Appointments and Promotions: Brian Lucareli has joined Foley & Lardner LLP as director of fiduciary management. He will work out of the firm’s Milwaukee office and will oversee support and growth of the firm’s wealth and trust business, a component of Foley PrivateOffice. Prior to joining Foley & Lardner LLP, Lucareli was senior vice president and director with Johnson Bank wealth where he was responsible for establishing strategy and direction for the trust and fiduciary services business.

Brian Blaney will serve as financial services manager at Bode Financial Group. In his new position, he will work to supervise staff, streamline decision making, create procedures and help clients understand and plan their financial future. Blaney previously worked at Schenck SC for more than 7 years as a CPA and supervisor. He passed his Series Seven to become a certified financial planner, and has experience in accounting and finance.

Financial adviser Melissa Dixon has joined in partnership with Jack Dunk and Garrett Koncan, a private wealth advisory practice located in Suite 250 at 840 Lake Ave.

These sales associates joined Shorewest Realtors in April: Ann Beardsley and Rose Garcia joined the Burlington office located at 911 Milwaukee Ave., and Katie Griffiths joined the Racine office at 1557 S. Green Bay Road.

Honors and Awards: Lisa Jeschke of Waterford was selected as one of the Fellows in Leadership Wisconsin’s Group XVI. Leadership Wisconsin is the state’s leadership development program. Jeschke is the program and policy analyst, advanced for the State of Wisconsin-Department of Corrections in Racine County.

Dr. Neelesh Tipnis, associate professor of pediatrics and division chief of pediatric gastroenterology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been named the Paul H. Parker Chair of Pediatric Gastroenterology. Tipnis is also an associate professor of medicine. Before joining the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Tipnis served as an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and as an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of California-San Diego.

Certifications: Brian Cassity of Sturtevant earned the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification credential by successfully completing the course and passing the exam administered by the International Society of Arboriculture and the local chapter of ISA. The ISA Credentialing Program is a voluntary program designed to test an individual’s degree of knowledge in the field of arboriculture.

Travel Market Inc., doing business as Travel Market Vacations of Racine at 6220 Washington Ave., announced their status as a “Women’s Business Enterprise Certification” business enabling customers to claim minority sourcing dollars as applicable.

Fire chief Perry Howard of the City of Burlington Fire Department has successfully completed the process that awards him the professional designation of “Chief Fire Officer.” The Chief Fire Officer Designation program is a voluntary program designed to recognize individuals who demonstrate excellence in seven measured components including experience, education, professional development, professional contributions, association membership, community involvement and technical competencies. Howard has been a member of the City of Burlington Fire Department since June 2013 and currently resides in the City of Burlington.

BRP US Inc./Evinrude in Sturtevant received the 2014 Business Friend of the Environment Award for Environmental Innovation. This year’s winners were chosen for programs that demonstrate an innovative approach to environmental protection, or a level of effort beyond what is required by regulatory compliance.

Compiled by Sharon Knox

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Because of space constraints, we reserve the right to edit for length or clarity. The deadline for “Names and Faces” items is 3 p.m. Thursday of each week. Photos may accompany notices of new hires and promotions. Send your items to Sharon Knox at: or by mail: “Names and Faces,” The Journal Times, 212 Fourth St., Racine, WI 53403.

Business anniversaries

Is your business celebrating an anniversary? The Journal Times publishes short news items of 10th, 25th, 50th and greater multiples of 25 years of Racine County-based companies.

We ask you to provide us with the basic information: when the business started; the founder; its location then and now; the original name if different than today’s; and what the business did in the beginning and now.

We will include these in the “Names and Faces” column or use them as stand-alone news items in our Sunday Money section.

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