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October: Movers and Shakers

Mike Burns

In July, MidwayUSA hired Burns as clothing and footwear product line manager. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in business administration-finance and also has experience in production management. Burns will look over sales, margins and inventory in his new position.


Midwest Computech
Midwest Computech added two new employees to its team in July: Cynthia Yang and Christian Loesing. Yang is the new director of human resources and graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from MU. She previously worked for an event-planning company in Chicago. In her new role, some responsibilities will include salary administration and employee relations. Loesing was hired as the company’s new marketing coordinator. In 2014, Loesing graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.


CenterPointe Hospital

Four behavioral health clinicians were welcomed to CenterPointe Outpatient Services at its Columbia location. Psychiatrists Dr. Ahmed A. Taranissi, Dr. Agara S. Reddy and Dr. Archna Aggarwal as well as nurse practitioner Marsha Kempf, RN, MSN, PMHNP, PMHCNS, will help expand psychiatric treatments and services for CenterPointe’s intensive outpatient program. Combined, the four have 60-plus years of practice in their designated fields.


Dr. Sarah Newey
Columbia Podiatry, a foot and ankle clinic, welcomed Newey to its staff in August. Newey graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and has strong interests in wound, diabetic and general podiatric care. Previously, she worked at a Chicago podiatric office.


Kevin Quinn
At the beginning of August, Quinn was selected as the new director of development at the Missouri Military Academy. In this position he will focus on increasing the annual fund of the academy and will work closely with the board of trustees and the academy’s volunteer network. With more than 30 years of experience in development and public relations fields, Quinn previously worked at Westminster College as the university’s director of development.


Thomas Darrough

In August, Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Darrough, of Columbia, to the position of Boone County treasurer. Darrough is the owner of Tom Darrough Construction LLC and has been a general contractor since 2002. He previously worked in software management positions and graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.


Tim Wolfe

University of Missouri System President Wolfe is the 2015 recipient of the Missourian Award. The award was created to honor the state’s most outstanding citizens who have made a positive impact in their communities. Wolfe has been serving as UM System president since 2011 and is also an alumnus of the university.


Ian Micklethwaite

THHinc MClure Engineering Co. , which specializes in land development, drainage and other infrastructure projects, added Micklethwaite to its team in August. As a new structural designer for the company, Micklethwaite has experience in reinforcement, cold-form and multistory designs. Micklethwaite graduated from MU with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering.


Kevin Carlson

Visionworks Marketing Group announced that Carlson, a 2003 MU graduate, joined the advertising and marketing agency. Carlson is the new account manager, and some of his responsibilities will include helping the agency’s clients across multiple platforms. With more than a decade of work as a writer and editor, Carlson will also bring his experience in design, editing and photography to his new role.


Central Bank of Boone County

Central Bank of Boone County promoted Brian Dial to the position of assistant vice president of commercial banking. Dial graduated from MU with a bachelor’s degree in business, finance and banking and became part of the banking team in 2005 as a teller. He will now manage business relationships and focus on ways to improve the bank’s growth. The bank also announced 11 employee promotions in July. Josh Cosey was promoted to assistant manager of the Rock Bridge Bank. Sara Enyard will now be a personal banker at the Downtown Bank, where she will help bring customer service to clients with complex needs. Jessica Bennett was promoted to a senior call center representative at the bank’s customer service center. Also, Latoya Williams and Sheila Wilson are now customer service representatives II. Pattie Swartz was also promoted to the position of customer service representative. West Broadway Bank’s Brooke Canzoneri and Village Bank’s Rebekah Whitaker were both promoted to senior tellers. Morgan Johnston of West Broadway Bank and Shawntez Hamilton-Wells of Motor Bank were both promoted to teller II.


William Woods University

William Woods University welcomed two new board members and seven new faculty members to its staff. Vicki Wilkerson, of Auxvasse, Missouri, and Wyatt Guthrie, of Glendale, Arizona, joined the university’s board of trustees in August. In addition, Dr. Lynn Hanrahan, associate professor of graduate education; Dr. Woojun Lee, assistant professor of sports management; Steve Middleton, instructor in athletic training; Steve Saravara, assistant professor of criminal justice; Dr. Paul Schiltz, veterinarian; Michele Smith, associate professor of equestrian studies; and Rachel Utrecht, technical services librarian, will join the university staff this fall. Dr. Linda Davis was named the new chair of business, law, technology and languages. Dr. Tim Hanrahan will now chair education, human performance and humanities. Also, Raymond Hune is the new chair of mathematics and science.

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