Executive Alert: Enactus Names New President

Career moves

David Emerson, Enactus president | Photo courtesy of Enactus
David Emerson | Photo courtesy of Enactus

Lynn Shanahan has been appointed by Chesterfield-based Kellwood as the new chief executive of Kellwood Brands. She will be in charge of the company’s fashion portfolio, which includes clothing brands Sag Harbor, Rebecca Taylor and XOXO. Shanahan is the former president of Finland-based Marimekko NA and oversaw the company’s North American expansion.

David Emerson has been named president of Enactus (formerly SIFE), the Springfield-based nonprofit created to help students become socially responsible business leaders. Emerson has worked in business management for more than 20 years and was formerly the regional chief operations officer for the American Red Cross’s North Texas region, as well as the organization’s interim chief executive officer for the Phoenix region.

Michael McMillan has been selected as the new CEO and president of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. McMillan has served as the city’s license collector since 2007 and was formerly alderman of the 19th ward in Midtown. He will succeed James Buford, who retired in June and will remain in the organization in a counseling capacity.

Terry Jarrett, outgoing commissioner of the Missouri Public Service Commission | Photo courtesy of the Missouri Public Service Commission
Terry Jarrett | Photo courtesy of the Missouri Public Service Commission

Terry Jarrett will not seek a new term as the commissioner of the Missouri Public Service Commission. Jarrett said in a statement that he had informed Gov. Jay Nixon that he would be willing to serve past his term until a successor was selected. He was appointed to the position in 2007 by Gov. Matt Blunt.

Dr. Timothy Pluard has been chosen medical director of Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute. Pluard, an associate professor of medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, will be responsible for maximizing both regional and national-scale growth. He previously served as medical director for Siteman Cancer Center’s first satellite center.

Awards and recognition

Rochelle Bea was awarded the Entrepreneur-Momentum Business Award at the Association for Enterprise Opportunity’s microfinance conference this year. Bea is the owner of Beginning Futures LLC, a childcare business she started in 2008 that currently serves 113 children.

In the news

Glenn Tintera, a leader at St. Louis advertising firm D’Arcy, died Sunday at 81. Tintera was the company’s executive vice president and general manager and played a role in developing many of D’Arcy’s major advertising campaigns. He is credited with enabling the overseas expansion of Anheuser-Busch and helping the St. Louis-based brewing company become the largest in the world.

Tim Rowe will take over Cambridge Innovation Center’s expansion initiative following the departure of Ranch Kimball, who oversaw the company’s real estate business branch. Rowe, the CEO of Cambridge, said the change could slow down the company’s plans to occupy the Heritage building in Midtown.


Tags:, , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply