Executive Alert is a regular report on career moves, awards, recognition and other news about top executives from across the Show-Me State.
John Saunders, who has served as president of FleishmanHillard’s Europe, Middle East and Africa regions has now succeeded Dave Senay as president and CEO of the St. Louis-based public relations and marketing firm. Senay will keep serving the company as consultant.
Peter deSilva of UMB Financial Corp. has resigned as president and COO of the company. He’s also stepped down from his position as a member of board of directors. deSilva has served as president of the Kansas City-based bank holding company since 2004.
Patrick McKenna will serve as the new director of the Missouri Department of Transportation. McKenna previously worked as deputy commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. Roberta Broeker, MoDOT’s chief financial officer, has been serving as interim director of the department since Dave Nichols retired in May.
Cheryl Norton has replaced Frank Kartmann as the new president of Missouri American Water, a subsidiary of American Water. She assumed her new position Wendesday. Kartmann had been serving the company as president since 2009.
David Almeida who has served as Anheuser-Busch InBev’s vice president of U.S. sales since 2011 has been assigned to a “global special project.” In his new role, he will directly report A-B InBev chief executive officer Carlos Brito.
Henry Kenuam, co-founder of the St. Louis-based design and web development company Engage, is now the firm’s chief executive officer. Previously, he has served as company’s chief technology officer. He has replaced Rich Campbell, who will now serve as Engage’s president.
Todd Soiefer of Ferrellgas Partners LP is now the CFO of Bridger Logistics LLC. He had been working at Ferrellgas as senior vice president of strategic development since 2014.