Moneta Group welcomes communications manager EMILY BARLEAN to its team. Barlean’s work history includes working as senior corporate communications specialist and social media manger at Concordia Publishing House.

MICHAEL WITTMER, Logan University’s chief of staff, received the award for excellence in teaching from Emerson Corporation. The annual awards recognize more than 100 St. Louis-based educators who exemplify excellence in their field.

MARY GRIMES has been appointed president of Marian Middle School. The Catholic school serves adolescent girls of all religious, racial and ethnic backgrounds.

St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness is pleased to announce CHRISTINE KRUEGER as its executive director. Krueger has more than 20 years of experience in development and nonprofit management.

Gershman Mortgage is pleased to announce SCOTT RIPPLE as VP, LIZ VAN LIESHOUT as loan officer of the Clayton office and DAN MAIN as a senior loan officer. Ripple also will serve as the branch manager of the company’s new office in St. Peters. JASON STANFIELD has also joined the company as a loan officer, working in the company’s O’Fallon, Ill. branch.

With the addition of attorneys DAVID HELFREY, DAVID NEIERS, DAVID JONES, PHILIP GRAHAM, CARL LOTHMAN, NICHOLAS VAN DEVEN and DAWN HUMPHREYS, Sandberg Pheonix & von Gontard announces its new office in Clayton.

LORRAINE GOFFE-RUSH has been named vice chancellor of human resources at Washington University. She replaced ANN PRENATT, who retired in December.

MELANIE GOWDY and LAUREN HAMVAS have joined Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. They will serve as outreach and enrollment specialists, assisting children who are eligible for free or low-cost health insurance, and helping families navigate the Affordable Care Act.

Arndt & Associates Financial Services has moved to 9986 Manchester Road, Ste. 201 in Glendale. The company has served St. Louis families and small businesses since 1989.

Fontbonne University announces CASSANDRA JOHNSON as its new director of corporate academic services. Johnson most recently worked at Webster University as assistant director of graduate admissions.

JEFF TILLERY has joined Bissinger’s as the company’s new VP of sales and business development. He most recently served as VP at Dynamic Confections in Salt Lake City, Utah.

ThrottleNet, Inc. has announced ERIC AGUADO as its new COO and partner. He has worked at the company since 2005.

Royal Banks of Missouri welcomes DON REEVES as its VP and commercial relationship manager, and PATRICK BOWEN as senior VP and commercial relationship manager.

ALIVE, Inc., has hired MAGGIE MENEFEE as its new executive director. ALIVE, also known as Alternatives to Living In Violent Environments, provides emergency shelter and counseling to domestic violence victims.

After 13 years of service with the nonprofit, MICKI KEIM has been promoted to VP of marketing and communications at Easter Seals | Life Skills.

Polsinelli welcomes attorney ALLISON SCHAPER to the firm’s Environmental Litigation practice. Schaper will practice in the areas of environmental litigation, toxic tort and business litigation.

Bringing more than 10 years of planning, architecture and interiors experience, JULIE VILLA has joined Arcturis as a senior architect and project manager.

Big River Running Company has acquired Missouri Running Company in University City. The acquisition marks the running and walking specialty store’s fourth location in the region.

DAN SULLIVAN, AMANDA TEXAS and JAKE HAGGMARK have joined architectural, engineering and planning firm Cannon Design as architects.

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport has promoted JERRY BECKMANN to deputy director-planning and development, and hired AMBER GOODING as airport assistant director of disadvantaged business enterprise programs.

RYANN CARMODY and PATRICK WITTENBRINK have joined Carmody MacDonald, P.C. as associates. Carmody served as an assistant circuit attorney for the City of St. Louis for almost 10 years. Wittenbrink specializes in banking and finance, business law, estate planning and real estate.

St. Luke’s Hospital has opened St. Luke’s Urgent Care at 8857 Ladue Road in the Ladue Crossing shopping center. Patients can visit the center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week for treatment for minor medical emergencies.

The Commerce Trust Company welcomes PAULA CURTIT as a senior private client advisor for the company’s affluent family clients. She brings more than 15 years of experience to the position.

Several employees of Mueller Prost have received promotions. KATELYN BASS, GAVIN DEARDUFF, BRANDON HANLON, DEREK HINRICHS and JENNIFER MARACEK have been promoted to senior. ADAM HILL and JOEL HUNDELT have been promoted to supervisor. JUSTIN KOEBEL and CATY SCHABERG have been promoted to manager. STACY CAMPBELL, KARYN NUNN, TERRY RICHARS and CHRIS VOLZ have been promoted to senior manager. RICH WILE has been promoted to chief engineer.

DAVID YATES has joined the St. Louis office of HOK. He will work as a project architect for the Interiors Group. Yates previously worked at Mainline Group Architecture and Bond Architects, Inc.

With more than 20 years of executive-level business experience, ROB GRANICK has been named VP of operations/COO of Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

Plancorp welcomes DEBBIE RAHN as a wealth manager. Rahn will work with high-net-worth clients, managing complex investment management and trust accounts for multi-generational families.

KRISTEN SORTH has been named director of the St. Louis County Library by the board of trustees. Sorth has worked for the library district for 15 years, serving as interim director since July 2013.

SSM St. Clare Health Center is pleased to announce WAYNE LARAMIE as its new VP of nursing/chief nursing officer. Laramie began working at SSM 20 years ago as an ICU staff nurse.

Cardiologist CRAIG REISS has joined St. Luke’s Hospital. He recently served as director of both Washington University Cardiology Consultants and the Heart & Vascular Center at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital.

Frontenac Bank has elected PAUL PURICELLI to its board of directors. Puricelli is a shareholder/principal at Stone, Leyton & Gershman.

ARTHUR MARGULIS and his son, WILLIAM MARGULIS, have joined the White-Collar Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Group of Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan. Intellectual property lawyer MICHAEL KAHN also has joined the firm.

Purk & Associates, P.C., welcomes NICHOLAS GROBE as an associate. Grobe will work with corporate, individual, partnership, trust and not-for-profit clients as part of the firm’s tax and audits departments.

GREG PETERSEN is now a lending adviser at Regions Private Wealth Management Group. Peterson previously worked at Northern Trust Company, Bank of America, Boatmen’s National Bank and Mercantile Bank.

The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission welcomes CONNIE LEE as its director of event management for the America’s Center. Lee previously worked as the general manager for Ticketmaster’s St. Louis, Kansas City and Branson markets.

DR. MICHAEL HOLTZMAN and ROHIT PAPPU, both faculty members at Washington University, have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

DR. REBECCA FRAZIER and JEFFREY TARR have been named chief audiologist and development director, respectively, for the Center for Hearing & Speech. Frazier is the first African-American to serve as the center’s chief audiologist.

Renaissance Financial welcomes EVAN SULLIVAN and PATRICK VAN CLEAVE as financial advisers.

SCOTT KRIETEMEYER has been promoted to restaurant manager at Balaban’s. He joined the company in 2011 as retail wine sales manager, and has since redesigned the wine club.

RAVEN KNOP has joined Arcturis as a designer. Knop studied architecture at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and interior design at Maryville University.

Reliance Bank has announced BETTY LEWIS as senior VP of finance. Lewis joined the company in October after working for Enterprise Bank & Trust for eight years.

Saint Louis University chair of orthopedic surgery DR. BERTON MOED has been conferred with an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. The recognition is the organization’s highest honor.

DRS. DAVID HOLTZMAN and RANDALL BATEMAN received the Chancellor’s Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Washington University. Both are physicians at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and have conducted research contributing to the early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

U.S. Bank has promoted DEREK MARTIN to team leader of St. Louis Commercial Banking. In 2011, Martin was recognized as U.S. Bank’s National Commercial Banking Relationship Manager of the Year.

Lathrop & Gage LLP has welcomed ALICIA KERR as an associate. Kerr will practice in the firm’s business litigation group. She previously served as an assistant attorney general in Jefferson City.

AMY BERG has been appointed to the Midwest BankCentre central region board. Berg is president of general contractor/construction management firm S.M. Wilson & Co.

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