Ascent Investment Partners has appointed BRIAN TOURNIER (1) as director of research. UMB Financial Corporation has added ARTHUR CLYNE III as VP and wealth advisor for its investment and wealth management division.

OAKES BRISCOE (2) has joined Gershman Mortgage as a mortgage loan officer. LAURA PONATH has joined Stark & Associates as marketing coordinator.

DR. ZAHEER AHMED (3) has joined the Orthwein Brain and Spine Center at St. Luke’s Hospital.

GWEN KNIGHT has joined Colliers International/St. Louis as senior VP. Advertising Club of St. Louis has named TIM LEON (4) as president.

JOSEPH KEAVENY has joined Weiss & Associates P.C. as an attorney. Gallop, Johnson & Neuman L.C. has added JOHN MOORE (5) as an associate in the litigation department.

Cornerstone Mortgage has purchased the former Westbridge Bank building in Chesterfield.

JERRY VON ROHR (6) has been named senior VP of Jefferson Bank and Trust.