Personnel file

Brad Fierst has been promoted from project engineer to assistant project manager at CG Schmidt in Milwaukee. Fierst is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a bachelor’s degree in construction management and a minor in occupational safety. He has been with the company for three years.
Ron Luskin has been promoted to the position of senior associate, business development, at HGA Architects & Engineers in Milwaukee. He has been with the firm since 1999. The firm has also promoted David Janous to the position of senior associate.
Mary Denis has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president of marketing for the Greater Milwaukee Convention & Visitors Bureau, where she had been vice president of tourism sales & marketing. The new position will focus on leisure travel, cultural tourism, Web site and e-commerce marketing, and visitor information services. Denis has been with the bureau for more than 10 years, having been hired as tourism promotion manager in February 1991.
Jeff White has been hired as regional sales manager for Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota for St. Francis-based Wixon Fontarome. He has been in the food industry for six years, and was previously employed by another large ingredients company.
The Rev. Christopher Irelan has been named director of planned giving at Concordia University of Wisconsin, in Mequon. The university has also hired Brian Prochnow as financial analyst.
Veronica Mone and James J. Povlich have been promoted to the position of senior vice president in the Milwaukee office of Marsh, a risk and insurance services firm. Mone has been with Marsh for 14 years. Povlich joined Marsch in 1985. The firm has also named Steven J. Kolter as a senior vice president. He joined Marsh in 1989.
Renee Dudley has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Walker’s Point Development Corp. Since August 2000, he had been the organization’s senior vice president of finance.
Tracy Nolan has been named president of the Wisconsin/Illinois region, Midwest area, for Verizon Wireless. She had been president of the Upstate New York region, assuming that position in 2000 when Frontier Cellular in Rochester, N.Y., joined Verizon. Nolan holds a degree in market research/management from Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y.
Robert L. Sowinski has joined the management team at Diversified Insurance Services, an independent agency in Waukesha. Sowinski has assumed the role of president of the firm. Jim McCormick, meanwhile, becomes chairman and CEO of Diversified., and will remain as president of the LLC. Sowinski, a graduate of Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, has started and built a number of Milwaukee-area companies during his career. Those include Vision Insurance Plan of America, and Stein Optical Centers. Most recently, Sowinski served as president of Milwaukee-based Substance Abuse Management, Inc.
Laurie Maduscha has been named the new vice president-support, of the corporate banking division of North Shore Bank, based in Brookfield, while Jim Andritsch has been named assistant vice president-business banking officer. Maduscha joined North Shore with more than 12 years’ of banking experience, including positions at Firstar, Bank One and Associated Bank. Andritsch has been with North Shore for nearly two years.
Audra Levy has been named assistant news director at Today’s TMJ4 television station. Levy joined the WTMJ TV in 1998.
Paula Carlo has been hired as director of sales and business development at Home Care Medical in New Berlin. With six years in health-care-related management and sales, she most recently worked for VCM/Gateway.
December 7, 2001 Small Business Times, Milwaukee

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