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Dickey honored as distinguished alumni

    Keith W. Dickey, Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine director for continuing education and alumni services, has been presented the Indiana University School of Dental Medicine 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award.    “I never expected to receive this tremendous honor,” Dickey said. “I received this award exactly 44 years to the day of when I…

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Bell Insurance Solutions hires new employee

    Bell Insurance Solutions in Collinsville recently hired Tricia Grothaus as its new client support representative.     Grothaus has more than 15 years of experience as an agent, primarily focused on health and life insurance.     Bell Insurance Solutions was founded in 2016 by owner JR Bell, who has been in the insurance industry since…

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Wealth manager named to next-generation list

    Mark Meredith, a financial consultant with TheBANK of Edwardsville’s Wealth Management department, was recently named to the Forbes 2018 Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors list – a list of 1,000 young, talented advisors across the nation who represent the future of the wealth management industry.    Meredith started as a 22-year-old financial advisor in 2011.    Each…

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HSHS Medical Group welcomes general surgeon

    HSHS Medical Group says Ulunna MacBean, MD, MS, has joined the teams of providers at HSHS Medical Group General Surgery in Breese and Highland.     MacBean completed her general surgery residency at St. Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem, Pa. She received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica, West…

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Barke is new general counsel at Visionary Wealth Advisors

    Visionary Wealth Advisors announced Ryan Barke has joined its firm as general counsel and chief compliance officer.     Barke served nine years of industry experience at Greensfelder Law Firm and Scottrade. At Visionary, he will be responsible for establishing and implementing procedures to ensure VWA’s compliance with securities laws and regulations in addition to…

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Goldenberg on high-court committee on character

    Mark Goldenberg, a founder and managing partner of Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C., based in Edwardsville, has been appointed a member of the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness for the 5th District of Illinois.    Effective immediately, his term expires Dec. 31, and until a successor is duly appointed and qualified. As…

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Scheffel Boyle announces promotions, principals

    EDWARDSVILLE – Scheffel Boyle announced the recent promotions of 19 professionals throughout its seven offices. These promotions also include the announcement of two new firm principals, Cory Gallivan, CPA and Danny Phipps, CPA.       Promotions:    Accounting Supervisor:    Jenni Flowers, Carrollton    Semi-Senior Accountant:    Nick Hoff, Alton    Emily Keeven, Highland    Kayla Ervin, Edwardsville    Katelin Feldmann,…

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Butler named president of pharmacy group

    The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy’s Lakesha Butler, PharmD, BCPS, has been named president of the National Pharmaceutical Association. Butler, a clinical professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and coordinator of SOP Diversity and Inclusion, was inducted during the NPhA/SNPhA annual convention held this summer in Charlotte, N.C.    Butler’s vision for…

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Dobbs joins crew at Byrne & Jones

    Brendan Dobbs has joined Byrne & Jones Construction’s growing team of project engineers for its asphalt division.    Byrne & Jones is a diversified St. Louis civil site contractor serving clients through six divisions – concrete, sports, asphalt, soil stabilization, marine and micro-surfacing.    Dobbs will assist with engineering projects for the asphalt division which serves…

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