Celebrate with the business professionals in our community who are moving up, moving around, and gaining new experiences and opportunities.
A 33-year veteran employee of Job Point, Nancy Silver retired in September. She served as vice president for 23 years. Through her service, Nancy helped bring more than $20.9 million in grants to Job Point and more than $4.5 million through fundraising efforts.
Melissa Galloway has been selected as the new principal for West Boulevard Elementary School. She began her new role in July. Melissa has 22 years of experience in education at both the elementary and secondary levels at different schools in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.
Klingner & Associates, PC
MU graduates Jack DeCamp and Alex Keneipp have joined the Klingner & Associates, PC engineering team. Both will provide technical support and engineering assistance for projects throughout the Midwest – Jack for mechanical engineering and Alex for structural engineering.
McClure is excited to welcome former intern Daniel Linneman to the company as a full-time structural designer in the Columbia office. At McClure, Daniel will be working on cold-formed steel design and working closely with structural designer Josh Garton and project manager Celeste Spickert.
First Baptist Church of Columbia Pastor Carol McEntyre has been elected to serve as moderator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Moderator is the highest elected officer of the fellowship. Carol will be presiding over the fellowship’s annual meeting, as well as serving as the chair for the governing board.
Services for Independent Living, or SIL, hired Jessica Macy as their executive director in June. Jessica’s professional experience includes serving as the executive director of Boone County Council on Aging, deputy director of SIL, and director of development at the Food Bank for Central and NE Missouri. Jessica joins SIL from New Chapter Coaching where she was a senior associate.
Michael Wagner was named vice president, director of consumer loan sales, and banking center manager at Providence Bank. In his role, Mike is responsible for consumer loan sales and the management and supervision of the banking center employees at the Forum banking center and the continued business development of Columbia and the surrounding area.
Providence Bank in Columbia has also named Billie Connally vice president, retail market manager for the central Missouri and Texas markets. She will develop a service culture and relationship building strategies, as well as facilitate banker development for the retail line of business. Billie has more than 20 years of banking experience.
Missouri Employers Mutual
Nothanael Leon has been hired as a process engineer. Nothaneal joined MEM after more than 23 years in strategic business operations management with Xerox Corporation.
Jennifer James, CPCU, has been added as a regional underwriting manager. Jennifer joined MEM from State Farm, where she spent 24 years in various underwriting and leadership roles.
Cindy Kuhn has been promoted from executive sales manager to director of sales. Cindy joined MEM in October 2018 with more than 28 years of sales and territory management experience with roles at Safeco and most recently at Liberty Mutual.