Personnel File

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


Karin Gale, a shareholder of Schenck Business Solutions, Milwaukee, joined the council of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York. Gale has more than 20 years of public accounting experience.

Advertising & Public Relations

Ahmie-Woma Farkas joined KSK Design, Milwaukee, as business development director. Farkas previously served as a corporate education liaison for the

University of Phoenix, Brookfield. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in economics from Wellesley College.

Jessica Koth joined Ron Sonntag Public Relations, Milwaukee, as an account executive. Most recently, Koth served as an account executive with Leum Roberts, Milwaukee. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Marquette University.

Gina Rupcic joined Emerald Isle Marketing & Public Relations, New Berlin, as art director. Rupcic previously served as creative director for the Catholic Herald newspaper, Milwaukee. She holds a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Emily Baranowski joined Zizzo Group Advertising & Public Relations, Milwaukee, as a junior art director. Baranowski holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a focus on graphic design from UW-Milwaukee.

Openfirst, a Quad/ Graphics Company, Milwaukee, hired Misa Roach as director of client services and Steven Harrison as an application development programmer. Roach previously served as program manager for Openfirst from 1996 to 1998. Harrison has more than 20 years of experience in computer program writing and design with an emphasis on business systems and data processing.

Banking & Finance

Michael Duffy joined Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Milwaukee, as a financial advisor for The Formella Financial Group, Mequon. Duffy has more than five years of experience in the financial services industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Holy Cross.

John Weitzer of Wells Fargo, San Francisco, will serve as president of The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society of Milwaukee. David Becker of Northern Oak Capital Management, Milwaukee, will serve as vice president; Jeff Schrom of Baird Advisors, Milwaukee, will serve as secretary and Lora Olencheck of U.S. Bank Capital Markets Group, Minneapolis, will serve as treasurer.

USA Funding Corp., Brookfield, hired Rob Chandler as an account executive, Shawn Krueger as a servicing assistant and Edward Miller and Steven White as retail loan consultants.

Ideal Financial Services, Brookfield, hired Ross Bartkowski as a loan officer and Keren Becker as an administrative specialist.

Scott Godden, director and chief operating officer for Med-Health Financial Services, Milwaukee, joined the board of directors for the National Healthcare

Collectors Association (NHCA), Roanoke, Va.. He will become president of the national organization in 2008.

Building & Construction

Total Comfort of Wisconsin, Pewaukee, promoted Brian Hoernke to plumbing division manager and hired Jon Friske as vice president in the fire protection division as well as Steve Kinnamon as project manager and Lee Souther as sales engineer in the division.

The Brookfield office of M.A. Mortenson, Minneapolis, hired Craig Wacker as a field engineer and promoted Blanca Abend to senior graphic designer, Mike Gleeson and Nahid Keltner to
assistant project managers and Dan Woltz to assistant superintendent.


Chamness Consulting, Milwaukee, promoted Olivia Marshall to associate and director of internal operations and human relations.


Jonathan Winkle joined the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) as vice president of institutional advancement. Winkle previously served as executive director and general manager of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville, Tenn., and vice president for community engagement for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.


Daphne Odishoo joined R.A. Smith & Associates, Brookfield, as a civil engineer in the municipal engineering services division. Odishoo has four years of experience in civil engineering. She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from UW-Platteville.

Fitness Centers

World Class Health & Fitness, Waukesha, hired Robert Boyce as head of corporate wellness programs and the personal training department and Jessie Weyer as program director and head of the Pilates program. Boyce has more than 10 years of experience in the fitness industry. Weyer has more than seven years of experience.

Health Care

John Splude and Rick Johnson joined the board of directors of Ministry Health Care, Milwaukee. Splude serves as chairman and chief executive officer of HK Systems, New Berlin. Johnson serves as chief financial officer, senior vice president of finance and treasurer of Badger Meter, Milwaukee.

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.

John Haack joined Pine Haven Christian Home, Sheboygan Falls, as director of the Pine Haven Foundation. Haack holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in economics and business from the University of Denver.


Olympia Resort & Conference Center, Oconomowoc, promoted Kris Mosier to director of sales and catering, Jill Andruscavage to sales manager and Justin Karides to chief engineer. Olympia hired Terri Lindemann as spa manager; Jim Bomm as outlet manager; Crystal Benson as social catering manager; Kelly Harrison as corporate catering manager; Jeff Brunk as director of banquets; Naomi Sikora as front office manager and Renelle Murphy as executive housekeeping director.

Zilli Hospitality Group, Waukesha, promoted Anthony Zilli to director of business development.

Valerie Neely joined the Brookfield Convention & Visitors Bureau as an inside sales specialist. Neely has more than 20 years of experience in hospitality industry sales.


Nate Lindbeck joined Diversified Insurance Services, Waukesha, as an account executive in the property and casualty division. Lindbeck has four years of insurance and sales experience.

Melinda West joined Reliance Title Services, Brookfield, as a sales representative.

Legal Services

Frank Gumina joined Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, Milwaukee, as an attorney in the labor and employment practice. Gumina has more than 15 years of experience representing management in labor and employment matters. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from UW-Milwaukee and a law degree from Marquette University Law School.

Anne Pillard joined Godfrey & Kahn, Milwaukee, as an attorney on the tax planning team. Pillard holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting, a master’s degree and a law degree, all from the University of Iowa.

Andrea Goode joined Greg Cook Law Offices, Milwaukee, as a trial attorney. Goode specializes in civil and commercial litigation, insurance coverage and defense and personal injury. She holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Illinois and a law degree from the Washington University School of Law.


Jason Williams joined Wixon, St. Francis, as regional account manager of industrial products. Williams has seven years of sales experience in the food industry and most recently worked for Brisan Ingredients, Des Plaines.

Walters Buildings, Allenton, promoted Brent Henschel to vice president of sales and marketing. Henschel has been with Walters for five years and most recently served as director of marketing and business development.

Actuant, Glendale, hired Susan Stults Korthase as vice president of human resources and named Ron Wieczorek to global training and development leader. Korthase previously served as vice president of global human resources for Sealed Air, Saddle Brook, N.J. Wieczorek most recently served as vice president of human resources.


Steve Rohrer joined WISN-TV Channel 12, Milwaukee, as media account executive.

Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) 90.7 WHAD-FM, Milwaukee, promoted Rita Thomas to full-time producer. Thomas joined WPR in 2005 and most recently served as a part-time on-air producer and production assistant. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication with a minor in ethnic studies from UW-Parkside.


Anita Fisher of Briggs & Stratton, Milwaukee, will serve as president of the board of directors of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Business Marketing Association (BMA). Mike Stefaniak of Scheibel Halaska, Milwaukee, will serve as first vice president; Karen Conrad of Johnson Controls, Glendale, will serve as second vice president; Pete Samens of Wunderlich, Pearson & Tetzlaff, Wauwatosa, will serve as secretary and treasurer; and Tim Meffert of the Jackson location of ProForma Effective Solutions, Cleveland, will serve as chapter development officer.

Real Estate

Inland Companies, Milwaukee, hired Joe Lak Jr. and Lyle Landlowski as leasing and sales agents; Steve Johnson as manager of the Protech Facility Maintenance division; Lisa Norman as leasing administrator; and Carissa Kessenich as office assistant.

Brian Parrish joined The Dickman Company, CORFAC International, Milwaukee, as a commercial real estate agent.

Social Services

Dominique Sessom joined New Beginnings Are Possible, Milwaukee, as executive director. Most recently, Sessom worked for Journey House, Milwaukee. She holds a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in urban nonprofit leadership from Marquette University.

Sports Management

Nate Reilly joined Lammi Sports Management, Milwaukee, as an account coordinator. Reilly previously worked for the Milwaukee Brewers and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sports management from Loras College.


Dawn Pelej joined The Waterstone Group, Milwaukee, as an employment administration specialist. Pelej holds a bachelor’s degree in human resources from Upper Iowa University.


Paul Miller joined Security MicroImaging, Milwaukee, as an integration services technician.

The New Berlin office of Marshall & Swift/ Boeckh (MSB), and MDA Company, Los Angeles., hired Ella Ozier as director of products and claims. Ozier has more than 20 years of experience in management and strategic initiatives and previously served as a director for Connecture, Atlanta.

River Run Computers, Glendale, hired Mark Thiele as technical sales specialist, David Taffet as a technical support specialist and Kevin Farrell as a member of the sales team. Farrell has more than 25 years of experience in computer sales.

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