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Banking & Finance

The Equitable Bank has added Jay Sciachitano as vice president, senior commercial lender. In his role, Sciachitano will specialize in partnering with closely-held and family-owned businesses in a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, distribution, wholesale and the professional services industry. Sciachitano brings more than 20 years of local business banking experience. In his most recent position, he was vice president, commercial lending, with Park Bank Milwaukee.

Paul Jackson has joined the Brookfield office of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. as its branch manager. Jackson is responsible for leading and managing the office by providing support and best practices for its 17 financial advisors, with a consistent focus on the betterment of their clients. He also manages the Middleton, Wis., branch office. Jackson has more than two decades of financial industry experience, including time as a financial advisor with the Brookfield Ameriprise office from 1993 to 1997. He worked for many years in the New York and London financial markets in roles involving consulting, training, and sales and marketing. He comes from the Mequon office of Wells Fargo Advisors, where he was branch manager and a financial advisor.

First Bank Financial Centre has added Juanita Lopez, business development officer, SBA specialist to its new downtown Milwaukee branch, located at 400 E. Wisconsin Avenue. Lopez has 15 years of experience in the lending industry.

Associated Bank has hired Heidi Hahn as senior vice president, senior marketing manager, and Jennifer Ott as senior vice president, interactive consumer marketing manager. Hahn, who has more than 21 years of experience in finance and marketing, will create and implement strategic marketing plans for the B2B relationship marketing team. Ott, who has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, will focus on spreading awareness about bank products and services and rolling out marketing campaigns and consumer driven programs. Both will work in Milwaukee.

Engineering

Wilcox Environmental Engineering has appointed Chris Bonniwell, Ph.D., president of the company. Bonniwell joined the Wilcox team in 2012 and most recently served as the regional technical director of the investigation and remediation services division while expanding the company’s service area to the Milwaukee area.

Health Care

Dr. Jeffrey Bailet, executive vice president at Aurora Health Care and president of Aurora Health Care Medical Group, has been named chair elect for the American Medical Group Association’s board of directors for 2016. The AMGA is focused on enhancing population health and care for patients through integrated systems of care. Bailet, who in October 2015 was appointed to serve on the Government Accountability Office’s new physician-focused payment model technical advisory committee, will now expand his role on the AMGA board as chair elect, ensuring the board carries out the mission of AMGA member organizations and physicians. He will continue to serve as a member of the AMGA board of directors executive committee, where he has served as secretary for the past year.

Insurance

R&R Insurance Services has hired Jason Navarro as a commercial account executive. Navarro has more than 15 years of insurance experience. He has an extensive background in commercial insurance including general liability, products liability, auto and property, and workers’ compensation. Navarro’s previous roles included leading the middle market underwriting team for a national insurance company and underwriting commercial accounts for several insurance companies in Wisconsin.

Arica Trester joined Brookfield-based Diversified Insurance Solutions as an employee benefit specialist. Trester joins a team of professionals who support clients’ employees and dependents by answering their benefit questions, helping them to understand their benefit offerings, and acting on behalf of the employee as an advocate for communication between the employee and the appropriate carriers. While working closely with benefit consultants, account managers, customer service representatives and benefit plan analysts, Arica will provide day-to-day support to clients and their employees.

Kurt Rich is the new director of account management at UnitedHealthcare of Wisconsin. He will be based in UnitedHealthcare’s Wauwatosa office.

Catholic Financial Life has named Jeff Piotrowski senior vice president of information technology and insurance services. Piotrowski has more than 25 years of experience in application and business development. Most recently, he was director of IT, business intelligence and data warehousing at CUNA Mutual Financial Group. In his new position, he will handle leadership of IT operations and insurance services including underwriting, member services and claims functions. Catholic Financial Life also recently appointed Kristen Mueller vice president, human resources. Mueller has 15 years of experience in HR and financial services. She previously was HR relationship manager for Symetra. At Catholic Financial Life, she will focus on organizational development, employee relations, and strategic HR management and operations.

Legal Services

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. has added eight associates to its Milwaukee office: Michael Anderson in its Intellectual Property Practice; Tristan Dollinger in its Business Law Practice; Adam Jardine in its Real Estate Practice; Martha Mohs in its Employee Benefits Practice; Jessica Simons in its Labor and Employment Practice; Justin Webb in its Litigation Practice; Catherine Witzcak in its Intellectual Property Practice; and Nicholas Zuiker in its Employee Benefits Practice.

Carlos Pastrana joined Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan’s Milwaukee office as an associate in the labor and employment group. He handles matters involving discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, FMLA, wrongful termination, labor relations, unfair labor practices, unemployment insurance, worker’s compensation, workplace safety, and federal contractor issues. He earned his J.D. at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law in San Juan.

Manufacturing

Wixon, a manufacturer of seasonings, flavors and technologies for the food and beverage industry, has named Greg Gonzales packaging operations manager. In his new role, Gonzales is responsible for oversight of the packaging department, including scheduling and management of facility staff, directing lean manufacturing practices, and coordinating and ensuring compliance with established standards for production and quality. Gonzales has more than 20 years of food industry experience from a variety of production management assignments, with companies including Kangaroo Brands/ConAgra Foods, Unilever, and Ventura Foods. He has previously implemented TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) lean manufacturing programs and lead teams to achieve Level 3 in the SQF (Safe Quality Foods) Certification.

Marketing

Michael Brereton has joined the Market Probe North American management team as senior consultant. Brereton will advise Market Probe on new CEM products, technology platforms and participate in business development activities. Brereton previously served as president of Maritz Research. He has maintained several leadership roles in the market research industry including CASRO board chair, founding chair for the CASRO Institute of Research Quality, and board positions for Michigan State University’s master of science market research program and Southern Illinois University’s master of marketing research program.

Milwaukee-based Jigsaw LLC has promoted Amanda Janssen-Egan to media director. Janssen—Egan previously served as media supervisor. She first joined Jigsaw as a media planner in 2010 before leaving in 2011 and returned in 2012 as a media supervisor.

Technology

Superior Support Resources Inc., of Brookfield, has hired Andrew Smith as an account executive. Smith has experience in sales and customer service. In his new role, he will help new and existing clients drive technology to achieve their broader business goals.

Transportation

Waukesha-based Ewald Fleet Solutions has added David Tennyck and Brian Wirkus as account executives. Both will meet with prospective clients for the company’s Vehicle Management Program as well as execute cost-saving strategies. Tennyck is returning to the company after 10 years. He has seven years of outside sales experience and nine years of nonprofit experience. He has also run his own real estate investment firm and practiced law. Wirkus has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive industry.

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