Newsmakers: May 28-June 3, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 10:06 AM
Noble Communications enacted three leadership changes in its Springfield office. David Nehmer was promoted to senior vice president and creative director, responsible for leading creative development for the agency’s food clients in Springfield and Chicago. Nehmer brings more than 25 years of experience with Noble, serving most recently as creative director for FoodChannel.com. John Scroggins was promoted to vice president and director of integrated communications. An 18-year Noble veteran, he is responsible for media strategy and integrated planning for the agency’s food clients. Previously, Scroggins was director of public relations for 10 years. Tiffany White was named management supervisor responsible for directing the J.M. Smucker account. White, who has 12 years of experience with Noble, returned to the firm from Sysco, where she was a marketing associate who managed a portfolio of 15,000 items.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awarded a $10,000 college scholarship to El Dorado Springs High School senior Jenna Durnell. One of 252 high school seniors nationwide to receive the scholarship, Durnell earned it based on a commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.
Crystal Christman joined Personal Finance Co. as branch manager and assisted with opening its Springfield branch office. Christman brings eight years of management and finance experience to the company.
Employee-sponsored retirement planning firm Pension Consultants Inc. added Todd Hughes as director of ERISA services and Terry Daniels as a senior investment consultant. Hughes, who holds a bachelor’s from Pacific Lutheran University and a law degree from Gonzaga University, worked for nine years as director of Panagiotu Pension Advisors Inc. in Spokane, Wash. Daniels, who worked for Edward Jones in St. Louis for 10 years, is a chartered financial analyst with a bachelor’s from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.
The Doula Foundation of Mid-America appointed Faith Giedd as CEO. Giedd, who has a master’s in administrative studies from Missouri State University and a bachelor’s in sociology from Frostburg State University, brings 13 years of experience in nonprofit management previously with the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri.
Jason Graf was named Business Broker of the Year in the Central Region for Murphy Business & Financial Corp. Graf received the honor based on sales performance, industry innovation and teamwork.