Sean Cotton

Coegi, an independent programmatic media buying company, announced that Sean Cotton has assumed the role of the company’s president. He will provide advertising agencies with transparent, collaborative and data-driven programmatic services that meet their goals of bringing the right audiences to their clients. Previously, Cotton was vice president of digital and social media at True Media.

Dr. Quinn Johnson

Dr. James Stannard, interim dean of the MU School of Medicine, has appointed Dr. Quinn Johnson as chair of the department of anesthesiology. Johnson, associate professor of clinical anesthesiology, has served as interim chair of the department of anesthesiology since February 2013 and as director of anesthesia for the Missouri Orthopedic Institute since 2010.

Dawn Daly              

House of Brokers Realty has appointed Dawn Daly to the newly created director of operations position. Daly, a 17-year employee, has earned every bit of her new position, says Lola Carey, who recently retired as general manager. Daly began as a receptionist when she started with the company.

Amy Vogelsmeier

Amy Vogelsmeier, associate professor in the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing, will be inducted as a fellow into the prestigious American Academy of Nursing at the academy’s annual meeting. Vogelsmeier joins 2,400 accomplished fellows in the program.

Brian Johanning

Shafer, Kline & Warren announced the promotion of Brian Johanning to vice president of infrastructure and development. He will oversee the day-to-day management of SK&W’s second-largest operating group, with offices in mid-Missouri, Tulsa and the Kansas City metro area. Johanning joined SK&W in January 2015.

The Callaway Bank

The Callaway Bank’s corporate board has designated Mike Hill as the company’s chief operating officer. “Mike has earned respect through his positive team approach, willingness to dig in and solve problems, his ability to communicate, mentor and encourage those around him,” says Kim Barnes, president and CEO. In addition, Jason Ramsey has joined The Callaway Bank as a commercial lender. His primary responsibilities are to develop and service commercial banking relationships in the Boone County market. Ramsey earned a Bachelor of Arts from Truman State University and a master’s in public administration from MU.

Lacey Sweeten Randall

Lacey Sweeten Randall, director of student involvement at William Woods University, was recently awarded the New Professional Award at the annual Missouri College Personnel Association conference. This award is given to professionals with three or fewer years of experience working in student affairs who serve as role models by demonstrating innovation and creativity in their work.

Mary Kroening

Mary Kroening has joined Central Bank of Boone County as a relationship manager in business banking. In her role, Kroening works with both current and potential clients to ensure their financial needs and expectations for service are met. She markets bank products and serves business owners directly, and she works to expand relationships with current clients. Previously, Kroening served as director of membership at the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.

Claire Taylor

Knorr Marketing Communications hired Claire Taylor as the new marketing communications specialist. In her new position, Taylor will be responsible for client services, including writing, design, media relations, social media campaigns and event management. Taylor also currently serves as the marketing director for a small environmental consulting firm. Taylor earned a business minor and bachelor’s degrees in journalism and international studies from MU.

Patrick McKenna

Patrick K. McKenna will serve as the new director of the Missouri Department of Transportation. McKenna was appointed by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. McKenna previously served as the deputy commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, and he will replace interim director Roberta Broeker, who will return to her previous position as MoDOT’s chief financial officer.

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