May 14, 2010  BY CBT Staff




The Central Missouri Humane Society announced this month that it is hiring Alan Allert as executive director. Allert has served as the interim executive director since November.



Visionworks Marketing & Communications hired Robert Putnam to be its manager of business development. Putnam has more than 25 years experience in business ownership, management and new market development. He previously served as director of the Missouri Purchasing Resource Center, a program of the Missouri School Boards Association. He also was executive director of business development for TimeLine Recruiting.

Darrell Mantle has joined Central Bank as the community bank president for the Holts Summit office. He will serve the real estate, consumer and construction loan needs for the Holts Summit market. Darrell has more than 19 years of banking experience, including 12 years with Central Bank.


Joseph Priesmeyer has been named president of N.H. Scheppers Distributing Company and replaced Joseph Scheppers, who will remain the company’s chairman. Priesmeyer, who lives in Columbia, previously worked as vice president of sales and marketing at the beverage company.

Central Bancompany’s board of directors announced the following promotions during the annual board meeting in April: Sam B. Cook was promoted to senior chairman of the board. Bob Robuck was named chairman of the board. Ken Littlefield was named vice chairman and chief administrative officer. Michael Ittner became senior executive vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer. Don Perdue was named senior executive vice president of investments. Chuck Weber was promoted to senior executive vice president, corporate secretary and general counsel. Richard Popp became executive vice president of risk administration. Jim Shinn became executive vice president of retail banking. Nancy Justice was promoted to senior vice president of compliance. John Hofmeister became vice president and director of marketing. Kelly Loring was named vice president of retail banking. Twilla Duvall became second vice president of commercial banking services. Matt Tollerton was promoted to second vice president of commercial banking services. Pete Langston was named manager of loan review. Carey Schoeneberg was named manager of loan review. Greta Heckman became marketing officer.



U.S. Bank announced the promotion of Jason M. Philips to assistant vice president. Philips has been with U.S. Bank since 2004 and currently works in the commercial banking department. In his position, he is responsible for implementing relationship strategies to effectively manage and grow a portfolio of commercial clients.

Woodruff Sweitzer promoted Kyle Pusateri to account executive. Pusateri joined the agency two years ago and has served numerous roles with the agency including co-director of the Roots ’N Blues ’N BBQ Festival and account coordinator. While at Woodruff Sweitzer, Pusateri has worked on Diamond Pet Foods, Westway Feeds Inc., True Media and Pop’s Authentic Meat Snacks.


Juni Muhota, manager of medical staff affairs at University of Missouri Health Care, has been selected as a member of the 2010 board of examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Each year, the Baldrige National Quality Program appoints a board of experts who evaluate organizations eligible for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Board members provide advice and guidance to the panel of judges in selecting annual award recipients and serve as representatives of the award program. The Baldrige Award is given by the president of the United States to businesses judged to be outstanding.


The Columbia Police Department recognized some of its top employees in an April awards ceremony. Officer Jill Wieneke received the Molly Thomas Bowden Officer of the Year Award. She is the first officer to memorialize Officer Bowden by accepting the award. Officer Andy Meyer was recognized as the “rookie” of the year. Sergeant John Worden accepted the Supervisor of the Year Award. Debra Austeel was named the civilian employee of the year.

Several Stephens College employees received awards at the annual honors convocation. Sara Linde, instructor of equestrian studies, was named the 2010 Distinguished Teacher of the Year. The Distinguished Teaching Award is the highest honor awarded to a faculty member and is selected by the student body. Greg Hutchinson, financial aid counselor, received the H.E. Wilkerson Award for Outstanding Service to Admission. Dan Schultz, assistant professor of theater, received the Century Candle Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Life.

Summit International Awards has awarded Visionworks Marketing & Communications a silver award in the category of Consumer Product/Services Brochure. The Summit Creative Awards recognize and celebrate the creative accomplishments of small- and medium-sized advertising agencies and other creative groups with annual billings of $30 million or less. This year’s competition judged thousands of submissions from 24 countries. The award-winning brochure is titled “Narratives from the Kiln.” It is a display booklet commissioned by the Columbia Art League that showcases a glass exhibit curated by glass artist Susan Taylor Glasgow.

Community Service

Boone County National Bank has pledged $100,000 to Columbia College for the school’s science initiative. Columbia College has raised $2.5 million for the campaign so far. One of its major initiatives, a new 45,000-square-foot science building, is projected to cost between $13 million and $15 million.

N.H. Scheppers Distributing Company, the mid-Missouri Anheuser-Busch products distributor, announced it has raised $1,196 for the food bank for central and northeast Missouri. The donations were raised in conjunction with distributing Budweiser/St. Louis Cardinals calendars.

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