True North: Two additions have been made to the True North Board of Directors. Lee Terry Russell, CEO of the Columbia Board of Realtors, and Linda Bennett, assistant in the Provost Office at the University of Missouri, will both help make crucial decisions about safety and assistance for domestic violence victims who seek the shelter’s help.
Stephen Parshall: UMB Bank welcomes Parshall as the new vice president and commercial banking officer in commercial loans. Prior to his hire, he was employed at Central Trust Bank in Jefferson City and brings a total of nine years of experience to his new position.
MidwayUSA: MidwayUSA is expanding as a company, which resulted in the hiring of Justin Clementz and Dan Berkholder. Clementz will serve as the database administrator, which includes managing the company’s information database and sharing valuable data with the almost all departments. Berkholder is the new product line manager for footwear and clothing.
Josh Pell: Learfield Sports has hired a new account executive. Pell will join the company’s exclusive multimedia rights holder for the University of Missouri, Mizzou Sports Properties. He will work alongside Bob Welch, general manager.
Dr. Paul W. Sturgis: A former lecturer at Truman State University, Stugis was hired by William Woods University to serve as director of institutional research. He has a background is sociology and criminal justice studies from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, where he earned his Ph.D.
Sabe Caton: Caton will function as operations manager at 21st Century Seed Inc. In this position, he will coordinate seed order and shipments, marketing, advertising and other general management duties.
Jody Munson: Boone County National Bank celebrates Munson’s accreditation as an Automated Clearing House Professional. Her certification gives her the ability to assist corporate customers with their ACH transactions and other cash-management questions.
Landmark Bank: Investors at Landmark Bank were recently awarded by the nation’s largest broker-dealers dedicated to serving financial institutions. Cetera Investment Service LLC honored the team of investors with the President’s Award at a national conference in Palm Desert, Calif. Landmark Investments Program was recognized for achieving top sales in the $1 billion to $2 billion category.
Tammy Breid has been named the new real estate lender for Landmark Bank in the Columbia market. The position will move her from Moberly County Bank, where she served as vice president and real estate loan officer. Breid boasts 25 years of real estate lending experiencing.
Dr. John Lauriello: Lauriello, currently a professor and Chancellor’s Chair of Excellence in Psychiatry at the MU School of Medicine and medical director of the Missouri Psychiatric Center, was elected as a member of the American College of Psychiatrists. He will be inducted into the college at a ceremony in San Antonio on Feb. 21.
The Bank of Missouri: Mary Ropp has been promoted to senior vice president, director of development. She has transitioned from her previous role as business development officer. “I am excited about my new role and challenges, and I look forward to working closely with our entire business development team across the state,” Ropp says.
Karin Bell has also been promoted within The Bank of Missouri community. She will serve as small business administration manager. “Karin’s extensive knowledge of our bank and the Small Business Administration loan programs makes her a perfect fit,” says David Keller, president of The Bank of Missouri’s Columbia location.
Matt Hupfeld: A new chief financial officer has been named for Learfield Communications Inc. Hupfeld has 20 years of experience in the corporate financial world, including working in Fortune 500 environments.
William Woods University: Two young alumni of William Woods University have proven first-year success. Anne Osborn and Riley Groves were both recognized as 2013 Outstanding First Year Teachers. The Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education gave the awards.
MBS Textbook Exchange Inc.: The following employees have been promoted to direct partnership managers: Tanner Tucker, Lloyd Jacobs, Hunter Wenger, Sean Dennehy, Edgar Ailor, Nick Barnett and Eric Guthrie.
Wendy Swetz: Swetz, formerly the owner of JWR Brokers & Associates, has joined forces with Columbia Real Estate. With nearly 10 years of mortgage lending experience and almost six years of real estate experience, Swetz will now manage Columbia Real Estate.