MILWAUKEE: Midwest Airlines has named Michael J. Brophy VP of corporate communications, effective Nov. 5. In his new role, Brophy will oversee the Milwaukee-based airline's media relations, as well as news, financial, employee, and crisis-management communications. He will also be responsible for Midwest's community relations and public affairs efforts. Brophy currently serves as communications director for Aurora Health Care's Milwaukee Metro and Kettle Moraine regions. Prior to joining Aurora in 2005, Brophy spent 13 years with Miller Brewing Company in leadership positions including director of corporate communications and director of public affairs.