Personnel file

Lori L. Kraemer has joined Briohn Property Management, Brookfield, as manager. Kraemer is a certified commercial investment member and a certified property manager. She brings more than 12 years of experience in the property management field to Briohn.
Owner Jay Quail, of the newly opened Milwaukee Street Traders Coffee House, Delafield, has named Harold Ziffren as manager of daily operations.
Cheryl Mealey, a certified health specialist, joined Frank M. hack & Associates, Wauwatosa, as manager of health and wellness strategy.
Eileen Mlynarek has been named sales manager of the Waukesha and Pewaukee Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mlynarek has experience in event planning in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. She is a graduate of Waukesha County Technical College’s hotel and restaurant management program.
Congdon, Walden, Schuster & Vaklyes, Waukesha, announced James L. Dunlap has become a shareholder practicing in the areas of civil litigation, small business and real estate.
Wisconsin State Fair Park announced the addition of Allison Klein as the new public relations/communications manager to the productions staff. Klein has been serving as the public relations assistant for Wisconsin State Fair Park since May of 2003. Prior to her work at the Wisconsin State Fair Park, Klein was a member of the Milwaukee Brewers media relations department. She graduated from UW-La Crosse with a bachelor of science in sport management and a minor in public relations.
Joel Salzman was appointed vice president of sales by the board of directors at Color Ink, Sussex. Salzman has 17 years of experience in the printing industry and has been with Color Ink since 2000. Previously, Salzman held positions in regional and national sales for direct marketing firms in southeastern Wisconsin.
The YWCA of Waukesha County Board of Directors announced Roberta E. (Bobbie) Peters has been appointed acting executive director of the YWCA of Waukesha County. Peters has been the YWCA’s senior director of program operations since July 2003. She came to the YWCA from the Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce where most recently she served as the interim president/vice president.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, Milwaukee, has announced two new shareholders. Robert J. Misey has been named shareholder in the firm’s tax department and Sandra Z. Brown has been named shareholder in the firm’s litigation department. Misey received his juris doctor and master of business administration degrees from Vanderbilt University, and his master of laws in taxation from Georgetown University. Brown received her undergraduate degree in economics, from Illinois State University and her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.
Keith Steinke has been hired at Schroeder Solutions, New Berlin, as operations coordinator. Steinke has 16 years of experience in the contract furniture business and for the past five years he was a furniture division superintendent at a local commercial furniture dealer.
EPIC of Wisconsin, West Bend, announced the addition of graphic designer Mike Klen to its art department staff. Klen has a background in publishing, production and advertising and comes to EPIC from Add Inc., where he worked as a graphic artist for two years. He graduated from MATC with and associate’s degree in commercial art and from MIAD with a bachelor of fine arts degree in communication design.
Godfrey & Kahn, Milwaukee, announced the election of attorneys Dennis F. Connolly and Douglas J. Patch as shareholders of the firm. Both Connolly and Patch joined the firm in 1996. Connolly is a member of the securities law practice group and graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in English. He received his law degree from UW Law School. Patch is a member of the tax planning practice group and graduated from Marquette University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He also received his law degree from UW Law School.
Robert P. Niedermann has recently become a shareholder in the firm of Sitzberger, Widmann & Company, Brookfield. Niedermann brings 30 years of public accounting experience to the firm.
Hays Companies of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, has promoted Brian Ballweg, David Culp and David Eslinger to vice president and Kristine Olson to assistant vice president.
George Webb Corp., Waukesha, announced the promotion of Jayne Aliota to vice president. Aliota was initially hired at George Webb three years ago as director of restaurant operations. Prior to joining George Webb, Aliota was the founder and president of Collaborative Resources, a consultant and certified instructor for the Wisconsin Restaurant Association and a culinary and hospitality management instructor at Waukesha Area Technical College. Aliota earned her bachelor’s degree from Cardinal Stritch University, college of business and management.
The Port Washington State Bank has announced four promotions. Mark D. Schowalter has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer, David L. Mulder has been named assistant vice president for retail loans, Traci L. Frase has been named assistant controller, and Amy M. Winter has been named branch manager of the bank’s new Saukville Pick ‘N Save branch.
Tax Airfreight, Milwaukee, announced the promotion of Craig Ramseier to the organization’s controller. Ramseier has been with the organization for nine years and previously served in a variety of accounting roles, most recently as accounting manager. Ramseier received his bachelor’s degree in finance from UW-Whitewater and a master’s degree from the Keller Graduate School of Management.
Henke and Associates, Cedarburg, named Joe Fazio as general manager/vice president of business development. Fazio has experience working with major brands including IBM, Northwestern Mutual Life and M&I Data Systems.
Merchants & Manufacturers Bancorporation, Brookfield, announced two promotions and three appointments. James F. Bomberg has been named president/CEO of the Merchants & Manufacturers Community BancGroup. Donald L. Rowland, has joined as president/CEO and chief operating officer of Merchants & Manufacturers Bancorporation. Thomas G. Loew has been named the chief lending officer of MMBC. Lynn Fasi has joined MMBC as senior vice president/director of marketing and sales. Charles P. Heffernan has joined MMBC as executive vice president/chief credit officer.
John McCardle has joined NAI MLG Commercial, Brookfield, as a broker associate. McCardle has more than six years of brokerage experience with McCardle Real Estate and more than 14 years of construction, design and project management experience as a consulting civil engineer. He has a bachelor of science degree in civil and environmental engineering with an emphasis on construction management and a master’s in business administration with an emphasis on finance, both from Marquette University.
Karina Lopez has joined the main office of Mitchell Bank, Milwaukee, as branch manager/officer. Lopez has more than five years of banking experience and was previously employed by St. Francis Bank.
LifeCare Management Services of Plano, Teaxas announced that Steven J. Schultz has been appointed CEO of LifeCare Hospitals of Milwaukee; its Wisconsin-based acute care specialty hospitals located within St. Michael Hospital and St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.
Scheibel Halaska, Milwaukee, has hired Carl Fischer as account executive. Prior to joining SH, Fischer was senior account director at CFM Direct. He also led data and knowledge management accounts at Acxiom Corp.
Welch Hanson Associates, Delafield, announced the recent addition of Jaimi N. Pfau as an engineer-in-training. Pfau earned her bachelor of science in civil engineering from UW-Milwaukee with an emphasis on municipal and transportation engineering.
Wauwatosa Savings Banks announced that William Bruss, legal counsel for the bank, has been promoted to vice president and Holly Flemming, information systems director, has been promoted to assistant vice president. Prior to joining the bank in 1997, Bruss was in private practice. He is a graduate of Marquette University Law School. Flemming has been with Wauwatosa Savings since 1981 in mortgage, deposit, and technology roles. Since 1991, she has been responsible for the formation and development of the bank’s information systems department.
Jens Construction Corp., Pewaukee, has recently added John Krinke, as a project engineer. Krinke brings seven years of experience in the construction industry to the firm. Krinke earned his bachelor’s degree from UW-Platteville and is a registered professional engineer.
Landmark Credit Union announced the promotions of Sue Nuelk, Janel Holtz and Jeff Knaub to assistant vice president. Nuelk joined Landmark in 1988. She currently acts as assistant vice president/branch sales manager at Landmark’s Watertown location. Holtz joined Landmark in 2000 and now acts as assistant vice president/branch sales manager at Landmark’s Milwaukee South location. Holtz holds a bachelor of arts degree in business administration from Mount Mary College. Knaub joined Landmark in 1997 and now acts as assistant vice president/branch manager. Knaub earned a bachelor of business administration in finance from UW-Milwaukee.
Carol J. Bergen has joined North Shore Bank as manager of the Fox Point branch. Bergen has extensive banking experience. She has worked with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and several other banks in Chicago, Atlanta and Memphis.
The Heart Hospital of Milwaukee has announced the appointment of David K. Hoover as its vice president of business development. Hoover has 20 years experience serving hospitals and physicians, including his prior executive management positions at National Surgical hospitals and the Orthopedic Hospital of Wisconsin. Hoover received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah, his master’s degree in management from Northwestern University and his juris doctor degree from Marquette University Law School.
The Equitable Bank, Wauwatosa, announced the promotion of John P. Matter from president to chief executive officer. Prior to Matter’s promotion, the bank has been led by four generations of the Pittelkow family. Matter has been with The Equitable Bank since 1980 and is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee. He received a master’s of business administration from UW-Whitewater.
EH Wolf & Sons, Slinger, has announced changes in the company’s leadership. Ed Wolf Sr. has accepted the position of chairman of the board. He has been president since 1970. Craig Wolf was promoted from vice president to president, Colette Troeller has been promoted from secretary to vice president, and Steve Kreuser has been promoted from controller to chief financial officer.
Jefferson Wells International, Brookfield, has appointed Michael O’Brien to director of information technology. O’Brien has more than 18 years of progressive information systems experience, most recently as the North American director of information management at Datex-Ohmeda. O’Brien has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Marquette University and a master’s degree in computer science from Brigham Young University.
Great Lakes Media Technology, Mequon, has hired Conrad Gibbs as purchaser and transferred Mark Phillips from purchaser to customer service representative. Gibbs has nine years of experience as a purchasing agent in the video industry and experience in inventory control and project management. Phillips has been with great Lakes Media for three years.
Inland Companies, Milwaukee, announced that Steven D. Pape has been promoted to vice president. Pape began his career in the office leasing department at Inland and graduated from UW-Madison.
Jannsen & Company, Waukesha, announced that Michael J. Schmeling has become a shareholder of the firm. He joined Jannsen & Company as an accounting intern and accepted a full-time accountant position in 1994. Currently Schmeling focuses primarily in the areas of audit & accounting, business valuation, consulting and wealth management services. He received a bachelor of business administration degree from UW-Whitewater with a major in accounting.

Feb. 20, 2004 Small Business Times, Milwaukee

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