Story by Jefferson City Magazine Staff | Feb 24, 2016

Promoted, hired, recognized

AMY POTTS has been named Middle School Art Educator of the Year by the Missouri Art Education Association. Potts, a Tennessee native, started teaching art at Cole R-1 School District in Russellville, Missouri, 11 years ago. Her classes include kindergarten through 8th grade, and she covers mediums including painting, drawing, clay, origami and printmaking to sculpture.

BOB MAZUR, vice president of human resources with Capital Region Medical Center, announces his retirement after nearly 10 years. Throughout his tenure he has embraced the mission and vision of the organization with enthusiasm. His leadership guided numerous committees and helped drive initiatives aimed at improving employee engagement and satisfaction.

DAVID MINTON, Central Bank’s Chief Operating Officer has been promoted to president of Central Bank. The bank’s board of directors named Minton as successor to Ken Littlefield. Minton is the ninth President in Central Bank’s history, which dates back to 1902. Minton came to Central Bank from the St. Louis area where he was in banking for many years, most recently as president and chief executive officer of Heartland Bank. Minton is a native of Indiana who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from DePauw University, and a Master of Business Administration from Washington University.

TINA BAADE, D. C., has recently joined Advanced Spinal Rejuvenation. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise physiology and nutrition and from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2015 with her Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

HAL DULLE has been appointed as a new board member by the Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau. He will serve a three-year term as the primary liaison between the city and thousands of visitors who frequent the community each year. Dulle, a lifelong resident of Jefferson City, retired from his seven-year tenure at the Missouri Veterans Commission in 2008 where he served his last two years as executive director. He is known in the community for his morning show, “Open Air Saturday,” on KWOS News Radio.

KELSEY HUSSEY, Capital Region Medical Center announces the addition of as clinic executive director. Hussey will assist in the oversight of operational and strategic needs of the expanding network. Her previous roles include positions in management, education and nursing. She most recently served as director of clinic and department operations for the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health at University of  Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia. In this role she was responsible for financial management, strategic planning and daily operations.

KERRI JENKINS, RN, BSN, MBA, has been hired as executive vice president/chief operating officer with SSM Health. In this position, she will ensure quality, efficiency and cost-effective operations for the hospital. Jenkins has more than 20 years of experience serving as chief nursing officer/chief operating officer at Moberly Regional Medical Center, vice president of care management at Heartland Health in St. Joseph, Mo., chief nursing officer at Mission Regional Medical Center in Mission, Texas, and most recently, chief nursing officer/chief operating officer at Abrazo West in Goodyear, Arizona.

KEN LITTLEFIELD, president, is the 2015 recipient of Central Bank’s highest commendation, the Chairman’s Award. This award, inspired by Central Bank Chairman Sam B. Cook, is bestowed annually on an individual who embodies all that is best about Central Bank. This award winner leads by example, strives to innovate and is a tireless contributor to the growth and success of Central Bank.

SARAH MORROW, JD, SPHR, has joined Capital Region Medical Center as vice president of human resources. After beginning her career as a staff attorney for the Missouri Senate, Morrow transitioned roles into human resources. Morrow received her Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University and her Juris Doctor from Drake University. She is a member of the Missouri Bar Association and the Society of Human Resource Management. Morrow has received her Senior Professional in Human Resource Certification and is a 2006 Missouri Quality Award Examiner.

DRS. W. BLAKE RODGERS AND JEFF LEHMEN, surgeons at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, have been named editor-in-chief of The Journal of Spine and Neurosurgery and a member of the SciRes Literature editorial board, respectively. Rodgers has been on the editorial board for The Journal of Spine and Neurosurgery since 2011 and executive editor since 2013. Lehmen was named to the SciRes Literature editorial board in 2015 and has served as co-executive editor of The Journal and Spine and Neurosurgery since 2013.