Central Bank of Boone County welcomes Ashley Moore as a relationship manager. In this role, she will connect with current bank customers and serve as a liaison for all of their banking needs. Ashley took on her new role in January after spending 15 years with the MU Alumni Association and the Tiger Scholarship Fund. Ashley holds a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Education from MU. She is an active volunteer with both the Daniel Boone Little League and Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri is proud to introduce four new members to the Board of Directors for the 2022 -2024 term: Chad Pew, senior vice president of provider services for Boone Hospital Center; Ryan McCullough, audit supervisor for Williams-Keepers LLC.; Alyssa (Aly) Galbreath, assistant principal at Battle High School; and Andrew Lovewell, administrator at the surgical center of Columbia Orthopedic Group.
Columbia College announced Alejandra Gudiño as the new director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Gudiño has more than 25 years of experience working in higher education with a focus on community outreach and participatory research initiatives. She previously directed projects under the MU Outreach and Extension as its statewide cultural inclusion and diversity coordinator. She acted as an extension specialist in Human Environmental Science, and later as the campus-wide inclusive education coordinator for the university’s Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity.
PWArchitects, Inc. is pleased to announce that Melissa Montgomery, NCIDQ completed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) requirements. NCIDQ certification is the highest standard and benchmark of proficiency in interior design principles and a designer’s commitment to the profession. NCIDQ certificate holders have proven their expertise in understanding and applying current codes established to protect public health, safety, and welfare. By achieving this certification, Melissa has distinguished herself by demonstrating a specific set of core competencies, supported by a bachelor’s degree and verified work experience. Melissa is a graduate of the CIDA-accredited program at Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design. As an interior designer at PWArchitects, Melissa will continue to be an integral member of a team responsible for the firm’s interior design and production services.
First Chance For Children (FC4C) has elected Gay Litteken as its new executive director from within the local early childhood community. Most recently, Gay served as the executive director for Mary Lee Johnston Community Learning Center, where she transformed the organization and helped spark its strategic growth. Prior to that, she served in a variety of human services roles that have given her the skills and knowledge she needs to successfully lead First Chance for Children.
Central Bank of Boone County has promoted Brian Duncan to commercial loan officer. Brian will assist customers with their business financing needs as well as help individuals build their dream homes. Brian started at the bank in 2019 as a senior credit analyst before transitioning to loan officer in 2020. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from MU and a Master’s of Business Administration from Columbia College. He enjoys volunteering at The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri and Ronald McDonald House.