Alecha Blackmon joined Challenge Unlimited (CU), a national nonprofit headquartered in Alton, as staffing manager for Advanced Outsource Solutions, an affiliate of CU, in its St. Louis staffing office at 11830 Borman Dr. She is responsible for recruiting employees with all disabilities, the …

Bria Williams joined FCB Banks and is working in the Florissant office at 14040 New Halls Ferry Rd. She is able to assist with all lending needs, including auto, home and business loans. Her experience includes over five years of working with people to find lending options. FCB Banks has 15 …

Andrew Francois joined the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on viola. Francois, an Illinois native, was in the inaugural class of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Resident Fellows Program. He has also played in and served as principal with the Verbier Festival Orchestra, the Spoleto Festival Orchest…

Kathryn Redmond joined Armstrong Teasdale as an associate in the firm’s Financial and Real Estate Services practice group in St. Louis. She focuses on counseling clients through transactions involving development incentives and tax credits. Primarily serving municipalities and nonprofits, sh…

Michael Casimir joined the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra full-time on viola following a one-year appointment as a replacement musician. A graduate of the Juilliard School and the Curtis Music Institute, he was awarded second place in the 2015 and 2011 International Sphinx Competitions, and wo…

Kevin Cox Jr. was named one of only 15 Hanna H. Gray Fellows by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The fellowship will support him for up to four years of postdoctoral training and will supply him with up to four years of start-up funding in a faculty position anywhere in the U.S. He is a …

Darnetta Clinkscale was honored as a Pioneer in Education by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for her service on the Special Administrative Board (SAB) for the St. Louis Public School District. Under the SAB’s guidance, the district improved student and district …

Cara Vonner joined Crown Center welcomes in the position of controller. Responsibilities are to maintain the effective functioning of the agency’s financial systems, ensure regulatory compliance, analyze all financial data and serve as staff liaison with the Crown Center Board’s Finance Comm…

If billionaire Rex Sinquefield really wants to make a difference in bettering our city he can. What he could do is to persuade our governor and rural legislators with the threat of funding their opponents if they continue to resist letting our city establish common sense gun laws to combat t…