People In Business

S.M. Wilson VP Wagner announces retirement

S.M. Wilson announces retirement of Vice President of Healthcare, Bill Wagner after 18 years with the company and more than 39 years in the construction industry. During his tenure, Wagner has forged partnerships with industry leaders and built a talented healthcare project team, leaving the company in a strong position to execute strategic initiatives, the…

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B & B Custom T’s & Gifts named as Small Business of the Month

The RiverBend Growth Association has named B&B Custom T’s & Gifts of Alton as its Small Business of the Month for January 2020. B & B Custom T’s & Gifts offers a wide variety of products including T-shirt printing, promotional products, banners, signs, plaques, trophies, window decals, photos on anything, business cards, mugs, and more.…

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HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital welcomes newest physicians, providers

HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital continues to expand their Medical Staff and advanced practice providers to meet the health care needs of area residents, both now and in the future. Over the past quarter (October through December 2019), St. Elizabeth’s is proud to have welcomed the following new health care providers: Anesthesiology Brittany Jarvis, APRN Jonathan…

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Treasurer graduates University of Illinois Extension Leadership Academy

Madison County Treasurer Chris Slusser recently graduated the University of Illinois Extension 2019 Leadership Academy for local government officials. The announcement came from Anne Silvis, program leader/assistant dean of community and economic development for the University of Illinois Extension, and United Counties Council President David Meyer. “This was an intensive study,” Slusser said. “The University…

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West Star Aviation appoints director of quality assurance

West Star Aviation has announced the appointment of Gary A. Schandl as director of quality assurance for all West Star facilities. He will be working out of the East Alton operations at St. Louis Regional Airport. He has more than 45 years of aviation experience with the majority being in quality, while previously holding positions…

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University names director of Center for Student Diversity

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple, PhD, has named Lindy Wagner as director of the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion. Wagner will assume her new responsibilities on March 2, 2020. “Lindy’s extensive experience in both higher education, training and development uniquely qualifies her to lead CSDI,” Waple said. “Lindy…

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Calhoun assumes role as president, CEO of The Boeing Company

David L. Calhoun on Monday assumed the role of president and chief executive officer of The Boeing Company, one of the St. Louis region’s largest employers. “With deep industry experience and a proven track record of performance, Dave is the right leader to navigate Boeing through this challenging time in our 104-year legacy,” said Lawrence…

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HeartLands Conservancy adds new planner, project manager

HeartLands Conservancy recently added a new associate environmental planner and project manager to its team in order to keep up with the growing demands for environmental services in the region. Simon Nogin joined HeartLands in November 2019. In addition to working on comprehensive community planning, Nogin works on green infrastructure planning, bicycle and pedestrian planning,…

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Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois kicks off centennial celebration

The Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois kicked off a celebration of its 100th anniversary with a party Thursday, Jan. 9, at The Edge in Belleville. During the event, members of the Realtor Association and prominent members of the community celebrated Realtors in the Metro East’s “Getting you Home for 100 Years.” RASI recognized its current…

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