Elizabeth Anne Gerhart & Michael Gregg Benner
STACEY ABELES has been hired as director of special events for the March of Dimes Missouri Chapter. She previously worked at Gateway to Hope and The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management.
SCOTT SCHNUCK of Schnuck Markets, Inc., and MIKE DeCOLA of HBM Holdings have been named chair and co-chair, respectively, of United Way of Greater St. Louis’ 2014 fundraising campaign.
U.S. News & World Report recently named St. Luke’s Surrey Place a ‘Best Nursing Home,’ rating it five out of five stars in its sixth annual Best Nursing Homes ratings. The facility competed with almost 16,000 nationwide to receive the recognition. St. Luke’s Surrey Place, located in Chesterfield, has 120 beds in skilled nursing, and 20 residential rooms for residents needing minimal assistance.
REBECCA FELDMANN, a staff attorney at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, has been named chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Missouri-Kansas chapter.
The Harris-Stowe State University board of regents has appointed DWAUN WARMACK as president, effective July 14. He previously worked as Bethune-Cookman University’s vice president, the youngest in the school’s history.
Pinnacle Entertainment has named WARD SHAW as VP and GM of Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles, and CHRIS PLANT as VP and GM of River City Casino and Hotel. Shaw most recently served as GM of River City Casino and Hotel, while Plant worked as regional VP of finance and accounting.
During the third annual kickoff of their home run pledge program, Homers for Health, St. Louis Cardinals Matt Holliday and Allen Craig were interrupted by two teammates making an announcement of their own: Jason Motte and Adam Wainwright announced the launch of K’s for Kids, a new twist on the charitable program. This season, fans will have the chance to pledge for every home run hit by a Cardinal hitter, or every strikeout thrown by a Cardinal pitcher. Homers for Health has raised more than $1 million. Pictured: Allen Craig, Adam Wainwright, Matt Holliday and Jason Motte
Dance patrons recently enjoyed a kickoff party at the home of Susan and David Sherman to learn more about this month's St. Louis Ballet Love is in the Air gala. Funds raised from the dinner and performance will support the Ballet and its educational programs. Pictured: Miran Halen, Susan Sherman, Shane Petyko, Paula Reed, Anjali Kamra and Tania Beasley-Jolly
To celebrate their successful Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign, The American Red Cross and St. Louis Rams held a small luncheon at Café Napoli for representatives of their partner organizations. The campaign encouraged local schools, organizations, companies and individuals to send holiday cards to American military members, veterans and their families around the world. Pictured: Jill Myers, Cindy Erickson, Jim Woodcock, Molly Higgins, Jerry Kiske, Karen Kelly, Dick Clark
The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital has elected KENNETH SUELTHAUS as its new board chair. Suelthaus is vice chairman of Polsinelli.
Pinnacle Entertainment has appointed WARD SHAW as VP and GM of River City Casino & Hotel. Shaw most recently worked as GM of Tropicana Evansville in Indiana.
Moneta Group welcomes communications manager EMILY BARLEAN to its team. Barlean’s work history includes working as senior corporate communications specialist and social media manger at Concordia Publishing House.
St. Louis Bank welcomes STEPHEN CALLOW as senior VP of commercial lending. Callow has 28 years of commercial banking experience in the St. Louis area, including senior-level management.
JULIE PIATCHEK has joined Arcturis, an architectural design firm, as controller and senior accountant. Piatchek earned a B.S. in accounting from Missouri State University.
Enterprise Bank & Trust - Scott Goodman
DOUGLAS CHANG has been appointed GM of The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. Previously, he oversaw the hotel's Maui location.
Scott Hartwig of Enterprise Bank & Trust
RANDALL BATEMAN was recognized as the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Distinguished Professor in Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine.
PAUL LAURITSEN has been named as the new general manager of Moonrise Hotel.
HISTORY: Founded as The Wellness Community of Greater St. Louis by Peggy Michelson, Marsha Wolff and Tina Borchert, the organization opened its doors in June 1993. In 2010, its name changed to Cancer Support Community (CSC).
ON THE BOARD: Mitchell Baris, Chair (Senior VP, Enterprise Bank & Trust)
Be Surrounded by the Sound St. Louis Zoo June 27, 2012 Photos by Bryan Schraier It was a banner night for the St. Louis Zoo as the Zoo celebrated their new Sea Lion Sound with a family friendly donor preview and dedication. At the focal point of the Zoo’s Living Promise Campaign the Sea Lion Sound was the result generosity on the part of many local corporations and individuals. Featuring a 35 foot long underwater viewing tunnel in the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Family Sea Lion Landing, an 811 seat ampitheater of the Lichtenstein Sea Lion Arena featuring the First Bank Sea Lion Show on the Ann Lux Family Stage. This 1.5 acre, $18 million habitat and arena features landscape inspired by the sea lion’s home, the rugged pacific northwest coast.
Last year, local U.S. Bank employees gathered downtown at Soldiers Memorial for a day of service, cleaning up trash, weeding out overgrown vegetation and planting new flowers throughout the grounds. It is just one way in which the bank contributes to the community from the top down, says St. Louis market president Joe Imbs. “Giving back is really part of our DNA at U.S. Bank, both here and across our entire footprint.”
Sales agents in the Clayton office of Laura McCarthy Real Estate, J. WARNER (1) and SAM HALL (2), have formed a business partnership.