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May 2024: Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers
Amy Rogers

Amy Rogers 

Amy Rogers has been selected as the next principal at Mill Creek Elementary School for the 2024‐25 school year. Rogers is currently the assistant principal at Mill Creek Elementary School. She will take over the role from current Principal Tabetha Rawlings. Rawlings announced her retirement earlier this year. Rogers brings eighteen years of experience in education, eight of which are in school leadership in Columbia Public Schools. 

Endeavor Agency, Inc

Kelly Scharff is the new director of operations and Tom Miner is the new director of business development at Endeavor Agency, Inc. Scharff oversees the day-to-day activities and strategic initiatives of Endeavor Agency, Inc. Miner is primarily responsible for presenting the Endeavor Agency executive job search model to potential clients. His background includes working as a national director of sales position in the outdoor industry.  

Peggy Ojo

Peggy Ojo, assistant branch manager at Woodrail, was honored with the Dorothy Jacob Customer Service Award at the Central Bank of Boone County 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 fifty years at the bank and was the first female bank officer in Columbia. 

Missouri Employers Mutual
Announcing a strategic realignment of its executive team, MEM will transition to a private mutual insurance company Jan. 1, 2025, and the leadership changes underscore the company’s growth and position MEM for long-term success.  

These following MEM executives took on expanded duties effective March 1: 

Jennifer Barth

Jennifer Barth continues as chief legal and claims officer and will now oversee a broader scope. She has more than nineteen years of experience in the insurance industry. She joined MEM in 2005. 

Rene Eslinger

Rene Tettleton Eslinger assumed the newly created role of chief revenue officer. Eslinger spearheads MEM’s revenue generation strategies and operations, underwriting and sales functions.  

Kevin Miller

Kevin Miller steps into the role of chief transformation officer. He brings extensive experience in using data and analytics to develop strategies that further MEM’s vision. 

Jennifer Peck

Jennifer Peck takes on the expanded role of chief strategy and customer experience officer. Peck provides vision and leadership for the functions of corporate strategy, marketing, customer care, premium consultation, and safety and risk services.

Andy Ribaudo

Andy Ribaudo remains as chief financial officer. He leads finance, actuarial, and facility services. Ribaudo has more than thirty-one years of experience in the insurance industry. Prior to MEM, he served as CFO at a Great American Insurance Company, a syndicate at Lloyd’s of London.  

Chris Jones

Chris Jones

Chris Jones has accepted the position of chief operating officer (COO) with Boone Health. Jones brings thirty-five years of health care experience to Boone Health. Jones has twenty years of experience in hospital leadership roles, having served as both COO and CEO at various facilities. He also spent four years as CEO of Moberly Regional Medical Center. 

Drew Wilkinson

Drew Wilkinson
Drew Wilkinson has accepted the position of vice president, provider and ambulatory operations, for Boone Health, encompassing 155 providers across specialty, primary care, and convenient care clinics. Wilkinson has been with Boone Health since 2006. Most recently he served as the director of laboratory services and emergency services. He was recognized as the Boone Health Leader of Year in 2020.

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