People In Business

West Star names CEO, chairman

    In a series of moves designed to strengthen its leadership team, West Star Aviation says Jim Rankin has been added as chief executive officer, former CEO Robert Rasberry has been named chairman of the board, and Rodger Renaud will remain president and chief operating officer.     Rankin began his career in aviation as a…

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AAIC adds Hunt for business development

    AAIC inc., a privately held architectural firm with offices in Collinsville and St. Louis, has announced the addition of Kathy Hunt as director of business development.    Hunt has 18 years in the architectural and engineering industry and more than 30 years’ sales experience. She will be responsible for building new and maintaining current client…

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The Maschhoffs adds two in leadership roles

    CARLYLE — Hog production giant The Maschhoffs recently welcomed Dr. Justin Fix and Rich Hollis to the company in leadership roles.    Hollis assumed the role of vice president of people strategy and resources in April. Hollis joined the company from Rabo AgriFinance, where he served for more than 13 years in various human resources…

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Fischer meets community at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s

    Patricia L. “Patti” Fischer is settling in to her role as president and chief executive officer at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon.    Fischer was slated for her first major meet-and-greet with the community on June 7. She had been interim CEO prior to her appointment in May. She is former chief operating officer…

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Two SIUE reps named to YMCA board

    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Amanda Couch and Kevin West Jr. have been appointed to the Edwardsville YMCA board of directors for three-year terms.    Couch has served as a fitness coordinator in SIUE Campus Recreation since 2013. She has served as a captain in the U.S. Army, both active duty and in the Illinois National…

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Collinsville business teacher honored by Fed

    Vicki Fuhrhop, a business education teacher at Collinsville High School, is the recipient of the 2018 Economic Educator Advisory Board Educator of the Year Award from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.    Fuhrhop has served on the St. Louis Fed’s Educator Advisory Board for five years.    The board is composed of local teachers…

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Belleville teacher honored for outstanding work

    Tiffany Flint is being honored for outstanding work as an educator who teaches, supports and empowers middle school students in Belleville.    Flint has received the Illinois State Board of Education Outstanding Early Career Educator Merit Award and the Illinois Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award.    Flint teaches sixth grade composition…

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FGM Architects promotes three

    FGM Architects, which has multiple offices, including O’Fallon, Ill., has announced three promotions.    Brian Wright is the new director of FGM’s Municipal & Recreation Practices. Having joined the firm in 2007, he has focused primarily on designing fire, police, civic and recreation facilities. Previously leading efforts to expand FGM’s municipal practice in St. Louis,…

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Dorsey honored for empowerment work

    Dominic Dorsey, director of Disability Support Services at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, is officially a Champion of Community Engagement.    Dorsey was honored by The Empower Indy Inc. in conjunction with the Powerhouse Church of Indianapolis Inc., at the Second Annual EmPOWERment Black Tie Gala in May in Indianapolis.    The organization annually honors those who…

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