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Charlie Opferman has joined Central City Construction, Milwaukee, as executive vice president. Opferman, who holds a master’s degree in architecture and a bachelor’s degree in science from UW-Milwaukee, has 25 years of experience in construction and architecture. Central City Construction has also added Vanessa Diggins as project controls assistant manager. Diggins, who has worked in management and construction for 10 years, is a business graduate of the Business and Banking Institute of Milwaukee. She had been with the Jansen Group.
Gregory M. Wesley has been named a partner of the Gonzalez, Saggio & Harlan law firm, Wesley, a 1997 University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, will continue to focus on equal opportunities and employment law, Indian law and government relations.
Wendy McGuire and Sarah Kuske have been promoted at Creative Advertising Services in Mequon, McGuire to senior art director and Kuske to art director. McGuire has been in graphic arts for more than 20 years in the areas of design, management, marketing, and technology. Kuske earned a degree in graphic design from UW-Eau Claire and started with the agency as a graphic designer.
Jim Maslowski has been hired as vice president of business development at Centare Group, in Brookfield. Maslowski comes to Centare Group from Monterey, Calif.-based Altura International where he was vice president of sales for the past three years. Maslowski is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., and has more than 11 years of sales and marketing experience.
Brian Gill has been promoted to the position of account manager at Scheibel Halaska, a Milwaukee-based marketing communications firm. Prior to joining Scheibel Halaska, Gill, a UW-Milwaukee graduate, previously held positions in the health-care, automotive aftermarket and Internet service provider industries.
Ric Joyner, co-founder and co-CEO of, a national Web-based employee benefits administrator, was named 2002 president of Wisconsin Association of Health Underwriters, America’s Benefits Specialists WI AHU is an insurance agent organization representing consumer in the purchase of employee benefits.
Rob Trecek has joined Johnson Direct in Brookfield. Trecek’s official title, “house representative,” describes in a non-traditional way the role he will play at the agency as a developer of new business. Trecek has 15 years of experience in the marketing communications, database and mail production fields. Trecek is a Marquette University graduate with a degree in communications.
Richard Ahl-Ludwig has joined PDC Midwest, in Hartland, as a project architect. Ahl-Ludwig, a licensed architect, received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from UW-Milwaukee and an associate’s degree in architecture from the Milwaukee Area Technical College.
Carol Seeger Weber has joined the Wisconsin Dental Association’s Milwaukee headquarters as public relations director. Weber brings more than 20 years of public relations experience with the federal government, insurance industry, and non-profit organizations to this new WDA position. She most recently served as communications and marketing director for the Alzheimer’s Association, Wisconsin Chapter Network.
David Bundy has joined Johnson Financial Group, Racine, as vice president/director of facilities services. With more than 26 years of facilities experience, he will be responsible for all facility matters at the new Johnson Building in downtown Racine. He holds a degree in architecture from UW-Milwaukee.
Jason Erickson has joined Brady Marketing Group in Menomonee Falls as a database specialist. He holds a degree in mathematics, with a minor in computer science, from UW-Platteville.
Joseph B. Kaylor has joined Hays Companies of Wisconsin, in Wauwatosa. He had earlier been with Marsh in Milwaukee and Marsh Risk Consulting in Chicago.
Paul S. Price has joined the property/casualty division of Diversified Insurance Services, Waukesha. Price has 30 years of experience in the insurance business.
Crystal Halweg has been named marketing coordinator at Raabe Corp. in Menomonee Falls. She holds a bachelor of science degree from UW-La Crosse.
Ed Buchholz has been named to the newly created position of vice president at CareerTrac, in Milwaukee. He joined the firm in May as a senior search consultant, and had earlier been with Hunter Midwest.
Jean Garbo has joined Downtown Racine Corp. as retail/marketing administrator. She had been with Johnson Financial Group for the past 20 years.
Diane Esser and Peter Olsen, both CPAs, have joined the CPA and advisory firm of Sattell, Johnson, Appel & Co. in Milwaukee and Brookfield.
Wade Kohlmann has joined the Waukesha business-to-business marketing firm Integré as an account executive. He had earlier been with Nelson & Schmidt Marketing Communications in Milwaukee.
John McLaughlin has joined Alliant Insurance Associates as marketing manager. He had previously been commercial lines manager at Robertson Ryan & Associates, and has been in the insurance industry since 1977. He holds a degree in political science from UW-Milwaukee.
Tom Bothe has been named as parts and service sales specialist in the Pleasant Prairie facility of Alfa Laval. He has more than 26 years of experience with Alfa Laval, and holds a degree in sociology from UW-Parkside. The firm has also named Jodi Dacquisto an OEM account manager. She has been with Alfa Laval since 1999, and holds a communications degree from UW-Parkside. Elaine Drier has accepted the position of parts and service administrator for the firm. She has experience with Alfa Laval for more than 17 years. Russell Jones has been named the firm’s business development manager – parts and service. He has more than 15 years of experience with Alfa Laval, and also holds the position of business development manager – pumps. Chris Maurer has accepted the position of materials manager with Alfa Laval. He joined the firm in 1994, and holds a degree in accounting from UW-Parkside.
Jim Compton has joined Mequon Healthcare Center as a marketing coordinator. Compton is a graduate of Drake University and has experience in long-term senior care, admissions, and social services.
The consulting engineering firm of
Arnold & O’Sheridan has made the following staff additions: Gerald Rewolinski, landscape architect; Ben Gerold, structural engineer; Michael McGann, electrical engineer; Tim Meeker, HVAC engineer; Hilary Swanson, HVAC engineer; Fred Andrews, plumbing CAD technician; and Marci Nickelsburg, receptionist.
The law firm of Godfrey & Kahn has announced several new associates. Joining the firm’s corporate team are Jessica Braeger, who graduated from Drake University Law School, and Brett Koeller, who graduated from the University of Michigan Law School. Nicholas Doukas, a University of San Francisco Law School graduate, joins the intellectual property team. Sarah McNally, a University of Wisconsin Law School graduate, joins the firm’s tax team.
Extendicare Health Services of Milwaukee has announced four hires. They are Karen Muna, Medicare billing coordinator; Sandra Kloc, customers service representative; Ann Berenz, human resources assistant; and Ronald Orth, director of clinical reimbursements.
Metro-Clean Corp. has hired Irene Greeley to the newly created position of director of marketing. Greeley has extensive experience in the cleaning industry, having managed marketing communications programs for HOST/Racine Industries for 15 years.
Jeremy Cramer has joined the system retrofit division of Energenecs, a water/wastewater systems consultant business in Cedarburg. Previously, Cramer served as the superintendent of wastewater for a Wisconsin municipal utility. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Oct. 11, 2002 Small Business Times,Milwaukee

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