September: Movers & Shakers
Ian Chang was promoted to mortgage banking officer at Providence Bank Mortgage Center. Chang will be responsible for originating residential mortgage loans in Columbia and the Mid-Missouri area. Chang has over three years of mortgage lending experience and has served as a loan officer assistant and junior loan officer.
Tracy Lane is adding on to her newest role, as executive director of The Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival and Foundation, with a position as central vice president of Missouri Citizens for the Arts. Lane has worked in the arts for the better part of three decades. In the early 1990s, she served as the manager of The Blue Note and later as co-owner of a concert production company. For the nine years before she accepted her current job at Roots N Blues, she served as the executive director of Ragtag Film Society.
McClure Engineering Co., a Midwest-based civil engineering and planning firm, welcomed Celeste Spickert as a project manager for the structural division in the Columbia office. Spickert’s experience includes structural designs with concrete, steel, cold-formed steel, wood, and masonry. She has worked alongside architects, owners, developers, and the public on a variety of building projects.
Vice president of underwriting for Missouri Employers Mutual Roger Walleck has been elected as a member of the National Underwriting Committee. Members are selected based on their underwriting expertise and positions within companies representing a diverse group of workers’ compensation writers. Walleck joined MEM in 2017 and provides executive leadership to the underwriting department and directs the company’s book of business.
Steve Schnarr is the new executive director of Missouri River Relief. Before this promotion, he served as program manager for the organization. The board is excited to have Schnarr as the new captain of its “ship of staff, volunteer crew, and countless other patrons and volunteers that embrace the mission of connecting people to the Missouri River,” according to a press release.
Cripps & Simmons LLC announced that Jason L. Jacoby recently joined their firm as an associate attorney. Jacoby moved to Mid-Missouri in 2012 and began working as a deputy clerk in the family division at the Boone County Courthouse. As an associate attorney with Cripps & Simmons, Jason’s primary focus will be in the areas of estate planning, elder law, and probate.
De’Vion Moore will be recommended to the Board of Education to become the principal at Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary School for the 2018-2019 school year. He will replace Michelle Holz, who has accepted a position in the district’s human resources department. Moore has six years of experience in Columbia Public Schools and previously worked as a learning specialist at Hickman High School.
The Missouri Department of Transportation named Jim True as director of their motor carrier services division. True comes to MoDOT with many years of experience in the transportation industry in various roles in safety, risk management, driver recruitment and retention, and training with titles ranging from director to president and CEO.
Central Bank of Boone County announced the appointment of Austin Powell as a commercial loan officer. Commercial loan officers develop and manage credit relations with individuals and businesses who seek business-related financing. Powell will meet with clients and potential clients to discuss business loan opportunities as well as analyzing borrower financial documents. Powell began his career with Central Bank in 2012 as a teller.