Strictly Business: 2.10.21

Katherine Park has been named interim director of health services for the Parkway School District. She has been with the district for 17 years and was honored with the 2020 Missouri School Nurse of the Year from the Missouri Association of School Nurses. She holds a master’s degree in nursing, public and school health from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Mercy has a new chief clinical officer and senior vice president of clinical services, cardiologist Dr. John Mohart. He has been with the health system since 2012 and has held leadership roles in cardiovascular services. Mohart received his medical training at the University of Missouri-Columbia and is board certified in internal medicine/cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography.

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has appointed Stephanie Childress to the role of assistant conductor. A violinist, she started her own ensemble, Orchestra Rheia, in 2019. Childress has been making 2020/2021 season debuts conducting the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic and Orchestre de Paris, among others.

T. J. Redmond has joined commercial real estate firm Balke Brown Transwestern as director of capital markets. He recently served as senior vice president for CBRE, specializing in office investment sales. Redmond was named one of the St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 honorees in 2020.

Saint Louis University has named Sarah Cunningham vice president for student development. She comes to the post from Johns Hopkins University, where she served as assistant vice provost for student life strategy and policy. She also has worked for the University of Chicago, University of Florida and George Mason University.

Ruth Lee recently was named chief executive officer of Connections to Success, a nonprofit that helps people living in poverty gain economic independence. She has more than 25 years of experience working for Missouri nonprofits in development, marketing communications, human resources and corporate partnership roles.

Renee Brummell Franklin has been promoted to chief diversity officer at the Saint Louis Art Museum. She will work with all departments to implement initiatives, including a report on diversity, equity, access and inclusion. Franklin has worked for the museum since 1998 and served most recently as director of audience development. She holds master’s degrees in education and business administration from Webster University.


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