Personnel file


Darian Luckett is the new executive director of The Business Council, an arm of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce that focuses on Black-owned businesses. Luckett had been with M&I Bank, which he joined in 1993 as a mortgage loan officer.
Ted Falk has joined the Gustave A. Larson Company in Pewaukee as credit manager, replacing Kathy Laska who retired after 24 years with the company. In 1998, Falk was named Credit Executive of the Year by the Wisconsin Credit Association and serves on its board of directors. Falk comes to the Larson Company from First Supply in Madison.
Mutual Savings Bank recently hired Kathryn Menger as a a new bank office manager to provide support to its metro Milwaukee bank offices. Menger has held the positions of loan specialist and personal banker. She had been with M&I Bank and North Shore Bank.
Tom Berry has joined Promo540, a promotional products and brand marketing company, in its Kenosha office. Tom had previously been the director of business development and marketing for the Milwaukee advertising agency, Versant.
Silvia Masini has joined Capital H, Inc., as managing director for its Milwaukee office. Headquartered in Milwaukee, the professional services firm provides complete human resource (HR) services to large, medium and small organizations. Masini was most recently a principal in the Chicago office of William M. Mercer, Inc., a global HR consulting firm. Masini also has prior HR experience as vice president of human resources for Alternative Resources Corp., an IT services company in Barrington, Ill. She holds a B.S. degree in political science from Northwestern University.
Paul Pebley has joined Versant, a Milwaukee marketing communication agency, as executive vice-president – client marketing solutions. He leads the account services group to develop marketing strategies that meet client business objectives, and also helps direct employee recruitment and retention efforts for Versant clients. Prior to joining Versant, Pebley had a 20-year sales and marketing career in the hospitality and health-care industries. He was responsible for various marketing and branding activities at local, regional and corporate levels. He served for three years as senior vice-president of marketing and sales for Alterra Healthcare, where he was responsible for establishing and managing the Alterra consumer brand identity in 28 states and 475 locations. Prior to Alterra, Pebley held various positions with Hilton Hotels Corp.
Versant has added several other new employees. Mike Dooley comes to Versant as a senior art director after eight years as director of design and publications for the Milwaukee Art Museum. He formerly served as an art director for Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Laura Stewart has been named associate producer. She has done freelance work in Milwaukee, Chicago and Vienna, Austria, and has worked on feature-length films. She directed, shot and edited a project that appeared in the Wisconsin Film Festival last spring. Ron Perszewski was appointed public relations manager to help lead Versant’s growing PR business. The former journalist has served a wide range of client accounts during six years in public relations.
Lisa London has joined Trainor/Frank & Associates as senior consultant to the recruiting firm. She has more than 10 years of sales and recruiting experience.
Rick Vanderkin has been appointed director of operations at Raabe Corp. in Menomonee Falls. He joined Raabe in 1979 as a store manager for the North Avenue retail location and was promoted to production manager in 1986 before being named manufacturing manager in 1996.
John T. Gall has joined Wachtel Tree Science & Service in Merton as special projects coordinator. Gall has been in the green industry for 28 years and is a certified arborist. He holds a master’s degree in urban forestry from Purdue University.
Steve Wilcox has joined Brady Marketing Group in Menomonee Falls as public relations director. He had been a managing director in Hill and Knowlton’s Chicago office, and holds a master’s degree in journalism/PR from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.
Laura Petak has been hired as sales/marketing coordinator for The Fish, radio 105.3 FM in Milwaukee. She had been an international sales representative for NexWatch. She is a 1995 UW-Stevens Point graduate.
Heidi Schaible has been promoted to the position of human assets coordinator for the US headquarters of Fontarome Chemical, in St. Francis. She joined the firm in 2000.
Jerry Schlitz has been promoted to the position of vice president and senior commercial banker at Park Bank. He will work out of the bank’s office at 76th Street and Capitol Drive in Milwaukee. Schlitz has been with Park Bank’s downtown location since he joined the bank in 1994, and has been in banking since 1987. He graduated from the Graduate School of Banking in 1999 and also holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business administration from UW-Whitewater. Also, Park Bank has hired Amanda Rossbach as investments manager, based at the bank’s Brookfield location. She had been with M&I Northern Bank.
April 26, 2002 Small Business Times, Milwaukee

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