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Movers and Shakers: March

Jenna Redel-Reed

The Boone County Commission welcomes Redel-Reed as the Boone County director of human resources and risk management. Redel-Reed will use her government experience and law and business-management backgrounds to head the department.



Two additional members have been added to Woodhaven’s volunteer board of directors, which gives the board 13 members. Brad Miller, a general dentist at the Columbia Center for Dentistry, and Kari Lane, an assistant professor at the University of Missouri’s Sinclair School of Nursing, bring important expertise to benefit individuals supported by Woodhaven.


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri has announced that three new members will serve on the organization’s board of directors through 2015. The members are Mark Mehle of McDonald’s Restaurants, Jolene Schulz of First State Community Bank and John States of Little Dixie Construction. The nonprofit organization serves Columbia families with children receiving medical care.


Chris Koukola

After leading MU’s communications efforts for nearly 28 years, Koukola has announced she will retire from her position as assistant to the chancellor for university affairs. Koukola, the Mizzou Alumni Association’s Geyer Award winner in 2009, has been responsible for several university functions, including a relationship-building and advocacy program that links MU to stakeholders.


Chris Belcher

Dr. Chris Belcher, superintendent of Columbia Public Schools, has issued an official statement to the board of education to announce his retirement effective June 30. Belcher has spent the past five years with Columbia Public Schools. “Thank you for all your support during my tenure as superintendent,” Belcher said in his retirement letter. “It was a great ride.”


Melissa Dunn/Kayla Wilbers

Huber and Associates Inc. welcomed Dunn to Team Huber, as she will take over Wilbers’ previous position. Wilbers has made the transition to IT consultant for the company. Dunn and Wilbers look forward to continuing to educate business owners on IT and its importance, according to a press release from the company.


MBS Textbook Exchange

Three additions have been made to the MBS Textbook Exchange team. Derek Wintemberg, former employee of Ellis Library, will work as a direct client rep for higher education. Li Song, a China native working on his master’s in computer science, comes in as an intern for Direct Digital. Pat Doll, a 2011 Columbia College grad, joined as a Premier Services inventory manager.


Jay MacLellan

The Columbia Regional Advisory Council of Great Circle announced MacLellan as a new member. MacLellan has worked at Shelter Insurance for nearly 20 years and has assisted Great Circle’s fundraising efforts for several years. The advisory council works to support local fundraising efforts and youth services.


Keith R. Proctor

Proctor of Central Missouri Home Inspections LLC passed the National Home Inspection Examination. The NHIE is a nationally recognized assessment used in 22 states to evaluate home inspector competence. Since 1999, more than 20,000 examinations have been administered nationwide.


John Stringer

Stringer joined Boone County National Bank as relationship manager for business customers. Stringer, who assists customers with financial planning and services as a certified financial planner, has been in the financial services field for six years. He was previously a financial adviser for U.S. Bancorp Investments.


Diversity Award Winners

The 17th annual Columbia Values Diversity Awards were presented on Jan. 16 to honor Dr. Julie Middleton and Ulysses S. Grant Elementary School. Middleton has been a promoter of education for more than 25 years and served on multiple school boards and groups. Grant Elementary School, the oldest existing school in Columbia, has evolved with diversity as it has students from 27 countries.


Kevin A. Carey

Carey has been hired as vice president and senior portfolio manager for Central Trust and Investment Co.’s Columbia location. The Boone County National Bank affiliate brings Carey in for his community involvement. He has served the CFA Institutes in Phoenix and Chicago, the Early Childhood Alliance in Fort Wayne, the Allen County/Fort Wayne Historical Society, the Kiwanis Club of Goshen and the Boys and Girls Club of Goshen.


Brian Myers

Providence Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Myers as assistant vice president, banking center manager for the Fifth Street Banking Center. Myers will supervise the personal bankers and tellers and the banking center, and he is responsible for continued development of the Columbia market.


Learfield Communications

Learfield Communications Inc. has promoted three employees to senior leadership positions in its Missouri headquarters. Aaron Worsham will be senior vice president of affiliate relations and operations, Tom Boman has been promoted to vice president of broadcast operations and Jennifer Heim will assume the role of vice president, corporate controller.


Kelley Upham

Caledon Virtual, a Columbia-based marketing firm, hired Upham as its new account executive. Upham will work to build relationships with clients and help them reach their goals with the firm, which offers services in Web design, advertising, public relations, event marketing and overall strategic planning. Upham has a background in marketing for senior living facilities.

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