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The Veterans Business Resource Center has added Mitchell Fitzpatrick as outreach coordinator, Evyn Johnson as digital marketing director and Danielle Lowery as executive assistant and office manager. The nonprofit provides assistance to U.S. veterans who are starting or expanding businesses.


The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis recently named Vanessa Cooksey president and chief executive officer. She succeeds interim executive director Celia Hosler. Cooksey is the former director of strategic communications and student engagement at Washington University.


Attorney Neal Perryman has been named chairman of the litigation department at Lewis Rice. He succeeds Richard Walsh Jr., who recently became chairman of the firm. Perryman’s practice focuses on labor and employment law.


Mercy has named Betty Jo Rocchio to the dual role of senior vice president and chief nursing officer, leading the health system’s more than 15,000 nurses in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Rocchio, a certified registered nurse anesthetist, has been with Mercy since 2013 and is pursuing a doctorate in nursing practice.


St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield has added three physicians to its heart and vascular team: Dr. Sara Baig, cardiology and internal medicine; Dr. Konstantinos Kossidas, electrophysiology; and Dr. Brian Peterson, vascular surgery.


Lauren Davis has joined Coldwell Banker as a residential real estate advisor. She comes to the post from an agency in Columbia, Missouri, where she earned several professional awards.


Four new full-time musicians will take the stage with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra this fall: I-Jung Huang and Hannah Ji, first violin; Victoria Knudtson, horn; and Xiomara Mass, oboe. The symphony’s 2020-2021 program marks its 141st season overall and its second under music director Stéphane Denève

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