Movers and Shakers: November
Barb Shepard: After 15 years at The Doe Run Co., a St. Louis-based company, Shepard has joined Great Circle, a Missouri-based behavioral health nonprofit, as the organization’s chief human resources officer. Shepard has been involved with Great Circle for years on its board of directors and brings more than 30 years of human resources to bear in her new position.
Monica Palmer: Columbia radio personality Palmer has a new gig as the communications manager at the Missouri Food Bank Association, a coalition made up of six foods banks across the state. The Gasconade County native will take the new position after spending 15 years in broadcast media.
Heather Lockard: The Missouri Association for Community Action has found its new executive director. Following the retirement of the association’s previous director of 28 years, Elaine West, MACA carefully selected Lockard, who has been with the association since 2008 as the training and development manager. MACA is a statewide organization representing the 19 community action agencies around Missouri.
Wayne Banks: Socket has announced the hiring of Banks as an account executive. He will operate out of the company’s St. Peters offices and focus on developing business customers in the St. Louis area.
Landmark Bank Promotions: Jo Mooney has been promoted to senior vice president and head of relationship management in the wealth management department. Janice Campbell has been promoted to assistant vice president and manager of the real estate loan processing division. In addition, both Kim Whorton and Kurt Knauts have been promoted to the level of bank officer.
Boone County National Bank promotions: Shana White was promoted to customer service representative II for the customer service center, and Nathan Wikowsky was promoted to consumer banking representative at the bank’s West Broadway branch. In addition, Ben Chism was named business banking service representative for the Downtown branch.
Stephanie Miller: Westminster College in Fulton has brought on Miller as vice president and dean for enrollment management. Prior to joining Westminster, Miller worked as vice president for enrollment management at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo., where she increased freshmen retention rates by 8 percent. Miller brings 30 years of higher education experience and extensive qualifications, including a doctorate in education, to her new position.
Rachel Augustine: The Missouri 4-H Foundation has announced that Augustine will serve as the foundation’s new associate director of development. In her new role, Augustine will be responsible for managing Missouri 4-H’s special events and yearly fundraising programs, along with establishing and maintaining a Web presence for the foundation.
Agents National Title: Insurance promotions: Nicole Azdell has been promoted to compliance manager. Lori Dorman has been named director of operations and risk management departments. Jessica Black has been promoted to the position of risk management analyst. Noah Heaton has been promoted to senior risk analyst.
Douglas Kennedy: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed Kennedy of Poplar Bluff to serve on the state’s Coordinating Board for Higher Education. In the new position, Kennedy plans to focus on making college more affordable.
Glen Beussink: UMB Bank has announced Beussink is bringing his more than seven years of banking experience to his new position of vice president and commercial banking officer. He will be responsible for business development and relationship management in the bank’s northern Missouri region.