Petty Officer 2nd Class Garret Vincent, a native of Columbia, supports versatile missions while serving at Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14. Vincent joined the Navy six and a half years ago, now serving as an aircrewman.
Members of HM 14 fly and maintain helicopters for the U.S. Navy. Navy helicopters are able to perform many different missions. In general, some of the most common operations include search and rescue, air assaults, medical evacuations, supply transport, and hunting submarines.
Terry Woodcock, MAED, has assumed the position of Truman VA’s Mid-Missouri Fisher House manager and will oversee day-to-day activities related to the new facility once it opens.
Previously, Woodcock served in several leadership positions within the U.S. Department of Defense and Commander, Naval Installations Command. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 2010 after 31 years of honorable service as a Master Chief Petty Officer.
Katie Griffith, Classic director, was honored with the Dorothy Jacob Customer Service Award at the Central Bank of Boone County (CBBC) Annual Consumer Banking Awards. The award is presented to someone who exemplifies customer service from the heart, a trait exemplified by the late Dorothy Jacob who spent more than 50 years at the bank and was the first female bank officer in Columbia.
“She listens to people, gives financial advice when they ask her for it, knows the names of their children and grandchildren, remembers the little things that endear her to the Classic members,” said Mary Diblasi, vice president of relationship banking.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) appointed Christopher Myhaver, MHA, FACHE, as medical center director of Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital.
Prior to joining Truman VA, Myhaver served as interim medical center director of the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Some of his other leadership roles include serving as associate director of the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston and as deputy executive director of business operations and administration within the Veterans Health Administration Office of Care in the Community.
Ryan Stonecipher, PE, has joined the mechanical/electrical/plumbing department of Klingner & Associates, P.C. as a senior engineer. Stonecipher has 16 years of experience designing building systems for higher education, pre-K–12, and commercial clients.
He holds professional licensure in Missouri as well as a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
River Region Credit Union welcomes Brandon Barnes as its new director of market sales – real estate. Having been in sales for 18 years with a brief two-year stint as a college football coach with Mizzou athletics, Barnes transitioned to the financial industry in 2020.
Devoting time by giving back to his community, Barnes serves as a board member for Coyote Hill and the Citizens Police Review Board, and as committee chair of the outreach community for the Columbia Board of Realtors. He enjoys helping first-time homebuyers or seasoned buyers, educating and coaching them through the home loan process.