People & Professions: Nov. 4

Posted: Nov. 3, 2012 6:25 pm Updated: Dec. 2, 2012 1:15 am




Jim Youse has joined Denman Services Inc. as a marketing specialist. Youse has more than 22 years experience working in pharmaceutical sales. He will be working with Denman Medical Equipment and Supply, Quincy; Hannibal Medical Supplies: Illini Health Services, Pittsfield; and Macomb Medical Equipment and Supply. Denman Services has been serving our community for more than 29 years.


Dave Kroner has joined Mane Therapie Salon and Spa in Quincy. Kroner is third-degree certified in Reiki and is taking appointments on Saturday afternoons.


Jen Roberts of Quincy has joined the Office of College Communications at Culver-Stockton in Canton, Mo., as a designer. Roberts comes to C-SC from The Herald-Whig, where she worked in Production as a production designer. She has field experience working in printing, design, layout, decorating, photography and customer service. She graduated with a associate's degree in graphic arts degree from John Wood Community College in 2011. Roberts' duties include print and web projects, marketing and public relations, assisting with publications and making sure the brand of the college has a consistent representation.


Darin Redd has been named senior vice president, business banking manager for Commerce Bank in Hannibal, Mo. Redd has 10 years of banking experience and most recently was in Commercial Lending for Palmyra State Bank. In his new role, he is responsible for developing new business prospects and cultivating existing client relationships. Redd earned his master's in business administration degree from Quincy University in 2005 and is a 2002 graduate of the University of Missouri with a bachelor's degree in finance. He is a board member of theNortheast Missouri Economic Development Council and a member of the Show-Me Business Builders Networking Group.

Carla Gosney and Janet Nutt have joined the team at Moore Insurance Advisors, which opened Sept. 17 in Quincy as a branch of TWFG Insurance Services. Donny and Debi Moore are the branch owners.

Gosney, a native of Quincy, retired from John Wood Community College in 2012. She was the director of the Retired Senior and Volunteer Program for nealry 30 years. She is the marketing specialist and licensed insurance producer and will work with new business acquisitions and networking opportunities. Gosney also will coordinate monthly in-house seminars.

Nutt is a retention specialist and licensed insurance producer. Nutt spent nearly 32 years working in retail environments and is an active property manager who oversees management of rental properties. Licensed in property and casualty, Nutt will work with auto and homeowner clients, implement processes for customer retention and design customer appreciation programs.

Donny Moore is a licensed insurance producer. He has been an engineer with BNSF Railroad for the last 12 years. His desire to help local union members find a straight-forward accident-disability policy was the catalyst for starting Moore Insurance Advisors. Licensed in life, health, property and casualty, he completed additional insurance training in Northbrook.

Debi Moore is senior sales producer. She started as an insurance carrier in 1976 in the commercial auto underwriting department for the Farm Bureau & Country Cos. in Bloomington and has been recognized as top producer with Lincoln Benefit Life and Allstate Insurance for the last nine years. She is licensed in property, casualty, health, life and long term care in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri. A certified financial planner, she also has pursued Dave Ramsey financial freedom training. She will head up the life, health and annuity business for Moore Insurance Advisors and will be responsible for growth of voluntary employee benefits.




Ed Esselman, of Esselman Counseling Services, recently attended the workshop "Toxic People: Living and Working with High Conflict Individuals." The workshop focused on personality styles that create stress and also the strategies to minimize these destructive traits. Esselman Counseling Services works with people addressing general mental health problems, including child and parenting issues, depression, anxiety, loss, stress/anger management, marital/personal growth issues, separation, divorce, addictions and other compulsive behaviors.


Gilberta Dorsey, president /owner of Abundant Life Investments, recently attended a Due Diligence meeting hosted by American Realty Capital in Las Vegas. American Realty Capital is the dealer/ manager of several non- traded REITSoffered in the financial services industry. This was the largest Due Diligence meeting in company history. More than 700 financial professionals from various firms throughout the country heard from economists, product managers and the company's senior management team. Dorsey has been in the financial services industry more than 23 years.


Heather J. Barnett, a branch manager and president of Barnett Financial Partners Inc. of Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, recently attended the firm's Higher Education Conference at the University of California-Los Angeles. This conference gives the firm's top advisors the opportunity to learn from leading professors in an intimate setting held at the nation's top universities. Barnett has been a financial advisor for more than 16 years and has worked in the financial services industry for approximately 18 years.

Quincy University assistant professor and counseling program director Ken Oliver presented two workshop sessions at the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference held recently in Kansas City. Oliver's first presentation, "Exploring Counselor Educator Perceptions of Online Counselor Education," discussed the preliminary findings of a research study designed to examine professional attitudes toward graduates trained in online counselor education programs. The second presentation, "Pedagogical Concerns Surrounding the Promotion of Critical Consciousness in Counselor-Trainees," presented a model for incorporating an oppression framework into teaching counseling courses focusing on social and cultural issues.

Tanya Hunt and Melissa Voth, who work in non-invasive cardiology at Blessing Hospital, have earned certification as registered cardiac sonographers. Requirements to earn the certification from Cardiac Credentialing International include two years of experience in non-invasive cardiology, holding a degree in health sciences and passing a written examination. Hunt and Voth are graduates of the Owen Brown Training Program of Ultrasound, Nashville, Tenn.; and of John Wood Community College. Hunt is a licensed practical nurse.




Caly Kite Cramsey was honored with the Young Alumni Award during Culver-Stockton's 2012 Homecoming. The Young Alumni Award is presented annually to one alumnus who has demonstrated progressive career success and commitment to their profession. Cramsey graduated from C-SC with a degree in accounting and finance and is a vice president-financial officer at Bank of Quincy, in Quincy. Since graduating from Culver-Stockton, Cramsey has remained involved with the school. She serves on the Business Division Advisory Board for the school and has been a mentor to the cheerleading team.

Deborah Hull of St. Vincent's Home in Quincy was named as the 2012 Administrator's Choice Award winner by the Illinois Health Care Association. The awards were presented at the Tribute Awards Banquet during IHCA's 62nd annual Convention and Trade Show, Sept. 10-13 in Peoria. Hull has been caring for the residents at St. Vincent's Home for nearly three decades. Over the years, she has a number of different positions, including CNA and activity director. Currently, Hull wears a number of different hats within the facility, serving as assistant administrator, director of special services and admissions, and supervisor and director of admissions for assisted living. According to the facility administrator, Paula Connell, Hull's approach to long term care has always been resident centered. Award recipients are nominated by their peers; winners are chosen by the IHCA Awards Task Force.


Al Beck and D. Larry McSpadden were inducted into the Division of Fine Arts Hall of Fame during Culver-Stockton's 2012 Homecoming celebration. This was the inaugural kick-off for the Fine Arts Hall of Fame and seven alums and professors were inducted. Beck is a professor emeritus at Culver-Stockton in Canton, Mo. He was a professor of art from 1968-1996 and then the artist in residence from 1996-2009. He is the author of 21 books that cover a wide-range of subject matter, has given numerous lectures on innovations in art education at various regional, state and national conferences and has exhibited his original artwork and poetry in 44 different galleries and museums throughout the United States, Japan, Canada, France and India. McSpadden is a professor emeritus at Culver-Stockton. He was professor of music at C-SC from 1970-2006. He was a supervisor of music student teachers until 2012, marking 50 years of continuous service to music education. McSpadden won the Helsabeck Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 1983 and the Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1993. He was also inducted into the Missouri Music Educator's Hall of Fame for Distinguished Service to Music Education in 2006.