Personnel File

Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:40 pm


The Milwaukee office of Schenck Business Solutions, Appleton, hired Donald Kossow as a shareholder. Kossow has 30 years of experience in the accounting and auditing industry.

Advertising & Public Relations

Noise, Milwaukee, hired Greg Batiansila as copywriter and Jessica Kolbe as an account leader. Batiansila has more than 15 years of experience in writing, Web design and editing. Kolbe has five years of experience in account services, strategic planning, sales promotion and public relations experience.

Bethany Rucinski joined Zizzo Group Advertising & Public Relations, Milwaukee, as a writer and producer. Prior to joining Zizzo Group, Rucinski served as a technical writer for ACS Group, Milwaukee. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and journalism from UW-Milwaukee. Joe Ban joined Zizzo Group as vice president of creative services. Ban has more than 10 years of experience as a creative director and writer. Prior to joining Zizzo Group, Ban served as creative director for Boelter +Lincoln, Milwaukee.

Bader Rutter & Associates, Milwaukee, promoted Bridget Bode to assistant account executive in the account services group. Bode joined the firm in 2005 and most recently served as administrative assistant. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and journalism from UW-Eau Claire.

Colin Schaller joined Brady Marketing Group, Menomonee Falls, as a communications writer. Schaller holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations from Marquette University.

Banking & Finance

Diversified Insurance Services, Waukesha, promoted Matt Weimer to director of group operations in the benefits division. Weimer has been with Diversified Insurance Services for seven years and most recently served as an account executive.

Bank Mutual, Milwaukee, hired Carolyn Sumpter as a residential loan officer in the Menomonee Falls location and Portia Brazil as a community residential loan officer at the Capitol Drive and Sherman Park offices. Sumpter has more than 24 years of banking experience.

North Shore Bank, Brookfield, promoted Candy Walecki to branch manager for the Sussex branch. Walecki joined the bank in 1976 and previously served as branch manager for the Brookfield and Pewaukee branches.

USA Funding Corp., Brookfield, hired Brisa Chase as a retail loan consultant and Christine Auger as a pricing analyst.

Ideal Financial Services, Brookfield, hired Brad Odeman and Joe Walsh as loan officers.

Dawn Bogart joined Reliance Title, Mequon, as a clerical assistant.

The Sussex branch of North Shore Bank, Brookfield, hired Maria Mortimer as assistant branch manager; Ann Kagerah as a personal banker; Rosanne Pulvermacher and Elizabeth Kopetsky as new account representatives and Rob Rosenow andLindsay Kossow as customer service representatives.

Building & Construction

Building Service Inc. (BSI), Milwaukee, hired Katherine Berner as junior project manager and Pat Strigens as receptionist. Prior to joining BSI, Berner served as a fire protection designer with J.F. Ahern, Fond du Lac. Strigens previously owned and operated an optical business.

Thomas Calouette joined Berghammer Construction, Butler, as project manager. Calouette has eight years of experience in the construction industry and most recently worked for Bukacek Construction, Racine.

Elizabeth Wilichowski joined Creative Business Interiors, West Allis, as a furniture project manager. Wilichowski holds a bachelor’s degree in interior design from UW-Madison.

Bruce Goranson joined VJS Construction Services (VJS), Pewaukee, as safety director. Goranson has 29 years of environmental, safety and health experience in the insurance, manufacturing and construction industries.

Scott Christenson joined Berghammer Construction, Butler, as a superintendent. Christenson has 30 years of experience in the construction industry, including 20 years as a project superintendent.

Chambers of Commerce and Visitors Bureaus

Visit Milwaukee, Milwaukee, promoted Kelly Langenecker to national sales manager. Langenecker recently relocated to Visit Milwaukee’s Washington D.C. sales office. She has been with Visit Milwaukee for two years and most recently served as convention sales manager.


Ellsworth Adhesives, Germantown, promoted David Woloszyk to chief financial officer. Woloszyk joined Ellsworth in 1988 and has held multiple positions in the accounting department.


Inspec, Milwaukee, hired Issam Rayyan and Jay Ogarzalak as project managers, Kimberly Reich as business development manager and Benjamin Bertram as inspector. Rayyan has seven years of experience in new commercial construction and previously worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation for 15 years. Ogarzalak has six years of roofing experience. Reich has 13 years of sales experience.

Health Care

Christine Catalano joined the Brookfield campus of ProHealth Care Regency Senior Communities, an affiliate of ProHealth Care, Waukesha, as campus administrator. Catalano has 17 years of experience in life care, assisted living, retirement housing and independent senior housing.

Four doctors joined the staff of Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls. Dr. Randolph Lipchik and Dr. Kenneth
Presberg specialize in eICU Telemedicine and practice from Critical Care Solutions, Milwaukee. Dr. Subhasis Chatterjee specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices from West Suburban Cardiothoracic Surgery, Waukesha. Dr. Federico Sanchez specializes in hematology and oncology and practices from Oncology Alliance, Glendale.

Dr. Sarah Lerand joined the Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, as assistant professor of pediatrics in the division of adolescent medicine. Lerand also joined the medical staff of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa. She holds a medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

Legal Services

Quarles & Brady, Milwaukee, hired 13 new associates. Joel Austin joined the intellectual property practice group;
Lyudmila Bondarenko, Elizabeth Waterman and Ryan Lovitz joined the corporate services practice group; Tina Chan joined the public finance practice group; Booker Coleman, Johanna Wilbert, Marianna Moss and Josh Maggard joined the litigation practice group; Janet Dixon joined the health care practice group; Katie Featherston joined the school law practice group; Tricia Feiertag joined the labor and employment practice group and Norah Jones joined the tax-exempt practice group.

Bryan Edgar joined Weiss Berzowski Brady, Milwaukee, as an associate. Edgar focuses his practice on business law, real estate and litigation. He holds a bachelor’s degree from University of California at Berkley and a law degree from the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.

Landscaping and Maintenance

Eagle Enterprises, Milwaukee, promoted Amy Gottheardt-Muench to vice president. Gottheardt-Muench has been with Eagle for three years and most recently served as sales manager.


Steven Gage, business development director for RB Royal Industries, Fond du Lac, joined the alumni board for Marquette University College of Engineering and the board of directors for the Association for Facilities Engineering, Milwaukee Chapter.

Real Estate

Linda Burgelis joined Shorewest Realtors, Brookfield, as a sales associate in the Brookfield/Waukesha office. Burgelis has 12 years of real estate experience.

Kate Hanson joined RFP Commercial, Milwaukee, as a broker. Hanson has more than 20 years of corporate real estate and tenant representation experience.


Service Container Company, Milwaukee, promoted Kevin Packard to general manager. Packard has been with Service Container for eight years and has 30 years of industry experience.

Social Services

Milwaukee Center for Independence, Milwaukee, promoted Ed Bialek to marketing director; Dorothy Fare to community relations director; Al Hill to director of diversity, learning and development; Carrie Belsky to associate director of employment services; Jenny Flemal to associate director of case management and Stephanie Leanes to clinical social services manager of  the Older Adult Day Center.


C. Bruce Davis Jr. joined AQS, Hartland, as chief marketing officer and will serve on the company’s board of directors. Davis has more than 27 years of experience in the insurance industry. He most recently served as vice president of global insurance for Unisys, Blue Bell, Penn.

Virtual Care Pro (VCPI), Milwaukee, hired Nella Groysman as project manager; Katherine Brown and Bryan Bott as tier one technical service desk analysts; Sean Fagundes as a tier three technical service desk analyst; John King as a senior storage engineer; Nancy Riley as a senior security administrator and Angelo Foca as an Eastern region field technician.

Dr. Timothy Flaherty, director of the Hospital Foundation for Theda Clark Medical Center, Neenah, joined the board of directors for Kyron Clinical Imaging, Wauwatosa. Flaherty also serves as a clinical professor of radiology at the UW Health Science Center and the Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa. He previously served as the chairman of the board of trustees for the American Medical Association; director of the Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance (WPS), Madison; president of the Wisconsin Radiological Society and chairman of the board of directors for the National Patient Safety Foundation, North Adams, Mass.

Jim Lotz joined Cornerstone Consulting, Milwaukee, as senior business development manager. Prior to joining Cornerstone Consulting, Lotz served as territory sales manager for Gartner Group, Stamford, Conn., and as an account executive for Cutter Consortium, Arlington, Mass.

Training & Development

Tina Kelly-Beckett joined the Urban Entrepreneur Partnership (UEP), Milwaukee, as executive director. UEP is hosted by the Metropolitan Business Collaborative. Kelly-Beckett has 26 years of business experience and most recently served as manager of supplier diversity and procurement contracts for Miller Brewing, Milwaukee.


Jay Starrett, a shareholder with Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, Milwaukee, will serve a second term on the board of directors for the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), Evansville, Ind. Starrett has been a TIDA member for 11 years. He focuses his law practice on transportation law and business litigation.

Wisconsin Lift Truck, Brookfield, promoted Jim Gerlach to assistant sales manager in southeastern Wisconsin. Gerlach has more than 20 years of experience in material handling. He most recently served as an equipment sales representative.

Mike Fabishak, chief executive officer of Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee (AGC-GM), Milwaukee, joined the board of directors for Transit Now, Sussex.

Sign up for BizTimes Daily Alerts

Stay up-to-date on the people, companies and issues that impact business in Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin

No posts to display