Executive Alert: KCADC leader to retire, St. Louis CEOs make employees’ choice list

Executive Alert is a regular report on career moves, awards, recognition and other news about top executives from across the Show-Me State.

Career moves

Bob Marcusse has announced his retirement as CEO of the Kansas City Area Development Council. He had been associated with the regional economic development group for 25 years.

Rhonda Brandon | Courtesy of BJC HealthCare
Rhonda Brandon | Courtesy of BJC HealthCare

The Missouri Lottery’s executive director, May Scheve Reardon, will now head the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. She was named president at NASPL’s annual conference.

Rhonda Brandon, BJC HealthCare’s senior vice president and chief human resources officer, has resigned and will join Duke University Health System in Durham, N.C., effective next year. She had been with BJC since 2006.

Populous, the Kansas City-based architecture firm, has hired Jeff Funovits to lead its new office in Pittsburgh. Funovits is a campus planner with 25 years of experience.

Tom Hoenig, vice chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and former head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, has been elected as president of the executive committee for the Switzerland-based International Association of Deposit Insurers (IADI). The organization has 80 members across the globe.

Awards and recognition

Hugh Grant, Monsanto chairman and CEO | Photo courtesy of Monsanto
Hugh Grant | Courtesy of Monsanto

Two executives from St. Louis are among the top 20 CEOs for 2015, according to Glassdoor’s recently released Employees’ Choice Awards. Hugh Grant of Monsanto Co. is ranked No. 6, and Jim Weddle of Edward Jones ranks No. 15.

Tammy Tetzlaff is one of nation’s top 10 women advisers, according to the National Association of Plan Advisors’ list. She works for the Trinity Planning Group in Overland Park, Kan. The financial advisors were nominated by their colleagues and went through an application process. Judges picked the best applicants based on their experience and achievements.

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