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Columbia College announced that Suzanne Rothwell has been named the executive director of advancement. Rothwell had served as the interim director since July. In her position, she oversees the development, alumni and public relations departments at the college. Rothwell served as the senior director of public relations for more than three years.
Emery Sapp & Sons recently announced the addition of Jayme Dement to their team as the new marketing and communications coordinator. Dement will provide marketing and communication efforts to serve the ESS employee-owners in each of the offices: Columbia, Kansas City and Springfield. Dement has more than 10 years of marketing and customer service experience.
Central Bank of Boone County announced seven employee promotions made in November. Taylor Forbis was promoted to assistant manager of the Columbia Mall location. Brooke Canzoneri, of the Columbia Mall location, was promoted to financial associate. Danielle Bothe and Jonathan Boldt were named customer service representatives in the customer service center. Javier Bautista was named a customer service representative II in the electronic banking service area. Stephanie Adams, at The Village bank, was promoted to senior teller. Madison Hart, at the Rock Bridge location, was promoted to teller II.
Gerald Meininger, who is a Margaret Proctor Mulligan Distinguished Professor in Medical Research and professor in the Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology at the MU School of Medicine, received the Kitanomaru Award. This award is presented to outstanding leaders in the field of microcirculation research.
Hilton Peeples has joined the Thumper Entertainment team as the new assistant festival director. Peeples will focus on social media, festival logistics and operations for The Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival. Peeples will also serve on the board of The Roots N Blues Foundation, raising funds and awareness for The Blues in the Schools program.
Providence Bank Mortgage is pleased to announce the addition of Becky Reuter as assistant vice president, mortgage banking officer. Reuter will be responsible for originating residential mortgage loans in Boone County and surrounding areas. Reuter has more than 10 years of lending experience.
Marianne J. Misiewicz, DPM, has been elected to serve as the first female president of the Missouri Podiatric Medical Association. She has served on the Missouri Podiatric Medical Association’s board of governors for many years. She has been in private practice since 2003 at Columbia Podiatry and is on staff at several mid-Missouri hospitals.
Kevin Fuller has been named Great Circle’s director of advancement in the south-central Missouri region. Fuller previously served in various capacities with one of the nation’s largest retailers in a career that spanned 27 years. Sheri Williams has been named Great Circle’s statewide director of nursing. Williams previously served as a maternal child health district nurse consultant for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Richard C. Harding was recently appointed to the Columbia College board of trustees. In addition to serving on the Columbia College board, Harding serves on the advisory council of the National Crime Victims’ Legal Institute, and also as a board member for Welcome Home, a transitional facility for homeless veterans.
Pam Henrickson was elected to a one-year term as chair of the University of Missouri Board of Curators. Maurice B. “Marcy” Graham was elected vice chair. Henrickson currently serves as chair of the audit committee, and is also a member of the academic, student and external affairs committee, as well as the compensation and human resources committee.