Personnel File



Advertising & Public Relations

Boelter + Lincoln Marketing Communications added Stephanie Schrandt as an account supervisor. In her new role, Schrandt will work with clients such as the Door County Visitor Bureau.

Zizzo Group added Tony Seaman as vice president and creative director. Seaman oversees the best creative work for ZG’s clients, as well as general creative functions of the agency. Teaming with ZG’s executive leaders, Seaman assists in developing ideas, pitching concepts and determining creative strategies for a variety of clients. In addition, he leads ZG’s team of designers and writers in the collaborative creative process. With more than 16 years of agency experience, Seaman has worked on some of Wisconsin’s most recognizable brands, including Noah’s Ark Waterpark, Marcus Corp., Bastille Days and Door County Visitor Bureau. Seaman’s extensive background and wide range of experience will be a great asset to ZG’s clients.

Mueller Communications LLC recently announced that Katie Newcomb has joined the firm as a senior account executive. Her responsibilities include creating public relations plans, executing public awareness campaigns for community-based organizations, and managing a variety of internal teams to make projects run smoothly and cohesively. Prior to joining Mueller, Newcomb held numerous marketing and public relations positions in Milwaukee, including with the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Milwaukee Public Museum. In 2006, she launched her own freelance marketing company, Giving Tree Events LLC, where her business philosophy included giving a portion of all profits to local charities. Newcomb also served as a community blogger for Milwaukee Magazine from 2011-’13 and contributor to MetroParent Magazine.

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Jackie Gilles has joined Eppstein Uhen Architects as a project manager in the Learning Environments Studio. Gilles has a diverse background with professional experience in K-12 learning environments, senior living and health care. She will continue specializing in K-12 design at EUA. Phil Meyer has also joined the Eppstein Uhen Architects’ Workplace Studio as project architect, relocating from Washington, D.C. to Milwaukee. Meyer brings experience working with a variety of clients on a diverse range of project types.

Banking & Finance

First Bank Financial Centre has added V.J. Scully as a mortgage lender. Scully has been providing mortgage lending expertise to eager homebuyers for more than 20 years. His knowledge and experience with construction loans, lake home and jumbo financing, and working with first time homebuyers helps his buyers make informed decisions.

U.S. Bank Wealth Management appointed Jon Donahue as private banker for The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank in Milwaukee. In his new position, Donahue will provide personalized services and sophisticated banking strategies for clients. He will oversee specialized lending and deposit services for individuals and corporate clients, drawing on the expertise and experience of key team members and the full range of resources available through The Private Client Reserve.

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Monroe Equipment, a heating and cooling products HVAC distributor headquartered in Menomonee Falls, announced the appointment of Joseph Scala as commercial sales and marketing manager. In his role as key contact for commercial sales, Scala will work with large mechanical contractors, construction companies, architects, engineering firms and developers to build business and business relationships, and to develop and execute marketing programs to expand company awareness and visibility in key target markets in Wisconsin. He has a wide range of business-to-business and consumer products experience with a wide range of customers during a more than 25-year sales and marketing management career.


The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education hired Paula Rhyner as the deputy to the provost for continuing education and outreach. Rhyner came to UWM in 1983, recently serving as interim dean of the College of Health Sciences, where she was also an associate dean for eight years. The UWM School of Continuing Education also recently selected Patricia Goeman as the new assistant director of College for Kids/College for Teens. Previously, Goeman ran several pre-college programs on the UWM campus, including mini-courses. She also coordinated Department of Public Instruction scholarships for UWM.

Legal Services

The law firm of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. recently announced that Lydia Chartre has been granted membership in the College of Community Association Lawyers, making her one of fewer than 160 attorneys nationwide to be admitted to the organization. Fellows of CCAL are regarded as the most respected community association attorneys in the country and are recognized for committing themselves to high standards of professional and ethical conduct. Chartre joins WHD’s Daniel Miske as the only two Wisconsin members of CCAL.


Ascedia, of Milwaukee, hired Luanne Wojciechowski as interactive marketing specialist, Paul Aldrich as associate application developer, Ashley Remington as account coordinator and Kristin Demet as senior project manager.

Nonprofit Organization

PEARLS for Teen Girls Inc. appointed Gerry Howze executive director. In this leadership position, Howze advocates and promotes the organization’s mission and goals; has primary responsibility for setting the vision and long-term strategy and communicating these outcomes to all stakeholders; and provides community advocacy and influences public policy to support the mission. Howze was PEARLS’ first program coordinator and first director of program services. PEARLS has also named Christy Miller development director, Tamara Key director of program services and Mary Robyn Peotter director of finance and operations.

Lutheran Home & Harwood Place named Lindsey Kriete HR and corporate director. In her new position, Kriete will be responsible for personnel and budget management and adherence to all facility policies and human resource procedures. Kriete has more than 14 years of business management, employee development and executive recruitment experience. Her past experience includes human resources manager for Fabick Cat, vice president for Core Business Solutions, and human resources and corporate director for the Kriete Group. Kriete served on the Lutheran Home Foundation board from 2014 to 2015. The Lutheran Home also added Dr. Kashif Saeed as a staff physiatrist. Saeed will diagnose and treat orthopedic neurologic and musculoskeletal conditions and address rehab and pain concerns with patient, therapy staff and family. He also serves as an associate physician for Integrated Rehab Consultants, a nationwide group of physiatrists practicing sub‐acute rehabilitation.

Real Estate

CBRE Inc. announced that Eric Mouton has joined the firm as an associate within its retail brokerage group based in the Milwaukee office. Mouton will be responsible for landlord and tenant representation of retail properties in the area, as well as assist a variety of tenants with lease negotiations and site selection. Additionally, he will be part of new business development.


Racine-based CCB Technology added Scott McElroy to its sales team as a nonprofit account manager. In his new role, McElroy will focus on building relationships with new and existing nonprofit entities in order to deliver custom IT solutions and services to help them reach their goals. McElroy has a background in customer service. The company has also added Jason Coker as a field account executive on its sales team. Coker will concentrate on helping businesses in the financial and legal industries in the Kenosha market meet their IT needs through CCB’s services and solutions. He worked for more than 10 years in the financial industry, helping clients with large investments, in previous roles as a senior residential lender and branch partner and also as a banking, finance and wealth management recruiter.

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