Executive Alert: SBA Names New KC Director

Career moves

Roderick Cox | Photo courtesy of the SBA
Roderick Cox | Photo courtesy of the SBA

Dave Dulny was hired as Providence Medical Center’s new CFO. Dulny, who has served as the hospital’s director of finance since 1989, will oversee Kansas City, Kan.-based Providence and Leavenworth, Kan.-based Saint John Hospital. The hospitals were acquired earlier this year by Prime Health Care Services, a California-based company that salvaged them from the verge of bankruptcy by converting them to for-profit organizations.

Roderick Cox was selected as director of the Small Business Administration’s Kansas City District Office. Cox, a retired U.S. Army colonel, will oversee SBA programs in 89 counties throughout Kansas and Missouri in addition to working with SBA training partners.

Rob Dixon was promoted to executive vice president of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Dixon is the former vice president of the organization and has served on its economic development team for three years. In his new role, he will oversee the chamber’s public affairs efforts and guide community development and special events programs.

Tom Finkel was appointed editor of the Village Voice, a New York newspaper claims the distinction of being the nation’s first and largest alternative weekly. Finkel has worked for the last decade as the editor of St. Louis’ alternative weekly, the Riverfront Times. He will be replaced by Riverfront Times managing editor Chad Garrison.

Awards and recognition

Rob Schaaf | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons
Rob Schaaf | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

Sen. Rob Schaaf (R-St. Joseph) received the State Arts Advocacy Award for his support of funding for the Missouri Arts Council. Schaaf, a member of the Missouri Appropriations Committee and the Missouri Trust Fund, has campaigned for arts funding since he first joined the General Assembly. The award was given by Missouri Citizens for the Arts, a nonpartisan organization that seeks to promote financial support for the arts in Missouri.

In the news

Leland Orr was cleared of all criminal charges related to Brooke Corp.’s decline. The former chief executive of the Overland Park, Kan.-based insurance firm faced charges of count of conspiracy to defraud the Securities and Exchange Commission and three counts of making false statements to the federal agency. He was charged along with Brooke founder Robert Orr, who pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the SEC.

E. Randall Gruber, owner of accounting firm Gruber & Co., had his firm’s registration revoked by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. The order from the PCAOB states that Gruber improperly created audit documentation. Under the terms of the revocation, Gruber can no longer audit publicly listed companies.


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