Personnel File

Advertising & Public Relations

Milwaukee-based Core Creative recently announced 10 promotions. The company has promoted Beth Crivello-Wagner to vice president-client services, Angi Krueger to vice president-marketing and business development, Patti Schauer to vice president-finance/human resources, Kevin Farrington to account executive, Saige Smith to health care marketing specialist, Jennifer Cooley to senior art director, and Phillip Fischer to senior designer. Core Creative has also promoted Dana Carpenter, Jerry Higgins and Stephanie Hungerford to the director team level.

Banking & Finance

Associated Bank recently expanded its Milwaukee staff, hiring Donald Cross as vice president, telecommunications services lead; Carol Pultz as a talent acquisition consultant; Bradley Teplin as vice president, residential lending regulatory compliance manager; and Matthew Braeger as a senior vice president, audit director, in corporate audit services. The bank also expanded its Hales Corners branch staff with the addition of Rod Suhan, who will serve as a vice president, underwriting manager, for Associated Business Banking.

Building & Construction

CG Schmidt Inc., headquartered in Milwaukee, has hired Matt Iwanski as a project engineer. Iwanski recently completed his master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Business Organizations

The Kenosha Area Business Alliance (KABA) has appointed Heather Wessling vice president of economic development. Wessling most recently worked for the City of Wausau as assistant director for community development. She also participates on the board of the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA). In her new role, she will roll out Kenosha County’s economic development plan known as Kenosha First, which emphasizes business retention, entrepreneurship and economic development support for businesses.


Innovative Signs Inc., located in Waukesha, has promoted Tom Lehn to general manager. Lehn previously served as production manager at the company.


David Murphy has been appointed vice president for marketing and communication at Marquette University in Milwaukee. Murphy has been filling the role of interim vice president for marketing and communication since November 2012 while also serving as senior director of brand marketing. He began working for the university in 2008 and has more than 30 years of experience total in marketing and advertising. In his new leadership capacity, Murphy will guide Marquette’s branding, marketing and communication initiatives to boost the university’s academic reputation, enrollment and fundraising and strengthen alumni relations.

Health Care

Aurora Health Care, based in Milwaukee, promoted Rachelle Hart to senior vice president, general counsel. Hart joined Aurora Health Care in 2010 as deputy general counsel. In her new leadership position, she will oversee all legal matters at Aurora.

Hospitality & Entertainment

Paul Ohm has been named general manager of the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee, which is owned by The Marcus Corp. Ohm comes to the Pfister from the Fairmont Newport Beach in southern California where he worked as general manager. He has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. At the Pfister, Ohm will be responsible for oversight of general hotel operations and renovations of the tower guest rooms starting this fall.

Legal Services

Quarles & Brady LLP, headquartered in Milwaukee, has appointed Jeff Peelen national practice group chair for the law firm’s public finance practice group.

Kristi Thompson has joined Midwest Legal & eData Services Inc.’s Oak Creek office as a paralegal/eDiscovery/Analyst.


WISN-TV Channel 12 in Milwaukee recently promoted Rob Krieghoff to local sales manager. Krieghoff previously worked as national sales manager for the station. He started working for Channel 12 as an account executive last year and was promoted to national sales manager earlier this year. Krieghoff has 20 years of broadcast sales experience.


Deborah Fugenschuh has taken over as executive director of the Milwaukee County Historical Society. Fugenschuh begins her new position after spending about 14 years as president and chief executive officer of the Donors Forum of Wisconsin. Prior to her leadership at the forum, she was involved in fundraising initiatives for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and United Way among other civic groups.

Richard Monroe has been appointed director of youth programs for the Milwaukee Center for Independence’s (MCFI’s) Employment Services Program. Monroe most recently served as superintendent at the Nicolet Unified High School District. In his new leadership role, he will be responsible for creating an assessment, training and placement model for youth with special needs between ages 18 and 20. He will also focus on developing a career academy at MCFI.

United Way in Waukesha County has added Juanita Schuelke as operations manager and has promoted Lori Hayes to director of volunteer engagement. Schuelke will focus on office administration, management of administrative support duties, campaign pledge processing, management of the nonprofit’s volunteer database and management of information systems. Hayes has worked for United Way for three years and is responsible for both overseeing volunteer efforts and managing human resources.

Professional Organizations

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International has elected Sheldon Oppermann of Compass Properties in Milwaukee to be a member of its executive committee. Oppermann will represent BOMA Wisconsin.

Real Estate

Colliers International’s Wisconsin Office Brokerage Team, located in Milwaukee, has welcomed Matt Fahey as an associate broker. Fahey recently completed a one-year internship with the firm and graduated from Marquette University with a bachelor’s degree in real estate and finance. In his new position, he will be responsible for landlord representation and leasing for office properties. He is a licensed real estate salesperson in the state.


Prolitec Inc., headquartered in Milwaukee, has named Matthew Ansley chief engineer and has promoted Howard Tanner to principal designer. Ansley most recently served as principal staff mechanical engineer at Motorola Mobility Inc. in Libertyville, Ill. In his new role, he will manage all engineering operations. Tanner started working for Prolitec in 2012 as a senior design engineer.

Think Tanks

Mike Nichols has been appointed president of the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute’s (WPRI’s) board of directors. Nichols has been a WPRI senior fellow for the past four years and has written research papers at WPRI and assisted with investigative reports published in Wisconsin Interest Magazine. He previously worked at the Milwaukee Journal and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for 18 years and wrote a book on 9/11. He also has syndicated a column that has been published in newspapers throughout the state.

Utility Services

Lawrence Borgard is now part of the board of directors of Pewaukee-based American Transmission Co. Borgard works as president and chief operating officer-utilities for Integrys Energy Group, headquartered in Chicago.

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