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Rives to lead Sangamon Auditorium

Bryan Rives | Photo courtesy of Sangamon Auditorium Bryan Rives will lead Sangamon Auditorium at the University of Illinois Springfield as the venue's next director. Rives is transitioning into the role as current director Robert Vaughn prepares to retire at the beginning of October. “I am excited to be returning to the great [...]

By |May 31st, 2017|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments

Conklin named CFO, executive VP at Horace Mann

Bret A. Conklin. Photo courtesy of Horace Mann. Springfield-based Horace Mann Educators Corporation has named Bret Conklin executive vice president and chief financial officer. Conklin, who started working at Horace Mann 15 years ago, has served as acting CFO since January due to the hospitalization and passing of Horace Mann's former CFO, Dwayne [...]

By |April 19th, 2017|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments

Klickna to retire as IEA president

By Patrick Yeagle When Cinda Klickna first started teaching in 1973, it was a yearly event for teachers to be pulled out of their classrooms in April, handed a pink slip and told to continue teaching until the end of the year. "We waited all summer to know whether we were going to be rehired," [...]

By |April 5th, 2017|Categories: News, People on the Move|2 Comments

Springfield physician at SIU to lead national doctor’s group

By Patrick Yeagle A Springfield doctor was named last week to lead a nationwide group of internal medicine specialists. Dr. Susan Thompson Hingle. Photo courtesy of SIU Medicine. Dr. Susan Thompson Hingle, professor and internal medicine specialist at SIU School of Medicine in Springfield, was chosen as chair of the Board of Regents [...]

Pudenz named VP at H.D. Smith

By Patrick Yeagle Kyle Pudenz. Photo courtesy of H.D. Smith. Springfield pharmaceutical wholesaler H.D. Smith recently named Kyle Pudenz corporate vice president of supply chain management. Pudenz joined H.D. Smith in 2014 and most recently served there as senior director of purchasing. In his new role on H.D. Smith's executive leadership team, Pudenz [...]

Meet Kara Rapacz – Q and A with SHG’s first lay principal

On March 13, Sacred Heart-Griffin High School named Kara Rapacz as its next principal and its first lay principal. Katherine O’Connor, president and interim principal of SHG, said the school examined several qualified candidates from around the nation, but Rapacz, who currently serves as assistant principal, was clearly the best fit. “This is an exciting [...]

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