Personnel Files

Advertising & Public Relations
Bader Rutter & Associates Inc., Milwaukee, recently announced the promotion of several associates. Rose Ehrecke has been promoted to digital marketing specialist in the firm’s digital solutions group. Nicole Nalencz has been promoted to senior account executive in the agency’s account management group, and Elizabeth Bergum has been promoted to senior account executive in the agency’s account management group.

Bob Frause, chair of the College of Fellows of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), recently announced that Alan Gaudynski has been admitted into the College. Gaudynski is president and CEO of Alan L. Gaudynski & Associates, Inc., Pewaukee. He will become the fifth professional in Wisconsin to be admitted in the PRSA College of Fellows.

Boelter + Lincoln Marketing Communications, Milwaukee, recently announced the addition of Garth Cramer as copywriter and producer and the promotion of Sarah Soczka to public relations assistant account executive from public relations account coordinator.

DBA Marketing Communications, Delafield, recently promoted Kerri Brodie to account supervisor. Brodie served DBA for four years as an account executive. 

Banking & Finance
Bank Mutual, Milwaukee, recently announced the addition of employees in their regional offices. Robert Kaiser was added as vice president, commercial banker at its Southeast region commercial banking center, Wauwatosa;

Richard Karls was hired as bank office manager at its Madison West office, and Tony Alivo was added as residential loan officer at its Mequon office.

Securant Bank & Trust, Menomonee Falls, recently announced the appointment of Sonja Johnson, as the trust operations officer; and Michael Karbouski, as vice president and financial consultant.

First Business Bank, Milwaukee, recently announced that Melissa Jarmuz has been hired as client services representative and Karin Lawton has been hired as administrative associate.

Marshall &Ilsley Corporation, Milwaukee recently announced the appointment of Judith Wood as vice president of trust services in its Wealth Management division.  She has 10 years experience in the areas of trusts and estates.

Building & Construction
Total Mechanical Inc., Pewaukee, recently announced the hiring of Jason Beren as vice president of its commercial HVAC division. Dave Heather and Dave Madsen also joined the HVAC division to focus on sales.

Mortenson Construction, Brookfield, recently announced the promotion of Alice Westphal to senior MEP engineer. Westphal joined

Mortenson in 2005 as a MEP Engineer.  She is currently working on the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery project in Madison, and the American Transmission Company corporate headquarters & operations center project in Pewaukee.

Berghammer Construction Corporation, Butler, recently added Patrick Geenen as senior project manager. Geenen brings 18 years of construction experience to Berghammer.  Prior to joining Berghammer, he served as a senior project manager and vice president of construction for another construction firm.

Waukesha County Technical College recently named two new board members:  James Riley, vice president of Waukesha State Bank; and Mary Wehrheim, president of Stanek Tool Corporation, New Berlin. In addition, the WCTC Board has named its 2008-09 officers:  Joan Jenstead, board chair; Michael Jakus, vice-chair; and Richard Brandt, secretary/treasurer. 

Health Care
Dr. Carley Davis, and Dr. Christopher Butson were recently appointed assistant professors at the Medical Medical College of Wisconsin and to the medical staff of Froedtert Hospital. Dr. Davis has been appointed an assistant professor of urology at the College and Dr. Butson as assistant professor of both neurology and neurosurgery.  

Dr. Hoang “Wayne” Vu, an osteopathic physician who is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, has joined the physicians of Advanced Pain Management’s Sheboygan office. He specializes in spinal disorders which include the neck, upper and lower back. With his osteopathic and physical medicine and rehabilitation background, he is well trained to diagnose and treat joint and musculoskeletal disorders as well.

ProHealth Care, Waukesha, recently announced the appointment of Rodney Dykehouse as vice president of information services/chief information officer. Dykehouse has served as chief information officer at the UCLA Medical Center for the past two years. 

Acuity, Sheboygan, recently announced the following staff promotions at its corporate headquarters: Danielle Joyce, and Susan Kuehl were promoted to senior programmer analysts, Mike Nechodomu was promoted to systems architect, Angie Zellner was promoted to inside premium auditor, and Graham Dahler was promoted to commercial lines staff underwriter.

Legal Services
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.  recently announced that Don Millis and William Tobin have been named shareholders in the firm. Millis is based in the firm’s Madison office and practices in the firm’s Tax and Litigation Departments. Tobin practices in the firm’s Employee Benefits Department out of the Milwaukee office. Bruce Block and Kevin Howley were also elected to the firm’s board of directors.

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., Milwaukee, recently announced the election of eight new equity shareholders, five in the Milwaukee office, two in the Madison office and one in the Manitowoc office. Pamela Gergens, Frank Gumina, Michael Rosenberg, Amy Salberg and Heather

Tiltmann achieved shareholder status in the Milwaukee office; Cynthia

Buchko and Mary Eberle became shareholders in the Madison office; and Michelle Birschbach became shareholder in the Manitowoc office. Sharon Zalewski has also joined the firm as its new director of marketing.

Magnetek, Inc., Menomonee Falls, announced the promotion of Brad Taylor to vice president of mining, service, and supply chain. Prior to joining the Company, Taylor was director of materials for Cherry Electrical Products, Pleasant Prairie, and has held a variety of positions in engineering, global sourcing, operations/materials, sales, marketing, and business unit management.

88Nine RadioMilwaukee recently named Sam Van Hallgren as director of programming and content, and Scott Mullins as music director. RadioMilwaukee broadcasts at 88.9 FM in Milwaukee and at

Professional Services
Patient Care, Milwaukee, recently named Sarah LePage to the newly-created position of training and development specialist, and Katie Felten as account manager. LePage comes to Patient Care after spending five years with CNH Capital, Racine, as an operations trainer. Felten brings ten years of sales, client services, and implementation experience to her position and was previously with Boevo in Milwaukee. 

Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp., Brookfield, recently announced the appointment of Tony Parsons and Adam Swanson as customer service sales representatives at its Brookfield headquarters. Parsons has eight years of industry and technical experience with the company where he has worked as a shop technician and a field repair technician. Swanson brings a wealth of customer service efficiency and knowledge to the sales team, which will enhance overall customer satisfaction and improve service productivity.  

QPS Companies, Inc., Brookfield, recently expanded its internal staff by adding Craig Beronja as an engineering recruiter in the Brookfield headquarter and Francisca Sada as placement coordinator in the Mitchell Street office in Milwaukee. 


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