Personnel File

Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:39 pm

Advertising & Public Relations

Bader Rutter & Associates, Milwaukee, promoted Linda Hogan to vice president in the account services group and hired Brendan Kennedy as a copywriter in the creative group, Amy Graff as an account executive in the account services group and Jim Jessen as a writer in the public relations group. Hogan joined the firm in 1993 and most recently served as group supervisor.

Integré, Waukesha, promoted Matt Hensler to account executive and Meg Weichelt to senior graphic designer. Hensler has been with Integré for more than two years. Weichelt has more than 20 years of experience in graphic design and has been with Integré for more than four years.

Jackie Barutha joined Boelter + Lincoln, Milwaukee, as a graphic production artist. Barutha previously worked for Carson Pirie Scott, Milwaukee. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Robert Geiger joined Ron Sonntag Public Relations, Milwaukee as lead graphic designer. Geiger previously served as a senior graphic designer with The Idea Centre @ Skyline, Madison. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication with an emphasis on advertising from UW-Milwaukee.

Stir, Milwaukee, hired Scott Shalles as a senior copywriter and Andrea Holschuh as assistant account executive. Shalles has more than 12 years of experience. Holschuh holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism with minors in public relations and English from UW-Milwaukee.

Christy Domanoski joined Scheibel Halaska, Milwaukee, as a public relations account executive. Prior to joining Scheibel Halaska, Domanoski served as marketing manager for ACS Group, Schaumburg, Ill.

Core Creative, Milwaukee, hired Katherine Patterson as the director of strategic planning, Jenni Gaylord as a production designer and Katy Paquette as an account coordinator. Patterson most recently worked for Charleston/Orwig, Hartland. Gaylord has seven years of experience in graphic design and previously served as a graphic designer for Visa Lighting, Milwaukee. Paquette holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and advertising from UW-Milwaukee.

Ascedia, Milwaukee and Niles, Ill., hired Frank Connelly as a designer, Amy Hoekman and Katie Porter as account coordinators, Ben Wohlers as an account executive and Loc Vu, Jarrod Smith and Chad Donnick as programmers.

Banking & Finance

Community Bank & Trust, Sheboygan, promoted Chris Kennedy to office president at the Taylor Drive location in Sheboygan and hired David Kolar as vice president of deposit operations. Kennedy joined Community Bank & Trust in 2001. Kolar has more than 20 years of financial experience.

Layton State Bank, New Berlin, promoted Larry Bangs to senior vice president. Bangs joined Layton State Bank in 2002 and most recently served as vice president of commercial lending.

Tracy Walters joined Lincoln Financial Advisors, Philadelphia, as a member of the client support team for the practice of Robert E. Bortz, Waukesha. Walters has eight years of experience and previously served as a case manager for Integrated Financial Solutions, Delafield.

Building & Construction

The Orlandini Co., Delafield, hired Bob Stark as project manager in the tile and stone division and Mike Patti as warehouse manager and field superintendent.


Chamness Consulting, Milwaukee, promoted Ellen Rose to senior project coordinator and hired Darci Berg as administrative coordinator. Sarah Krause joined Association Acumen,
Milwaukee, as program director. She holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Norbert College.


Stephan Hoffmann joined R.A. Smith & Associates, Brookfield, as transportation project manager. Hoffmann has more than 13 years of transportation project design and management experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Marquette University.

Health Care

Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls, promoted Jamie Schounard to director of the musculoskeletal service line. Schounard most recently served as manager of outreach rehabilitation. Community Memorial added 12 doctors to its medical staff, including: Dr. Anwer Dhala; Dr. Deirdre Duffy; Dr. Jacquelyn Paykel; Dr. William Falco; Dr. Saeed Habibi; Dr. Vladimir Ivanovic; Dr. Cesar Lam; Dr. Eric Lilly; Dr. Colleen Poggenburg; Dr. Michelle Puzio-Bell; Dr. Charles Rainey and Dr. Timothy Ripple.

Children’s Hospital and Health System, Milwaukee, promoted Larry Duncan to vice president of regional services. Duncan joined the health system in 1997 and most recently served as vice president of ambulatory and diagnostics for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa.

Extendicare Health Services, Milwaukee, hired Rebekah John as a therapy recruiter at Progressive Step; Kim Patin as a recruiter in the human resources department; Marcia Davies as an administrative assistant to the executive director of clinical services; Rachel Jozefacki as a paralegal in the legal department and Chris Archambault as an area director of human resources.

Legal Services

Godfrey & Kahn, Milwaukee, hired Robyn Arnold, John McDonald and Kasey Wroblewski as associate attorneys in corporate law; Debra Baesemann and Melissa Malecki in real estate; Jeffrey Billings in estate planning; Kristi Hinner in intellectual property; Andrew Oettinger in litigation and Michele Racadio in securities.


Linda Perez joined World Class Wire & Cable, Waukesha, as an international sales executive. Perez has more than 26 years of experience in sales and previously served as an independent sales consultant with Mary Kay, Addison, Texas.


Shelby Croft joined WISN-TV Channel 12, Milwaukee, as a news anchor and reporter. Croft most recently served as an anchor and reporter for KUTV in Salt Lake City. She holds bachelors degrees from Bowling Green State University and Columbia College.

Real Estate

Shorewest Realtors, Brookfield, hired 18 sales associates. Jodi Rosenthal joined the Cedarburg/Grafton office; Annette Dembowiak and Brian Moog joined the Elmbrook/Wauwatosa office; Ruth Peterson and Marta Swinford joined the Fort Atkinson office; Chris Duncan joined the Menomonee Falls office; Diane Frisch joined the Mukwonago office; Militza Corujo, Diana Ruiz and Eliza Saavedra joined the South Metro office; Steven Schyvinck joined the South Suburban office; Christine Heckert, Ana Perez and Maria Ramos joined the Southridge office; Nathan Johnson and Lynne Palesse joined the Waukesha office and Lisa Ehmke and Cindy Wehrman joined the West Bend office.

Kerry Friedrichsohn joined VJS Development Group, Pewaukee, as an accountant. Friedrichsohn has seven years of experience as a public accountant.

Brady Mullikin joined Commercial Property Associates, Milwaukee, as a junior broker. Mullikin has three years of sales experience.


Tony Silvia joined McDermott Handcrafted Cues, Menomonee Falls, as regional account manager for the East Coast. Silvia has more than 20 years of sales experience.

Social Services

Cristy Garcia Thomas, publisher and editor of Community Newspapers, New Berlin, and Aqui! Milwaukee, joined the board of directors for La Causa, Milwaukee.


Paul Bowser joined MasterLink, Menomonee Falls, as a project manager. Prior to joining MasterLink, Bowser served as a technical project analyst for Elmbrook School District, Brookfield.


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