Executive Alert: Emerson Board Adds Jim Turley

Career moves

Jim Turley, the retired chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young, now serves on the Emerson Electric board. | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons
Jim Turley | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

Jim Turley, the former chairman and chief executive of Ernst & Young, was named to the Emerson Electric board. Turley, who hails from St. Louis, joined Ernst & Young in 1977 and worked there until his retirement this year. In addition to serving on the Emerson board, Turley will serve on the company’s audit and corporate governance and nominating committees.

Steven Rasche was appointed CFO of Laclede Group. Rasche, the senior vice president of finance and accounting for Laclede Group and CFO for Laclede Gas, will replace current CFO Mark Waltermire, who plans to retire in September. Rasche will begin his new role in October.

Desiree Coleman was selected as Wells Fargo’s civic relations manager. Coleman has worked for the United Way of Greater St. Louis and has managed partnerships with nonprofit organizations, civic institutions and other businesses that collaborate with Wells Fargo.

Awards and recognition

Brian Handrigan, CEO of St. Louis-based startup Click With Me Now, has been recognized by Broadband America as one of 21 leading Internet innovators. Handrigan’s company recently partnered with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to provide software that would allow Blue Cross customers to share medical plan browsing sessions.

In the news

Randall Sutton, former CEO of Chesterfield-based National Prearranged Services, pleaded guilty to money laundering and fraud. Sutton could face up to 84 months in prison for the crimes. He was the fourth of six company employees to plead guilty to the charges.


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