Personnel File


Schenck Business Solutions, Milwaukee, hired Errol Meinholz as a tax supervisor and Chad Willems as an audit senior. Meinholz holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Willems most recently worked for Deloitte & Touche, New York. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting from UW-Whitewater.

Missy Barkelar joined Ritz, Holman, Butala, Fine, Milwaukee, as marketing coordinator. Prior to joining the firm, Barkelar served as an event planner for Godfrey & Kahn, Milwaukee.

Advertising and Public Relations

Seroka, Waukesha, hired Melinda Galow as account coordinator, Michele Tonkovitz as a copywriter and Anthoula Harrison as a graphic designer. Galow has four years of marketing experience. Tonkovitz has nine years of copywriting experience. Harrison has six years of graphic design experience.

Jennifer Bauer joined Integré, Waukesha, as an account executive. Bauer has more than 20 years of experience in marketing communications. Prior to joining Integré, Bauer served in marketing positions with Gardner Bender, Milwaukee; the Wisconsin Dental Association, West Allis; and the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau, Madison.

Laura Hahn joined Bader Rutter & Associates, Milwaukee, as an assistant account executive in the account management group. Prior to joining Bader Rutter, Hahn served as a marketing coordinator for Visual Systems, Milwaukee. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Carroll College.

Banking and Finance

Dana Investment Advisors, Brookfield, hired Ellen Roberts as a senior vice president responsible for institutional sales and client service and David Stamm as a vice president responsible for portfolio management and equity analysis. Roberts has more than 18 years of experience as a relationship manger and consultant. Stamm has more than 10 years of experience and previously worked for Johnson Asset Management, Racine.

Johnson Bank, a division of Johnson Financial Group, Racine, promoted Bill Winkler to senior vice president of mortgage line and business manager for Johnson Bank in Wisconsin and Arizona. Winkler has more than 20 years of mortgage lending experience. He joined Johnson Bank in 2000 and most recently served as a senior vice president of mortgage secondary marketing.

Jeffrey Hoppenworth joined Waukesha State Bank, Waukesha, as a business development manager for wealth management services. Hoppenworth has more than 20 years of experience in the banking and finance industry and previously worked for Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management, Milwaukee.

Building and Construction

Jim Hans joined CG Schmidt, Milwaukee, as director of health care and senior living. Hans has more than 25 years of construction experience.


Brad Piazza joined Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) as dean of business. Prior to joining WCTC, Piazza served as assistant dean of the School of Business and Technology for UW-Parkside. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from UW-La Crosse and a master’s degree in management from UW-Milwaukee.

Patricia Wenner Reisinger joined Mount Mary College as interim vice president for institutional advancement. Reisinger has more than 20 years of development and fundraising experience. Prior to joining Mount Mary College, Reisinger owned a consulting company and served as vice president of development for Taliesin Preservation, Spring Green.

Health Care

Children’s Hospital and Health System, Milwaukee, hired Rhonda Plotkin as director of development for Children’s Hospital and Health System Foundation; Shelly Malin as associate director of the Children’s Research Institute, Wauwatosa; and Dr. Anna Rakovshik as a pediatrician at Children’s Medical Group-North Shore Pediatrics, Mequon.

Dr. Michael James Nute and Dr. Francis Cuevas joined Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Glendale. Nute will serve as podiatry residency director at St. Joseph hospital, Milwaukee. Cuevas specializes in medical oncology and internal medicine, and will practice with Wheaton Franciscan Cancer Care, Milwaukee.

Dr. Dawn Regner, Dr. Renee Strnad and Dr. Sameer Sharma joined the staff of Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls. Regner specializes in diagnostic radiology and practices from Wisconsin Radiology Specialists, Bayside. Strnad specializes in anesthesiology and practices from Falls Anesthesia Associates, Menomonee Falls. Sharma specializes in urology and practices from Advanced Healthcare, Milwaukee.

Jianhua Fu joined the Medical College of Wisconsin as assistant professor of biochemistry. Prior to joining the Medical College, Fu served as assistant professor in the department of molecular biology and genetics at Cornell University.

Dr. Joanne Brooks and Dr. Robert Liedtke joined Medical Associates, Menomonee Falls, as family medicine physicians. Dr. Peggy Stickney joined the Hartford location as a family medicine physician. Liedtke previously practiced from the Hartford location.

Curt Vandertie joined the Milwaukee office of Interplan Health Group (IHG), Farmington, Conn., as vice president of sales for the Midwest region and lead contact person in Wisconsin. Vandertie has 12 years of experience in preferred provider organization (PPO) sales. Prior to joining IHG, Vandertie served as vice president of client services for HealthEOS by Multiplan, De Pere.

Froedtert & Community Health, Waukesha, promoted Dennis Pollard to chief operating officer. Pollard has been a member of the Froedtert executive team since 1994 and most recently served as senior vice president of planning and program development. Pollard also serves as president of the Menomonee Falls Chamber of Commerce.

The Wisconsin Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, West Allis, promoted Gena Fischer to community development specialist. Fischer most recently served as development assistant.

Legal Services

Von Briesen & Roper, Milwaukee, hired Timothy Kohls as a shareholder; Laura Baker, Kelly Noyes and Lauren Schwarz as associates; and Michelle Moore Webb, Of Counsel. Kohls joined the banking, bankruptcy and business restructuring practice group. Baker and Noyes hold law degrees from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Schwarz holds a law degree from Marquette University Law School. Prior to joining von Briesen & Roper, Webb practiced in the legal department of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. 

Aliah Berman joined the Brookfield office of DeWitt Ross & Stevens, Madison, as an associate attorney. Berman will focus her practice on litigation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Xavier University and a law degree from Marquette University Law School.


Wisconsin Plating Works of Racine, Racine, promoted Nicole Marini to general manager and corporate customer service manager. Marini has been with Wisconsin Plating Works for five years and most recently served as customer service and production manager.


GMR Marketing, New Berlin, hired Robert Romens as a senior staff accountant; Cindy Green as a project analyst; Robyn Straub, Sarah Gallenberger and Ashley Ziegler as account coordinators; Emily Hall as a recruiter; Kelly Rick as an executive assistant; Toni Moesch as an administrative assistant; Khou Vue as a recruiting assistant; and Kathy Pezzi as a receptionist. GMR promoted Terri Klabunde to account director; Jonathan Cantwell, Matt Pape and Erin Kell to account supervisor; Jeff Handler to account manager; Patty Morales to production manager; Crystal Roth to project analyst; Hosking, Jessica Reider, Brian Shaw, Chris Boggs, Amy Dwyer, Erin Simon and Patti Griffin to account executive; Miriam Santariello to senior recruiter; and Charis Sorum to recruiter.


Ronald Fladwood joined National Graphics, Brookfield, as creative director. Fladwood has more than 22 years of experience in graphic arts. Fladwood owns Spyder Design, Mukwonago, and previously worked on a contract basis with National Graphics.

Real Estate

Joseph Alivo, Mary Rose Alivo and Paul Bastian joined First Realty GMAC, Waukesha, as agents.
Shorewest Realtors, Brookfield, hired Jennifer Betchkal in the South Suburban office, Oak Creek, and re-hired Michael Fioretti in the Kenosha office. Betchkal has 15 years of experience in customer service.

Margaret Knize joined NAI MLG Commercial, Brookfield, as vice president of corporate services. Knize has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry and most recently served as vice president of real estate, construction and design for M&I Marshall & Ilsley, Milwaukee.

Ryan Bowman joined the brokerage group at Boerke Co., a member of the Cushman & Wakefield Alliance, Milwaukee. Bowman holds a bachelor’s degree from UW-Madison.


QPS Companies, Brookfield, hired Maureen Frank as an executive assistant in the corporate office; Melissa Pingel as a receptionist in the Menomonee Falls office; and Carla Rivera as a data entry administrator in the Mitchell Street office in Milwaukee. QPS Companies promoted John McNeail to branch manger of the West Bend location and Ana Carranza to placement coordinator in the Mitchell Street office.


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