Harry Katz: Columbia-based creative agency Hub & Spoke hired recent University of Missouri graduate Katz as director of video production. In this role, Katz will head the company’s new video production division, Intermodal, which is currently working to produce two television shows for fall debut in mid-Missouri.
Rachel Mills: Les Bourgeois Vineyards has named Mills, who has served the winery as marketing director for the past six years, as its new CEO. As CEO, Mills will be responsible for working with the vineyards’ board of directors to set the vision for the company and finding ways to execute that vision. Tia Stratman, a MU graduate and former marketing professional for Socket, will replace Mills as director of marketing.
Kathryn Harvey: Harvey, previously the Missouri Department of Transportation’s state design engineer, has been promoted to assistant chief engineer at the department. A 22-year veteran at MoDOT, Harvey will lead department operations in numerous areas, including maintenance, work zone safety and design. Harvey’s goals include using technology to make the state’s transportation more efficient and encourage and mentor women in the transportation sector.
Nicholas Pullen: William Woods University has chosen Dr. Pullen, an assistant professor of biology, to serve as the university’s Cox Distinguished Professor in Science for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Edward McCain: The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and MU Libraries have appointed McCain to a new joint position: digital curator. With background in both journalism and library science, McCain will use the position to explore new methods of preserving local news content and monetizing archived materials through work with university-based news outlets such as KBIA, KOMU and the Columbia Missourian.
Antonio DeRose: Boone County National Bank has appointed DeRose as the new consumer banking manager at the Hallsville Bank. DeRose, who began part time at Central Bancompany in 2007 delivering office supplies and worked his way up to assistant manager at South County Bank, will oversee bank staff and work with consumers and local businesses.
Michelle Prowant: MidwayUSA has expanded its optics product team with the addition of Prowant, a longtime Midway employee who most recently worked for three years as the Contact Center supervisor. Prowant will now be responsible for managing product information and identifying new products in the market.
Boone County National Bank promotions: Kayla Reid and Katherine Seyfert were promoted to teller II, and Trenton Vaughn was named senior customer service representative. Additionally, Ali Thompson has been promoted to assistant branch manager at the West Broadway Bank, where she will aid in the day-to-day management of the branch.
Providence Bank: As Providence Bank opens a new mortgage center on Cherry Street downtown, the bank has announced seven new employees on its expanded residential lending team:
• Chris Sanders: senior vice president and director of residential lending sales
• John Brison: residential banker for the Columbia market
• Josh Smith: residential banker for the Columbia market
• Carrie Ward: residential banker for the Jefferson City and Columbia market
• William Wehrend: vice president, regional market manager and residential banker for the St. Louis market
• Sandy Coleman: mortgage processor
• Shelli Laurie: mortgage processor
Adam Augustine: MidwayUSA hired Augustine as its new customer relationship manager. In this position, Augustine, who holds a Ph.D. in psychological sciences from Washington University in St. Louis, will handle customer information management, behavior analysis and other market research activities.
Aaron McClintic: Columbia College has a new director of special projects for adult higher education. McClintic, a graduate of MU for both undergraduate and law school, has served as an associate registrar at William Woods University and a resource attorney with the Missouri Office of Prosecution Services. At Columbia College, McClintic will oversee the logistical matters for the school’s nationwide campuses.
Heather Dimmit: Following longtime Executive Director Georgalu Swoboda’s retirement at the end of August, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri has a new leader. Dimmit, previously the director of membership services at the Learning Resources Network (commonly known as LERN), has been named the new executive director by the organization’s board. Dimmit will look to build on the success of her predecessor, under whom the organization was recognized as one of the three top program teams in the country by the national Big Brothers Big Sister organization