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Stephen Grebe has joined the Layton State Bank commercial lending team as senior vice president. Grebe is a graduate of Marquette University, and he has 20 years of experience in the commercial banking arena. Prior to joining Layton State Bank, Grebe worked with Firstar Bank (now US Bank) and State Financial Bank.
Plunkett Raysich Architects has promoted Karl V. Lusis to the position of architect. Recently registered by the state in conjunction with the American Institute of Architects, he is the only Native American to be registered by the State of Wisconsin as an architect, according to David Raysich, managing partner of the firm. Lusis started his own company, Standing Stone Design, one year ago. The two firms are pursuing additional work among Native American nations around the country. Plunkett Raysich is currently in the master-planning phase of the Oneida Cultural Center project. Lusis, an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, has been with Plunkett Raysich for four years.
Brooke Engelhardt has joined the art department at Epic of Wisconsin in West Bend. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2000 with a double major in communication studies and international studies. Following graduation, she worked as digital media buyer for a startup Boston company.
John P. Knapek has joined Briohn Building Corp. in Pewaukee as a project superintendent. He has 39 years of construction experience.
Mark Mahoney has joined Mueller Communications in Milwaukee as an account coordinator. Mahoney, who had earlier been an intern at Mueller Communications, was a media relations intern with the Milwaukee Brewers before returning to Mueller. At UW-Whitewater, he was managing editor of the university’s newspaper.
Mark Taylor has joined Eppstein Uhen Architects in Milwaukee. He is a project assistant in the firm’s residential and mixed-use studio. Mike Arnold has joined the firm as project assistant in the commercial studio. Interior designer Lisa Abbott, architectural technician Jesse Treuden and intern Scott Uhen have moved into the firm’s health and wellness studio. Taylor holds duel master’s degrees in architecture and urban planning and has a variety of experiences in those fields; he earned a 2003 Charter Award from the Congress of New Urbanism. Arnold has more than six years of architecture and is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Eppstein Uhen has hired two people for its residential and mixed-use studio: Stuart LaRose, as project manager, and Kristan Grygiel as a project assistant. Eppstein Uhen Architects has also hired head receptionist Eunice Dvoracek. LaRose joins the Eppstein Uhen team with expertise in master planning, residential and mixed-use design in both urban and rural settings. He earned his master’s degree in architecture from UW-Milwaukee. Grygiel holds dual master’s degrees in architecture and urban planning from UW-Milwaukee. She relocated to Milwaukee from Chicago where she gained experience in residential and transit-oriented design, along with a wide range of mixed-use projects.
Patricia Lantier has been named managing editor of Astronomy, the world’s largest circulation magazine for astronomy enthusiasts. It is published by Kalmbach
Publishing of Waukesha. She succeeds David Eicher, who had previously been named editor. Prior to joining Astronomy, Lantier was managing editor at Gareth Stevens Publishing in Milwaukee, a division of World Almanac Education Group. She is the author and co-author of more than 25 books for children and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, and a doctorate in English from Marquette University.
Kurt Krumholz has been named president of SVA Planners, a fee-only financial planning, investment counseling and asset management firm that is an affiliate of Suby Von Haden & Associates.
Mike Zahn has joined A.N. Ansay & Associates of Port Washington as a producer for the commercial insurance division, focusing on the Green Bay and Fox Valley market. A graduate of UW-Green Bay, Zahn began his insurance career in 1998.
Robert Reynolds has been named director of material logistics at Orbis Corp. in Oconomowoc. He will divide his time between the Oconomowoc headquarters and the Menasha manufacturing facility. Reynolds has been with Orbis for 10 years and most recently was director of engineering. He had earlier worked for Dow Chemical USA. Reynolds graduated from Michigan State University in civil and environmental engineering. Orbis has hired Bill Ash as corporate controller. He had been the senior director of financial planning and analysis for CNH in Lake Forest, Ill. He holds a degree in finance and an MBA from Michigan State University.
Kenlyn Wierzbach has been promoted from the payroll/accounts receivable and accounts payable position to project manager at Schroeder Solutions in New Berlin. Wierzbach has more than 15 years of experience in the office furniture and furniture installation industry.
Dan Meier has joined National Survey &
Engineering, a division
of R.A. Smith & Associates, as a project engineer in its regional mall
practice group. Meier
was previously employed with Kohl’s Department Stores in Menomonee Falls. He has more than six years experience in stormwater control systems and conveyance design, site grading plans and site design. Meier has a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from UW-Platteville.
Steve Scholler is the new online editor at Image Makers in Waukesha. He has eight years of experience as a producer, editor and director.
Norwood Anderson has been named medical director of oncology services for Covenant Healthcare. Anderson’s most recent position was staff medical oncologist at the Cancer Center of Boston, for 17 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., and a medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, in Chicago.
Hays Companies of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, has promoted Jan Seidner from account manager to team leader. Seidner holds a bachelor’s degree in human resources from Ottawa University. Seider more than 13 years of experience in human resources management and administration and four years in employee benefits consulting.
John J. Klocke has been hired as executive director of SynergyHealth Foundation in West Bend. The foundation supports SynergyHealth, including The Kathy Hospice and St. Joseph’s Community Hospital’s health-care programs. Klocke has more than 20 years of experience in community relations and capital development. Most recently, he served as director of development and planned community giving for The Village Family Service Center in Fargo, N.D. He holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and mass communications from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Russ Matzek has been promoted to national operations manager at has joined Amerihome Mortgage in Brookfield. He joined the company in November 2002, with 20 years of lending experience, including work as senior vice president of lending operations and regional vice president for two large area banks. He has a graduate degree in banking and finance from UW-Madison.
Barry Dickinson has been named commercial and industrial service manager at Roman Electric Co. in Milwaukee. Dickinson has been a Roman project manager for the past six years and has 27 years of electrical contracting installation and management experience.
LaQuanda Whitfield-Griffin has been hired as the secondary market pipeline specialist at the corporate headquarters of Bank Mutual in Brown Deer. Whitfield-Griffin has an extensive banking background including positions in merchant services and secondary marketing. She most recently held the position of secondary marketing customer liaison. She attended Holmes Community College. Trisha Johnson has been named bank office manager at the Southgate office of BankMutual, on South 27th Street in Milwaukee. Johnson has an extensive banking background including positions such as teller, senior teller and personal banker. She most recently held the position of personal banker at another financial institution. She has been in
banking for eight years. Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Alverno College.
Steve Fantl has been hired as the new-product development manager at Vulcan Industries in Germantown. Fantl brings more than 25 years of experience in new-product development and manufacturing process improvement to the company. Before coming to Vulcan Industries, Fantl was a senior project engineer at Stroh Die Cast and was employed by Master Lock for 16 years as a product and manufacturing engineer where he worked on the development of new and innovative products.
July 11, 2003 Small Business Times, Milwaukee

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