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Accounting

Wipfli LLP, of Wauwatosa, appointed Bill Metzdorff a director of its Valuation, Litigation and Transaction Services Practice. Metzdorff has more than 33 years of consulting experience, having provided financial, accounting and economic evaluations to attorneys and their major lawsuits. He also has experience offering claims preparation services to insureds facing severe losses. Metzdorff is a certified management accountant and certified fraud examiner.

Advertising & Public Relations

Zizzo Group, of Milwaukee, has added Tinashe Ota as an associate front-end developer to its creative team. Ota has more than two years of experience in graphic design. He previously worked as a graphic designer for the City of Milwaukee and for 3D Molecular Design. He received degrees from both Lakeland College and the Art Institute of Wisconsin.

Michael Baer has joined Laughlin Constable as its first chief marketing officer. Laughlin Constable is a national, full-service branding agency with offices in Chicago, Milwaukee, New York and New Jersey. Baer will split his time primarily between the Chicago and Milwaukee offices. Baer comes to Laughlin Constable from mobile ad/tech startup Digital Factory in Chicago, where he was CMO. He previously served as general manager of Fathom Communication’s Chicago office. He also held senior management positions at Starcom and Cramer-Krasselt in Chicago and at Lowe & Partners and Foote Cone & Belding in New York.

Architecture

AG Architecture has added Jeff Hoffmann as director of client relations. With more than 29 years of experience as a strategic planning specialist, Hoffmann serves as a client advocate throughout the planning process. His consulting and project management skills have supported the completion of senior living projects ranging from standalone assisted living facilities to continuing care retirement communities.

Eppstein Uhen Architects in Milwaukee added Theresa Roach as project architect. She previously worked for Gould Evans in Lawrence, Kan. Roach has an architectural background consisting of higher education, athletics, sciences and civic work. Throughout Roach’s career, she has filled a range of roles, including designer, project manager, and project architect. At Eppstein Uhen Architects, she will focus on the health care market and will offer expertise and creativity in interior architecture to enhance the patient experience. Eppstein Uhen Architects has also added Adam Ruhland as a project specialist. Ruhland worked in the field of architecture in Minnesota, California, North Carolina, Washington and now Wisconsin, gaining exposure to a variety of architectural approaches, styles and best practices. His past experience is in the support of architectural documentation for medical office buildings, hospitals, laboratories and patient service centers. At Eppstein Uhen Architects, he will apply and share his health care industry experience.

Nicholas Migan has been hired as an architect at Galbraith Carnahan Architects, located in Wauwatosa. Migan has 27 years of experience in architecture. He has developed a broad spectrum of experience in the Midwest and across the country with involvement in projects in health care, corporate and retail, as well as distribution centers, government/VA work, historic preservation and adaptive re-use.

Banking & Finance

PNC Bank has added Luke Kasten as a vice president and banking advisor for wealth management in Milwaukee. In this role, Kasten will offer deposit and loan solutions to high net worth clients. He will also contribute to a team centered on investment management, financial and estate planning, and trust. Kasten has more than 10 years of banking experience. Prior to joining PNC Bank, he was an assistant vice president and private banking relationship manager at U.S. Bank.

Building & Construction

J.H. Findorff & Son Inc. has added Jeff Garretson as the director of business development in its Milwaukee office. Garretson has 15 years of experience in sales, customer service and operations management in the construction industry. As an addition to Findorff, he will be responsible for the overall direction of regional business and marketing efforts, such as strategic planning, relationship development, project proposals and client retention. Garretson most recently served as the vice president of business development for Berghammer Construction Corp., where he led all aspects of the company’s new business and marketing initiatives.

Gaming

Courtney Birmingham has been named director of marketing at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. In her role, Birmingham will provide strategic direction to advertising, creative, public relations and corporate sponsorships. Birmingham has spent much of her career on the East Coast with stints at casinos in Atlantic City and Connecticut. Most recently, she oversaw advertising and creative services for Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.

Hospitality & Entertainment

Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of Milwaukee-based The Marcus Corp., has promoted Tom Mason to senior vice president of operations. Mason joined The Marcus Corp. in 2014 as managing director of the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. He was then promoted to area vice president in 2014. His career in hospitality has spanned more than 30 years.

Legal Services

Michael King, University of Wisconsin 2015, cum laude, has joined Goldstein Law Group S.C. as an associate attorney focusing on labor and employment law and corporate issues. The firm has also added Julia Schuster, Marquette 2015, cum laude, as an associate attorney focusing on labor and employment law and corporate issues.

Simandl Law Group S.C., of Waukesha, has added James Panther as an associate attorney who will concentrate on labor and employment counseling and litigation. Panther completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School.

Manufacturing

Brett Berger has been hired as a senior designer in engineering by TLX Technologies, a Pewaukee-based manufacturer of electromagnetic solutions. Berger has more than 15 years of experience in full circle product design, from concept to production and final assembly.

Nonprofit

Curative Care Network has appointed Julie Rogers vice president of marketing and communications. Rogers previously worked as a marketing executive for Aurora Health Care. She has also worked at a number of advertising agencies. In her new role, she will lead Curative’s brand-building, marketing, public relations and communications initiatives.

Ebenezer Child Care Centers has named Sharece DeVougas center coordinator for its Wauwatosa location. DeVougas has spent 15 years in the child care industry. She most recently was quality team leader at Knowledge University in Portland, Ore. At Ebenezer, DeVougas will be responsible for making sure center programming runs efficiently and is optimized to meet the development needs of children.

Danceworks Inc. has added Linnéa Koeppel to its staff as the first full-time director of development. Elyse Cohn, who had overseen both the marketing and development strategies of the organization, has been named director of marketing and public relations.

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