RAYMOND TAIT has been named vice provost for research services at Saint Louis University.

Great Southern Bank has opened a new location at 12500 Olive Blvd. in Creve Coeur.

DANIEL FIDELL, senior VP at Brean Murray, Carret & Co., was named the top utilities industry analyst in the country by the Wall Street Journal’s ‘Best On The Street’ survey.

JAMES KERLEY JR. has joined Centre Bank as executive VP/senior lender.

JENNIFER MANNION has been nominated for Nickelodeon’s ParentsConnect Parents’ Pick Award for family photographer.

American Medical Claims has promoted MIMI SCHMID to VP of insurance services.

JESSICA WILLIAMS has joined Consolidated Design & Construction Group as a designer.

BYRON RICHARDSON has received a 2008 President’s Club Recognition Award from U.S. Bancorp Investments Inc. and U.S. Bancorp Insurance Services LLC.

Creativille Inc. will celebrate its 10th anniversary in September.

WILLIAM and JENNAH PURK have founded Purk & Associates P.C.

Prosser Financial Group LLC has been named one of the leading wealth managers of the Central United States by Forbes Magazine.

MELISSA WILSON has joined Heartland Bank as senior VP, wealth management/retail services.

McDonald’s manager CHRISTIE ALTEN has received the 2008 Heartland Region’s Outstanding Manager Award.

2e Creative has added BEN GRANT to its creative team and named SHAWN DONOHO an interactive designer.

SCOTT HIGGINS has joined Clayco Inc. as director of government construction and design.

TRISH CORIDEN has been promoted to chief fiduciary officer at Central Trust & Investment Company.

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri recognized the following firms and attorneys at its 2009 Annual Awards Reception: MICHAEL GUNN, Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP, Thompson Coburn LLP, KOREEN GUMMERE, LARRY THOMASON JR., VINCENT REESE, ERIC HENSIC, DANIEL BATTEN, MISTY WATSON, Bryan Cave LLP, VENNIE SHARP and KAREN WALLENSAK.

St. John’s Mercy Health Care has named LYNN DEANE executive director of marketing and communications and LUCILLE MCLAIN executive director of managed care.

PATRICK KANE and JOHN MADISON have joined First Bank Mortgage as loan consultants.

Southern Waste Paper Company has named REBECCA DEAN president.

JOHN BARSANTI JR. has been named the 2009 winner of the William L. Weiss award by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Rainbow Village has been awarded Silver LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

C. MICHAEL CROWDER, M.D., PH.D., was named the Dr. Seymour and Rose T. Brown Professor in Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine.

CASSANDRA WILHITE has been promoted to the sales execution team at the Hempstead Financial Group of the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network.

ROBERT DURGIN M.D. has joined the medical staff at St. Anthony’s Medical Center and the St. Anthony’s Physician’s Organization as a general surgeon.

Larry Reimelt of NewSpace Buisness Interiors has become LEED AP Certified.

ABIGAIL TUTTLE has received the New Associate of the Year Award for the Qualy Group of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network.

Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP has named THOMAS OSTERHOLT managing partner in St. Louis.