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Darryl Johnson has been named the executive director of Northeast Milwaukee Industrial Development Corp. (NMIDC) and Riverworks Business Improvement District. Johnson brings more than 12 years of experience in community and economic development.
The Gral & Co. law firm has expanded its eastside Milwaukee presence by adding paralegal Jami Huisjen Scott to its staff. Scott, an Air Force veteran, brings more than a decade of multi-state legal and real estate experience to the firm, having obtained credentials from Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Ga., and Silver Lake College, Manitowoc.
Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP) has hired two manufacturing specialists to provide technical expertise and business assistance to small manufacturers across the southeastern region of the state. William Bryant has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing, and has served at Sharegate Inc., Siemens Power Corp., Alliant TechSystems, Packard Bell, Avnet Computer and Johnson Controls. David Hill has more than 25 years of experience in several Wisconsin and Illinois companies, with specialized knowledge in ISO implementation, lean manufacturing and strategic planning.
Joseph Douglas Homes, a Brookfield-based residential home builder and developer, has hired Vicki Kasun and Rudy Zwicklbauer as new-home construction sales specialists.
Kirk Ericson has joined the Louis Schmitt Plumbing Co., Milwaukee, as chief financial officer, a new position for the 108-year-old company. Ericson is a graduate of UW-Whitewater.
Jefferson Wells International, Brookfield, appointed Tom McBride to the newly created position of vice president of sales and marketing. Prior to Jefferson Wells International, McBride was senior vice president at Metavante Corp., Milwaukee, and held the general manager position at Metavante’s Strategic Accounts Division. McBride was director of worldwide marketing for Diebold Inc. before working at Metavante. He received his bachelor’s degree in marketing and economics from Marquette University.
James O. Sullivan Jr. has joined the von Briesen & Roper law firm, Milwaukee. Sullivan will work with the firm’s health practice group. His law practices will concentrate on health care contracting, federal compliance issues and Medicare reimbursement. Sullivan received his J.D. from Marquette University Law School in 2001 and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1991. John G. Goller has joined the firm as an associate in the litigation and risk management practice group. Goller received his law degree from Gonzaga University in 1998. Prior to joining the law firm, Goller was a United States Criminal Justice Act legal intern for the Eastern District of Washington and the District of Montana. He also served as deputy prosecuting attorney in Spokane County, Wash. Carrie C. Joshi has joined the law firm, practicing in its Health Practice Group. Joshi earned her law degree, cum laude, from Marquette University in 2003 and her B.S.N. from the University of Wisconsin in 1998.
Jake Slody has joined the LePoidevin Rickinger Group in Brookfield as a copywriter. He was most recently a copywriter at Boelter & Lincoln in Milwaukee. Slody graduated from San Jose State College in California with a degree in advertising, and did post-secondary work at The Creative Circus in Atlanta.
Claudia Abrams has joined Image Makes in Waukesha as a graphic designer. She has more than 20 years of graphic design experience.
Diane J. Nelson has joined Curative Care Network as vice president of human resources. Prior to joining Curative Care Network, she was director of human resources for Three Pillars Senior Living Communities in Dousman, and earlier worked in human resources for Covenant Healthcare. Nelson earned her master of science and bachelor of arts degrees from UW-Milwaukee.
David A. Weber has joined the Milwaukee law firm of Miller, McGlinn & Clark as a shareholder. Weber has practiced law for more than 25 years, with expertise in areas of closely held businesses, estate planning, probate and trust administration.
Mari Randa has joined Leum Roberts in Wauwatosa as an account supervisor for the public relations and marketing communications company. She had been an account supervisor at Cramer-Krasselt in Milwaukee. Randa is a Marquette University graduate with a degree in public relations and a minor in communications.
Mark Frohna and Katie Origer have joined Marcus Promotions in Milwaukee. Frohna is a 1995 graduate of UW-Madison, earning a bachelor’s degree in advertising. He had been the sole proprietor of Performance Photography, and continues to photograph events for area high schools. He will oversee production and printing of Footlights, the Marcus Promotions performing arts magazine in Milwaukee, Chicago and Madison. Origer joined the company as a production artis. She is a 2003 UW-Whitewater graduate and most recently was a graphic artist in the promotions department at UW-Whitewater’s Residence Life.
Gregory Enes has joined the Mequon insurance agency Fitzgerald, Clayton, James & Kasten. He will work as a benefits consultant in the employee benefit group. With 10 years of industry experience, he was most recently a producer with Frank F. Haack & Associates in Wauwatosa. He is a 1990 Marquette University graduate.
Tracy Marhal has joined CG Schmidt in Milwaukee as the construction company’s new marketing coordinator. She graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and had been a reporter for the Waukesha Freeman.
Jennifer Dirks has joined Zeppos & Associates, Milwaukee, as an account executive. Dirks is a graduate of Illinois State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications. Prior to joining Zeppos & Associates, she was media relations director at another local public relations firm. She was also an executive producer at a Milwaukee television station.
Ralph Tatum has joined Schroeder Solutions, New Berlin, as a project team leader. He has more than 16 years of experience in the furniture installation industry and had owned his own business.
Heather Turner has been promoted to project director at MSI General in Oconomowoc. She joined MSI General in 1999 as an intern in the construction supervision area, becoming a permanent employee in 2001. She received a bachelor’s degree in architecture and engineering and another degree in construction management in 2001 from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Dawn Kiel-Nord has joined Strosahl & Co. CPAs in Menomonee Falls. She has several years of experience in accounting, tax preparation and business consultation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lakeland College.
David W. Kasun has joined The Wisconsin Heart Hospital, Wauwatosa, as director of diagnostic and interventional procedures. Kasun has more than 16 years of experience in cardiac services. Prior to joining The Wisconsin Heart Hospital, Kasun was coordinator of cardiac services of Aurora Sinai. Kasun received his bachelor of science in nursing degree from UW-Milwaukee and is currently enrolled in the master of business administration program at University of Wisconsin-Phoenix in Milwaukee.
Jeff Rasmussen has been named vice president, aviation practice leader – commercial account executive at Johnson Insurance, Racine. Prior to joining Johnson Insurance, he served as an account executive with Mortensen, Matzelle & Meldrum. Rasmussen holds his BBA and MS in risk management and insurance from UW-Madison.
Landmark Credit Union has promoted Robert Bruemmer, Sharon Mather and Jay Magulski to senior vice presidents. It also announced new responsibilities for David Powers and Robert Hall. Bruemmer began his career at Landmark in April 1987. He served in many areas of the credit union before becoming vice president of information systems in 1998. He will also assume management of consumer loans, mortgage loans, and the Member Service Department. Mather joined Landmark in February 1988 and served in many areas of the credit union before becoming vice president of branch operations in February 1998. In addition to her management of branch operations, Mather will assume management of the Marketing Department and Landmark Financial Services, a subsidiary of Landmark Credit Union. Magulski joined Landmark in February 2002 as vice resident of business development and Training. In addition to these management duties, he will assume the management of the Human Resources and Compliance departments. Powers joined Landmark in June 2002 as vice president of finance. He will assume the additional management of the Internal Audit and Purchasing departments. Hall joined Landmark in March 1998 as a branch manager and became vice president of the Member Service Department in February. He will assume the position of vice president of traditional branch operations, which includes management of Landmark’s seven traditional branches.
Sue Nelson has been named Midwest regional sales director of Associates for Health Care, a BCE Emergis company based in Brookfield. Nelson, based in Eau Claire, had been the corporate sales director for a major Wisconsin health insurer. Nelson holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from the University of Wisconsin.
John Lange has joined North Shore Bank as a business banking officer, based at the bank’s Brookfield corporate headquarters and working throughout its Southeast Region. Lange had been with Associated Bank as a credit analyst. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Marquette University, with majors in finance and marketing.
Oct. 3, 2003 Small Business Times, Milwaukee

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