Advertising & Public Relations
Milwaukee-based Boelter + Lincoln Marketing Communications promoted Ken Leiviska to public relations account executive. Leiviska has served the agency as a public relations assistant account executive for the past two years. In his elevated position, he will take on a more advanced role in managing public relations client accounts.
Brian Hudson has returned to Engberg Anderson, Inc., of Milwaukee, as a senior associate. Hudson previously served the firm for five years, in addition to experience at other Milwaukee firms. He is well-versed in health care and corporate projects.
Banking & Finance
Prairie Financial Group, a division of Waukesha State Bank, has added to its senior wealth management team with Anthony Preman, director of fiduciary services; Terry Doyle, senior director, fiduciary services; and Michele Young, senior trust administrator. Preman has more than 10 years of experience in financial services, while Doyle and Young both have more than 25 years of industry experience.
Blackhawk Capital Partners, of Thiensville, has named Thomas Kueht vice president of wealth management. Kueht has more than 30 years of experience in financial services. In his new role, he will help his clients grow their wealth and protect their assets from taxes and litigation.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Continuing Education has added Christa Hart as a customized training consultant. Hart previously was a consultant for IMPACT Inc., of Milwaukee.
Sports Core Health & Racquet Facility, located in Kohler, has named Chris Nickerson director of tennis and Sports Core operating team member. Nickerson, an accredited tennis instructor, has more than 10 years of experience in tennis management and more than 20 years of instruction experience. He previously served as a tennis instructor at Lakeshore Sports & Fitness in Chicago. In his new role, he will head the Sports Core tennis program, manage the professional tennis team, recruit players and grow the tennis programs.
Advanced Pain Management has added Gary Olszewski to its staff as an advanced practice nurse practitioner. Olszewski has more than 28 years of clinic experience. He will consult patients at Milwaukee-area clinics, including Greenfield and Franklin. Advanced Pain Management also recently welcomed Virginia Kashevarof as an advanced practice nurse practitioner. Kashevarof will also assist patients at Greenfield and Franklin clinics. She has more than 18 years of nursing experience in critical care.
Columbia St. Mary’s has welcomed Dr. Avi Bernstein to its Germantown Clinic. Bernstein is board certified in internal medicine. His clinical interests include hypertension, diabetes, geriatrics, asthma, smoking cessation, stress management, wellness and preventive health. Columbia St. Mary’s also recently added Dr. Rashad Khazi Syed to Cardiovascular Specialists. Khazi Syed is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases. He most recently completed an electrophysiology fellowship at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. His clinical interests include cardiac rhythm disturbances and implantable cardiac services. His main specialty is clinical cardiac electrophysiology.
Hospitality & Entertainment
Katie Hoffman returned to Milwaukee-based Saz’s Hospitality Group as sales and event manager, wedding specialist. Hoffman focuses on providing venue expertise and event planning services to the company’s team.
New Berlin-based HNI has added Janine Tracy as director of people, Hugh Devlyn as director of benefits, Craig Martens as a relationship manager, and Sarah Rens as an account administrator.
Diversified Insurance Solutions, of Brookfield, promoted Matthew Weimer to the newly created position of director of strategic solutions. The firm has also appointed Tony Jossart to director of employee benefits operations. Weimer, who has worked for Diversified Insurance Solutions since 2000, will head Diversified Employer Solutions, a group that combines the best technology with comprehensive benefits, human resource expertise and consulting services. Weimer will also guide the company’s marketing and communication efforts as well as handle Affordable Care Act reporting. Jossart has more than 12 years of experience in health insurance and health care. In his new role, he will lead the company’s benefits staff as well as position the company’s systems and processes to meet its growth goals.
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. has added Donald Daugherty to its litigation practice group as a shareholder in its Milwaukee office. Daugherty centers his practices on the representation of vendors of information technology services and goods, e-commerce businesses, hospitals and other health care organizations, manufacturers, insurers, and financial institutions and other lenders. Godfrey & Kahn also recently added seven new attorney associates in Milwaukee: Daniel Barnes, Tax & Employee Benefits Practice Group; Benjamin Clarke, Corporate Practice Group; Matthew Covey, Corporate Practice Group; Christopher Flowers, Litigation Practice Group; Charles Gordon, Litigation Practice Group; David Konkel, Litigation Practice Group; and Jacqueline Roush, Investment Management and Corporate Practice groups.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. has added nine associates to its Milwaukee office: Kelsey Berns, Trusts and Estates Practice; Andrea Davenport, Litigation Practice; Bradley Dennis, Health Care Practice and the Hospitals and Health Systems group; John Kramp, Health Care Practice and the Long-Term Care Facilities, Assisted Living and Senior Housing Service group; John Murphy, Business Law Practice; Katherine O’Malley, Business Reorganization Practice; Sarah Schenck, Real Estate Practice; Michael Solberg, Employee Benefits Practice; and Adam Spector, Business Law Practice.
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. has named Frank Gumina executive vice president of legal services. Gumina is a shareholder in the firm’s Milwaukee office and co-leads the Health Care Law Team. He has more than 23 years of experience helping corporate clients implement strategies to meet business needs and goals. Gumina will continue to aid his clients in his new role while also overseeing strategic efforts for the development and growth of the firms. Additionally, he will guide internal resources to add to the quality and capacity of legal services provided to clients.
Protech, a division of Inland Companies in Milwaukee, has added Paul Spinn and Craig Hussin, who will be responsible for building maintenance assignments in Wisconsin.
St. Francis-based Wixon has appointed Tara Headd national account manager for its foodservice division. Headd has more than 20 years of experience in foodservice sales. Her career includes business development positions at Heinz, Cargill, Southeastern Mills, and Diversified Foods and Seasonings. Headd will work from her Atlanta office.
Mangold Creative, LLC, of Waukesha, has appointed Brock Diedrick marketing specialist. Diedrick most recently was a senior account executive at Falk Group Public Relations. He is experienced in client communications, public relations, media relations, marketing communications and social media strategies. He is also well-versed in special events planning.
College Possible’s Milwaukee organization has named Erica Harwell high school program coordinator. Harwell previously served the nonprofit as an AmeriCorps senior coach and college coach. In her new coordinator position, she will facilitate College Possible’s work with low-income high school students in Milwaukee. Harwell will also supervise six AmeriCorps representatives working as coaches for high school and college students.
The American Lung Association in Wisconsin, located in Brookfield, has welcomed Danielle Clark as coordinator, Clean Fuels and Vehicle Technologies Program. In this position, Clark will guide the development of the program and collaborate with strategic partners in industry, nonprofit and government entities. Clark previously interned for the Clean Fuels program, which is part of an initiative to inform motorists, fleet managers and policymakers about cleaner fuels and vehicle technologies.
Brookfield-based QPS Employment Group has appointed Neil Wojtal corporate in-house counsel. Wojtal previously was in private practice for four years at the Zimmerman & Steber Legal Group in Delafield. He also spent close to 30 years, primarily in legal roles, at Manpower Group Inc. Wojtal specializes in business contract drafting and review, commercial leasing and regulatory compliance.
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