Personnel file

InvestorsBank named Joel C. Obermeier senior vice president of operations. Greg Mieske has joined the firm as vice president of operations, and Kim E. DeMartino has been promoted to vice president of mortgage banking.
Obermeier joined Bando McGlocklin in March 1997, serving as vice president of residential lending. He was named vice president of residential lending of InvestorsBank when it was spun off from Bando McGlocklin in September 1997. Obermeier is a member of the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association.
Mieske comes to InvestorsBank from the Department of Financial Institutions for the State of Wisconsin. He is a 1988 cum laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a bachelor of business administration degree in finance.
Mike Rau has been hired as marketing and operations manager for Wisconsin Gas Water Services, a part of the WICOR Energy Group.
Rau received his master of science degree in environmental engineering from Marquette University (1982) and earned a bachelor of science degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin in Madison (1978). Rau, his wife Peggy and their three daughters reside in Milwaukee.
Kathryn Hill has joined Suby, Von Haden and Associates, as human resources manager in its Milwaukee office. Hill will be responsible for staff in both the Milwaukee and Rockford offices. She received her certificate in human resources from The Management Association and will be completing her studies at Cardinal Stritch University to receive her bachelor of science degree in management at the end of the year. Hill is a member of the Human Resources Management Association and The Management Association, Inc.
Owen W. Lavin III has joined Torke Wirth Pujara, Architects and Engineers, Wauwatosa, as project manager.
Charles P. Stevens has joined the 41-attorney Labor and Employment Relations Practice Area of the Milwaukee office of Michael Best & Friedrich. He is a director of the Greater Milwaukee Employee Benefits Council and of the Human Resources Management Association of Southeastern Wisconsin, as well as a member of the Milwaukee and American Bar Associations’ Employee Benefits Committees. He received a B.B.A. in 1977 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a J.D. in 1981 from Marquette University Law School. Prior to joining the firm, Stevens was a partner at Lindner & Marsack, S.C., in Milwaukee.
The Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee (AGC-GM) has appointed Lisa Johnson to the position of membership services and information services specialist. She replaces Sue Hartt. Johnson received her undergraduate degree from Carthage College in Kenosha. Prior to accepting the position at AGC-GM, she served as sales coordinator at Mayflower Tours in Downers Grove, Ill. Johnson resides in Oak Creek.
Granite Microsystems, an engineering-based designer and manufacturer of custom integrated computers and related products in Mequon, has appointed Karl Radke as director of business development. In the newly created position, Radke will be responsible for generating sales leads, conducting market research, and channel development. He will also oversee marketing and advertising of Granite Microsystems’ products. Radke joins Granite Microsystems after 13 years with Northern Computers, Inc., where he was manager of engineered systems.
Radke, of Racine, serves on the Supervisory Management Advisory Committee for Gateway Technical College. Radke gained his technical background at the Control Data Institute in Milwaukee, and a bachelor of arts degree in management and communications from Concordia University of Wisconsin.
John “JR” Rickinger has joined Charleston
Orwig, Inc., Hartland, as a senior art director. He comes to the 40-member advertising and public relations agency from Celtic Advertising, Brookfield, where he was the creative director. Rickinger’s 12-year prior experience was at Blue Horse Advertising, Milwaukee, as the vice president/creative director. Originally from Menomonee Falls, Rickinger resides in the Town of Brookfield.
Rachel St. George has joined Marx McClellan Thrun, Milwaukee, as an art director. She was previously an art director at Scott Advertising, also in Milwaukee. Prior to that she worked at Nelson & Schmidt advertising. St. George holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.
Cheryl Vader has been named the new director of the Healthcare Management Group for SVA Consulting, an affiliate of Suby, Von Haden & Associates. Most recently, Vader served as CEO of a 200+ physician member IPA. She received associate degrees in nursing and science from Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba, Mich. In 1992, she graduated magna cum laude from Northern Michigan University with a bachelor of business administration, majoring in accounting. Currently, she is pursuing her master’s degree in public administration.
SysLogic, Inc., a Brookfield-based provider of application development services and Internet-based solutions for commerce, has appointed Al Thompson as vice president and general manager. He joins SysLogic from CompuCom Systems where he served as area vice president for the Midwest region. Thompson received his business administration/economics degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee.
Andrew Aho has joined American WholeHealth Networks (formerly National Employee Benefits, Inc.), of Hartland, as vice president of business development. He most recently held the position of vice president, professional development and research at the American Chiropractic Association in Arlington, Va. American WholeHealth Networks is one of the leading complementary and alternative medicine companies in the country.
Robin Finco has joined Advertising, Boelter & Lincoln, Milwaukee, as print production manager. Before joining Advertising, Boelter & Lincoln, she worked as account manager and pre-press coordination at HM Graphics. Finco is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville earning a bachelor of science degree in communications with an emphasis on print and production management.
TKO Doors, of Sussex, has hired Bill Knoten as operations manager for its Sussex facility. Most recently, Knoten was plant manager for Crown Prince, a screen printer with a plant in Brookfield. Knoten attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, studying industrial technology. He lives in Wauwatosa along with his three children and wife, Gail.
Jegg Gauger has been promoted to the position of controller of the Asset Management Division of Towne Realty, a Milwaukee-based real estate company. Gauger, who will also manage the daily accounting of the firm’s Residential Division, joined Towne in 1994.
Cheryl Mazurek has been named executive manager of McKee & Associates, a marketing management firm based in Brookfield.
Paul Daniel has been named director, public relations, for Core Creative, a Milwaukee-based advertising and public relations agency. Daniel previously worked as a free-lance marketing consultant for Laacke & Joy in Milwaukee. A resident of Lisbon in Waukesha County, he holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications from UW-Milwaukee.
Ann Gribble has been named marketing director at Graphic Solutions, an advertising communications firm in Glendale. Gribble holds a bachelor of science degree in journalism from UW- Oshkosh. Chris Haines has also joined the firm as emerging technologies director.
Brian J. Bennett has been hired by Meyer & Wallis to fill the vice president, director of client services position.He was most recently marketing director for Beatrice Foods, Waukesha. He also previously served as vice president, account supervisor at Laughlin/Constable Advertising.
Dave Rouse has joined West Allis Savings Bank as division vice president, manager of residential lending. He was most recently employed as a mortgage officer at Firstar Bank. Rouse is a board of directors member and past president of the Milwaukee chapter of the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association.

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