People & Professions

People and Professions: Reported April 14, 2019

Posted: Apr. 14, 2019 12:01 am


Bill Sullivan has been named CEO of Sullivan Auctioneers in Hamilton. He joins the company with over 40 years of experience in agriculture, including 25 in management and business ownership. He will replace John Sullivan, who is Illinois director of agriculture.

David Adam has been named media content specialist in the Office of Marketing and Public Relations at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo. He most recently was sports editor of The Herald-Whig. He also had been a news coordinator, page designer, a reporter and a sports writer during his 34-year career there.


Craig Sutter of Taylor, Mo., placed first in the state in the E: No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated Class of the 2018 National Corn Yield Contest. He had a yield of 303.78059999999999 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning Missouri field was Pioneer P1197AMTM. The contest, sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association, recognizes farmers from across the country for their exceptional efforts.

Central Stone Co.'s Quincy Quarry received a Rock Solid Safety award, the highest honor, on March 7 at the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers annual convention in Springfield. The award recognizes members producing crushed stone, sand, gravel and industrial minerals as well as companies providing services to the industry.

Dr. William Hollis, a partner and veterinarian of Carthage Veterinary Service, was named 2019 Swine Practitioner of the Year by the American Association of Swine Veterinarians during its annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. In December, he was elected president of Professional Swine Management, the swine management service company he and other CVS partners founded in 2000. Hollis has a bachelor of science degree in agriculture and a doctor of veterinary medicine, both from the University of Illinois.

The Hannibal Board of Public Works received the American Public Power Association's Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2018. The utility earned first place in the category for utilities with 30,000 to 59,999 worker-hours of annual worker exposure. The award was presented during the association's annual Engineering and Operations Technical Conference in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Kirt Malone, superintendent of the Palmyra, Mo., R-I School District, was among eight Missouri superintendents recognized by the Missouri Association of School Administrators for outstanding performance as a new superintendent. Malone was nominated by his colleagues. He was honored during an awards banquet at the MASA Spring Conference on March 27.

Adam Kestner Camp Point was given the Farmers National Co. Gold Eagle Award, its top award for real estate sales in 2018. Farmers National Co. is a farm and ranch management and brokerage company.