Prudential Alliance Realtors is pleased to welcome MARGO BEGLEY to its newly created position of creative director. Begley joined the company seven years ago as a realtor.

BRENDA FINKE has joined the Jewish Family & Children’s Service as director of finance and business. Finke will manage all of the organization’s financial and administrative functions.

MISTY WATSON has joined Danna McKitrick, P.C. as a principal. Waton’s practice will focus on estate planning, probate and trust administration and guardianships/conservatorships.

STEFFANI LAUTENSCHLAGER has been named director of development at City Academy. Most recently, Lautenschlager served as director of development at Washington University’s Olin Business School.

PAT PLUMLEY has joined Doorways Interfaith AIDS Housing and Services as CPO. Doorways provides residential care and assistance programs to those affected by HIV/AIDS.

St. Louis Community College-Wildwood welcomes GWENDOLYN VERHOFF as a history instructor. Verhoff previously taught at Washington University and St. Louis Community College-Meramec.

JESSICA ORSA has been promoted to chief recruiting officer for the Northwestern Mutual office in Clayton. Orsa has worked at the company since 2009.

ROBYN HADLEY has been named associate vice chancellor and director of the John B. Ervin Scholars Program at Washington University. Hadley previously served as the founder and executive director of the What’s After High School? program, and has been recognized by both the White House and U.S. Department of Education for her work.

Consulting firm The Rome Group has welcomed ELIZABETH GEORGE as a senior consultant. George will assist the firm’s nonprofit clients with planning, development strategy and counsel.

Thanks to her research on the genetic and environmental influences that contribute to addiction and other psychiatric disorders, DR. LAURA JEAN BIERUT has been named the Alumni Endowed Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine.

Abeles and Hoffman, P.C. has hired BRITT BOOKER and KELLI HOLLAND as accountants.

Gladys and Henry Crown Center for Senior Living has named LAURA GREENBERG as its new volunteer coordinator. She has previously served as president of The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis’ volunteer board and in the cultural arts department at the Jewish Community Center.

JULIA FLOOD is the new artistic director at Metro Theater Company. She brings more than 30 years of experience in the arts as a producer, director, playwright, actor and teacher.

Renaissance Financial has welcomed financial adviser VICTORIA BOLTON to its team. Bolton graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

SARA KRENSKI has joined Pedal the Cause as the organization’s new director of marketing and communications. Krenski also is co-owner of Basic Training, Inc., a military-style exercise class offered throughout St. Louis.

The Friendship Villages has appointed KATE MYERS as director of the Friendship Fund. Myers will split her time between the Sunset Hills and Chesterfield campuses, initiating plans to enhance and grow the fund.

LINDA DECKER and SHERRY GERKE have joined St. Joseph’s Academy as director of development and director of major projects, respectively. Decker is a St. Joe alumna.

JDRF Greater Missouri and Southern Illinois Chapter has appointed JENNIFER JONES as associate executive director. Jones previously worked as director of donor engagement for the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation.

KAY TUCKER recently was promoted to director, DEAF Way Interpreting Services, at Paraquad. TRACY KONDLA was promoted to director, Independent Living Programs.

Spellman Brady and Company has welcomed designers VALERIE BAILEY, AMANDA RENSHAW and AMY SHOEMAKER to its team.

Queen of Peace Center, which provides family-centered behavioral health care to women with addiction and their children and families, has announced SUE KAISER as its director of development.

CHRISTINE McDONALD has been named director of outreach and advocacy at Magdalene St. Louis. The organization offers housing, support and education at no cost to women who have suffered abuse, prostitution and addiction.

JULIE KALTENRIEDER has joined Regions Private Wealth Management Group’s Clayton office as a wealth adviser. Kaltenrieder has more than nine years of wealth-management experience.

The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis has announced CHRISTY MAXFIELD as VP of business development and planning, and DR. MARY FOX as chief medical officer. The 103-year-old nonprofit provides holistic hospice care for patients’ end-of-life transition and their families.

Lawrence Group recently promoted ELIZABETH TRUEBLOOD to principal. Trueblood has more than 30 years of interior design experience, and joined the company’s interior design group in 2007.

JULIE PROBST has been named director of special events for Variety, the Children’s Charity. She has previously worked at Barat Academy and Krupinski Academy of Dance. She also was an actress on Facts of Life.

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