Strictly Business: 3.11.20

Amy Shaw is the first female president and CEO to lead The Nine Network in the TV station’s 65-year history. She joined the staff in 2003 and served as interim president and CEO following the passing of Jack Galmiche last year. Shaw was promoted to the lead post from her previous role as senior vice president and chief content officer.

The American Parkinson Disease Association Greater St. Louis Chapter has welcomed a new executive director, Catherine Krane. A St. Louis native, she previously was executive director of the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute.


Ann Abad has been promoted to president of the new Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. Most recently, she served as vice president of operations for Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West hospitals.

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center added two new board members, Kiersten Stead of venture capital fund DCVC Bio and Jim Johnson III of Johnson Bender Asset Management. The nonprofit works to improve the human condition through plant science research.


David Ulrich will take the helm of the Kirkwood School District this summer as superintendent. He succeeds Michele Condon, who is retiring. Ulrich comes to the post from the Moffat County RE-1 School District in Craig, Colorado, where he has been superintendent for the past four years.


Photo: J.J. Lane

Amanda Clark recently joined the Missouri Historical Society as community tours manager. The newly created position will help link visitors to the St. Louis region’s rich history through tour experiences. Clark is the former owner and operator of tour company Renegade STL.


The Financial Planning Association of Greater  St. Louis has elected Alan Robbins president. Robbins is a financial adviser with Northwestern Mutual St. Louis.


Michael O’Meara has been named Midwest regional director for the financial advisory firm Raymond James & Associates. He leads the firm’s management teams in Missouri, Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.