Karen Wiltgen joined McGladrey LLP’s Milwaukee office as a technology consulting director. Wiltgen has more than 20 years of experience with highly automated systems. She has managed programs and projects related to IT governance and compliance in a range of industries. She is also well versed in portfolio management, data privacy, PMO design and optimization, software selection, configuration and implementation.
Milwaukee-based Kahler Slater added three new staff members to its Business Environments and Hospitality teams: architects Joseph Sinnett and Ethan Skeels and senior interior designer Jeff Kopecky. Sinnett will be responsible for hospitality and multi-family projects and mixed-use developments while Skeels will focus on corporate facilities. Kopecky will devote his practice to corporate spaces.
Banking & Finance
Waukesha State Bank has appointed Jody Rupple Lowe to its board of directors. Lowe is the president and managing director of The Lowe Group, a firm she established in 2002. She has about 30 years of experience in financial communications.
Citizens Bank of Mukwonago has added Cheryl Sment, president and owner of Interstate Sealant & Concrete Inc., of Waukesha, to its board of directors.
Port Washington State Bank promoted James Schowalter to senior vice president, chief credit officer, and Melanie Spencer to senior vice president of compliance and human resources. Schowalter, who has 12 years of banking experience, will continue to lead all aspects of the bank’s lending divisions, including commercial, mortgage and consumer lending and processing and servicing. Spencer has worked for Port Washington State Bank for more than 30 years and is a certified community bank compliance officer.
Building & Construction
VJS Construction Services, located in Pewaukee, has hired Matt Washkoviak as an estimator. Washkoviak previously worked as an estimator and BIM coordinator for a construction company in Illinois.
Butler-based GPS Education Partners has appointed Claire Amos human resources generalist. In this position, Amos will focus on employee recruitment, community relations and strategic planning within human resources. The nonprofit also recently named Josh Blau program coordinator and interim program administrator for the program’s northern region, which includes the Fox Cities, Green Bay, and Marinette, Peshtigo and Oconto Counties.
Freedom Physical Therapy Services has added massage therapist Mackenzie Alberts to its Grafton location. Alberts earned an associate of science degree in therapeutic massage from Herzing University’s Lakeside School of Massage. She belongs to the American Massage Therapy Association and is certified by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Freedom Physical Therapy Services also recently hired massage therapist Jennifer Harris at its Fox Point location. Harris has been a clinical supervisor and an instructor for musculoskeletal anatomy and kinesiology, clinical soft tissue studies, and business and ethics at Blue Sky Educational Foundation in Grafton since 2000. She is certified by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and is licensed by the State of Wisconsin to practice massage therapy and bodywork.
The Centers for Transfusion and Transplant Medicine have named Anthony Watkins senior vice president and chief financial officer. In this leadership role, Watkins will provide financial guidance across CTTM and its three affiliate blood centers – Milwaukee-based BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Heartland Blood Centers and Michigan Blood. Watkins has more than 20 years of experience running corporate finance, business development and strategic financial planning in the pharmaceutical industry.
Willis of Wisconsin’s Milwaukee office has added Bob Suycott as a senior client services specialist.
The Starr Group, of Greenfield, has added Karen Bartholomew as a group benefits account manager. Bartholomew has 32 years of experience in insurance and has spent 16 years specializing in group benefits. At the Starr Group, she will provide clients with customer service and health care expertise through the group benefits department.
Johnson Insurance, of Racine, welcomed back Chris Sullivan as vice president, sales executive, with a specialization in architects and engineers professional liability. Sullivan has almost 30 years of insurance experience.
Schroeder Solutions, based in New Berlin, has added Carlie Frost to its design team.
Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund Inc. has promoted Thomas Cullen to vice president of Wisconsin operations. Cullen, who specializes in real estate, has more than 27 years of legal experience and belongs to the State Bar of Wisconsin, Waukesha County Bar Association and Milwaukee County Bar Association. He has worked for Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund as managing attorney for Wisconsin operations since 2005.
Milwaukee-based Boyle Fredrickson has named Michael Griggs a voting shareholder. Griggs is a registered patent attorney who specializes in preparing patent and trademark applications, researching patentability and infringement issues, and guiding clients through counseling and written opinions. He has worked for Boyle Fredrickson since 2007.
Everbrite LLC, based in Greenfield, promoted Jay Jensen to vice president of sales and marketing. Jensen has served as vice president of national accounts since joining the company in 2004. In his new position, he will run the company’s sales and marketing initiatives and will focus on expanding customer relationships and awareness, rolling out market strategies, introducing new products and strengthening customer service.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-Wisconsin Chapter promoted Kelly Salentine to senior development director. In this elevated position, Salentine will lead all 12 Great Strides events throughout Wisconsin. Great Strides is the nonprofit organization’s biggest fundraising event.
Miranda Levy has joined the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend as director of cultural relations. Levy’s career has included serving eight years in the U.S. Army, starting a fashion line and business, curating an art gallery, teaching at the Art Institute of Wisconsin, serving as an artist-in-residence and competing on Lifetime’s “Project Runway” reality show.
Hal Leonard Corp., headquartered in Milwaukee, has promoted Jeff Schroedl to executive vice president. In this position, Schroedl will manage all product development. He will also continue negotiating song rights from media companies, music publishers, rights holders and artist managers. He has been with the company since 1994.
Judson and Associates, S.C., based in Pewaukee, added Dominic Misasi as a broker. Misasi has more than 20 years of experience expanding businesses. He has worked in several industries, including manufacturing and construction.
Jennifer Scholtka has been named vice president of operations for BuyHomes.com, a full-service discount real estate broker working in southeastern Wisconsin. Scholtka has more than 17 years of experience in marketing and advertising and about 10 years of experience in human resources. In her new position, she will manage day-to-day business operations in marketing, advertising, customer service and accounting for BuyHomes.com.
Milwaukee-based 7Summits has expanded its Milwaukee team with Dennis Jenders, vice president, social marketing services.
Brookfield-based Evans Transportation Services has appointed James Probst vice president of key accounts. Probst has spent more than 20 years of his career working in the freight industry.