Personnel File


Menomonee Falls-based Sattell, Johnson, Appel & Co., S.C. promoted Eric Matschull to audit manager. The firm also recently added Alexandra Goldman to its accounting and auditing department.

Advertising & Public Relations

Vollrath Associates Inc., located in Milwaukee, has added Amanda Schlesner as account coordinator. Schlesner previously served as a public relations and marketing intern at Harris Marketing Group. She graduated from UW-Madison in 2012 with a major in communication arts. At Vollrath Associates, Schlesner will focus on delivering public relations, media relations and new media services to a variety of clients.


Megan Scott has rejoined Engberg Anderson in Milwaukee as a project architect. Her expertise includes senior living and housing projects, among other building types. At Engberg Anderson, she is currently focusing on two housing and mixed-use projects.

Banking & Finance

Annex Wealth Management, Elm Grove, has added Daniel Brown as an investment officer and Richard Kula as a financial planner and retirement plan specialist. Brown has more than 23 years of experience in investment management, trust and banking and spent the last 20 years at M&I Investment Management/BMO Global Asset Management as director and equity fund manager. Kula has more than 10 years of experience in financial services.

North Shore Bank, headquartered in Brookfield, promoted Colleen Egan to vice president. Egan has worked for the bank for more than 27 years and most recently served as assistant vice president. For the past seven years, she has guided the development and implementation of the bank’s call center and customer care area, which provides support for 24/7 banking needs and addresses inquiries for deposit accounts and lending services.

Associated Bank has expanded its Milwaukee staff with the addition of Kirstin Jorgenson, senior project manager; Chandra Rodgers, vice president and processing manager; and Mary Jo Szydel-Laeuger, vice president and senior project manager of the bank’s operations and technology division.

Building & Construction

Spancrete, based in Waukesha, has appointed Michael Schmidt director of design and engineering. Schmidt has 34 years of experience in engineering and architectural design. In his new leadership role, he will oversee design and engineering teams and assist with sales and project management. He will also focus on the strategic development and delivery of 3D/building information modeling capabilities and engineering services.


Trivera, based in Menomonee Falls, has appointed Cory Ampe client services director. Ampe has more than 16 years of marketing experience. She most recently worked for Trade Press Media Group. In her new position at Trivera, Ampe will serve as the point of contact for clients throughout the completion of their projects.


Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon has added Gretchen Jameson as vice president of strategy, culture and external relations. Jameson will serve both CUW and Concordia University Ann Arbor in Michigan in this capacity.


The Energy and Enterprise Initiative, a nationwide public engagement campaign working to promote free enterprise solutions to energy and climate issues, has hired Kevin Croswhite as its first Wisconsin state director. Croswhite will be based in Kenosha and will facilitate the Initiative’s work throughout the state.

Health Care

Aurora Health Care, based in Milwaukee, has appointed Gerard Colman chief operating officer and Mike Lappin chief administrative officer. Colman most recently served in a variety of leadership roles at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. In his new position with Aurora, he will be tasked with overseeing all clinical operations. He is taking over for Steve Bablitch, who served as interim chief operating officer and has now transitioned into the role of chief of strategic business affairs. Lappin has been part of Aurora’s leadership team for the past four years. In addition to his duties as corporate secretary, chief officer for legal, compliance, government relations, internal audit, affiliation strategy and facilities management, he will also now manage information services and human resources.


Midwest Insurance Group, of Delafield, has welcomed Travis Goff as an account executive.

Legal Services

Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.C., of Brookfield, recently promoted Melissa Hockersmith to shareholder. Hockersmith’s practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law. She specializes in IP litigation and dispute resolution.

Milwaukee-based Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. has named Bruce Arnold and Frank Gumina co-leaders of its Health Care Law Team. Arnold is as a shareholder in the firm’s Milwaukee office and a member of the firm’s board of directors. He has advised clients in the health care industry for more than 30 years. Gumina also is a shareholder in the Milwaukee office and has served health care clients for more than 20 years.


IndependenceFirst has appointed Hannah Dugan chief operating officer, which is a brand new position at the nonprofit organization. Dugan has more than 20 years of experience in administrative leadership.

Curative Care Network, serving Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties, has promoted Alison Gunia to director of case management services. Gunia has worked for Curative Care Network since 2006. She started as a program coordinator in adult day services and transitioned to case management services before being promoted to lead supervisor of Curative’s family care case management services in 2009. In her new role, Gunia will lead the coordination and administration of all elements of Curative’s case management services. She will also oversee Curative’s adult and children’s case management programs.

Linda Witucki has been named executive director of the American Lung Association in Wisconsin, based in Brookfield. Witucki has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit development. As executive director, she will run day-to-day operations as well as oversee the nonprofit’s special events and its mission programs.

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater has added Cecilia Gilbert, W. Randall McKennie, Gregory Oberland, Dr. Harry Richard Quadracci Ewens and Ed Seaberg to its board of trustees. Each new board member will serve a two-year term.


Arandell Inc., based in Menomonee Falls, has named Richard Kropski senior vice president of logistics and supply chain. Kropski has previous work experience with the company. In his new role, he will make sure products are delivered on time and will work to improve logistic margins and ensure postal regulatory compliance. He will also handle the planning and execution of all supply chain activities.

Real Estate

Wauwatosa-based Irgens has hired Robert Everts as building services team leader. Everts previously worked in lead property management positions for commercial real estate firms. In his new role, he will work to optimize building performance, manage day-to-day operations of technologies related to building management, direct Irgens’ maintenance team, and roll out operational safety regulations, among other responsibilities.

NAI MLG Commercial, based in Milwaukee, has promoted Kevin Schmoldt to vice president. Schmoldt joined the firm in 2007 as an intern and transitioned into the role of a broker associate in 2009.


Corporate Technology Solutions Inc., based in Milwaukee, has hired Nathan Dykstra as a consultant. Dykstra previously worked as an SQA engineer at the Cognex Corp. In his new role, he will help CTS clients optimize business productivity with quality software solutions.

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