BLAKE YOUDE has been named executive director of Access Academics, a program that supports at-risk middle school students. Previously, Youde served as deputy superintendent of institutional advancement for the St. Louis Public School District.

The American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region has promoted JILL MYERS to the position of chief development officer. Formerly director of regional development, Myers joined the Red Cross in 1993.

Arcturis has expanded its interior design and architecture practices with intern architect MARK EPSTEIN and senior designer MICHELLE ROTHERHAM.

Coldwell Banker Premier Group is pleased to announce that agents KIM CARNEY and MARK and NEIL GELLMAN of The Gellman Team have been named No. 1 in sales for 2012 among Missouri’s Coldwell Banker affiliates.

First Bank Mortgage welcomes BARRY FELDMAN to its Creve Coeur branch as a home loan specialist, and MICHAEL WEISBROD to as senior vice president of its branch in Clayton.

RANDY FELKEY joins The Flower Shop at The Chase Park Plaza as its general manager. Previously, Felkey was GM of Ladue Florist.

Gershman Mortgage announces the addition to its Chesterfield office of MYLES EATON as senior loan officer and DAVE WATSON II as mortgage loan originator.

Global architectural firm HOK has promoted MISTY YANKO to VP. She has been with the firm since 2008. HOK has also named ANGELO ARZANO as technical principal. He comes to HOK from New York, where he was the senior project architect for One World Trade Center.

J. KEVIN FOSTER, THERESA STADING and MARTIN WILD have joined the CPA firm of Kiefer Bonfanti & Co. as partners.

DR. TIMOTHY SCHLOSS was recently selected as section chief of interventional cardiovascular medicine for Mercy Heart Hospital.

The Missouri Athletic Club has elected JOHN BUGH, the regional managing director of Great Southern Bank, as president. Also taking office in May are JUDITH HANSES (first VP), MARY FRONTCZAK (second VP), TERRY HAMMER (secretary) and TROY ROBERTSON (treasurer).

THOMAS BROUSTER, chairman of Reliance Bancshares, has successfully led the recapitalization of Reliance Bancshares and Reliance Bank, raising $31 million in one of Missouri’s most significant bank recapitalizations in the current economic cycle. Brouster has more than 40 years of experience in the banking industry and joined Reliance Bancshares early last year.

McLANE POTEET has been named VP of Sterling Bank and will head its new Chesterfield branch. A graduate of University of Missouri, Poteet has been with Sterling Bank since 2005.

JUDY ABRAMS has joined the general contracting and construction management firm Tarlton Corp. as chief financial officer. She previously served as chief financial and administrative officer at the Jewish Foundation of St. Louis and serves on the budget finance committee for the Ladue School District.

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