Executive Alert is a regular report on career moves, awards and recognition and other news about top executives from across the Show-Me State.
St. Louis native Jack Dorsey has been named the new CEO of Twitter. Dorsey, who co-founded the microblogging service and is on the company’s board, has been serving as interim CEO of Twitter since previous chief executive Dick Costolo stepped down in July. It will be the second stint as full-time CEO for Dorsey, who previously led the company from 2007 to 2008. Dorsey will divide his time between Twitter and mobile payments company Square, which he founded with fellow St. Louisan Jim McKelvey.
Supervalu president and CEO Sam Duncan announced he will retire. Duncan will leave the Minnesota-based company, which is the parent company of Shop ‘N Save and Save-A-Lot, at the end of February, when the company’s fiscal year ends.
Lewis Chartock of Missouri Goodwill Industries will retire this month after serving the company for more than 20 years. The President and CEO of the nonprofit organization said he reached his decision after talking to family members and colleagues.
Dr. Vikesh Tahiliani has been appointed chief medical information officer of HCA Midwest Health. In his new role, Tahiliana will oversee clinical informatics efforts, focusing using information technology systems to improve clinical outcomes.
Sally Maliski will head the University of Kansas School of Nursing starting in January. Maliski is an RN and a Ph.D. from the University of California-Los Angeles, where she served as associate dean for academic and student affairs for the nursing school. At KU, she replaced interim dean Marjorie Bott.
Lockton has promoted three executives: Glenn Spencer, Mike Hammond and Neil Nimmo. Spencer will now serve as COO at Lockton Inc. and president of Lockton Cos. Hammond will be the executive chairman of Lockton International Holdings Ltd. Nimmo will replace Hammond as CEO of Lockton Cos. and Lockton International Holdings.
Jon “Malcolm” Richards will be the new district director of the Small Business Administration’s Kansas City office. Richards has been working with the SBA since 2009. He previously worked as acting deputy district director of the SBA’s New York District Office. He was also a branch office director for the Buffalo office.
In the news
Sharelle Klaus is celebrating the 10th anniversary of her soda business, DRY Sparkling. Klaus, who is the company’s founder and CEO, is a self-proclaimed foodie, and the company was born out of her interest in finding great food and drink pairings.
At a conference last week, Jamie Pierson, the CFO of YRC Worldwide Inc. discussed his belief in the company’s bright future and why it’s a good bet for investors. Pierson, who helped the Overland Park, Kan.-based trucking company return to profitability, said YRC had endured rough times but was back to good financial shape.