Personnel file

Edward Purcell has been named director of marketing at Welman Architects in Waukesha. Purcell has been involved in various aspects of construction and design-related industries for more than 25 years. For the 15 years before joining Welman, he operated his own business, EPAP, and was employed by HNTB before that.

Gary P. Yates has been named vice president, specialized transportation, for ACE World Wide Moving & Storage Co. in Milwaukee. He will work out of the company’s Evansville, Ind., office, responsible for sales and customer relations development for ACE’s Specialized Transportation business throughout the US and Canada. That includes moving and storage of highly sensitive electronics and medical equipment, tradeshow exhibits, fine arts/museum artifacts, store fixtures and other general commodities that require special care. Yates had been director of sales support for Atlas Van Lines in Evansville prior to his move to ACE. He spent five years in business development, customer service and training in the banking industry before taking the position at Atlas. Prior to that, he served more than 20 years with the U.S. Air Force.
Brian Biernat has been appointed director of community development for the Village of Saukville. He spent 10 years working for the City of Milwaukee Department of City Development and most recently was a collateral asset manager for Bank One Corp. Biernat earned his baccalaureate degree in geography from UW-Milwaukee in 1987.
John Lubotsky, former owner of Warehouse Shoes, has recently joined Briohn Building Corp. as director of business relations. Lubotsky and Briohn Building have been partners in both industrial developments and with many Warehouse Shoes’ retail projects over the past 20 years.
Wauwatosa Savings Bank has promoted Collette Kendzierski to deposit operations administrator. Her previous positions were deposit systems analysis manager and assistant branch manager of the Oak Creek office. Therese Pekar has been named administrator of the corporate call center, a new division of the bank. Her previous position was manager of the deposit-servicing department. In addition, Kelli Glatczak has been promoted to manager of the Deposit Servicing Department. Kendzierski, Pekar, and Glatczak are based at the Corporate Center at 11200 W. Plank Ct. in Wauwatosa.
Christopher J. Berens has joined Associated Trust Company as vice president and senior business development officer. Berens earned a B.A. in business administration from UW-Milwaukee.
Erin Reising has been named director of business development at Trivera in Menomonee Falls. Reising previously worked for Stark Media, Laughlin Constable and Trisept Solutions.
Doreen Lettau has been named senior account manager for Scheibel Halaska, a Milwaukee-based marketing and business communications firm. Prior to joining Scheibel Halaska, Lettau was the director of market and business development for Kelch Corp. in Sheboygan Falls. During her 17-year tenure with Kelch, she held several sales and marketing leadership positions. Lettau attended the University of Wisconsin and continued her studies with Hecht & Associates, an advanced business and leadership educational firm located in Santa Clara, Calif.
The Equitable has promoted Lisa Pellegrini to marketing manager. Pellegrini has a bachelor of arts degree in graphic design with an advertising minor from UW-Whitewater. After working at another financial institution as the marketing assistant she joined Equitable in September of 1997 as the marketing specialist.
The Trainor/Frank & Associates recruiting firm has added Frederick Schmitt as a business development associate. Schmitt spent more than 20 years in the local manufacturing industry.
Gary R. Gapinski has joined
DBI Inc. in Pewaukee as director of sales. He has 13 years of experience in the design build industry.
Red Brown Kle’ Marketing Communications has hired Kedric Lewis as project manager for the Milwaukee agency. Lewis previously worked with GMR Marketing in New Berlin as an event coordinator. Lewis earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in advertising at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign.
Glenn Savoie has been hired by Ruekert/Mielke, Waukesha, as an engineering technician in the firm’s civil/municipal department, CAD group. Savoie previously was employed by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation as a CADDS specialist.
Karen Pride Garvin has joined Creative Marketing Resources in Milwaukee as public relations manager. She most recently worked at Strive Media Institute, Milwaukee, as a media advocacy consultant and before that spent several years as the first civilian public information officer of the Milwaukee Police Department and the department’s only public relations manager. She worked at WTMJ-AM and WTMJ-TV as an assignment editor, researcher and special events coordinator. Garvin attended Northwestern University, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Sorbonne, University of Paris.
Natalia Radicevich has joined the LePoidevin Rickinger Group advertising and public relations agency, Brookfield, as an art director. She has more than eight years of professional graphic arts design experience, most recently with Modus Operandi Design, a Milwaukee advertising agency. She studied art and history in New York, Paris and London through Parsons School of Design and earned a fine arts degree from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.
Cynthia Marsh has joined Brady Marketing Group, Menomonee Falls, as a public relations account supervisor. She has more than 20 years of experience in journalism and public relations, working as a reporter and editor for daily papers in Wisconsin and Michigan and providing writing and public relations assistance to companies in the Cincinnati and Pittsburgh markets. She also was public relations manager for a Michigan library system. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.
In Tandem Theatre has named Chris Flieller the company’s artistic director. As co-founder of the organization, Flieller has performed the duties of artistic director since In Tandem began in 1998. He had been assistant master electrician at the Skylight Opera Theatre.
Jim Haught of Germantown has been named managing editor of Scale Auto, a magazine for car modelers published by Kalmbach Publishing Co. in Waukesha. Haught joined Kalmbach in April 2002 when he was named associate editor of FineScale Modeler, a sister hobby publication. A lifelong modeler, Haught owned a freelance editorial company for two years before joining Kalmbach. From 1993 to 2000, he edited Model Aviation.
Dick Laabs has been named chief operating officer at FlexBen Corp. in Mequon, a new position. Laabs had been at MRA-The Management Association, in Pewaukee.
Kevin M. Hickman has been
promoted to marketing director at J.P. Cullen & Sons, based in Janesville. He has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from
Lois Yonash has been promoted to vice president, relationship manager – trust, at Johnson Trust in Milwaukee. Yonash joined Johnson Trust in 1998 at a tax trust officer in Madison. She became assistant vice president trust tax officer in 1999 and moved to Milwaukee as assistant vice president relationship manager-trust last fall. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA in finance from Edgewood College in Madison.
Johnson Bank has promoted Patrick Gosa to assistant vice president mortgage sales manager, working in the Milwaukee, Green Bay and Sheboygan County markets. Gosa joined Johnson Bank in January as assistant vice president senior mortgage loan officer in Waukesha. He holds a bachelor’s degree in administrative management from UW-Oshkosh.
Chicago Title Insurance in Waukesha has promoted James Ystesund to area sales manager. He had been business development manager, and holds a master of project management degree from the Keller Graduate School of Management, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UW-Milwaukee. He has been with Chicago Title Insurance for five years.

Aug. 22, 2003 Small Business Times, Milwaukee

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