Stephen Provancher has been promoted to the position of vice president at NAI MLG Commercial in Brookfield. Provancher joined NAI MLG Commercial in May of 2000 as a sales associate in the Industrial Group. Prior to joining NAI MLG Commercial, he spent more than 10 years in the commercial banking industry.
Shorewest Realtors has announced the appointments of two new assistant vice presidents and several new associate vice presidents. The Brookfield-based company’s new assistant vice presidents are: Deb Sloane, who is the sales director of the firm’s Waukesha office; and Jim Barth, who is the sales director of Shorewest’s Mequon office. Sloane joined Shorewest in 1988 and was then promoted to communications director and manager of the Menomonee Falls office. Barth began his real estate career in 1972 and was appointed sales manager at Shorewest in 1978. Shorewest’s new associate vice presidents are: Wendy Bruner, Susan Derby, Cheryl Gehringer, Karen Joost Henry, Laura Kruschka, Wendy Manzke, Richard Natrop, Rebecca Patnode, Ray Treinen, Cheryl Whettam and Heather Winser. Shorewest also promoted Marty Hersh to the position of assistant sales director in the company’s northwest Milwaukee office. He previously worked in the banking industry for nine years.
The Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek law firm has added five attorneys to its Milwaukee office. Karen Tidwall and Molly Zillig, formerly of Kravit, Goss, Hovel & Leitner, joined the Litigation and Transportation groups. Thomas J. Niemiec, Mark T. Garsombke and John D’Antico all joined the firm as associates. Tidwall graduated from Creighton University School of Law cum laude and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Zillig graduated from Creighton University with her bachelor’s and law degrees. Niemiec was a shareholder with the firm of Bassford, Lockhart, Truesdell & Briggs in Minneapolis. He received his JD from the University of Detroit and his B.S. in business administration from Marquette University. Prior to joining WHD, Garsombke served as corporate counsel of Strong Funds. He received his JD from Regent University School of Law in Virginia and his BBA in finance and economics from UW-Milwaukee. He joins the Information Technology, Telecommunications and Intellectual Property groups at WHD. D’Antico, is a member of WHD’s Intellectual Property Group. He has degrees in electrical engineering (Marquette University, B.S., magna cum laude), business (University of Illinois, M.B.A., with honors), and law (University of Florida, JD with honors), and previously served as a nuclear propulsion officer in the U.S. Navy.
Lyle Fenske has joined design/build firm of La Macchia Group, Milwaukee. Prior to joining La Macchia Group, Fenske worked for M&I Bank, Quad Graphics and a private architectural firm.
Leslie Lynch has joined Precision Marketing Partners, Milwaukee, as a retirement plans sales manager for Mutual of Omaha’s defined contribution business. Lynch has more than 15 years of sales and human resource management experience. Prior to joining Precision Marketing, Lynch held several senior management positions at Strong Financial Corp., Menomonee Falls.
Glenn Gerschke has been promoted to division manager of the regional mall group at National Survey & Engineering, a division of R.A. Smith & Associates. Gerschke joined National Survey & Engineering in March 1998 as a project manager. In his new position, Gerschke oversees a staff of 16 engineers and technicians. Gerschke has more than 15 years of civil engineering experience. Gerschke holds professional engineer registrations in 14 states, including Wisconsin. He earned a bachelor of science degree in civil and environmental engineering from UW-Madison. Kerry Hardin has been promoted to project manager. Hardin has been employed with National Survey & Engineering since 1998 as a civil engineer. Hardin has a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Marquette University, Milwaukee. Paul McIlheran has been promoted to senior project engineer. He joined National Survey & Engineering in 2000 as a project engineer. He has seven years experience in sitework engineering with a specialty in stormwater management planning and design. McIlheran has bachelor of science degrees in industrial engineering from Marquette University and civil engineering from UW-Milwaukee.
Landmark Credit Union has promoted Jeff Knaub to branch manager of its New Berlin office. Knaub joined Landmark in November, 1997 as a consumer loan officer, having experience as a personal banker at an area bank. Landmark promoted Knaub to the position of management trainee in January, 1999 and then to assistant branch manager in August, 1999. He succeeds Rita Hanusa as branch manager of the New Berlin office. Hanusa retired after 14 years with Landmark. Knaub earned a bachelor of business administration in finance from UW-Milwaukee.
Edward Perlberg Jr. has joined R.A. Smith & Associates as a project manager in the visualization division. Perlberg is a recognized expert in the field of visualization. With more than 15 years of experience, he has been sought as a leading instructor and speaker for this emerging technology. He has provided animation capabilities to professional and collegiate sport teams including the Milwaukee Bucks, the Milwaukee Wave, the Milwaukee Admirals and the Marquette Golden Eagles. Perlberg was most recently employed with MasterGraphics, Waukesha, as a group manager and instructor. He is a graduate of the Milwaukee Area Technical College in the architectural technology program.
Steve Scott has been named program director of Smooth Jazz WJZI (93.3 FM). Scott joined Smooth Jazz WJZI in January of 2002, and immediately took on duties as the station’s music director and host of "Smooth Jazz Sunrise." He became interim program director in May of 2002. For the 12-year period prior to joining Smooth Jazz WJZI, Scott was with WKLH in Milwaukee.
Arlene Canning has joined HomeSale Realty as manager of the Oak Creek office. A 17-year realty veteran, she had been with Shorewest prior to joining HomeSale Realty. John Sedler, also a 17-year realty veteran, has joined HomeSale Realty as manager it its new Hales Corners office.
Michael Albiero has joined Versant marketing communications firm in Milwaukee as its creative director. He had been owner and creative director of Advertising Art & Design in West Bend. Versant has also hired Julie Stern as a media buyer. She is a Michigan State University graduate and previous worked at radio stations in Michigan, Nevada and Colorado. Carmen McKinley has joined the firm’s media department while Ben Hannemann has been promoted from account coordinator to account manager. McKinley, with 18 years of experience in media, previously worked for Direct Marketing Concepts. Hannemann, a UW-Madison graduate, has been with Versant three years.
Walter M. Bartelt has been named sales and marketing manager of the Industrial Group of Kracor Inc. in Milwaukee. Kracor has 31 years of sales and marketing experience in the plastics industry.
Wenda M. Roycraft has been promoted to the position of vice president at Wisconsin Business Bank. Roycraft is a a UW-Oshkosh graduate with a degree in finance and economics. Kevin R. Much has been promoted to the position of assistant vice president at the bank. With a degree in finance from UW-La Crosse, he has worked for other financial institutions.
John O’Brien has joined Cornerstone Consulting as sales and marketing manager. He has more than 25 years of experience.
Simon Mui has joined BankMutual as manager of its Southgate office at 3340 S. 27th St. in Milwaukee. Mui, who attended UW-Madison and Milwaukee Area Technical College, has been in banking four years.
Educational information on two lawyers who have joined Weiss Berzowski Brady was incorrectly listed in the March 21 issue of SBT. The correct information follows: Anna M. Pepelnjak and Catherine A. La Fleur have joined the Milwaukee office of the law firm Weiss Berzowski Brady. Pepelnjak had joined the litigation practice group. La Fleur has joined both the litigation and condemnation practice groups. Pepelnjack is a graduate of Marquette University (B.A., 1975, magna cum laude J.D., 1978). La Fleur is a 1988 graduate of UW-Milwaukee (B.A., 1985) and Marquette University Law School (J.D., 1988).
April 4, 2003 Small Business Times, Milwaukee