Wendy Ruud

Providence Bank welcomed Wendy Ruud as assistant vice president, banking center manager. Ruud will be responsible for the management and supervision of the banking center employees at the Stadium Banking Center. 


Morris Packaging’s Jefferson City facility recently celebrated five years of business. The company focuses on providing sustainable packaging options to clients.


All-n-One Outdoor Solutions has announced the acquisition of Longfellow’s Garden Center. Longfellow’s Garden Center was founded in 1987 by Alice Longfellow and her husband, Bob Call. The business is located at 12007 Lookout Trail in Centertown. 
All-n-One Outdoor Solutions also announced the acquisition of United Landscape Design and Neihart’s Nursery. United Landscape Design and Neihart’s Nursery were founded by Justin Neihart in 2014. Both businesses are veteran-owned and located at 4834 Country Club Dr. in Jefferson City.


Stacey Backues

Stacey Backues has been promoted to senior vice president, manager of consumer lending, at Jefferson Bank. Backues joined Jefferson Bank in 2001, serving in various capacities during his 19-year tenure. Stacey is based in the lending center on the Jefferson Bank main campus located at 700-B Southwest Blvd.

Tyler Brown

Tyler Brown has been promoted to vice president, consumer loan officer, at Jefferson Bank. Brown began his career in the financial industry in 2005 and joined Jefferson Bank Consumer Lending in 2009.  He is located in the lending center on the Jefferson Bank main campus located at 700-B Southwest Blvd.

Kenyen Bateman

Kenyen Bateman has  been promoted as the vice president, controller at Jefferson Bank. His tenure began in 1986 as a part-time teller at Jefferson Bank South and then expanded into the accounting department in 1995.  Bateman currently serves in multiple capacities, including security and business continuity planning officer. 


Central Bank’s Board of Directors recently approved officer promotions at their February 13th meeting. The employees who were promoted are Sara Carwile, second vice president, BankCard; Emily Kampeter, vice president of government accounts; Kari Less, vice president of government accounts; Jennifer Schroeder, vice president; Andrea Savage, human resource officer; Jen Tillman, human resources officer; Ginni Weavers, senior vice president of program management, Central Investment Advisors; Jen Scoggins, controller, Central Investment Advisors; Mike Mosley, Central Investment Advisors officer; Scott Schmitz, second vice president; Tricia Higgins, vice president, consumer loan manager; Nick Peterson, consumer loan officer; Michael Boyce, second vice president of real estate; Megan Kirkweg, second vice president of real estate; Darla Stegemen, second vice president of real estate; Shawn Von Talge, real estate officer (CMC Chief Operating Officer); Keith Repp, real estate officer (CMC secondary marketing); Adam Roling, collection supervisor; Jon Riggs, second vice president; Keith Bax, senior vice president, Central Investment Advisors; Amie Suttenfield, assistant vice president, Central Investment Advisors; Ruth Battle; vice president, Affiliate Fulfillment Center; Tammy Victor, operations officer, manager — deposit fraud; Kelli Jefferies, information systems officer, project manager; and Darren Peters, operations officer, manager — cash management.


Christina Butler

Christina Butler was welcomed by Boy Scouts of America as a member of the Great Rivers Council team serving as the Five Rivers District Executive. Most of Christina’s career has centered around state   legislatures, where working for roughly 150  bosses, staff, agencies, special interest groups, and constituents has given her relationship-building skills that will benefit the Five Rivers District team. 


Dreams to Reality is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The nonprofit was incorporated on November 15, 2000, to help disadvantaged women secure interview and career-appropriate attire. In 2016, the organization moved to 500 Jefferson St. and added retail space to generate funds to help purchase required employment standard items not donated. Customers can also sign up for in-store gift certificate giveaways once the retail space can be reopened. 


The local Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 2693, recently presented a gift of $5,220.69 to Capital Region Medical Foundation. These funds were raised from a chicken dinner that the Eagles hosted in January. The gift has been designated for the Jack Sanders, M.D., Cardiac Center. Capital Region Medical Center has been the recipient of over $155,000 from the Eagles to fund various causes.


Allison Wildin

Capital Region Medical Center added Allison Wildin, DO, rheumatology, to their Capital Region Physicians Internal Medicine team. Dr. Wildin earned a medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at Indiana Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana, and her rheumatology fellowship at Medical College of Wisconsin, in Milwaukee. Dr. Wildin is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and rheumatology.