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Banking & Finance

Wisconsin Bank & Trust has named Phil Zastrow vice president, wealth advisor, in its downtown Sheboygan branch. Zastrow has more than 20 years of experience in banking and financial services. He previously served as a vice president at Kohler Credit Union. He also worked for seven years at Community Bank & Trust, where he was a senior vice president. In his new position, he will work with high net worth individuals, families and nonprofits to help them reach their financial goals. He will advise clients on asset management, investment and risk management, and financial planning.

Looking Glass Investments, a fixed-income alternative investment firm focused on marketplace lending, has appointed Andrew Siefkes executive vice president – client services. In this role, Siefkes will focus on establishing and maintaining client relationships, as well as business development. Siefkes served on the firm’s board of advisors from 2012 to 2015. Prior to joining Looking Glass, Siefkes was a director of client services for Centare, a software and technology development firm, and director of new business at Great Lakes Media Technology. Siefkes also was a member of the Thiensville Fire Department from 1995 to 2012, and he continues to serve as a member of Thiensville Fire Department Inc.

Design

Kahler Slater, of Milwaukee, has appointed Kim Bruffy associate principal and national director of business development for health care. Bruffy has more than 25 years of combined experience in business development, design and project management and will serve as a member of Kahler Slater’s Health Care team, which is working with clients across the United States, Singapore and Canada. A Virginia native, Bruffy will immediately engage with several of Kahler Slater’s east coast clients. Her responsibilities include uncovering new health care opportunities for the firm and helping to develop strong client relationships. Bruffy, a certified interior designer, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Her portfolio of project work has included the design of higher education, sports and corporate office environments before shifting her focus to health care business development.

Education

Law enforcement veteran Kevin Kober has been named director of public safety at Carroll University in Waukesha. Kober, whose appointment is effective Jan. 4, has about two decades of experience in Waukesha law enforcement. He is joining the school’s public safety arm after serving as patrol division commander with the City of Waukesha Police Department. Kober joined the Waukesha PD as a police officer in 1996 and has expertise in leadership, crisis management and response, community relations, program and department building, and team building. At the helm of Carroll’s public safety, Kober will reinforce the safety and security of students, faculty and staff and will also ensure the school’s public safety department continues to partner with local law enforcement. Kober, who has completed advanced training programs with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Quantico, Va., is currently working toward a master’s degree in leadership and organizational development at the University of Virginia.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside has named Robert Ducoffe, Ph.D., provost and vice chancellor. Ducoffe comes to UW-Parkside from the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics at Indiana University South Bend, where he has served as dean. He will succeed Fred Ebeid, Ph.D., who has been the school’s interim provost and vice chancellor for more than three years. He will begin his new role in spring 2016.

Interior Design

Design Tech Remodeling, of Mequon, has welcomed Cristy Harmon as a designer and sales person.

Legal Services

Milwaukee-based Miller McGinn & Clark S.C. has hired estate planning attorney Mark Andres. In his new role, Andres will largely focus on estate planning and administration, elder law, and tax planning. He has 15 years of experience practicing law.

Manufacturing

Jason Baumann has joined Schaefer Brush Manufacturing, a 110-year-old industrial brush manufacturer in Waukesha, as its supply chain and logistics manager. Baumann will also serve on the strategic planning committee. He has years of experience as a senior buyer and transportation coordinator.

Milwaukee-based Sensient Technologies Corp. has added Mario Ferruzzi, Ph.D., and Donald Landry, Ph.D., to its board of directors. Ferruzzi is a professor on the departments of Food Science and Nutrition Science at Purdue University. Landry is the Samuel Bard Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. He also works as the director of the Division of Experimental Therapeutics at the school.

Marketing

Pewaukee-based Mangold Creative LLC has welcomed Steve Deardorff as a web development and internet marketing specialist. Deardorff previously worked for Guarantee Digital as senior web developer. He is experienced in website design, development and maintenance, as well as logo creation. The company has also hired Katie Scott as a marketing project specialist. Prior to joining Mangold Creative, Scott was an account executive for z2 Marketing for a year. Before that role, she spent nearly eight years working for The Roberts Group Inc. as an account manager.

Nonprofit

The St. Josaphat Basilica Foundation, which preserves, restores and enhances the Basilica of St. Josaphat as a local and national historical landmark, a cultural asset and a center of spirituality for Milwaukee, has welcomed Very Rev. Javier Bustos as a new member to its board of directors. Rev. Bustos is currently the pastor and administrator at St. Joseph’s Parish in Waukesha, the archdiocesan delegate for health care, and Vicar for Hispanic Ministry of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. He is also a lecturer of moral theology at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theory.

Saint John’s Communities Inc. has named Mary Puetzer Milliren director of clinical services. Milliren has a variety of clinical and managerial experience, having worked at the Laureate Group-The Arboretum in Menomonee Falls; Aurora-St. Luke’s Medical Center; the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and Wheaton Franciscan-St. Joseph’s Hospital. In her new position at Saint John’s Communities, she will run all elements of clinical services. She will also serve the organization’s leadership team and contribute to its strategic plan.

Life Navigators has hired Cari Lawson as a registered nurse. Lawson will work in the organization’s Care Management Unit.

IndependenceFirst has appointed Liza LeClaire director of human resources. LeClaire has more than 18 years of experience in human resources management and strategic internal communications. Prior to joining IndependenceFirst, she spent 10 years as chief operating officer at Wheel & Sprocket. Before serving as COO at the company, she served as marketing manager for eight years. In her new position, she will continue developing and advancing human resources systems, communications, policies and procedures for IndependenceFirst. She will also work to ensure the nonprofit complies with federal and state regulations and will help attract and retain organizational talent.

Professional Organizations

The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce has named its 2016 board of directors. Elected directors are board chair Bob Suycott of Willis; Derek Berube of First Bank Financial Centre; Lynn Braden of Winter, Kloman, Moter & Repp SC; Tony Calvino of FedEx Ground; Lori Choinski of Gerald Nell; Matt Geik of Jamba Juice; Spense Mather of Securant Bank; Tiffany Mitchell-Detvan of Edward Jones Investments; Mark Ostendorf of Residence Inn by Marriott; Allison Quartuccio of Denali Realty; and Gjeret Stein of Sensible Gurus. Sue Gresham of Innovative Client Solutions has been newly elected to the board. Outgoing members are Steve Miazga of RA Smith National and Jackie Ruppel of Johnson Bank.

Real Estate

Wangard Partners, Inc. has hired Andrew Justman as a project manager, multi-family development. Justman will be responsible for the initiation and advancement of all new multi-family developments as well as management of site prep, plan review, architectural/engineering design team members, cost estimating, bid analysis, governmental approvals/permitting, contract administration and cost/budget/risk management for each project.

Staffing

WFA Staffing Group, of Milwaukee, has promoted Thomas Krist from president to chief executive officer and Fred D’Amato from vice president to president. Both Krist and D’Amato have worked for the company for close to 20 years.

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