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Marybeth Cottrill has been promoted to vice president and senior business development officer at Associated Trust Co. for southeastern Wisconsin. Prior to joining Associated Trust Co. in 1998, Cottrill was a consulting analyst and wholesaler for the financial services industry. Cottrill graduated cum laude with a B.S. in economics and environmental science from Carroll College in Waukesha.
Debbie Kraemer has joined HNI Risk Services as self-funded coordinator, servicing and growing HNI’s self-funded employee benefits division. Kraemer returns to HNI after working as an account manager for Frank F. Haack and Associates. She has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, 17 of which dedicated to employee benefits.
Rick Schneider has joined R&R Insurance Services in Waukesha as a commercial account executive. Schneider has more than 20 years of experience in the health care industry, with the majority of his focus having been on managing the practices of physicians who offer occupational health services to employers in the metropolitan Milwaukee area. Through the Occupational Medicine Program at Medical Associates of Menomonee Falls, Schneider started his career practicing medicine as a physician assistant. He then obtained a degree in industrial and environmental hygiene. In 1996, Schneider became the executive director of Chorus Occupational Health Services. Schneider holds an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Dennis Jantzen has been hired as a project estimator for J.H. Findorff & Son Inc. in Milwaukee. Jantzen is a graduate of UW-Platteville with a bachelor of science degree in construction management. Jantzen, although originally from Wisconsin, relocated from San Diego where he previously worked for Weis Builders.
Seroka Public Relations in Waukesha, a division of Seroka & Associates, has announced the promotion of Amy Hansen to senior PR associate. During the past year and a half, Hansen served as PR associate. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in marketing from UW-Whitewater. She has worked in the public relations’ field for over five years.
AQS Inc. in Hartland has added Dave Franson as technical writer and Barb Gartzke as quality assurance specialist. Franson most recently was a senior consultant at divine, Inc. in Milwaukee. Gartzke most recently was an executive assistant.
Aaron J. Krueger has joined Ruekert/Mielke in Waukesha as an engineering technician, civil/municipal department, CAD Group. Krueger is a student in the architectural drafting/construction program at Waukesha County Technical College. He will be participating in the co-op learning program with Ruekert/Mielke as his sponsor.
Laurie Lau has joined Schroeder Solutions, New Berlin, as customer service manager. She had more than 10 years of experience, and previously worked at Quad/Graphics as a facility coordinator.
Thomas L. Doerr Jr. has joined the Banking, Bankrupcty and Business Restructuring Practice Group of the von Briesen & Roper law firm in Milwaukee. Doerr earned his law degree from Marquette University in 2000, and his bachelor’s degree in 1997 from the University of St. Thomas.
Covenant Healthcare has named Steven J. Fish as regional vice president for cardiovascular services. Fish has 19 years of progressive executive health care experience. His most recent position was executive director for Genesis Heart Institute in Davenport, Iowa. He earlier was administrator of The Heart Institute in Omaha and vice president of Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha. He holds a master of hospital and health care administration degree from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor of business administration degree from UW-Milwaukee.
Kelly Mockler has joined Virchow Krause & Co. as an accountant in the Financial Institutions Group. She holds a bachelor’s of business administration degree in accounting and finance, investments and banking from UW-Madison.
John Wallus has joined SafeNet Consulting as branch manager of the Milwaukee office. His experience in the information technology industry includes management, sales and recruiting. He has spent the last seven years with Born in Milwaukee. During his tenure with Born, Wallus was made partner. Prior to that, he was with Management Recruiters International and Hoechst, Marion, Roussel. He holds a bachelor’s degree, earned cum laude, from Cardinal Stritch University.
Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp. has added Brett King as a sales representative for the Milwaukee and Green Bay markets. His most recent experience includes working at Kin-X Construction with his brother for the last seven years.
Brenda B. Brandt has been promoted to partner at the Vrakas/Blum CPA and business advisory firm in Brookfield. Brandt joined the firm in 1989 following graduation from Augustana College.
David Westrup, Linda S. McPike and Lori A. Wink have been named shareholders in the von Briesen & Roper law firm in Milwaukee. Westrup practices in the firm’s General Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. He received his law degree, cum laude, in 1989, from the University of Michigan Law School, and his A.B. in 1984 from Columbia College of Columbia University. McPike and Wink practice in the firm’s Health Care Practice Group. McPike received a bachelor’s degree in 1989 from UW-Madison and her law degree in 1992 from Northwestern University. Wink received her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in 1986 from UW-Milwaukee and her law degree, cum laude, in 1994 from the University of Minnesota. James M. Bruss has joined the firm as an associate in the General Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. He received his law degree, cum laude, in 2003 from Marquette University. Rachel N. Schepp joined the firm as an associate in the General Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. She received her law degree, magna cum laude, in 2003 from UW-Madison.
Jane Marie Alberti has been named meeting manager of the National Funeral Directors Association, based in Brookfield. She was previously senior sales manager for the Radisson Hotel-Milwaukee Airport, and earlier was corporate event manager and event budget planner for the Harley-Davidson Motor Co. She holds a degree in marketing and communications from Milwaukee Area Technical College.
David Byhardt has joined the Fitzgerald, Clayton, James & Kasten insurance agency in Mequon. He was most recently associated with Security Insurance and earlier at Wausau Insurance. Byhardt has more than 17 years of experience in medical malpractice and property and casualty work. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from UW-Milwaukee.
Lisa Robbins has joined Brady Marketing Group in Menomonee Falls as public relations director. She has more than 15 years of marketing communication experience. Most recently, she was vice president of public relations at McGlinchey & Associates in Brookfield. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism, with an emphasis on public relations and broadcast, 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. In addition to his current management of information systems and facilities, Bruemmer will 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 that specializes in financial planning and investments. Magulski joined Landmark in February 2002 as vice president of business development and training. In addition to those management duties, Magulski 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 branch manager and became vice president of the Member Service Department in February 2003. Hall will assume the position of vice president of traditional branch operations, which includes management of Landmark’s seven traditional branches.
Sept. 5, 2003 Small Business Times, Milwaukee

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