Steve Biebel has been named local sales manager at WISN-TV (Channel 12). Biebel has served as national sales manager at WISN-TV since August 2000. Prior to coming to Milwaukee, he was senior account executive for Katz Media Group, a national advertising rep firm in Chicago. Biebel also served as an account executive at WFTC-TV in Minneapolis, and WKOW-TV, in Madison. Biebel is a UW-Madison graduate.
Paul Mueller, a 10-year employee who most recently served as the vice president of marketing at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, has accepted the position of chief operations officer for the Oconomowoc campus.
Frank Miller has been appointed communications director of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. Miller formerly served as communication director for the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and was assistant vice president of marketing communications for Alverno College prior to that. Miller holds a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and is completing a master’s in communication at UW-Milwaukee.
William Schilling has joined Ayres Associates in Waukesha as a transportation engineer. Schilling has more than eight years of transportation engineering experience. He began his career with Ayres in 1994 after graduating from UW-Milwaukee with a degree in civil engineering. He later worked for R.A. Smith and then for CH2M Hill.
Barbara Klemp has joined Marsh Inc. in Milwaukee as a property client advisor. She had worked 26 years for Fireman’s Fund Insurance before joining Marsh.
Eric Trost has joined Suby, Von Haden & Associates as tax manager in the Milwaukee market office in Brookfield. He holds a degree in accounting from Marquette University and a master’s degree in taxation from UW-Milwaukee. Trost has more than 11 years of accounting experience. Suby, Von Haden & Associates also has named Sandra L. Swan as a supervisor at the Brookfield office. She holds an accounting degree from UW-Milwaukee and has more than eight years of accounting experience.
Christopher Hitch has joined National Survey & Engineering, a division of R.A. Smith & Associates in Brookfield, as a project coordinator in its private development practice group. Hitch has six years of experience with Ryan Incorporated Central, Janesville. Hitch has a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering, construction management emphasis, from UW-Platteville.
Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp. has appointed Mike Casey vice president of corporate account management. Corporate account managers have also been named, including Tom Stephens, who will serve corporate accounts from the company’s Brookfield branch; Mark DeCleene, who will work from Green Bay; and Jim Adamus, who will serve fleet management accounts from the Wausau branch. Brian Markison will handle corporate accounts for Illinois Material Handling, a Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp. affiliated company in Elgin. All corporate account managers will report to Casey. Casey has more than 28 years of experience at the company. He has served as sales administrator, sales manager and branch manager at the company’s Janesville branch. Prior to that, he worked as a salesman at the Brookfield and Green Bay branches and managed the sales staff in Madison and in Rockford, Ill.
Gary Kretchmer has been promoted from project manager to senior project manager at CG Schmidt in Milwaukee. He received a bachelor’s degree in industrial education from Northern Michigan University and a master’s degree in architecture from UW-Milwaukee. Kretchmer has more than 20 years of project management experience.
Cheryl Galecke has joined Wipfli Ullrich Bertelson as senior human resource consultant for the Human Resource division in the firm’s Eastern Region. She will work out of Wipfli’s Green Bay office.
Doug Schacht has joined Thomas & Egenhoefer Inc. in Menomonee Falls as a project manager. Schacht earned a bachelor of science degree from UW-Whitewater. In addition, he holds a certificate in construction management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, and completed the Associated General Contractors Project Manager Development Course.
Chad Weick recently joined Malcolm Marketing Communications in Racine as a new-media specialist. Prior to joining the company, Weick was responsible for Web application development for Madison-based HBG E-Business Solutions.
Wauwatosa Savings Bank has appointed Cheryl L. Brah to the position of assistant vice president of the Human Resource Department. She joined the bank in 1999 as human resource administrator.
Joan M. Whaley has joined Kahler Slater Architects in Milwaukee as principal in charge of wellness facility planning, development, programming and design. She formerly was based in San Diego as a project director with Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz and vice president/senior designer at Ellerbe Becket. Whaley has more than 15 years of experience directing the development, design and construction of hospital, hotel and commercial facilities. She is the author of "Wellness Centers, A Guide for the Design Professional" (John Whiley and Sons, publisher, 2000).
Payman Homayouni has joined National Survey & Engineering, a division of R.A. Smith & Associates, as a project manager in its regional mall practice group. Homayouni has more than 16 years experience in engineering design, coordination and management of residential and commercial master-planned developments from the preliminary stage through construction. Homayouni has a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Christian Brothers College, Memphis, Tenn.
Freyberg Hinkle Ashland Powers & Stowell in Brookfield has announced that Stephanie L. Brester and Frank C. Windt have been admitted as partners to the CPA firm, and that Julie M. Cundy has been promoted to the position of senior audit manager.
Trainor/Frank & Associates, a recruiting and outplacement firm, has added three persons at its new Brookfield office: Paul German, director of client services; Susan Behn, director-human resource consulting; and Julie O’Malley, senior consultant.
Humana has hired Richard Champion to manage sales of the company’s individual health insurance plans in Wisconsin. Champion is a licensed health insurance agent, with more than 25 years of sales and marketing management experience, most of it in southeastern Wisconsin. He has owned and operated his own marketing and advertising agency. Champion holds a degree in communications from UW-Milwaukee.
Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer & Associates Inc., based in Milwaukee, has announced the following leadership appointments: Michael Lefebvre has been named the manager of municipal services. He will take over from Stephen Hauser, who is retiring in April. Lefebvre has an extensive municipal background, having spent more than 30 years working with communities in Wisconsin and the Midwest. Lefebvre is a graduate of Michigan Tech University and the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Kevin Hagen has been named manager of governmental services. He has been a transportation market team leader in the group for the last four years. Hagen has more than 25 years of experience. Hagen is a graduate of UW-Platteville and UW-Eau Claire. Mark Rapant has been named a market team leader for federal and atate projects undertaken by the firm’s governmental services group. Rapant has a background in both architecture and structural engineering and is is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee. John T. McCarthy has been named the technical practice leader for stormwater projects. McCarthy is a graduate of Marquette University.
Rollen Perry has joined the Miller Architectural Group, Milwaukee, to handle project management, architectural design, construction document production and client development. Perry most recently worked at Zimmermann Design Group as a project architect and designer. Prior to that, he served on Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist’s staff.
Leslie Carbine has been named chief financial officer at BRIO Corp. in Germantown. For the past six years Carbine has been the controller at BRIO. BRIO Corp. is the United States subsidiary of BRIO AB of Sweden, the world’s largest manufacturer of wooden toys.
Jill W. Dillon has joined Associated Trust Co. as chief operating officer and director of client services. Most recently, Dillon was senior vice president-strategy and product development for Harris Bancorp in Chicago, where she was employed for 13 years. Prior to Harris Bancorp, Dillon was with Continental Bank for 12 years. Dillon earned a B.A. in business law and sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and her M.B.A. in finance from DePaul University.
Landmark Credit Union has promoted Bob Hall to the position of vice president of the Member Service Department. Hall joined Landmark in February 1998 as assistant vice president and branch manager of Landmark’s Waukesha office. Hall has a BBA from UW-Eau Claire and is currently pursuing his EMBA at UW-Milwaukee. He has 17 years of credit union experience.
March 7, 2003 Small Business Times, Milwaukee