People & Professions: March 24, 2013

Posted: Mar. 23, 2013 9:57 pm Updated: Apr. 20, 2013 10:15 pm



Trooper Robert C. Jackson II has joined District 14 of the Illinois State Police. Jackson attended Drake University graduating in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. Prior to his employment with the Illinois State Police, Jackson was a police officer with the Macomb Police Department for 3 1/2 years. He is a recent graduate of the Illinois State Police Academy, Cadet Class 120.


Ann Alter recently joined the team at Key Salon in Quincy. Alter has 32 years of experience and retired from the JC Penney Salon after 15 years of service. She specializes in haircuts, styling, perms, color, pedicures and manicures. Alter received training in Columbia, Mo., Springfield, Ill., and Quincy in 2012.


Julie Voss recently joined the team at Key Salon in Quincy. Voss has 24 years of experience and retired from the JC Penney Salon after 22 years of service. She specializes in haircuts, styling, perms, color, pedicures, manicures and artificial nails. Voss received training in Columbia, Mo., Springfield, Ill., and Quincy in 2012.


Russ Henderson, a certified family nurse practitioner has joined Quincy Medical Group. He will practice at the Pike County Family Practice and Pittsfield Affiliates. Henderson received his bachelor's degree in nursing and his master's degree in nursing (2012) from the University of Alabama Huntsville. He was awarded the Graduate Academic Excellence Award in 2012. He began his nursing career in the U.S. Air Force and has well more than a decade of nursing experience. Henderson has been involved with numerous community health projects and community outreach services. Prior to joining Quincy Medical Group, he worked in Guntersville, Ala., at Premier Family Care providing care to pediatrics and adults.


Missy Buckman recently joined the Palmyra, Mo., office of financial services firm Edward Jones as a branch office administrator trainee. Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Edward Jones is headquartered in St. Louis.

Tommie Long will succeed Paul Dion as manager of the Western Illinois Electrical Coop in Carthage. The appointment was approved by the board of directors. Long is currently the manager of operations and has been employed with the cooperative since 1978. The management transition will be effective Dec. 1. Western Illinois Electrical Coop. is a member of Touchstone Energy, an alliance of more than 720 local, consumer-owned electric utilities around the country. The coop serves more than 3,643 meters in Adams, Hancock, Henderson and McDonough counties

Culver-Stockton has made two changes in appointments for existing faculty members, which take effect in the 2013-14 school year. Jayme Long has been appointed to full-time assistant professor of English, tenure track. Long also will lead the initiative to promote writing across the curriculum. Prior to the appointment, Long served as both part-time lecturer in English, as well as director of the Tutorial and Academic Support Center. D'Ann Campbell will succeed Long as director of the TASC. Campbell is a professor of history at Culver-Stockton, and she will continue to teach history and the First Year Experience courses on a half-time basis for the duration of the administrative appointment.




Dr. Erik J. Meidl, an internist with the Hannibal Clinic in Hannibal, Mo., recently attended a conference in Columbia, Mo., titled "GI and Liver Symposium." The conference focused on gastrointestinal disorders and hepato-biliary disorders. Some of the topics included celiac disease, the obesity epidemic and the role of bariatric surgery, colon cancer screenings, cirrhosis and liver transplantation and hepatitis. Meidl is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He joined the Hannibal Clinic in 1996 after completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, an internship and second year of residency at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa.



Jim Tracy, senior vice-president and general counsel for Dot Foods, has been approved as a new member of the Illinois Chamber Board of Directors. As one of the second generation of the founding family, Tracy has been involved in the family business for most of his life, active full-time for 31 years. Prior to his current position, he served as vice president of operations, and then vice president of warehouses. Tracy is a member of the IFDA political and food safety committees and serves on the Mercantile Bank board. He recently served on the Dot board of directors, Loyola Family Business board, Brown County Bank board, and West Central Mass Transit board. Tracy has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Arizona State. He holds a juris doctorate from Southern Illinois University.




JoAnne Welty-Ferrill has been awarded the Gold Achievement Award by the Quincy Association of Realtors for her sales production for the year 2012 of near $4 million. That places her in the top 9 percent of agents in the QAR. Welty-Ferrill is associated with Bower & Associates Realtors and is licensed in Illinois and Missouri. She has been licensed since 1990.


Quincy Medical Group celebrated Certified Nurses Day March 19 by honoring its board certified oncology nurses. The following nurses were recognized for their professionalism, leadership and commitment to excellence in patient care: Lisa Knuffman, Geri Black, Brenda Blickhan, Deb Gable, Sarah Pruett and Susie Grist. Board certification of nurses plays an important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. Certification means the nurses have demonstrated a dedication to quality, a commitment to excellence and professionalism.

Mecki Kosin and her staff at the Travel House of Quincy recently received their third consecutive Platinum Elite Award from Apple Vacations. The Travel House of Quincy was awarded the honor because of the agency's sales volume of more than 1,000 bookings in 2012. The award is designed for small travel agencies. Angela Winters, Cathy McLaughlin-Cerutti and Kosin recently traveled to St. Louis to accept the award.