Executive Alert: B of A tabs new KC market president, Ferguson names city manager

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

Lisa Boaz has left her position with the St. Louis Rams to join Anheuser-Busch as manager of local sports sponsorships. This is the second time this year that a high-ranking marketing official for the Rams has stepped down. Boaz had been serving as the team’s director of marketing and advertising.

Winston Calvert has resigned as the city of St. Louis’ counselorMichael Garvin, a deputy city counselor, has been picked to lead the city’s law department on an interim basis. Mayor Francis Slay’s office did give a reason for Calvert’s resignation. Calvert, 35, served in the role for 18 months. He said that “there are things I want to do that I can’t do as City Counselor, so I’m stepping back.”

Bank of America has replaced Jack Ovel as market president for Kansas City. Ovel, who has filled that role since 2013, now will oversee Bank of America’s private banking division, U.S. Trust. Gary Jankowitz, who has been working as the Kansas City market executive for Merrill Lynch, will replace Ovel.

Tom Metzger has announced his retirement from Bank Midwest in Kansas City. He had been serving as president of the bank and chief of enterprise technology and integration for its Colorado-based parent company, National Bank Holdings Corp.

De'Carlon Seewood | Courtesy of Linkedin
De’Carlon Seewood | Courtesy of Seewood/LinkedIn

De’Carlon Seewood is the new city manager of Ferguson. A string of interim city managers have filled the role since John Shaw resigned in March following a Department of Justice report outlining discriminatory policies and other abuses by Ferguson’s police department and municipal court.

Ann Covington has stepped down from her position on the University of Missouri’s Board of Curators. Covington’s term was valid until 2019, but she resigned, citing personal reasons, including the recent death of her husband.

Andy Economy has resigned as president of the Metro-East Sanitary District Board. The Madison County Board was to vote on eliminating Economy from his post, but he decided to quit before that. He had been facing allegations of not disclosing economic interests related to expenses his auto body shop made for the flood prevention district.

Jacqueline Gill Washington has been named president of the Metropolitan Community College’s Business & Technology campus in Kansas City. Washington currently works at Tarrant County College in Hurst, Texas, where she is interim vice president for academic affairs for the Northeast campus.

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