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YWCA ANNOUNCES 2006 LEADERS OF DISTINCTION

YWCA Metro St. Louis recognized 11 area women at the 26th Leader Lunch on Dec. 7. The annual lunch recognizes the contributions of women in the workplace and in the community.

The YWCA Leaders of Distinction for 2006 are as follows:

Corporate Management
Melanie DiLeo, vice president of community affairs, Citigroup
Adrian Bracy, vice president of finance, St. Louis Rams
Agnes Gioconda, executive vice president, senior partner and chief talent officer, Fleishman-Hillard Inc.
Patricia Smith Thurman, vice president of global systems development, MasterCard Worldwide
Jan Holloway, vice president and chief of staff, Monsanto

Entrepreneurship
Mary “One” Johnson, president, CEO and broker, Mary “One” Johnson Home Team Realty, LLC and Mary 1 Enterprise, LLC
Jan Torrisi-Mokwa, principal and founder, Congruence, Inc.

Nonprofit Management
Cynthia Prost, president/executive director, Cultural Festivals

Government/Politics
Marilyn Robinson, director, St. Louis County Department of Human Services

Racial Justice
Valerie Bell, attorney and public policy consultant

Future Leader
Maggie Winkler, senior, Rockwood Summit High School

ST. ANDREWS RESOURCES FOR SENIORS ELECTS ARMSTRONG TEASDALE ATTORNEY AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

John R. Barsanti Jr., senior counsel and former partner at Armstrong Teasdale, has been elected chairman of the board of directors for St. Andrews Resources for Seniors. He will serve a two-year term.

HALVERSON RECEIVES HONOR FOR DEDICATION TO QUALITY PATIENT CARE

The Missouri Association for Healthcare Quality has presented its Distinguished Quality Professional Award to Eunice Halverson, corporate vice president of the Quality Resource Center at SSM Health Care in St. Louis. The Missouri Association for Healthcare Quality presents the award annually to recognize a professional in the field of quality management who has demonstrated significant accomplishments and contributions. Halverson, an SSM employee for 30 years, has devoted the last 20 years to quality improvement.

DATASERV HIRES NEW VP OF SALES AND MARKETING

Victoria Holmes has stepped into the role of vice president of sales and marketing at DataServ. In her 20-year career in technology products and consulting services, Holmes most recently served as executive vice president of SBS Alliance Group.

DIERBERGS MARKETS NAMES EXECUTIVE LEADERS

Greg Dierberg has been named president and CEO of Dierbergs Markets Inc., succeeding his father, Bob Dierberg, at the helm of the family-owned grocery chain. The younger Dierberg has been executive vice president since 2000. Bob Dierberg will remain as chairman.

Laura Dierberg Padousis, Greg’s sister, has been promoted from vice president of corporate development to vice president and secretary.

As part of the transition, Andy Pauk was promoted to chief operating officer in addition to his current role as senior vice president. Pauk has worked for Dierbergs for 30 years and was named senior vice president in 2000.

MIDWEST BANKCENTRE PROMOTES LEADERSHIP TEAM

Midwest BankCentre has promoted several executive members to new positions. Ron Barnes has been promoted from president to chairman of the bank. Former chairman Frank Ziegler, who has been with the bank for 45 years, assumes the new role of vice chairman of Midwest BankCentre. He joined the bank in 1960 and was named president in 1995.

Jim Watson, formerly regional president of commercial banking, has been named president. Fred Dyer has been promoted to president of commercial banking after serving as regional president of the West region.

LIPSTEIN HONORED FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO MISSOURI’S HOSPITALS

Steven H. Lipstein, president and CEO of BJC HealthCare in St. Louis, received the Missouri Hospital Association’s Distinguished Service Award. The award is presented annually to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the health care community, Missouri hospitals and the communities they serve. He joined BJC HealthCare in 1999.

CBIZ ANNOUNCES NEW HIRES IN ACCOUNTING, TAX & ADVISORY SERVICES GROUP

CBIZ Inc. announced five new hires in the St. Louis office of its Accounting, Tax & Advisory Services Group. Martin M. Doerr, former senior vice president for the May Department Stores Company/Federated Department Stores, has joined the firm as president.

Fred Lutzeir has been named Midwest vice president in the risk and business advisory service practice of CBIZ Harborview. Previously, he was a partner with KPMG’s risk and business advisory services practice.

Richard W. Hermes, who spent 18 years as the director of property tax at the May Department Stores Company, has joined the office as a senior manager.

Victoria A. Baum has been hired as a senior associate. She spent the past 19 years at the May Department Stores Company, holding positions that included real estate property tax administrator, corporate tax accountant, tax assistant, real estate property tax assistant and tax clerk.

John D. Shoemake has joined the firm as a senior manager in the outsourcing department. Previously, Shoemake worked as general manager and chief financial officer at Midwest Equipment Company Inc.

SISTERS OF MERCY HEALTH SYSTEM NAMES AUBUCHON SENIOR VP

The Sisters of Mercy Health System has chosen Myra K. Aubuchon as the organization’s new senior vice president. She joined Mercy in 1990 and previously served as vice president of strategic planning.

AMERINET NAMES NEW VP OF PHARMACY GROUP

Gary P. Freeman has been named vice president of the pharmacy group-purchasing program of Amerinet Inc. He spent eight years as the director of the pharmacy program for AllHealth Inc. and brings more than 28 years of healthcare experience to his new role.

DAHM JOINS REGIONS MORGAN KEEGAN TRUST AS SENIOR VP

David L. Dahm has joined Regions Morgan Keegan Trust as senior vice president and manager of the retirement services area in the Belleville, Ill., and Clayton, Mo., offices. He started his 23-year career at the former Magna Trust Company in Belleville, which is now part of the Regions organization.

SUMNER JOINS NEWGROUND AS VP OF CONSULTING

NewGround, a design/build and retail services firm for the financial industry, recently hired Paul Sumner as vice president of consulting. Prior to joining NewGround, Sumner worked as a product marketing manager for Charter Communications.

WICKENHAUSER JOINS Q10 TRIAD CAPITAL ADVISORS

Jim Wickenhauser has joined Q10 Triad Capital Advisors as vice president. Wickenhauser received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Missouri at St. Louis in 2004.

CANNON DESIGN NAMES TURNER PRESIDENT


Architect M. Kent Turner, principal at Cannon Design, has been promoted to the newly created position of president, North America. He has been regional director of the Midwest region for the past 13 years.

HOME BUILDER ASSOCIATION NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

The following members of the 2006-2007 HBA Executive Committee were installed on Sept. 30, 2006:

Charlie Bennett of C. Bennett Building Supply, associate vice president
Ken Stricker of Consort Homes, past president
Matt Belcher of Belcher Homes, president
Jim Rolwes of Rolwes Homes, sergeant at arms
Pat Sullivan of the HBA, executive vice president
Tom Hughes of T.R. Hughes, first vice president
Dan Barnard of Greater Missouri Builders, treasurer
Harry Freeman of Mayer Homes, secretary

JUAN NAMED VP OF PRECONSTRUCTION AT GUARANTEE

Guarantee Electrical Company has promoted Stephen C. Juan to vice president of preconstruction. He spent 17 years in the electrical construction industry, including three years with Guarantee. Juan returned to Guarantee in 2006 after serving as vice president and part owner of RJP Electric for 10 years.

MAYHEW NAMED MCKENDREE VP FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE

Sally Mayhew has been named vice president for administration and finance at McKendree College. She served as the interim vice president for the previous four months, and prior to that was assistant vice president for administration and finance.

ART JOHNSON NAMED AAA PRESIDENT

Johnson is now the president and CEO of AAA, the century-old organization that provides a range of travel, automotive and insurance services to its members.

Johnson becomes the 19th president of the organization, which was founded in 1902. A 20-year veteran of AAA, Johnson was promoted from his position as executive vice president to replace retiring Ken Johnson, no relation, who served as president of the Club for the last 16 years.

ARMESTO JOINS BLUMENFELD, KAPLAN & SANDWEISS


Castor J. Armesto has joined Blumenfeld, Kaplan & Sandweiss PC as an associate attorney in the mergers and acquisitions practice group. He received his law degree from Washington University School of Law in 2006.

GOSS APPOINTED EXECUTIVE VP AND CFO AT WESTAR AEROSPACE & DEFENSE GROUP

Westar Aerospace & Defense Group Inc. has announced that William E. Goss has joined the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He previously served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Affiliated Computer Services’ IT Outsourcing Group.

HAYNES ELECTED MHA 2007 CHAIRWOMAN-ELECT

Crystal L. Haynes, CEO of Saint Louis University Hospital, was voted 2007 chairwoman-elect of the Missouri Hospital Association’s board of trustees. Haynes’ term began Jan. 1, and she will take over as chairwoman in 2008.

WALTON CONSTRUCTION NAMES TWO NEW VPS OF OPERATIONS

Walton Construction has promoted Steve Biederman and Dan Hunyar to vice president of operations. Both Biederman and Hunyar have 34 years of experience in the St. Louis construction industry and have been with Walton Construction for four years.

 

 

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