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Movers and Shakers of September 2012


Dennis L. Johnson

Boyce and Bynum Pathology Labs welcomed back Dr. Johnson after his brief stint with University Physicians Healthcare in Tucson, Ariz. As laboratory medical director at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Mo., Johnson joins BBPL’s roster of 22 pathologists.

Alberto A. Diaz-Arias

After completing medical school and residency at the University of Missouri, Dr. Diaz-Arias joined Boyce and Bynum Pathology Labs in July. Diaz-Arias is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology with special interest in gastrointestinal pathology.

Jill Stedem

Stedem has been hired as the administrative services director for OATS Inc. Stedem formerly served as a public information officer for the City of Columbia. She graduated from Columbia College with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. Stedem will assume supervisory duties assisting the executive director with daily operations of the organization.

Tori Powers

Woodruff Sweitzer has hired Powers as senior traffic manager. Powers brings more than 25 years of experience to the agency in her role as traffic manager at numerous Midwest broadcast outlets. Most recently, Powers was at Grey Healthcare Group in Kansas City where she developed the trafficking policies and procedures at the agency.

Kristin Witt

Witt has joined the Woodruff Sweitzer team as a copywriter. A graduate of MU, Witt brings national brand experience including State Farm, Capital One and Sierra Mist Natural. Previously at DDB Chicago, Witt was an art director/copywriter and prior to joining DDB Chicago was art director at SPM Advertising.

Michelle Hanko

A recent graduate of MU, Hanko has joined the Woodruff Sweitzer team as account coordinator. Hanko has built her young career with strong internships in the political and financial industries and was an account manager at YAYA Connection, a student-staffed agency that specializes in providing clients with insights into the youth and young adult market.

Steven Sapp

The City of Columbia Public Works Department announced the hiring of Sapp as the department’s public information specialist. Sapp formerly filled the role as public information officer for the Columbia Fire Department before his retirement at the end of June. His new duties include media relations, department press releases, assisting with marketing for Public Works divisions and handling open records requests.

Kayla Lucas

MBS Textbook Exchange Inc. announced the addition of Lucas to the MBS Systems Division. This division offers bookstore management systems, which include propriety point-of-service systems, mobile devices, online solutions and training sessions to enhance its partnership with college bookstores.


Marybeth Gillum

Boone County National Bank announced the promotion of Gillum to vice president of the Customer Service Center. Gillum, with 15 years of experience in customer service management, supervises 60 employees who handle incoming calls for 11 of Central Bancompany’s community banks.

Carolyn Paris

The board of directors of The Callaway Bank recently promoted Paris to assistant vice president. Paris, who joined the bank in 2009, serves as the branch sales manager at the Forum and Chapel Hill location. “Carolyn’s ongoing commitment to involvement within our community proves to be beneficial to everyone,” says Gary Meyerpeter, president of the Boone County markets.

Melissa Hecht

Boone County National Bank promoted Hecht to senior customer service representative for the Customer Service Center, where she will assist various customers with account maintenance via telephone and online chat.

Eddie Stahlhuth and Nikki Hunt

Boone County National Bank promoted Stahlhuth and Hunt to teller II. Employees are hired as a teller I, and then, once they’ve completed their training and have had six months of successful experience, they are promoted to teller II.

Shana White

Boone County National Bank promoted White to electronic banking specialist for the Customer Service Center, where she will handle customer calls about the electronic banking systems.

Paden Squires

Squires was promoted to collections representative II at Boone County National Bank. Collections representatives assist with various duties with regard to collections and repossessions.

Hilary Babcock and Tom Farrar

Boone County National Bank promoted Babcock and Farrar to positions within the lending department. Babcock was named loan assistant III, and Farrar was named loan service representative II.


Dorothy Yeager

Yeager was appointed as the new executive director for OATS Inc. by the state board of directors. Yeager, formerly assistant executive director, became executive director on July 1 after the retirement of Linda Yaeger. Dorothy Yeager joined the organization in 1987 as communications assistant and was later promoted to administrative services director.

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