Celebrate with the business professionals in our community who are moving up, moving around, and gaining new experiences and opportunities.
U.S. Cellular has named Kelli McAllister store manager for the Broadway and Stadium locations in Columbia. In this role, Kelli is responsible for leading her team of wireless technology experts to help customers select the devices, plans, and consumer electronics to best meet their needs. Kelli has been with U.S. Cellular for nearly 10 years.
Four local Mediacom employees recently earned top customer service awards. William McDonald, a Sturgeon resident, earned the People’s Choice award for his excellent customer service work as a broadband specialist in the tech operations field. Amy Jennings, an Ashland resident, earned the Payment Center Representative of the Year award for her outstanding job performance as a customer service representative. Stephen Spies, a Columbia resident, earned the System Technician of the Year award for his excellent work as a broadband specialist in the tech operations field. Jennifer Eaker, a Columbia resident, earned the National Silver-Level Payment Center Representative of the Year award for her outstanding job performance as a customer service representative.
Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, has appointed Matt McCormick, IOM, CCE, president of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, to the National Board of Trustees. As a member of the trustees, Matt will help set the strategic direction of the Institute and will take an active role in advancing the Institute’s standard operating and curriculum policies.
Watlow, an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of complete thermal systems, has named Trevor Henry as director of operations for its Columbia Manufacturing Center of Excellence. He will be responsible for leading the facility’s management team and will guide the recently announced transformation of the Columbia facility into a Manufacturing Center of Excellence for higher-technology thermal solutions.
Socket announces the addition of Adam Voight to their team. He joins Socket as their marketing manager, with areas of expertise in brand management, digital marketing, and multimedia. Adam and his wife, Bethany, also own and operate M.Boss Barber and Salon in Columbia.
Duncan Kincheloe, president and general manager of the Missouri Public Utility Alliance, or MPUA, announced his plans to retire effective August 1, 2020. Duncan has served since 1999 as the first CEO of MPUA and its organizations’ joint operations. His role includes chief executive responsibilities for the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission, the Municipal Gas Commission of Missouri, the Missouri Association of Municipal Utilities, and Board Chair of the MPUA Resource Services Corporation.
Visionworks Marketing Group is pleased to announce and welcome Les Borgmeyer to their sales and marketing team as “Market Man.” Les will be responsible for new business opportunities and creating customized solutions to fulfill their customers’ needs. Les is a well-known figure in the Mid-Missouri sales and marketing industry with more than 30 years of experience.
Job Point proudly announces its 2019-2020 Board of Directors slate of officers. Serving as Chair is Gary Lee, Veterans United Home Loans; Vice Chair, Nick Allen, Manor Roofing & Restoration Services; Treasurer, Brian Burks, Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc.; Secretary, Bruce Sones, U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs; Member At-Large, Rockne Corbin, Shelter Insurance Company; Past Chair, Eric Morrison, Providence Bank; and Past Chair, Erica Pefferman, The Business Times Company.