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Korte is new president of Korte & Luitjohan

    Gregg Korte has been named the new president of Highland-based general contracting company Korte & Luitjohan, taking on an operation begun in his family 60 years ago.    Company founder Pete Korte will continue as the CEO of the company.    Gregg Korte began his career as a heavy equipment operator in 1978, then moved up…

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Stifel CEO to receive Horatio Alger Award

    Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Inc., a nonprofit educational organization, announced Ronald J. Kruszewski, chairman and CEO, Stifel Financial Corp., has been selected for membership.     The award is annually bestowed upon esteemed individuals who have succeeded despite facing adversities, and who have remained committed to higher education and charitable endeavors.    Kruszewski began…

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S.M. Wilson names assistant project manager

    S.M. Wilson & Co., which does projects throughout the Midwest, has promoted Josh Weber to assistant project manager. He will work with the project managers to ensure schedule, document control and quality standards are met and projects are completed safely, on time and with approved budgets.    Weber joined S.M. Wilson in 2017 from a…

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Driemeyer named director of human resources

    HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland announced that Jed Driemeyer has accepted the position of director of human resources for all three HSHS Southern Illinois Division hospitals.     Driemeyer joined the HSHS Southern Illinois Division HR team as an HR generalist in 2016.  In August 2018, he stepped…

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Kenny named manager of hospice program

    HSHS Hospice Southern Illinois announced that Michelle Kenny has accepted the position of manager of its Hospice and Supportive Care program.  She has been serving as the interim manager since August 2018.    Kenny leads from the HSHS Hospice office location in Belleville, assisting in the daily operations of the hospice program for the entire…

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Mike Morrill cuts ribbon on State Farm location

    Mike Morrill in December celebrated 43 years in business and cut a ribbon marking the new location of Mike Morrill State Farm at 102 Ruth Drive in O’Fallon.    His office provides help with auto, home, life, health, and small-business needs in both Illinois and Missouri.

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Charles joins law firm based in Edwardsville

    Edwardsville-based Gori Julian & Associates, P.C. announced that Katherine V. Charles has joined the firm as an attorney.    Charles will be working at the New York office of Gori Julian & Associates in the practice area of asbestos litigation.    Charles graduated from The City College of the City University of New York in 2011…

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Ellsworth Insurance adds advisor/producer

    Ellsworth Insurance Agency in Edwardsville recently hired Aaron Head as an insurance advisor and producer.    Head will generate leads, develop new accounts and handle existing accounts. He also will provide specialized insurance guidance and professional advice to the agency’s clients and prospects.    Prior to joining the company, Head worked as an insurance producer for…

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Realtors hire Butcher as executive VP

    Kristen Butcher became executive vice president of the Illinois Realtors on Jan. 1.    Butcher, who joined the trade association in 2013, becomes the No. 2 executive. She had been vice president of professional development, a role which placed her in charge of the association’s education programs and events.    Butcher, of Springfield, has worked in…

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Alton woman named to Centerstone post

    Centerstone, a national provider of behavioral health care, recently named Emily Dellamano, of Alton, as director of quality improvement, replacing Cathy Moehring, who retired at the end of 2018 after nearly 40 years of service.    Dellamano began her career working with individuals with intellectual disabilities at William M BeDell Achievement and Resource Center in…

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