January: Movers & Shakers
Ragtag Film Society
The board of directors of the Ragtag Film Society and Jeremy Brown, RFS executive director, announced the selection of new managers for both projects under the society’s umbrella: Barbie Banks, as the managing director of Ragtag Cinema, and Camellia Cosgray, as the managing director of True/False Film Fest. “I can’t think of two better people to have at the helms of Ragtag Film Society’s flagship projects,” Brown commented. “Both Barbie and Camellia bring an incredible dedication to their work and a passion for the impact of independent cinema on our everyday lives.”
Dr. Peter Hofherr
St. James Winery is pleased to announce that its CEO, Dr. Peter Hofherr, was named the 2018 Agricultural Leader of the Year by the Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow. Kristin Perry, executive director of ALOT, explains that this award is given annually to a non-ALOT alumnus who has contributed greatly to Missouri agriculture and the ALOT program.
Jake Taylor, a first-generation farmer from Ashland, Missouri, has been elected to the MFA Oil Company Board of Directors. Taylor will represent the Central District on MFA’s eight-member board. Taylor raises row crops and cattle with his wife in Boone County and also manages farm ground for his family in Henry and Johnson counties.
MidwayUSA announced the promotion of Tim Holtsman to engineering manager. Holtsman has been an industrial engineer with MidwayUSA for nearly five years, adding significant value to the organization through his work on process design, process improvement, and analysis projects. Holtsman holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial manufacturing systems engineering and an MBA, both from MU, and is an ASQ-certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
Central Bank of Boone County has named Jason Morgan assistant vice president of facilities management and assistant security officer. In this role, Morgan will continue leading the facilities management department and holding responsibility for ensuring employees, customers, buildings, and assets are protected. Morgan has worked for CBBC for three years as the facilities management officer and has worked in facilities management for 17 years.
The Bank of Missouri announced that David Crader will be retiring from the day-to-day operations of the bank after 44 years in the banking industry. A community banker since 1980, Crader started a legacy the day he agreed to lead what was then The Bank of Perryville, 22 years ago. Crader built a community bank that is responsive to the communities in which it is privileged to serve.
Dr. Piyusha Singh
Following a thorough nationwide search, Columbia College president Dr. Scott Dalrymple announced the promotion of Dr. Piyusha Singh as the college’s new provost and vice president for academic affairs. Singh had served as the interim provost since June. In this role, Singh will be charged with ensuring curricula is consistent throughout the college’s day and evening higher education and online education programs.
The Missouri Public Transit Association recently announced the election of Leah Christian, parking manager for the City of Columbia, to its board of directors. Christian has more than a decade of public service experience. As parking manager, she oversees operations for Columbia’s parking utility and the city’s public transportation system, Go COMO. Prior to working in this capacity, Christian served as a transportation planner for the Columbia Area Transportation Study Organization.
Columbia Safety & Supply is excited to promote Austin Painter from sales account manager to regional sales manager for the Great Lakes region of the U.S. and Canada. Painter has been with the group since July 2017. His new role includes managing a team of sales account managers and serving industries in his territory as a gear expert.