Moneta Group earned the No. 3 spot on Registered Rep’s Top 100 Registered Investment Advisors in America and was ranked 97th on Wealth Manager magazine’s 2008 list of 478 ‘Top Dogs.’

RANDY AARANSON has joined Orthopedic Associates in West County.

Reliance Bank has named DANIEL KOENIGSTEIN Illinois regional president and JOSEPH VALENTI West regional president.

Central Trust & Investment Company has promoted BOB JONES to president and chief executive officer.

The City of Clayton has named GARY CARTER to the newly-created position of economic developer.

RACHELLE ROWE has joined Advantage Capital Partners as VP of communications.

The National Business Aviation Association ranked Aero Charter third out of 235 member companies who have flown three or more consecutive accident-free years.

The Maryland Gallery has opened at 8125 Maryland Ave.

DONNA FRAZIER has been named executive director of children’s services for St. John’s Mercy Children’s Hospital.

The St. Louis Science Center received two Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge awards from the Association of Science-Technology Centers.

The St. Louis Artists’ Guild has named DAVIDE WEAVER executive director.

KIM TAYLOR has joined NewSpace as a design consultant for the residential closet, home office and entertainment center division.

ELLEN FUTTERMAN has joined the ‘Jewish Light’ as editor.

Ranken Jordan has added three physicians to its consulting team: THOMAS FERKOL, KATHERINE RIVERA-SPOLIJARIC and JEFFREY LEONARD.

The Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel has named CHARLES HARPER the new GM.

DR. DOUGLAS MANN has been named the Tobias and Hortense Lewin Professor and director of the Washington University department of medicine’s cardiovascular division.

JEFF JOHNSON has joined Precision Restoration as production manager.

MARGARET BARTON-BURKE was named the Mary Ann Lee endowed professor for oncology nursing at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra has named BRET DORHOUT VP for artistic administration and TIMOTHY CASE VP for development.

MARK SCHWEISS has joined Archer Wealth Management LLC as VP.

Regions Financial Corporation has named JOHN MERLINO regional financial officer of its Midwest banking group and JULIE COULTER VP for the greater St. Louis commercial real estate banking group.

The St. Louis chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals honored St. Patrick Center’s Key Player Initiative with its 2008 Outstanding Youth Philanthropy award.

RANDY KELLIS has joined Stark & Associates as a business associate.

MARK MULCHEK and EMILY ROSEN have joined Carmody MacDonald P.C. as associates.

Midwest BankCentre has promoted LAWRENCE ALBRECHT to senior VP-operations.

Moonrise Hotel has named TODD HOTALING director of sales.