Rick Fessenbecker has been promoted to managing director in sales and marketing at Northwoods Software Development in Brown Deer. He has been with Northwoods since its inception in both administrative and business development roles. John Piechowski has been promoted to the position of managing director of services.
Valoree Dye has joined Park Bank’s Capitol Drive office in Milwaukee as a personal banker. Dye has nearly 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, including real estate, insurance, mortgage lending and personal banking. Dye is a graduate of Cardinal Stritch University, where she earned a bachelor of science in business management.
State Financial Bank announced several staff promotions. Linda August has been promoted to vice president of audit. August joined State Financial Bank through the acquisition of Richmond Bank in 1997 and has more than 18 years of experience in the financial industry. Jason Brink, support services specialist in corporate technology, has been promoted to support services manager. Brink has been with the company since 2001. Marcie Bomberg has been promoted to assistant vice president, branch manager for State Financial Bank’s downtown Milwaukee branch. Most recently, Bomberg served as training manager and directed special projects. Don Buechler, loan review officer, has been promoted to assistant vice president, loan review. Buechler joined State Financial in 1989. Megan Liebmann, marketing coordinator, has been promoted to public relations and events manager. Liebmann joined State Financial in 2001 and has more than four years of experience in event planning and bank marketing. Aaron Moeser, branch manager in downtown Milwaukee, has been promoted to commercial banking officer at State Financial’s Glendale branch location. Moeser started with the bank in 2001 as a personal banker. Jack Spoerl has been promoted to vice president of commercial lending at State Financial’s Muskego branch location. Spoerl joined the bank in 1980. Liz Swanson, human resources manager, has been promoted to assistant vice president of human resources. Swanson joined the bank in 2000. Jeni Tiedeman, human resources manager, has been promoted to assistant vice president of human resources. Tiedeman joined State Financial in 1992.
Inland Companies, Milwaukee, announced the recent addition of the following associates: Mark Schnoll, partner; Don Schmidt, industrial leasing; Kristina Morton, office leasing; John Halaska, project manager; and Zang Thao,
Gaylene Stingl recently joined Scribner Cohen and Co., Milwaukee, as manager, providing accounting, tax, business valuation and divorce consulting services.
Rogers Memorial Hospital, Milwaukee, Oconomowoc and Kenosha, announced that Lynn Adams has been promoted from director of nursing to vice president of patient care. Adams joined Rogers Memorial in January of 2002 and holds a master’s degree in health services administration.
Plunkett Raysich Architects has announced the hire of Gary Billington as vice president for its Milwaukee office. Billington brings more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience to Plunkett Raysich Architects. He was formerly president of USAV Corp., New Berlin and past president of the Sales and Marketing Executives of Milwaukee. Billington received his bachelor’s of applied science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario.
Erin Jende has joined Catral Doyle Creative Co., Milwaukee, as a business development associate. Jende is a 2003 graduate of UW-Madison, where she earned bachelor’s degrees in history and journalism-strategic communications. Jende gained professional experience working as an intern at public relations, marketing and advertising firms in Madison and London. She will conduct market research for Catral Doyle Creative.
Landmark Credit Union has promoted Scott Schmick to assistant vice president of the credit card department. Schmick joined Landmark in September 1992 as a collector and has been supervisor of the credit card department since 1997. He has worked 17 years in related industries, having held jobs at finance companies for five years before joining Landmark. Schmick has a bachelor of science degree from UW-Milwaukee.
Jennifer Anadell has been named art director for Ellingson Brady Advertising, Milwaukee. Anadell is a graduate of the Milwuakee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD). She received a bachelor’s degree in fine art with a minor in marketing and advertising through the school’s partnership with Marquette. Anadell has been an intern for Octane and BVK, and worked for Nonbox Eisner before joining Ellingson Brady Advertising.
Joe Gliniecki has been hired to assist in marketing and sales activities at the Pettit National Ice Center, Milwaukee. Prior to joining the Pettit National Ice Center, Gliniecki was an account executive for the Milwaukee Wave. Gliniecki is a 2002 graduate of UW-La Crosse with a degree in sport management.
Staff One, Milwaukee, has announced the appointments of Patti Panfil as manger of business development and Meganne Latus as staffing coordinator for its health care division.
Welch Hanson Associates, Delafield, has hired Jason Eckhart as an engineer-in-training. Eckhart earned his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering at UW-Milwaukee, with an emphasis in geotechnology. He previously worked as an engineering assistant for the Village of Whitefish Bay.
Kahler Slater Architects, Milwaukee, announced that Robert Willmas has joined the health care team as an architectural intern. Willmas graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a bachelor of science degree in architectural studies and urban planning.
Von Briesen & Roper, Milwaukee, announced the addition of Thaddeus C. Stankowski to the firm’s intellectual property and litigation sections. Stankowski joined the firm as an associate. His litigation experience involves technical fields such as mechanical, electrical and chemical arts. He also advises clients on patent, trademark and trade secret infringement. Stankowski received his bachelor of science degree from MSOE and his law degree from Marquette University.
Hi-Liter Graphics, Burlington, announced the promotions of Angela Damon to vice president of finance and Lynn Breunig to information systems manager. Damon has been with Hi-Liter since 2000 and Breunig since 1996.
Schenck Business Solutions, Appleton, announced that James S. Tarala, has been named as the first chief information and technology officer of the organization. Tarala, a shareholder of Schenck, will also continue as chairperson of the firm’s internal technology committee. Tarala has more than 15 years of technology-related consulting experience. Tarala has been with Schenck since 2000.
Amanda Dalley has joined the staff of Marcus Promotions, Milwaukee, in the position of sales executive. A 2002 graduate of the University of Miami, Dalley received a bachelor of science degree in sociology with a communications minor. She is a former disability insurance agent for Pennsylvania Marketing of America.
Steve Borgwardt has been promoted to IT division general manager for Brown & Martin, Waukesha. Borgwardt joined B&M in 1999 as a software and new media developer and was later promoted to operations supervisor. Prior to joining B&M, Borgwardt was a quality assurance technician for Omni Tech, a computer manufacturer.
R.A. Smith & Associates, Brookfield, has added Brian Turk as a planner in the municipal engineering division. Turk brings an expanded capability to R.A. Smith & Associates in the areas of comprehensive planning, site planning and design review, park design, economic development, and tax increment finance. Turk brings more than 13 years of planning expertise to R.A. Smith & Associates, most recently employed as the director of planning for the city of Muskego. He has also held positions as the city planner and director of planning and community development with the city of Hartford and director of acquisitions and development for Brookstone Homes/The Fortress Group, Janesville. Turk has a bachelor of science degree in public affairs/urban and regional studies with an emphasis on local government administration and a master’s of public administration, both from UW-Oshkosh.
Feb. 6, 2004 Small Business Times, Milwaukee