Butler's Pantry is pleased to announce NICOLE GENGLER as director of sales and catering. Gengler previously held the position of sales manager for Butler's Pantry. She also serves as a member of COCA's associate board.

Mosby Building Arts is pleased to announce its new president, MARK McCLANAHAN. Company founder SCOTT MOSBY transitioned to CEO; and he, alongside his wife JUDY MOSBY, remain owners of the company. Mosby Building Arts also is pleased to announce the promotion of four associates, and three newly created production positions: TYLER CLUFF as VP of production, TINA REESE as production department manager, RICK HENSON as design-build production manager, and STEVE WICKERS as exteriors and solution sales production manager. The company also recently won three marketing awards at the St. Louis Home Builder Association's Sales & Marketing Council Awards for: 'Best YouTube Commercial' for Right Bath's Keeping Up with the Jones'; 'Best Print Ad' for the Right Bath Pink Potty campaign; and '2014 Marketing Director of the Year' with KATE EWING.

Webster University is pleased to announce THOMAS JOHNSON, associate VP and chief of strategic initiatives, as the new interim dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology. He fully assumes interim dean duties on July 1, as current dean BENJAMIN AKANDE prepares to take on his duties as president of Westminster College.

Ooh La La Home Furnishings announces it is closing its doors. HAL HENCKEN is retiring from retailing, and a $2 million retirement sale begins on June 19 at the Chesterfield business. Co-owner DEE HENCKEN, with daughter FELICIA, will continue the interior design operations.

Dowd Bennett welcomes a new partner to its firm, Sen. JOHN DANFORTH. He will specialize in public and corporate investigations, with no plans to lobby. Danforth, who represented Missouri as a Republican in the U.S. Senate for three terms, also served two terms previously as the state's Attorney General. He also briefly served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in New York.

Mercy is pleased to announce the joining of St. Louis Orthopedic Institute to Mercy Clinic, forming Mercy Clinic Orthopedics. The doctors joining include: Dr. RYAN COUCHMAN, Dr. JULIENNE LIPPE, Dr. HUSAM NAWAS, Dr. KEITH ODEGARD, Dr. DONALD PRUITT, Dr. BERNARD RANDOLPH JR., Dr. JAMES STRICKLAND, Dr. SANDRA TATE, and Dr. MEGHAN ARNOLD, as well as nurse practitioner SARAH KESSEN.

Acropolis Investment Management welcomes CYNTHIA McKILLIP as senior portfolio manager. She is a certified financial planner, accredited wealth adviser and certified divorce financial analyst. She also is a member of the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts.

DAVID STOEBERL has been named as managing partner for Carmody MacDonald, joining fellow managing partners BRIAN BEHRENS and KEVIN WILLIAMS. The firm congratulates Stoeberl on his recent appointment as VP on the board of directors at Art Saint Louis. PATRICK CARMODY also recently joined the firm as an associate in the litigation practice group. His concentration is in civil litigation. He previously served for almost five years as a prosecutor for the office of the Circuit Attorney.

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale welcomes ROBERT ZAFFT to the firm. He has served a worldwide clientele for more than two decades through his international law and consulting practice. He also is a principal member of the Technology Business Management Council.

Coldwell Banker Gundaker is pleased to announce the company's 2014 top performers: COLLEEN LAWLER as top independent sales associate; SUSIE JOHNSON as second-highest sales associate; and MELISSA APRIL and MARY MUNDSCHENK as rookies of the year. They were ranked as best based on sales volume, and received recognition at the annual awards event.

BENTLEY BENDER has recently joined the team of Sandberg Phoenix, and will specialize in wealth and estate planning.

Saint Louis University recently appointed NANCY BRICKHOUSE as provost. She will serve as the chief academic officer. Brickhouse currently is deputy provost for academic affairs at the University of Delaware.

Frontenac Bank welcomes three new members to its board of directors: president of Mercy Clinic, East Region, DONN SORENSON; attorney and principal at Lawyers Realty Co., DAVID WRIGHT; and senior VP and equity partner at HM, MIKE KELLY.

STAGES St. Louis is pleased to announce two company promotions, as well as two additions to the administrative staff. ERIC PUGH has been named director of marketing and audience development, having previously held the marketing director position; EMILY GRANNEMANN has been named the new community and public relations manager. STAGES also welcomes to its ranks MARILYN SHEPERD as director of development, and LYNN HARRIS as director of individual giving.

UMB Bank recently announced LeVAR ANDERSON as VP, business banking relationship officer for the St. Louis market, where he will develop business growth and focus on building new relationships within the region.

Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty welcomes LISA MARTEL as its newest associate. She brings more than a decade of experience in marketing, advertising and promotions to the real-estate agency.

WILLIAM NEWSOME, a Stanford University neuroscientist, recently received the sixth annual 'Jay Pepose '75 Award in Vision Sciences' from Brandeis University, for pioneering research to better understand the connection between visual perception and visually guided behavior. The Pepose Award is funded by $1 million endowment established in 2009 from a gift of alumni JAY PEPOSE and SUSAN FEIGENBAUM, through the Lifelong Vision Foundation. The endowment supports graduate research fellowships in vision science, as well.