Personnel File

Advertising & Public Relations

Elizabeth Hockerman joined Bader Rutter & Associates, Milwaukee, as an assistant account executive in the agency’s Public Relations Group. Prior to joining Bader Rutter, Hockerman was a reporter for Small Business Times.

Ryan Janecek joined Layer One Media, Milwaukee, as an account executive. Janecek previously worked as an account manager at Cisco Systems, San Jose, Calif.

Lauren Cook joined Zeppos & Associates, Milwaukee, as an account executive. Prior to joining the firm, Cook was a TV anchor and reporter at stations in Minnesota, Vermont, Illinois and Wisconsin. Cook holds a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and military history from Indiana University. 

Caffeine Communications, Milwaukee, hired Stacey Weiss-Stark as general manager/director of client services and head of the agency’s executive team. Dan Austin, Patrick Kopischkie, and Laura Tanin were hired as account supervisors and members of the executive team and Kristian Butzin, Christina Nelson and Zak Mazur were hired as assistant account executives. 

Kristen Davis joined Primum Marketing Communications, Milwaukee as a senior account executive. Davis is a graduate of DePaul University.   

Tim Evans joined the Saturn Lounge studio, New Berlin, as a photographer. Evans images have been seen in advertising campaigns for Wells Fargo Bank, M&I Bank, Stanford University and Anchor Bank, and in national publications including Ladies Home Journal, Forbes Magazine, Family Circle and Smart Money Magazine.

Architecture

Eppstein Uhen Architects, Milwaukee, hired Kristen Buck as a marketing coordinator, Michael Mazmanian as a project assistant, and Terri Durgin and Alison Lehmbeck as studio administrators in the firm’s Milwaukee office. Buck holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising from Marquette University. Mazmanian earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Oklahoma State University. Durgin holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Humboldt State University. Lehmbeck previously worked at VJS Construction Services, Pewaukee.

Arts & Entertainment

Jan Wade, president and general manager of WISN-TV, joined the 2007-2008 Board of Trustees of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). Wade served at television stations in six different markets before joining WISN-TV, most recently as president and general manager of WATE-TV, the ABC affiliate in Knoxville, Tenn. Wade was joined by Mary Gordon, MIAD Alumni Association President, who serves as the board’s alumni representative. 

MIAD hired Katie Pfeffer as coordinator of disability services and Abigail Hanna as director of registration services. Pfeffer holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and human development family studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in counseling from Marquette University. Hanna served as a member of the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s admissions office since 2002, most recently as assistant director of admissions.

Banking & Finance

Waukesha State Bank, Waukesha, promoted Damir Hadzalic to investment officer. Hadzalic joined Waukesha State Bank as a teller in July 2003 and became a loan review assistant in December 2003. 

Reona Vang joined Komisar Brady & Co., Milwaukee, as a staff accountant. Vang is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.

Jefferson Wells, Milwaukee, named Victor H. Miesel as the firm’s first global director of transfer pricing services. Prior to joining Jefferson Wells, Miesel served as president and managing director in the Americas of Strategic Tax Economics Consulting and Transfer Pricing Associates. Miesel has more than 20 years of economics experience in public accounting and management consulting.

Betty Stowell joined Citizens Bank, Citizens Republic Bancorp, Michigan, as vice president/ senior commercial relationship manager for the greater Milwaukee area. Stowell will work in the Menomonee Falls office.   

Building & Construction

Mike Brill joined Triad Construction Inc., West Allis, as a project manager. Brill has worked on numerous new office and warehouse buildings in Wisconsin as well as a new strip mall in Waterford. 

Education

Reyes Gonzalez joined Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, as vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer. Gonzalez was previously with Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges of Chicago. He holds undergraduate degrees in engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology, an MBA from DePaul University and Certified Management Accountant certification from Northwestern University.

Health Care

Pamela Smith Trapane was named clinical director of the Neurofibromatosis Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa. Trapane is a lecturer in medical genetics at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Jack Maloney joined the dermatology department at Madison Medical Affiliates of Milwaukee. Maloney will practice at Madison Medical’s Mequon office. Maloney earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.

Hospitality & Entertainment

Dayn Kummner joined Weissgerber’s Gasthaus, Waukesha, as the new executive chef. Prior to joining Weissgerber’s Gasthaus, Kummner worked as the lead cook in the buffet restaurant at Potawatomi Casino, Milwaukee, and as Jason Gorman’s sous chef in the Solstice Lounge.

Insurance

A.N. Ansay & Associates, Port Washington, hired Marni King as an employee benefit sales consultant and Victoria Arnold as marketing director to the insurance service team. Prior to joining Ansay & Associates, King was the manager of the employee benefits division for Burkart Heisdorf Insurance Agency, Sheboygan. Prior to joining Ansay & Associates, Arnold was with State Farm Insurance Companies, Lincoln, Neb. Arnold has a Master’s degree from Marquette University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. 

Legal Services

Attorney J. Ryan Maloney joined the law firm of Peterson, Johnson & Murray, Milwaukee. Maloney earned his J.D. from Marquette University Law School in 2007 and his B.A. from Marquette University, Cum Laude, 2004.  

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, Milwaukee, hired attorneys Ted Barthel and Patrick Harvey and rehired attorney Rebecca Grassl Bradley to the firm’s technology practice. Bradley previously was vice president-legal operations and assistant corporate secretary for RedPrairie Corp., Town of Brookfield. Harvey earned his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.A. in political theory and constitutional democracy from Michigan State University in 2003. Barthel, who will be in the firm’s intellectual property practice, is a registered patent attorney focused on patent prosecution, licensing and intellectual property litigation. In addition to his law degree from DePaul University, Barthel holds a Bachelor of Art’s degree in chemistry, German, and political science from Carroll College in Waukesha and Universität Freiburg, Germany. 

Davis & Kuelthau, Milwaukee, promoted Tara Mathison to shareholder and hired Heather Van Vugt Ramirez as an associate in corporate law. Mathison, who has been an associate with the firm since 1999, practices commercial and civil litigation, with a focus on construction and insurance coverage matters. Van Vugt Ramirez is a 2007 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School.

Real Estate

Joshua Hafron joined General Capital Group, Milwaukee. Hafron will be based in General Capital’s Chicago office. Hafron recently served as assistant vice president with Urban Innovations in Chicago, where he was involved in the acquisition of affordable housing projects nationally.  

NAI MLG Management, Brookfield, hired Ryan McIlwee as vice president of the property management team. McIlwee has more than 14 years of experience and currently serves on the board of directors of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).

Staffing

Koni White joined Core Business Solutions, Waukesha, as an executive recruiter. White previously worked for 18 years in sales at a telecommunications firm.

Maurice Pendergast joined Spherion, as a client service supervisor. Prior to joining Spherion, Pendergast worked as an IT consultant at Computer Technologies. Pendergast has a bachelor’s degree from UW-Whitewater.

QPS Companies, Inc., Brookfield, hired Erica Woods as a placement coordinator at their West Bend office. Woods has an associate’s degree in supervisory management and a human resources certificate.

Technology

Katie Felten joined Boevo, Milwaukee, as a technology innovator. Felten previously was an identity theft specialist at Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.  

Transportation

Harley-Davidson, Inc., Milwaukee, promoted Karl Eberle to senior vice president, manufacturing; Bill Dannehl was promoted to executive vice president, chief organizational transformation officer; and Ron Hutchinson was promoted to senior vice president, product development. Eberle joined Harley-Davidson in 1990 as a director of manufacturing at Harley-Davidson’s York, Penn. Operation. Dannehl joined Harley-Davidson in 1993 and served as vice president, North American sales, and Hutchinson began his career with the company in the mid 1970s and recently served as vice president, new business.

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