Biz Notes: Northfield resident wins community service award

• Northfield resident Jamie Garard, a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual’s McTigue Financial Group in Chicago is being recognized by Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation, for his work with Working in the Schools as a recipient of the company’s 20th annual Community Service Award. The award secures a $15,000 grant for the nonprofit the representative supports. Garard has actively been involved as a tutor for more than 11 years and has served as a member of WITS Board of Directors since 2006. He is vice president, supporting fundraising and governance.

• The law firm of Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP announced the addition of Jacqueline Stephens Breisch as a new associate in the Lake Forest office. She has extensive experience in family law cases involving custody, maintenance, child support, property division, and finding creative solutions to deal with complex financial matters associated with divorce.

• Presence Health announced the appointment of Tracey Butler, 44, to director of oncology services for Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston and Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago. A previous board member of the Association of Cancer Executives, Butler has extensive experience in oncology services, and has opened four successful multidisciplinary cancer centers throughout the United States and Canada. Prior to starting her own consulting firm in 2012, she was the director of operations for Beverly Hills Cancer Center and oversaw the operations for radiation oncology, medical oncology, the imaging center and the Los Angeles Skin Cancer Institute.

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