Advertising & Public Relations
Lauren Still and Michael Wessel have joined the Roberts Group, a health care communications agency based in Waukesha, as account coordinators. Still recently graduated from Carthage College with a degree in public relations and communication. Wessel previously worked as a marketing associate at West Bend-based Spaulding Clinical Research.
Leslie Bonk has joined Seroka, a Waukesha-based brand development and strategic communications agency, as senior account manager. Bonk comes to Seroka from the Waukesha-based public relations agency Brown & Martin Inc., where she served as president and principal. In her new role, she will continue to work with her clients from Brown & Martin.
7Summits, Milwaukee, has named Susan Scrupski vice president of social business advocacy. Scrupski has more than 20 years of experience in tracking developments, vendors, tools and technologies. At 7Summits, she will focus on expanding the social business agency’s business strategies and solutions for clients.
¦ Banking & Finance
Anne Noonan has joined Johnson Bank’s Whitefish Bay branch as a senior mortgage loan officer. Noonan has more than 20 years of experience in financial services. Prior to Johnson Bank she worked as a mortgage loan office for M&I BMO Harris Bank.
The Community Bankers of Wisconsin have elected a new set of district directors and officers. District directors include Thomas Oehler, of the Peoples Bank in Elkhorn. Elected officers include Secretary/Treasurer Steve Bell, of Community State Bank in Union Grove.
Associated Banc-Corp, headquartered in Green Bay, has hired three staff members to its leadership division in the Milwaukee office. Jeff Frank will serve as senior vice president and director of corporate security. He will head security measures, fraud prevention, detection and investigations for Associated colleagues. Ron Taylor will hold the position of vice president and financial intelligence compliance manager. He will oversee the bank’s Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering quality review and risk as well as Office of Foreign Assets Control programs. Jon O’Dell will serve as vice president and affinity program manager. He will oversee Associated’s Bank at Work program and will help develop other affinity banking programs.
Tyson Goecks has joined First Bank Financial Centre as cash management coordinator. Goecks recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in finance. In his new role at the Oconomowoc-based bank, he will help businesses find cash management solutions to accommodate their needs.
Milwaukee-based U.S. Bancorp Fund Services has hired Michael Barolsky as a legal compliance officer and assistant vice president. Barolsky comes to U.S. Bancorp Fund Services from Thompson Hine LLP where he practiced in the investment management group. His new responsibilities will include offering legal assistance related to the registration and regulation of exchange-traded funds and mutual funds at U.S. Bancorp Fund Services.
¦ Child Care Services
Ebenezer Child Care Centers’ School Partnership Program, based in Milwaukee, has appointed Natalie Finkley center coordinator at its Greenfield location. Finkley has experience working as an assistant director for another child care center, serving as an organizer and director for AmeriCorps, overseeing her own family child care center, and working as a nursing assistant for health care companies. Her new position will require her to manage the before- and after-school child care activities led by Ebenezer at Greenfield’s four public elementary schools.
Dawn Shipley has been hired as center coordinator at Ebenezer Child Care Centers’ Wauwatosa Center. Shipley previously served as a preschool teacher for Celebree Learning Centers in Frederick, Md. She also has teaching experience in D.C. Public Schools in Washington D.C.
Moore Oil Company Inc., Milwaukee, has promoted Andrew Haag to president. Haag has served as vice president of marketing at the company since 2011 and previously worked in operations. He is taking over for his father, Scott Haag.
Waukesha County Technical College, located in Pewaukee, has hired chef Eric Kroeker as a full-time baking and pastry instructor. Kroeker has worked at the college as a part-time instructor since 2011. His courses will include Nutrition for the Culinarian and Baking for Culinary Arts.
Wisconsin Lutheran College, located in Wauwatosa, has promoted several faculty members. Promotions include Dr. Kevin Glaeske to professor of chemistry, Dr. Robert Balza Jr. to associate professor of biology, Dr. Stacy Hoehl to associate professor of communication, Dr. Kristen Meyer to associate professor of mathematics, Dr. Andrew Mundt to associate professor of chemistry, and Dr. Aaron Palmer to associate professor of history. The school also promoted Adam Volbrecht to assistant director of residence life.
¦ Health Care
Advanced Pain Management (APM) has welcomed Dr. Michael Jung to APM Waukesha and Pain Centers of Wisconsin-Waukesha. Jung is a fellowship-trained pain physician and is board eligible in pain management and anesthesiology. He focuses on interventional pain management.
¦ Legal Services
Quarles & Brady LLP has added Noleta Jansen to its Milwaukee office. Jansen will work as an associate in the Trusts and Estates Practice Group, focusing on estate planning as well as planning of asset management and transfer in case of incapacity or death. She will also represent fiduciaries and beneficiaries in trust, estate and fiduciary matters.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C. has added eight associates to its Milwaukee legal office: Wesley Anderson in its health care practice, Leah Harrand in real estate, Kate Maternowski in litigation, Allison Miller in litigation, Emily Mitchell in banking and finance, Nathan Neuberger in business law, Steven Oyler in employee benefits, and Amy Rogan-Mehta in business law. The firm also added two associates to its Madison office: Karla Hutton in health care and Joshua Taggatz in litigation.
Trostel Ltd., based in Lake Geneva, has added Greg Vassmer and Steve Zarembski to its leadership team. Vassmer will serve as chief technology and quality officer and will take over advanced engineering and innovation, process, material development and quality management. He has 30 years of experience in the automotive, heavy truck and construction industries. Zarembski’s new responsibilities will include marketing, sales, program management, market development for molded products, and oversight of sales and marketing processes.
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, based in Milwaukee, has appointed Christy Brown to chief executive officer. Brown comes to the organization from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she has worked as vice chancellor of finance and administrative affairs for the past five years. She also has leadership experience at Milwaukee Area Technical College and the South East Region of Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Brown will start her new position Oct. 30.
Waukesha-based Safe Babies Healthy Families has hired Barb Butler as marketing and development director. In this newly created position, Butler will manage the marketing of the agency’s mission, business and individual donor development, and major and planned gifts. She previously worked for three years at Interfaith Senior Programs of Waukesha County.
March of Dimes has appointed Jodi Legge as state director for its Wisconsin chapter, headquartered in Milwaukee. In this leadership role, Legge’s responsibilities will include management of programs, public affairs, marketing, fundraising, operations, volunteer development and events. She has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, fundraising, communications, public relations, event planning and reporting. She oversaw marketing, communication and fundraising initiatives at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and the nonprofit America’s Promise Alliance, both in Washington, D.C., and has also served in financial services, utilities and printing.
¦ Real Estate
The Wisconsin Office of Opus Development Corp., located in Milwaukee, has added Jerad Protaskey as real estate manager. Protaskey has almost 10 years of experience with Opus’ construction team. In his new manager position, he will oversee commercial real estate development initiatives, such as market research, land analysis, land purchase, lease negotiations, and project development, marketing, and completion.
Mid-America Real Estate-Wisconsin LLC, located in Milwaukee, has promoted vice presidents Tony Colvin and Adam Dreier to principals. Both Colvin and Dreier focus on tenant representation of national and regional retailers in their site selection throughout Wisconsin. Colvin has served as a broker associate at Mid-America Real Estate since 2001, and Dreier has been a broker associate with the firm since 2002.
¦ Sports Management
The Milwaukee Brewers have promoted Dan Larrea to senior director of team travel. Larrea has been with the Brewers since 1996 when he was hired in the team’s media relations department. He became director of team travel in 1997 and has been responsible for all travel arrangements for Brewers players, coaches and office staff. In his new position, he will also manage the team’s clubhouse and equipment staff.
OTech Group LLC, a provider of patient check-in kiosk technology based in Milwaukee, has hired David Schmidt as business development manager. Schmidt has nearly 10 years of experience in the service industry. In his new position, he will oversee sales operations, partner relationships and business development.
¦ Training and Development
The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) has hired Mara Henningsen as vice president of client programs and services and Michael Hetzel as senior loan officer to work in the organization’s Milwaukee office. Henningsen will manage client services and external programs as well as serve on the organization’s senior management team. Hetzel will primarily work to expand the WWBIC’s small business lending programs throughout the state.