Personnel File

Advertising & Public Relations

Boelter + Lincoln Marketing Communications, Milwaukee, recently added Pete Piotrowski as an account coordinator and Mildred King as an assistant web designer.

Platypus Advertising and Design, Pewaukee, recently added Steve Kabelowsky as a content strategist. Kabelowsky was formerly with WISN-TV Channel 12 in Milwaukee. His primary focus was and other digital media sources.

Arts & Entertainment

The Milwaukee Ballet Company announced that Michael Pink, artistic director, has agreed to serve in his position for an additional five years. Pink has been the Ballet’s artistic director since late 2002.

Banking & Finance

First Business Bank-Milwaukee promoted Lynn Sigfred to vice president. She has more than 20 years of customer service, sales, and management experience. She also has four years of experience in the financial services industry.

North Milwaukee State Bank president Erbert Johnson was recently elected to the board of the National Bankers Association. Johnson has been president of the bank for nearly three years. Patricia Matthews, who has worked for the bank for 15 years, was promoted to chief administrative officer. Cris Flowers was elected as internal auditor compliance officer by the bank’s board. Gulbaz Gill has joined North Milwaukee State Bank as a new commercial lender and officer.

Waukesha State Bank promoted Justin Cobb to bank manager of its Pewaukee office on Silvernail Road. Cobb started working for the bank in February as a teller, and joined the Silvernail Road office shortly thereafter, where he was promoted to teller supervisor and personal banker.


Danielle East an interior designer with Creative Business Interiors, Inc., West Allis, has passed the LEED AP ID+C exam administered by the Green Building Certification Institute. This credential recognizes building and design industry professionals who have proven an understanding of green building techniques.

Health Care

Anne Jurenec was recently named chief executive officer of ProHealth Care’s Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin in Waukesha. She has formerly served as manager of Rehabilitation Services at Columbia St. Mary’s Hosptial and also served as director of the Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Institute.

Extendicare Health Services Inc. added Jessica Adkins to its contract services department as general accountant; Leslie Spiece to its IT department as a project manager; and Sandra Schulte and Aquashantina Young to its accounts receivable department as a Medicaid billing coordinator and an insurance billing analyst, respectively. Ryan Kautzer was hired as a service desk technical analyst at Virtual Care Provider Inc., a subsidiary of Extendicare.

Hospitality & Entertainment

Sheboygan Highland House Restaurant and Bar has named Dennis Radtke as general manager. He has more than 23 years of hospitality management experience and was formerly co-owner of Urbane Restaurant in Sheboygan and also served as a city alderman.

Milwaukee-based Lowlands Group, formerly Diablos Rojos, has added Chef David Spirito as its new culinary director. Spirito played an integral part in developing Trocadero’s new menu and is currently developing the menu for Café Benelux, set to open in the Third Ward in April 2011. 

Legal Services

Milwaukee-based Foley & Lardner LLP announced that Lloyd Dickinson, partner in the firm’s Milwaukee office, has been named Best Lawyers’ 2011 Employee Benefits Lawyer of the Year and John Callan, partner has been named Best Lawyers’ 2011 Milwaukee Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year. In addition, 27 Milwaukee office attorneys have been named to the 2010 Wisconsin “Super Lawyers” list by Law & Politics Media, Inc. They include: William Abraham Jr., Michael Aprahamian, Steven Barth, Linda Benfield, Bernard Bobber, Michael Bowen, John Callan, Jon Christiansen, Keith Christiansen, James Clark, James Connelly, George Dionisopoulos, Richard Florsheim, Richard Gallagher, Michael “Mick” Hatch, Emory Ireland, Sarah Jelencic, Maureen McGinnity, Brian

McGrath, James McKeown, Jamshed Patel, Patrick Quick, Jay Rothman, Nancy Sennett, Thomas Shriner Jr., Mark Thimke, and Adam Wiensch. Five Milwaukee office attorneys were also named “Rising Stars” on the list. They include: Frank DiCastri, Jessica Lochmann, Katherine Longley, Wendy Rusch, and John Wilson.

Benjamin Kurten joined Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.’s Milwaukee office as chairperson of the firm’s immigration group and as a shareholder in the labor and employment practice. He has more than 12 years of immigration law experience and represents both large and small clients across the country in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, health care, financial services, technology, entertainment, consumer goods and agriculture.


The March of Dimes Wisconsin Chapter has added Candice Melter as its new community director for the Milwaukee Division. Melter will plan and organize a variety of fundraising events within the chapter incuding the Racine March for Babies on April 23, 2011, and the Drive for Babies event taking place in the fall of 2011 at the Road America race track in Elkhart Lake.

Professional Organizations

The Wisconsin Business Travel Association recently elected new board members. They include: Bob Gotthart, Kohler Co.; Andrew Aschenbrenner, AirTran Airways; Robert Zimmerman, Marcus Hotels and Resorts; Ann Jackson, Fox World Travel; Natalie Trinkl, Extendicare Health Services; Jesse Funk, Carey Limousine of Wisconsin; Melissa Banigan, Enterprise Rent-A-Car; Dean Opdahl, FIS; and Cathy Moulton, R.W. Baird.

Real Estate

Brookfield-based Shorewest Realtors added several new sales associates. Zachary Eberhardt joined the downtown office; Annie Haider joined the Elmbrook/Wauwatosa Office; Kim Kochendorfer and Julie Balch joined the Kenosha Office and Kristy Plassmeyer and Andrew Uhl joined the New Berlin office.


BuySeasons Inc., New Berlin, recently named Daniel Haight, president and chief executive officer of the company. He will succeed Jalem Gaetz who recently announced his resignation. Haight has been the chief operating officer of the company for the last six years. Terry Rowinski has been promoted to chief operating officer. He has been with BuySeasons for just over two years and previously served as vice president of operations.

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