KRISTEN NORDSTROM has joined STAGES as a GM and will oversee day-to-day operations for administrative staff. Nordstrom is a graduate ofWebsterUniversity and has worked as a dancer, choreographer and educator. Former STAGES managing director RON GIBBS is now the director of human resources.


City Academy welcomes JUDY FISHER as the new principal for the 2013-2014 school year. Fisher worked previously at both CommunitySchool in Ladue and The Wilson School in Clayton.


JAY ROBERTS has joined Scottrade Center and Peabody Opera House as senior VP of operations and booking. Roberts previously served as GM for the CONSOL Energy Center and Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pa., and as director of operations for the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing,N.Y.


CHRIS PEDROLEY has joined Polsinelli as an associate to serve clients with tax credit finance and development matters. Pedroley earned his law degree, cum laude, atWashingtonUniversity inSt. Louis in 2012.


Logan University’s College of Chiropractic has announced DR. VINCENT DeBONO as the new dean of chiropractic education. DeBono brings more than 20 years of experience to his new position.


TOM BUSH has joined Balaban’s Wine Cellar & Tapas Bar as its new retail wine manager. Bush’s interest in wine began more than 25 years ago, and has been maturing ever since.


BARB SHEPARD has transitioned from board member to chief human resource officer at behavior health non-profit Great Circle. In addition to years of serving on the board of directors, Shepard has more than 30 years of human resources experience.


Northwestern Mutual welcomes two new members: BECKY PAULSEN as director of training, and AMY LOPEZ as director of selection.


Cardiac electrophysiologist DR. AYO BAMIMORE has joined SSM Heart Institute. Bamimore specializes in the treatment of abnormal heart rhythms.


MICHELLE SEBEK has been promoted to school outreach program supervisor at Kids In the Middle, a non-profit that helps children and families before, during and after separation and divorce.


Renaissance Financial has added financial adviser DAVID SUMNER to its team. Sumner received his degree in finance and banking from theUniversity ofMissouri.


Chesterfield Day School teacher AMBER RICHARDS has been named a 2013 ‘Teacher of Distinction’ by Independent Schools ofSt. Louis. This award is given to qualified educators teaching at one of ISSL’s 44 member schools. 


MIKE FARRELL has joined healthy meal delivery service Metabolic Meals as the company’s new executive chef. Farrell has served as head chef at Cardwell’s on the Plaza, and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America inNew York.


Shubert Design welcomes MELISSA HUMMEL to the firm as senior designer. Hummel is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers and will develop the company’s new division, Shubert Design Studio.


Fountain View, the assisted living arm of Friendship Village Sunset Hills, is opening a new memory care neighborhood, constructed from existing assisted-living apartments. The neighborhood will consist of 10 apartments, each with a sitting room, bedroom, walk-in closet, shower and kitchenette, with a communal kitchen and living room.


MATTHEW KRON has joined architectural, engineering and planning firm Cannon Design as a healthcare architect. Kron is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is a LEED-Accredited Professional.


Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis has named NESA JOSEPH as president and CEO. Joseph will lead the organization in its new strategic plan and mission to provide care to terminally ill patients and their families.

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