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Ameren Illinois adds to senior leadership team

    Ameren Illinois has announced three additions to its leadership team.         On June 1, Eric Kozak was promoted to vice president of Gas Operations.  Kozak is responsible for leading the company’s natural gas system modernization program and compliance requirements, overseeing operation of 18,200 miles of natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines and 12…

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SIUE hires director of Human Resources

    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has named Robert “Bob” Thumith as its new director of Human Resources. Thumith assumed his responsibilities on Friday, July 6.    Thumith brings more than three decades of professional, managerial and leadership experience in the field of human resource management. His experience spans private and public, multistate and international sectors, as…

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Schoenecker to lead School of Business

    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Denise Cobb, PhD, has named Tim Schoenecker, PhD, as dean of the School of Business. Schoenecker has served as interim dean since May 2016. The appointment is subject to SIU board approval.    Under Schoenecker’s leadership, the school has progressed its strategic plan by…

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Poettker adds brand ambassador

    Poettker Construction Co., a second-generation family-owned and veteran-owned health-care construction management firm, has hired Curt Rommerskirchen as brand ambassador for Healthcare Facility Services.    He began his career in health-care construction in 1993 after serving in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and working as a plant supervisor for a roof material company. He…

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Head Start & Family Services appoints chairwoman

    The board of Riverbend Head Start & Family Services has appointed Kristin Tanzyus, market manager in WorkPlace Banking at PNC Bank in Missouri and Downstate Illinois, as board chairwoman.     She replaces outgoing Chairman, James Wing of New American Funding of Glen Carbon, who has served as chairman of the board since 2016.    …

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Greensfelder officer receives ’18 Merit Award

    Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., announced that Russell K. Scott, an officer and leader of the firm’s Belleville office, has received the 2018 Medal of Merit Award from the Illinois State Bar Association.    Scott was honored June 16 at the ISBA’s 142nd Annual Meeting.    The Medal of Merit Award recognizes attorneys for exemplary achievement…

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Gori Julian adds two attorneys

    Leslie N. Collins and Andrew R. Mossman have joined Gori Julian & Associates, P.C. as attorneys.     Collins will be working at the Edwardsville office in the practice area of asbestos litigation. She was born and raised in Bethalto and attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting…

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