Town Talk Features

Strictly Business: 3.13.19

The United Way of Greater St. Louis has named Michelle Tucker (pictured at top) its new president and CEO, effective April 2. She succeeds Orvin Kimbrough, who held the post for 12 years. Tucker comes to her new position from Epworth Children and Family Services, where she served as president and CEO. Originally from East St. Louis, she is an SIUE and Webster University alum.

Mueller Prost has added Tim Grace as director of technology risk advisory services. He oversees the firm’s IT audit and compliance, technology risk assessment, business continuity and cybersecurity departments.

Dr. Ramona Behshad

Dr. Ramona Behshad has been elected the 2019 president of the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society. She attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University and is a SLUCare dermatologist and assistant professor at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

Integrity Web Consulting has acquired Weintraub Advertising, a 66-year-old firm that specializes in marketing for retail flooring and home goods clients. Weintraub staff members recently relocated to Integrity’s Delmar Loop office.

Commercial interior systems provider Color Art Palette Inc., parent company of locally based Color Art, has promoted Gary Mindel to president and chief operating officer. He retains his role as CEO of Color Art. Mindel originally joined the company 30 years ago as a sales manager.

Signature Medical Group has named a new chief financial officer, Lisa Hearn. She has served as assistant CFO since 2017 and was CFO at Epworth Children and Family Services prior to joining the 150-physician medical group.

Attorney David Braswell has taken the helm as managing partner at Armstrong Teasdale. A 24-year veteran of the firm, the Wash. U. and Stanford Law alum has been instrumental in guiding its recent acquisition and expansion efforts.

Kim Cella

Citizens for Modern Transit executive director Kim Cella is celebrating 25 years with the nonprofit, and St. Louis County police chief Jon Belmar recently presented her with a proclamation for her efforts to promote and expand access to public transportation. Cella joined CMT as business and marketing manager in 1993.

Family law attorney Cary Mogerman has joined Carmody MacDonald PC as a shareholder. He focuses his practice on complex matrimonial cases for business owners, professionals and others. Mogerman’s longtime colleagues, attorneys Mary Niemira and Joseph Kodner, have made the move with him.

The Kirkwood School District has named Alyssa Taylor principal of Keysor Elementary School, effective July 1. She currently is serving as interim principal. The district also named Matt Bailey assistant superintendent of data, intervention and supports. He comes to the post after serving as principal of Valley Park High School.

The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel recently welcomed Paul Filla as general manager. He oversees all aspects of sales, marketing, financials and hotel operations. Previously, Filla served as senior vice president of operations for Crescent Hotels and Resorts.

Kevin Cantwell

Missouri Athletic Club recently named Kevin Cantwell its 104th president. A member since 1993, he is president of Big River Communications and serves as a commissioner with the St. Louis Regional Convention & Sports Complex Authority and St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

One Classroom has hired Becky Crump as director of development and events. The foundation supports inclusive Catholic educational experiences for students with special needs in St. Louis archdiocesan schools.