Journalist Joins Fleishman-Hillard Marketing Group
editor of The St. Louis American,
Eric Clark has joined Fleishman-Hillard Marketing Group.
Former managing editor of The St. Louis American, Eric Clark, has
joined Fleishman-Hillard International Communications as an account
executive in the firm’s marketing group.
At The St. Louis American, Clark managed a staff of 20 journalists
while cultivating relationships with business, political and social
leaders in the community. The weekly newspaper targets interests
of African-Americans in the St. Louis area. Under Clark’s leadership,
the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) awarded it
the John B. Russwurm award for “Best Black Newspaper in American”
for three consecutive years.
Prior to joining Fleishman-Hillard, Clark served as media specialist
for the U.S. Census Bureau, where he coordinated publicity for a
six-state region during the Census 2000 national campaign. He also
managed communications for the YWCA of Metropolitan St. Louis.
Fleishman-Hillard Inc., based in St. Louis, is the largest public
relations firm in the world with 55 offices and a network of affiliates
Metro Medical Society Installs Murdock as President
160th annual meeting of the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical
Society, the organization installed new officers and councilors.
(Standing, from left): Vice President, Garry Vickar, M.D.;
Immediate Past President John Rollo, M.D.; President Nathaniel
Murdock, M.D.; President-Elect Erol Amon, M.D.; and Councilor
Lee Rigg, M.D. (Seated, from left): Councilors John Codd,
M.D.; Ravis Johar, M.D.; Carolyn Pryor, M.D.; and Robert
Karsh, M.D. (Not pictured): Secretary Edward Burns, M.D.;
and Councilor Al Elbendary, M.D.
St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society, the largest local physician
member association, recently installed officers at the Society’s
160th annual meeting. Elected as the 23rd president of the organization
is Nathaniel Murdock, M.D.
Other officers installed were: Erol Amon, M.D., president-elect;
Garry Vickar, M.D., vice president; and Edward Burns,
M.D., Secretary. New councilors elected include: John Codd,
M.D.; Al Elbendary, M.D.; Ravis Johar, M.D.; Robert
Karsh, M.D.; Carolyn Pryor, M.D.; and Lee Rigg,
The St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society has more than 2,200 physician
members working to promote community health interests and preserving
doctor patient relationships.
EDC Elects Officers, New Board Members
The Economic Development Center of St. Charles County (EDC) has
elected Richard Sacks, president of the Sacks Group Inc.,
as its chairman. Also elected to the EDC executive committee were
Kevin Kast, vice chairman; Tom Engle, treasurer; and
David Cosby, secretary. Lisa Baue, Joe Kernell,
Jeff LaGarce, Harlan Pals and Darrell Roegner,
are at-large members. Also the EDC elected two new directors to
the board, Marvin Freeman, executive director of the St.
Charles Government Department of Workforce Development, and Bernie
DuBray, superintendent of the Fort Zumwalt School District.
Sacks has been a member of the EDC board of directors since 1996.
In addition he has served on an allocation panel for the United
Way and is a graduate of the Leadership St. Louis program.
Webster University Elects Locke to Board of Trustees
Linda Locke, vice president of Technology Communications
for MasterCard International, has been elected to the Board of Trustees
at Webster University. Locke oversees global communications and
St. Louis community relations at MasterCard. She joined MasterCard
in 1996 after serving as director of corporate communications for
Boatmen’s Bancshares Inc. Her community experience includes Rainbow
Village, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, NCAA Women’s Final Four 2001,
CharacterPlus, United Way, St. Louis Blues Festival, Girl Scouts
and the St. Louis Sports Commission.
Brinkmann Honored as Chesterfield Chamber Business Person of
The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce named Robert Brinkmann,
president of R.G. Brinkmann Construction Co., as its 2000 Business
Person of the Year. Brinkmann was honored for the rapid growth of
his company, which he founded in 1984 and the company’s emphasis
on built-in value engineering. Among Brinkmann’s recent projects
are the Sheraton Hotel and Suites in downtown St. Louis, the Brentwood
Town Center, and the Forsyth Centre office building in Clayton.
The construction firm’s Chesterfield structures include the Chesterfield
Commons retail center, the Chesterfield Grove business park, and
the Taylor Morley office building, now under construction.
Midwest BankCentre Elects Two to Board of Directors
David Mason and Terry Schnuck have been elected to
the board of directors of Midwest-BankCentre. Mason is president
and chief executive officer of the architectural and engineering
firm of David Mason & Associates Inc. His community activities include
the St. Louis Sports Commission, Missouri Historical Society and
Museum, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Grand Center Design & Review Board,
and the Saint Louis Art Museum.
Schnuck is general counsel and secretary of Schnuck Markets Inc.
Also, he is chairman of the Better Business Bureau Foundation, a
director of both the Illinois Retail Merchants Association and The
Founded in 1906 as Lemay Bank & Trust Co., locally owned Midwest
BankCentre operates seven banking facilities in the area with assets
exceeding $710 million.
Provident Counseling Announces New Board President and Members
Timothy Beecher, a senior vice president at Fleishman-Hillard,
is the new chairman of the board of Provident Counseling, succeeding
Sarah B. Smith, director of Arts in Transit Bi-State. Beecher has
served on the organization’s board since 1996.
Provident also announced the following new members to its board
of directors: Nathan Cohen, family law attorney; Robert
Kottmeier, owner of R.A. Kottmeier and Associates Inc.; and
Trudi McCollum Foushee, legal counsel for Charter Communications.
Founded in 1860, Provident provides counseling services to adults
and children, as well as employee counseling and behavioral risk
management programs to businesses.
Guth Joins Coldwell Banker Commercial as VP
Guth, CCIM, CPM, RPA, has joined Coldwell Banker Commercial
American Spectrum as vice president for information technology
and research. In addition to serving information technology and
research, Guth will provide real estate market analysis and marketing
coordination for the company.
more than 20 years of commercial real estate experience to Coldwell
Banker Commercial American Spectrum. He was most recently with
NAI Finn & Associates.
Commercial American Spectrum has more than five million square
feet of commercial property under management and an annual transaction
volume exceeding $100 million.
Krey Joins Aurora Foods as VP of MIS
Krey has joined Aurora Foods Inc. as vice president of management
information systems (MIS). Krey's responsibilities will include
data center operations, telecommunications, help desk support
and development support of business applications for both the
St. Louis staff and the company's plants.
than 20 years of MIS experience, Krey was most recently vice president
and director of information systems at Ralcorp Holdings.
Aurora Foods produces and markets branded foods such as Duncan
Hines¨ baking mixes, Mrs. Paul's¨ and Van de Kamp's¨
frozen seafood, Log Cabin¨ and Mrs. Butterworth's¨ syrups,
Aunt Jemima frozen breakfast foods, and Lenders¨ bagels.
Eisen Elected President of Bar Association
Eisen, Husch & Eppenberger, LLC,
and president of the St. Louis County
The St. Louis
County Bar Association has elected Richard Eisen as president.
He leads the Family Law Practice Group of Husch & Eppenberger,
LLC, and specializes in the areas of family and juvenile law litigation.
Eisen became active with the Bar Association leadership as a member
of the executive committee in 1992. In addition, he served a one-year
term as chairman of the Legislative Subcommittee of the Family
Law Section of the Missouri Bar in 1999. Eisen also is a past
board member of Kids in the Middle and a past board member of
Solomon Schechter Day School. Eisen is a graduate of Washington
University and Washington and Lee University School of Law.
Baer Promoted to CFO for Taylor-Morley Homes
Taylor-Morley Homes has named Christopher Baer as vice
president/chief financial officer. Baer has served as corporate
controller for two years. His promotion is part of an expansion
and restructuring for the regional homebuilding firm.
In his new
role, Baer is responsible for developing operational strategies,
supervision of financial activities for all divisions of Taylor-Morley,
and assisting with implementation of new technology throughout
Williamson Elected to Jefferson Bank Board
Jefferson Bank and Trust announced Justin A. Williamson,
III, has been elected to the bank's board of directors. Williamson
is president of Midwest Systems and River Roads Distributing Company,
firms providing equipment, storage, repair and sales/leasing services
to the trucking industry.
Bank is the ninth largest commercial lender in the St. Louis area
with total assets topping $500 million in 2001.
Armstrong Teasdale Elects New Partners
The St. Louis law firm, Armstrong Teasdale has elected four attorneys
to partnership: David Braswell, Timothy Gearin,
John O'Brien and Patrick Rasche.
Braswell's practice is concentrated in the areas of securities
law and mergers and acquisitions. He also is experienced in banking
and corporate transaction matters. Prior to joining Armstrong
Teasdale, Braswell served Guarantee Electrical Co. for 12 years.
his practice in litigation, primarily medical malpractice and
product liability defense. He is uniquely qualified in this area
because he practiced as a registered nurse for 12 years before
returning to school to earn a law degree.
experience in the organization, maintenance and general representation
of professional and business corporations, limited liability companies
and other forms of business organizations. He has been responsible
for negotiating and preparing complex sale, purchase and merger
agreements, shareholder agreements, financing documents and other
commercial contracts. O'Brien also practices in the banking and
real estate areas of the law.
vice-chairman of the Patent, Trademark and Intellectual Property
Department. His experience includes patent applications, clearance
opinions, validity opinions and licensing agreements. Prior to
joining Armstrong Teasdale Rasche was a patent examiner with the
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the biomechanical/medical
Teasdale currently employs 228 attorneys with offices in St. Louis,
Kansas City and Jefferson City, Mo; and Washington, DC; Olathe,
Kan.; Belleville, Ill.; Shanghai, China; and Sydney, Australia.
Turvey Promoted to Regional President for UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare has promoted Vic Turvey to president
for its Midwest Region. Turvey will continue as president and
CEO of UnitedHealthcares Missouri-based operations, the
position he has held since 1997.
In his new position, Turvey is responsible for operations serving
more than 2.2 million members in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri,
Nebraska and Wisconsin. The Midwest office is based in the companys
Riverport location in Maryland Heights.
Hilton Named President of Commercial Real Estate Women–St. Louis
Hilton, CPA, is president of the St. Louis
Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women.
The St. Louis
Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) has named Tonja
Hilton as president. Hilton has been a member of CREW for
six years and formerly served as the organization’s treasurer.
She is a manager in the Real Estate and Contractor Services Groups
of Rubin, Brown, Gornstein & Co.