Personnel File


Clifton Gunderson LLP, Wauwatosa, hired Ellen Trytek as chief growth officer. Trytek will be responsible for developing key marketing and branding programs to execute the firm’s marketing vision.

RitzHolman CPAs, Milwaukee, recently promoted Matthew Cody, and Lisa Feldmeier to supervisors. Kelly Peterson and Wade Piazza were also promoted to senior accountants.

Advertising, Public Relations & New Media

7Summits, Milwaukee, has added Aaron Walker as a senior front-end developer, and Ryan Tucker as director of front end development. Combined they have more than 20 years of experience in web development. Prior to joining 7Summits, Walker was a senior web developer and Tucker was a technology director at WhittmanHart Interactive in Chicago.

Zizzo Group Marketing Public Relations and New Media, Milwaukee, has promoted Lisa Ninmer to vice president of public relations. Ninmer joined Zizzo Group as director of public relations in 2008.

Zeppos & Associates Inc., Milwaukee, has promoted Mikaela Balfany to account executive. Balfany joined Zeppos & Associates in 2008 as an assistant account executive.

Banking & Finance

Pittsburgh, Pa.-based PNC Financial Services Group Inc., has appointed Lori Craig to senior vice president and market executive for Wisconsin. She has more than 25 years of banking and financial services experience.

Errol Barnett has joined Legacy Bank, Milwaukee, as the new senior vice president and chief lending officer. Geneva Ivory has joined the bank as the new collections representative. Robin Talbott has been promoted to senior lender at legacy bank and Tijunna Hennings has been promoted to credit analyst at the bank.

Milwaukee-based MGIC Investment Corporation has added Dr. Mark Zandi to its board of directors. Zandi is chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, N.Y., where he directs economic research and consulting.

Pittsburgh-based PNC has named Lori Craig senior vice president and market executive for Wealth Management in Wisconsin. She has more than 25 years of banking and financial services experience, including client and relationship management, sales and personnel management, and business development positions.

Chambers of Commerce

Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce has promoted Carolyn Hahn to director of events and public relations. Hahn joined the Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce in December of 2007 and was promoted to events manager in November of 2008.


PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has added Gary Moss to its Milwaukee office as the Wisconsin healthcare practice leader. He has over 25 years of healthcare experience, focusing on assurance, internal audit and advisory services.


The Art Institute of Wisconsin has appointed Bill Johnson as president of the school’s new Milwaukee location. He previously served as president of The Art Institutes International-Minnesota in Minneapolis and president of The Art Institutes schools in Phoenix and North Hollywood.

Cynthia Echols has been appointed senior director of external relations and campaign manager at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee. She previously served at Marquette University and the University of Chicago in numerous capacities.

Todd Battle, Suzanne Deans, Leslie Scherrer and Gary Olsen were recently sworn in as members of the Gateway Technical College Board of Trustees.

Dr. Xiaowen Bai, Ph.D., has been appointed assistant professor of anesthesiology at The Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa. Prior to coming to MCW, Bai served as an instructor in the department of molecular pathology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston for three years.

Concordia University of Wisconsin, Mequon, recently added new directors for its graduate academic programs. Robert Barnhart, was added as the new director of the physical therapy program, he will also serve as chair of the physical therapy department. Teri Kaul, who has been serving as the director of the graduate nursing program for five years, will now take on the additional role of chair of the nursing department, and Gary Petersen was named the new director of the graduate counseling program.

Eileen Schwalbach, president of Milwaukee-based Mount Mary College, has announced that Sister Sara Jean Donegan, Sister Carole Shinnick and Sister Ann Scholz were added to the college’s corporate board. The Corporate Board has oversight of Mount Mary’s Board of Trustees including responsibility for governance matters, financial decisions and institutional leadership.

Health Care

Dr. Heena Desai has been named assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at The Medical College of Wisconsin and to the staff at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa.

Catherine Jacobson has joined Wauwatosa-based Froedtert & Community Health senior management team as executive vice president for finance and strategy, chief financial and strategy officer. Her new role will become effective Sept. 1. Jacobson is currently serving as senior vice president for strategic planning and finance and chief financial officer at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Rogers Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc, has added Jennifer Hailey as an assistant medical director to help lead the organization’s inpatient and partial eating disorders programs. Hailey was formerly with the Dialectical Behavior Therapy group at The DBT Center of Michigan.

Dr. Eduardo Zambrano, has been named associate professor of pathology at The Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, and director of surgical pathology and of musculoskeletal pathology at Froedtert Hospital. His expertise is in pediatric pathology as well as disorders of bone and soft tissue. Prior to accepting this position, Zambrano was on the faculty of Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. for the past seven years.

Aurora Health Care has named Shelly Hart at its deputy general counsel. Hart will serve as Aurora’s senior health law attorney, responsible for all health law matters. Prior to joining Aurora, Hart was a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP in Milwaukee where she spent more than 20 years on its health care industry team.


Stephen Katz has been promoted to central claims manager and Jennifer Baumann was promoted to manager of services at ACUITY’s corporate headquarters in Sheboygan. Katz joined the firm in 1996, and Baumann has been with the company since 2006.

United Heartland has added Patrick Walsh as vice president of claims and managed care.

The Starr Group, Greenfield, has added Michael Huven to its Commercial Lines Sales Department as a commercial insurance counselor.

Integrated Risk Solutions, Pewaukee, has hired Dean Cirulis as account executive for middle market. He brings 15 years of professional experience to the position.

Legal Services

The law firm of O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C., Milwaukee, recently added Laura Now as an attorney in the firm’s litigation practice group. Joseph Gumina has recently been elected as a shareholder of the firm.

Cross Law Firm, S.C., has hired Kelly Lowery as an associate in its disability discrimination and accommodation practice in its Milwaukee office.

The law firm of Von Briesen & Roper, S.C., Milwaukee has promoted Smitha Chintamaneni, Christopher Schreiber and Jessica Zeratsky to shareholders of the firm.

Management Services

C.H. Coakley & Co., Inc., Milwaukee, added Dean Tandeski as vice president at C.H. Coakley & Co., Inc. for the document imaging division, American Micrographics.


Wixon Inc., St. Francis, has named Ed Becerra vice president of operations. Becerra is responsible for all aspects of manufacturing including safety, quality, cost-effective manufacturing, and management of production personnel.

Richfield-based DCI Cheese Company, has announced the addition of six new employees: Liz Bub, graphic designer; Melissa Burnett, replenishment analyst; Shaun Dennis, senior supply planner; Bruce Duevel, plant manager; Greg Koeppe,, packaging buyer; and Tyler Nordstrom, graphic designer. In addition, Katie Jury was promoted to marketing manager, Jamie Neitzel was promoted to new business development assistant and Amy Rabiego was promoted to senior accountant.


Historic Milwaukee Inc., has elected Dan Cooper as president of it’s board of directors. Cooper has served on the board since 2006.

Gordon Boucher, president of Wisconsin-based The Boucher Company, has been re-elected as a national vice president of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. MDA national vice presidents provide volunteer assistance and counsel in their areas of expertise to support the Association’s lifesaving research and services programs. The Boucher Company owns and operates 18 automobile dealerships in Wisconsin.

Professional Organizations

The National Association of Women Business Owners Greater Milwaukee has selected its 2010 board of directors. The board includes: Lisa Gehrke, Gehrke & Associates, SC, in Wauwatosa; Kris Maegli, Career Strategies, Inc. in New Berlin; Suzanne Denzine, Kolb + Co. in Brookfield; Stephanie Scherzberg, Dettlaff & Company, Incorporated in Brookfield; Karen Suminski, National City Bank in Milwaukee; Jennifer Walther, Mawicke & Goisman S.C. in Milwaukee; Valerie Johnson, Kolb+Co Financial Advisers, LLC in Brookfield; Lisa Wise, Blue Iris Graphics in West Bend; Sue Sattler, Talent Network Group in Waukesha; and Lindsey Kreske, Ameriprise Financial in Milwaukee.

Staffing & Recruiting

Pinstripe, Inc., Brookfield, has added Gary Mecklenburg to the company’s Healthcare Advisory Board. Mecklenburg currently serves as an executive partner at Waud Capital Partners in Chicago, but also served 21 years as president and chief executive officer of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.


Jeff Mitchell has joined TechQuility, LLC, Mequon, as a client support engineer. Mitchell joins TechQuility with five years of IT support experience and has provided IT support to dozens of small and mid-sized companies.

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