Personnel File

Advertising & Public Relations

Celtic, Inc., based in Brookfield, has welcomed Cindy Miresse as a senior account executive. Miresse brings more than 19 years of experience in advertising to her new position. She served as an account executive with a number of Milwaukee-based advertising agencies for 13 of those years.

Arts & Entertainment

The Milwaukee Art Museum has named Brandon Ruud the Constance and Dudley J. Godfrey Jr. Curator of American Art and Decorative Arts. Ruud has spent 20 years working for museums and most recently was curator of American Art at the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. At the Milwaukee Art Museum, he will assist with the reinstallation of the American collection.

Building & Construction

Consolidated Construction Co. Inc. has added Jeffrey Scheidt as strategic account manager on its business development team. Scheidt has more than 25 years of experience in corporate and small business leadership. He will work out of the company’s downtown Milwaukee office and will focus on arranging projects in the manufacturing, industrial, food and commercial markets in southeastern Wisconsin.


The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Adult Degree Program has welcomed Arlene Torres as an academic advisor and recruiter stationed in southeastern Wisconsin. Torres will primarily work on the campuses of Milwaukee Area Technical College and Waukesha County Technical College. She will focus on serving prospective students and advising students living in southeastern Wisconsin.

Government Organizations

Racine County Economic Development Corp. has named Jenny Trick executive director. Trick has worked at RCEDC for more than 22 years, covering the positions of deputy director and business development division manager. She has taken over for Gordy Kacala, who retired last year after 24 years as executive director.

Health Care

Freedom Physical Therapy Services has added Tracy Pfannerstill to its Brookfield office as a physical therapist. Pfannerstill is also a certified yoga therapist, specializing in alignment yoga, and implements yoga into treatment for patients facing chronic conditions.

The Physicians’ Health Network, of Sheboygan, has named Walter Vinson executive director. Vinson’s career has included experience in provider network operations, claims processing and customer service.


Willis of Wisconsin has added Jim Frerking, business development consultant, Property & Casualty Practice, to its Milwaukee office.


Waukesha-based Dueco, Inc. has promoted Michael Johnson to operations manager for its Waukesha production facility. Johnson has worked for Dueco since 2010. In his elevated position, he will guide plant operations, customized fabrication and manufacturing and final-stage assembly and will also ensure on-time delivery of truck-mounted utility equipment.

Metal-Era, Inc., headquartered in Waukesha, recently promoted Brad Van Dam to vice president of sales and marketing. Van Dam previously worked as director of strategic accounts. In his promoted position, he will lead Metal-Era’s sales and marketing initiatives and work to implement a plan for future product growth.


The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, located in Milwaukee, has hired Tiffany Gardner as special needs coordinator. Gardner previously worked for the Wisconsin Early Autism Project, facilitating in-home early intervention therapy for children with autism. She will help create school-year programming for children with special needs as well as coordinate the JCC Chaverim Club, which provides social, recreational, educational and Judaic programs to adults with developmental disabilities.

Katie Sanders has been appointed executive director of Safe & Sound. Sanders has served as interim director of the nonprofit organization since December 2013, following the departure of former executive director Barbara Notestein. She joined Safe & Sound in May 2013. Her career has also included the role of director of corporate and foundation relations at Marquette University and director of development, institutional support, at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

United Way of Greater Milwaukee has appointed Brian McKaig vice president, marketing and communications. McKaig most recently was global corporate communications director for GE Healthcare Systems. Prior to his 10-year tenure at GE Healthcare, McKaig was a general assignment reporter for WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee for six years. In his new position, he will guide the development and implementation of long-term marketing and communications plans that build on United Way’s strategic goals. United Way also recently promoted Lori Holly to director of marketing and communications.

Curative Care Network has welcomed Meghan Schopp as director of Adult Day Services. From 2006 to 2009, Schopp worked for Curative as a program coordinator in Adult Day Services. She most recently was a coordinator in a support services program for students with disabilities at Marquette University. In her new position, she will lead Curative’s Adult Day Services programs at five locations in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties.

Real Estate

Milwaukee-based Irgens has welcomed Paul Hinkfuss as general counsel. Hinkfuss previously was assistant general counsel at a regional development firm and served as a shareholder and associate with other area law firms. At Irgens, he will offer legal guidance and expertise in real estate development, leasing, governmental permitting, construction law, zoning and brokerage compliance.

Sports and Recreation

Elite Sports Clubs has appointed Aniela Neuberger tennis director of Elite Sports Club Brookfield. Neuberger brings more than 14 years of tennis coaching experience to her new position. She most recently served as assistant coach of Marquette University Women’s Tennis. She has also been part of the sport for most of her life and is ranked nationally and internationally.

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