Personnel File


Schenck S.C. promoted Kathleen Schilter and Jason Kuehl to senior accountants in its Milwaukee office

Banking & Finance

The Equitable Bank, based in Wauwatosa, has hired Doug Knoff, Joe Soboleski, Drew Novak and Jessica Sanchez as loan officers. In these positions, they will originate residential and investment mortgage loans out of the bank’s six area branches. Sanchez, who is bilingual, will also strengthen the bank’s ties with the Latino community. The Equitable Bank also recently promoted Pat Corrao to assistant vice president – senior loan originator. In this elevated role, Corrao will serve as a mentor in the bank’s Junior Loan Officer Program and will teach origination techniques and industry best practices as she continues to originate mortgage loans.

Associated Bank has expanded leadership at its downtown Milwaukee office located at 330 E. Kilbourn Ave. The bank recently hired Allison Cimpl-Wiemer as vice president, associate counsel. Daniel Elmer has been named assistant vice president, portfolio manager, with Associated Commercial Finance, and Kelly Marzahl has been added to the bank’s Strategy, Marketing, Communications and Community Department as vice president, senior marketing manager.

Bank Mutual, headquartered in Brown Deer, has hired Ruth Patterson as residential loan officer at its downtown Milwaukee office. Patterson has more than 28 years of banking experience. She will originate loans and provide customer service.

Waterstone Mortgage Corp. hired Brenda Duce-Lechner as vice president, closing, at its corporate office in Pewaukee. Duce-Lechner has more than 16 years of experience in the mortgage lending industry. In her new position, she will provide guidance to the closing department and will contribute to the development, design and implementation of policies and procedures related to loan closings. Waterstone Mortgage also recently hired Sherri Wolfmeyer as vice president, finance, in Pewaukee. Wolfmeyer has more than 19 years of accounting experience. In her new role, she will plan, manage and organize general accounting processes as well as prepare finance reports.


The Cardinal Stritch University Board of Trustees has elected four new members to serve through 2016. New board members are Marianne Burish of Milwaukee-based Siegel-Gallagher, Inc.; Peggy Eskenasi of Menomonee Falls-based Kohl’s; Sister Joanne Nicgorski of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi; and Michael Weiss of General Capital Group in Fox Point.

Lori Saqer, director of school choice services at RPB CPAs, has been named treasurer of Wisconsin’s Choice Schools Association. In her new leadership position, Saqer will support the association’s nonprofit mission to enhance school quality and member services among other responsibilities. Saqer has worked for RPB CPAs for 14 years. At the accounting firm, she provides financial audit and enrollment validation services to Choice Schools throughout the state.


Milwaukee-based GRAEF recently announced a number of strategic changes among its senior level staff. The firm has named Jason Gerke manager of the Milwaukee Mechanical Group. Paul Eiring has been designated Head of Special Projects – Water Initiative, and Brent Pitcher has been appointed manager of the Milwaukee Infrastructure Group.

¦ Health Care

ProHealth Care Medical Associates has added Dr. Eric Conradson to its Oconomowoc clinic. Conradson is a board-certified internal medicine physician with clinical interests in preventive medicine and chronic disease management. He is a member of the American College of Physicians.

Rogers Memorial Hospital has hired Dr. Chad Wetterneck as cognitive behavior specialist and clinical supervisor in Oconomowoc.

Hospitality & Entertainment

VISIT Milwaukee has named Megan Gaus senior director of marketing and communications. Gaus has more than 13 years of marketing experience, including four years as director of integrated marketing for the Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau. She has specialized in strategic marketing and communications plans, website development, video promotions, advertising campaigns, media buys, rebranding launches, graphic design, and social media community management.

The Iron Horse Hotel, located in Milwaukee, has appointed Andrea Zahn director of sales and marketing. Zahn previously served as director of sales and marketing at Merrill Lynch.


HNI, headquartered in New Berlin, added Stephanie Wenz as an account manager for the commercial small business and personal lines units. In this role Wenz will help coordinate service team operations.

Legal Services

Milwaukee-based Boyle Fredrickson has promoted Christopher Kukowski to non-equity shareholder. Kukowski has been with the firm since 2007. He has specialized in the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications in addition to intellectual property opinions and enforcement.

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C. has added shareholder Steven Martin to its Litigation Practice in its Milwaukee office. Martin is also a member of the firm’s Business Law and Real Estate Practice areas. Martin’s practice focuses on all areas of corporate law along with construction, real estate, title insurance, and fidelity and surety. He also has experience advising clients on antitrust, formation of subsidiaries, contact matters and acquisitions, and commercial transactions.

Quarles & Brady recently added two associates in its Milwaukee office. Brandon Krajewski joined the firm as an associate in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group, and Rachel Taylor joined as an associate in the Corporate Services Practice Group. Quarles & Brady also recently announced that Sean Scullen, of the firm’s Milwaukee office, has been named national chair of the Labor & Employment Practice Group.

Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin and Brown LLP, of Milwaukee, recently added attorney Joshua Gimbel. Previously a partner at Michael, Best & Friedrich for 25 years, Gimbel specializes in commercial and corporate litigation as well as land use and zoning, and real estate and municipal law. He has advised developers and individuals in special and conditional use permit approvals, zoning changes and developer agreement negotiation. Gimbel’s father, Franklyn Gimbel, founded Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin and Brown LLP in 1968.

Management Services

Brookfield-based Patina Solutions recently added Susan Gallagher as chief operating officer, a leadership role in which she will help expand the company’s office network and practice organization. She was most recently the COO of True Partners, a tax consulting and strategy firm based in Chicago. Patina Solutions also promoted Debbie Seeger to senior vice president. Seeger is a co-founder of Patina Solutions and is a member of the firm’s executive committee. In her elevated position as senior vice president, she will continue managing the firm’s Milwaukee and Madison offices. She will also oversee firm-wide recruiting and sourcing operations and will expand Patina Solutions’ training and knowledge sharing platforms.


Waukesha-based Universal Welding & Engineering added Jeff Baker to manage business development. Baker has more than 30 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. In his new role, he will be responsible for account management and customer service in addition to business development.

Pewaukee-based TLX Technologies added Hal Paprcka as a business development engineer. Paprcka has more than 20 years of experience in sales and business development with expertise in engineering in the industrial sector. TLX Technologies also recently hired Roxanne Smith as a purchasing clerk. Smith has more than 16 years of experience in the manufacturing sector to and recently completed a degree in accounting at Waukesha County Technical College.

Paul Wasielewski joined St. Francis-based Wixon in the newly created position of engineering project manager. In this position, Wasielewski will focus on execution of capital and maintenance projects as well as development of Preventive Maintenance and Predictive Maintenance programs. He will also be responsible for training Wixon’s maintenance and production staff, managing all facility service contracts, and improving plant efficiency.

Milwaukee-based Jason Inc. added Brian French as vice president of human resources. French has 20 years of experience in human resources. In his new position, he will continue developing the company’s HR processes and will also assist in attracting and developing talent and planning succession strategies.


Bart Adams, partner at Sikich LLP, has been named chair of the Waukesha County Business Alliance’s Policy Board. Brian Nemoir, president of Full Impact Communications, has been named vice chair of the board, and Tom Fotsch, chief operating officer of EmbedTek has been appointed secretary.

Curative Care Network has appointed Richard Cieslak vice president of marketing and business development. Cieslak most recently served as marketing director at Discovery World. In his new position, he will pinpoint growth opportunities within the organization’s existing service lines and will also work to strengthen the identity of Curative Care Network among critical constituencies.

United Way in Waukesha County appointed Mary Makowski manager of volunteer engagement. In this position, Makowski will orchestrate volunteer opportunities with the organization’s Volunteer Center and will work to strengthen relationships with community groups.

Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage added real estate agent Michael Rekowski to its downtown Milwaukee office. The firm also recently added real estate agents Leslie Hochstatter and Joann Otto to its Cedarburg office.

Sports and Recreation

Legends of the Field added James Lindenberg, Jr. as warehouse and production manager at its headquarters in Hartland. The company also named Jim Andrews of LMA Marketing director of business development.


Brookfield-based Guardian Business Solutions Inc. added Jennifer Eberhardt as director of professional services. Eberhardt has 25 years of experience in manufacturing ERP systems consulting, project management and customer support. In her new role, she will focus on project management and training of the Mobilize-IT library of manufacturing apps and supported ERP solutions.

Montage Talent, headquartered in Delafield, added Amy Ziegler as a sales lead generation specialist.


Waukesha-based Ewald Fleet Solutions appointed Shane McCully director of business development. McCully has more than six years of automotive industry experience and 17 years of sales experience to his new position. At Ewald Fleet Solutions, he will meet with prospective clients for the company’s Vehicle Management Program and will also focus on implementing cost saving strategies.

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