People In Business

SIUE’s Clark wins Kate Tufts Discovery Award

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Tiana Clark has earned the prestigious 2020 Kate Tufts Discovery Award for her book of poetry, “I Can’t Talk About the Trees Without the Blood.” The award is bestowed annually by Claremont Graduate University to honor a first book by a poet of promise. “I’m ecstatic to win the 2020 Kate…

Read More

Hand surgeon seeing patients in Greenville

Dr. Kevin Calder, a plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon, is now seeing patients at HSHS Medical Group Plastic Surgery Specialty Clinic – Greenville, 200 Healthcare Drive. Calder offers surgical and non-surgical treatments to help patients who want to change or enhance parts of their faces or bodies; he also works to improve the appearance and…

Read More

Graduate program director earns Distinguished Research Professor distinction

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Scott Umbaugh, PhD, professor and graduate program director in the School of Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has joined a prestigious group of tenured faculty members by achieving the university’s highest academic rank of Distinguished Research Professor. Umbaugh is a prolific researcher known worldwide for the development and implementation…

Read More

Centerstone seeks nominations for Community Champions in Southern Illinois

Centerstone, a national provider of behavioral health care is asking the community for nominations for the 2020 Community Champions awards. In 2005, Centerstone’s board of directors created the Community Champions Awards to recognize those in its communities who have: ·         Shown tremendous compassion and understanding of those experiencing mental illness and/or substance use disorder ·        …

Read More

Central Bank adds Warnecke as senior VP commercial lending officer

Central Bank of St. Louis announced the addition of Linette Warnecke as a senior vice president, commercial lending officer. She will be working out of the O’Fallon, Ill., location. “We are excited to have added such a seasoned banker to our commercial banking team who will help us as we continue to grow and serve…

Read More

AAdvantage Insurance Group hires sales agent

Sam Fink joins growing Glen Carbon agency AAdvantage Insurance Group in Glen Carbon recently hired Sam Fink as a sales agent.  In this position, Fink will be responsible for generating prospects, developing new relationships, and handling existing accounts to ensure total customer satisfaction for all personalized insurance plans. Fink currently plays for Saint Louis Football…

Read More

Retired judge appointed to conceal carry review panel

Gov. JB Pritzker has appointed Donald Wilkerson to serve on the Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board, pending Illinois Senate conformation. Wilkerson was appointed United States magistrate judge in the Southern District of Illinois in January of 2005 and retired in 2019. The East St. Louis native was the first African American judge appointed to that…

Read More

Portwood to receive Distinguished Service Award at Commencement

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna, professor emerita and former SIU Board of Trustees member Shirley Portwood, PhD, always enjoyed engaging and helping students. “I loved working with the students at SIUE,” said Portwood. “It was a real treat.” Portwood, an accomplished and prolific writer, researcher and storyteller, is being honored with the university’s Distinguished Service…

Read More

Attorney joins practice group at Goldenberg, Heller & Antognoli, P.C.

Tom Addis has joined the Commercial Practice Group as an associate at the Edwardsville-based law firm of Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C. “We’re pleased to welcome Tom to our firm where his transactional experience in real estate, business and commercial law complements our thriving commercial practice group,” said Mark Goldenberg, founder and managing partner of…

Read More

Casperon receives Physician Excellence Award

William R. Casperson, M.D., received the Matthew B. Eisele Physician Excellence Award on Feb. 22 at Memorial Regional Health Services annual Medical Staff Dinner. Casperson was chosen from among 19 nominations submitted by employees, peers, Auxiliary and board members. He served as Memorial’s chief medical officer since 2008. Prior to that he was a general…

Read More