her prior insurance industry experience includes 18 years at Wausau Insurance Companies. Janssen has a bachelor of business degree from UW-Whitewater.
Kathleen Radionoff has been named campus chair for Graduate Business and Management Studies at the University of Phoenix’s Milwaukee campus in Brookfield, while Nancy Stuever has been named the university’s campus chair for the College of General and Professional Studies.
Three former Arthur Andersen partners have joined Virchow Krause & Co., in the firm’s Virchow Krause Consulting practice. They are Glenn Kieckhaefer, who has been named managing partner of Virchow Krause Consulting; Bryan Majewski, and Scott Springer. Kieckhaefer has more than 21 years of experience in finance, operations and technology. He has a bachelor’s degree from UW-Madison and an MBA from Marquette University. Majewski has more than 18 years of professional experience, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Upper Iowa University and an MBA from UW-Madison. Springer’s bachelor’s degree is from Purdue University and his MBA from Indiana University.
Leland C. Hutchinson has been named director of resource development for The Lutheran Home, in Wauwatosa. Hutchinson comes to The Lutheran Home with a 16-year background in fund development. Most recently, he worked as an independent fund-raising consultant, specializing indonor development. He has a six-year affiliation with United Way of Greater Milwaukee, both in a consulting capacity and on staff.
Stephens Trzinski & Associates, a Waukesha-based advertising and marketing agency, has named Angelo Juliano as its new executive creative director. In his 25 years in the advertising industry in markets such as New York and Chicago, Juliano has created print and television ads for such brand names as Sears, Nikon, Volvo, Purdue, Oldsmobile, Bud Light, SC Johnson, Arthur Andersen and Miller Lite.Former executive art director for Leo Burnett, Chicago, associate creative director at DDB, Chicago, Juliano began his career at Scali McCabe Sloves in New York. Juliano also earned a degree in Visual Communication from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and attend the School of Visual Arts, New York. Juliano has earned numerous industry awards for his work, including the Clio, Mobius, London, One Show, Art Director Show and the Chicago Show. Quality-of-life reasons comprised a large part of Juliano’s decision to move to Wisconsin. Raised in rural northwestern Pennsylvania, Juliano says that southeastern Wisconsin reminds him very much of his youth. “I love the trees, the lakes and the open land,” says Juliano, who is pleased to have traded in an arduous morning commute for a morning bicycle ride around Lake Nagawicka.
The Milwaukee law firm of von Briesen & Roper has named attorneys Carmen Anderson,
Linda Isnard, Maureen Hegarty and Susan Lovern shareholders in the firm, and attorney David Westrup principal associate. All practice in the firm’s litigation section. Anderson received her bachelors’ degree from the University of Iowa and her law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Isnard received her bachelor’s degree from UW-Eau Claire and her law degree from Marquette University. Hegarty holds a University of Michigan bachelor’s degree and a Marquette law degree. Lovern’s bachelor’s degree is from the University of Northern Iowa and her law degree from the University of Iowa.
Oct 25, 2002 Small Business Times, Milwaukee

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