Movers and Shakers: December
Craig Riordan: Boone County National Bank hired Riordan as vice president of commercial landing to focus on business development and relationship management for BCNB’s business customers. Riordan has six years of previous lending experience.
Dr. Jacob Quick: Quick, chief resident physician in the University of Missouri School of Medicine’s Division of General Surgery, was honored with the 2013 Exemplary Resident Educator Award by the American College of Surgeons. Quick was recognized for his teaching excellence and important area of a resident physician’s daily life.
Mindy Stephenson: MBS Textbook Exchange Inc. has promoted Stephenson to director of retail database for the MBS Direct division. She is a prime example of a success story at the company as somebody who worked her way from the warehouse to the leader of a 19-person team.
Stephanie Shumpert: The Columbia campus of Great Circle has announced Shumpert as its director of education. She will be responsible for coordinating educational, administrative and counseling activities within Columbia schools and promoting the services and programs offered at Great Circle, one of Missouri’s largest behavioral health nonprofits.
Williams-Keepers: Five new associates were recently welcomed to the roughly 100-person firm. Four of the five associates were hired for the Columbia office, and one associate joined the Jefferson City office.
-Lauren Andrews, tax associate in the Columbia office
-Kaitlyn Cavanah, tax associate in the Columbia office
-Aimee Hancock, audit associate at the Columbia office
-Erin Hunter, audit associate at the Columbia office
-Shana Voss, tax associate at the Jefferson City office
Lee Nemes: The Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross hired Nemes as an administrative coordinator. Nemes will be based in the mid-Missouri branch office in Columbia. His job responsibilities include administrative clerical and development support.
Jackie Jones: MU Chancellor Brady Deaton announced that Jones, vice chancellor of administrative services, will retire at the end of this year. Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, Gary Ward, associate vice chancellor of campus facilities, will temporarily serve in Jones’ place.
Mediacom national awards: Jennifer Snyder and Jeff Price were recognized with top honors in Mediacom Communications’ national award program. Snyder earned the company’s national gold Payment Center Representative of the Year, and Price was awarded the company’s national gold Commercial Sales Account Executive of the Year. Both were honored for their exceptional customer service.
Katie VanderLey: VanderLey, former independent sales consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., has been promoted to senior team manager of the nationally recognized direct seller of easy-to-prepare foods. Her sales achievements and new consultant additions earned her the promotion.
University of Missouri: Four faculty members will join Southeastern Conference universities as 2013-2014 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program fellows. The following individuals have joined 45 other faculty in the program:
-Stephen Ferris, senior associate dean for graduate studies and research, Robert J. Trulaske Sr. College of Business
-Jana Hawley, professor and department chair, Department of Textile and Apparel Management, College of Human and Environmental Sciences
-Sandy Rikoon, associate dean for research and graduate studies, College of Human and Environmental Sciences
-Gregory Triplett director of undergraduate studies, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
David Rosenbaum: Effective Nov. 1, the previous product development and project manager of the American Heart Association will take on a new professional challenge as director of University of Missouri Press. Rosenbaum has a history in the publishing industry, in addition to being an author himself.
Christian VandeRiet: Missouri Vein Care announced that VandeRiet, director of aesthetics, was elected as director to the board of directors of the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses for 2014. VandeRiet was voted nationwide by current members of ASPSN.
Urmeka Jefferson: Jefferson, assistant professor at the MU Sinclair School of Nursing, received the Research Abstract Award from the National Association of Neonatal Nurses.
Clark Wilcox: Excited to be back in the country cub environment, Wilcox was hired as head chef at Columbia Country Club. His background includes a number of positions at country clubs in the Kansas City area. Wilcox was most recently employed as the catering chef at the University Club.
Joe Falco: STI Technology Solutions Inc. added a new sales person to its staff. Falco has more than 25 years of business telephone systems sales experience, which will benefit the company that provides alarm security systems, CCTV security systems, network cable installation, computer support and NEC telephone systems.