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Will Norris joins SBJ as creative director

Springfield Business Journal has hired Will Norris as creative director and digital media coordinator, effective Jan. 14. Norris had a long career at the State Journal-Register, most recently as creative director of Springfield’s Own Magazine until it ceased publication last year. He also teaches drawing classes for Springfield Art Association. In addition, Rachel Otwell of [...]

By |January 15th, 2020|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments

Tiffany Mathis named new CEO of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Illinois

Tiffany Mathis has been chosen as the new CEO and executive director for The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Illinois, leveraging more than two decades of experience serving area youth and their families. Mathis has worked at the Club since 2015, most recently as director of fund development and community engagement. She previously served [...]

By |January 6th, 2020|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments

E.L. Pruitt hires David Drendel as CFO

David Drendel has joined E.L. Pruitt Company as the Chief Financial Officer. Drendel has 25 years of CFO experience, 15 of which have been in the construction industry in the Springfield area. He worked in construction accounting for Eck, Schafer & Punke and helped initiate the Fat Ass 5K in 2008, an annual charity race [...]

By |December 10th, 2019|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments

Raychel Yokem joins Growmark

Raychel Yokem has started a new position as the diversity, inclusion and affirmative action manager at Growmark, effective Dec. 1. The company, an agricultural cooperative serving businesses and customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, is based in Bloomington, Illinois, although Yokem said she will commute from Springfield. She most recently worked in human resources at [...]

By |December 4th, 2019|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

John S. Herring, Sr. joins INCIL as new executive director

The Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living (INCIL), a statewide disability advocacy organization, has hired John S. Herring, Sr. as its new executive director. The vacancy resulted from Ryan Croke’s departure to become the chief of staff for the Illinois Department of Human Services. Croke had served the organization since 2017 following founding executive [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Ralls Melotte retires from MMLP

After more than 50 years in architecture, Ralls Melotte has retired and returned to his roots in Wisconsin, where he recently purchased a home in Kewaunee. Melotte was born in Wisconsin and graduated from University of Illinois in 1970 with a degree in architecture. Along with Richard Morse, he co-founded the firm now known as [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments