Accelerate Magazine July 2023

BEN BERGLES Senior Project Manager, VJS Construction Services Ben has been with VJS since 2008, bringing over 15 years of experience. In his role, Ben demonstrates exceptional leadership skills by overseeing multiple teams across various projects of different scales. His expertise lies in managing complex construction projects, skillfully negotiating contracts and leases, proficiently handling budgeting and bidding/estimating processes, and effectively managing change orders. Ben is committed to self-growth. He aims to succeed while learning, operating, and preparing for the next role that will advance his career. He understands the value of peer-to-peer learning, mentorship, and has in turn worked to provide the same knowledge and experience to the future generation of the workforce. As a result, his colleagues and partners at the firm have recognized his leadership and work ethnic multiple times via VJS’ internal award recognition program, ‘Brand Champions’. MICHAELENE HEALY Quality Manager, Superior Crane Corporation Mickie started her career as a Special Education teacher in the Milwaukee Public School system before joining Superior Crane Corporation (SCC) in 2011. As Quality Manager for SCC, Mickie is responsible for collaborating with all levels of employees to ensure processes, procedures and quality exceed customers’ expectations. “Raising the bar” is Mickie’s professional goal. Combining her experience as a teacher and her contagious personality, she wants to help bring manufacturing and skilled trades back to schools. She acknowledges the lack of workforce in the trades as well as the huge population of students that may not be interested in a traditional college path after high school graduation. Mickie currently helps leads Superior Crane University (SCC-U) which helps expose students of all ages to the various careers manufacturing offers. Mickie is passionate about bringing solutions and support to the local school leaders and community on this issue. MONICA NICHOL Financial Advisor, Baird Monica has been a Financial Advisor with Baird’s Consiglio Osmanski Hienz Group since 2018. Monica’s driving principle in her practice is to educate her clients so they can be more confident and in control of their finances. She first aims to understand what is important to her clients and their families and then aligns investment strategies around the financial plan created in collaboration with her clients. Monica’s leadership outside of the office is nothing to be rivaled with, as a young professional she serves on the nonprofit boards for The Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha County, and Wellpoint Care Network, and has previously served as a board member of TEMPO Waukesha, and chair of the 2022 Celebrating Women Leaders event. She does not just join an organization, she learns by jumping in and asking, “What is needed?” and “How can I help?” and exemplifies follow through on projects and tasks. Monica is also a graduate of the Alliance’s Leadership Waukesha County Fall 2022 Cohort. CARTER OLLES Midwest Acquisitions Senior Associate, MLG Capital Carter Olles is MLG Capital’s Midwest Acquisitions Senior Associate. He is responsible for sourcing, underwriting, and acquiring multifamily, industrial, and retail real estate across the greater Midwest. He also plays EMERGING LEADERS OF WAUKESHA COUNTY This annual award honors young professionals who live or work in Waukesha County and are creating and inspiring a better vision for the future. These leaders are taking strides to further themselves personally and professionally by showing initiative, determination and commitment. Congratulations to our 2023 Emerging Leaders! WAUKESHA COUNTY BUSINESS ALLIANCE, INC. 16