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Congratulations Joni Wickham, ’18!

For former Kansas City Mayor Sly James and his Chief of Staff Joni Wickham, GMLC alumna 2018,  have launched a consulting firm which was a “natural next step” in their careers.  The pair will particularly focus on education, climate change, economic development, and women’s leadership with the firm, Wickham James Strategies & Solutions, which already

August 30, 2019

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Congratulations Thalia Cherry, ’12!

  Thalia Cherry, GMLC 2012, was recently recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal as one of the 2019 Women Who Mean Business. Thalia is the founder and CEO of Cherry Holding, a sports and clothing company.    Thalia’s main priority is the development and communication of the company’s strategic direction. Additionally, she manages growth

August 30, 2019

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Congratulations Dr. Mara Woody ’14!

The Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) announced that Dr. Mara Woody is the new Assistant Commissioner for Postsecondary Policy. In this role, Mara is responsible for overseeing the apprenticeship Missouri, innovation and performance, academic affairs, proprietary school certification, and strategic initiatives units. She joins the MDHE team from the Missouri Office of State Courts

August 29, 2019

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UMC Recognition – Robin Wenneker ’16 and family

  On Saturday August 10th, Robin Wenneker, GMLC 2016 Alumna, and the Wenneker family were recognized by the University of Missouri  for their years of support and for their contribution of  “The Tiger” statue.  The statue, created by Harry Weber, was placed in front of the new South End Zone entrance to Mizzou’s Memorial Stadium.

August 29, 2019

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Congratulations Amy Amin, ’18!

On August 16, 2019 GMLC alumna Amy Amin and her husband welcomed Samir to their family.  Samir was 5 lbs and 7 oz.  We wish them all well as they begin their journey as a family! Congratulations!

August 29, 2019

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Congratulations Carolyn Chrisman ’15

Carolyn Chrisman, GMLC 2015 alumna and member of GMLF Board of Directors, was named the Professional Economic Developer of the Year, an award given by the Missouri Economic Development Council (MEDC) at their annual meeting, held June 11-13th, 2019. The award’s purpose is to recognize the contribution of economic developers who have worked made a

July 31, 2019

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Congratulations Suzanne Rothwell ’04

Suzanne Rothwell, GMLC 2004 Alumna, was recently promoted to Vice President of Advancement for Columbia College.  Rothwell had served as executive director of the Advancement Division for the college during the last four years and will continue to oversee the offices of development, alumni and public relations at the college. One of the main focuses

July 31, 2019

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Congratulations Joan Gabel, ’12

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents appointed Joan T.A. Gabel, GMLC 2012 Alumna, as the University’s 17th President by a unanimous vote.  She assumed the office on July 1, 2019. “President-Designate Gabel stood out from a highly competitive pool of candidates that advanced through a thorough and thoughtful search process. Her qualifications, combined with

July 31, 2019

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Congratulations Yvette Gonzales ’11

Yvette Gonzales, GMLC 2011 Alumna, has recently taken a position as Vice President of Software Engineering at WageWorks, a Consumer-Directed Benefits company focused on empowering employers, employees, and their families, to lead healthier, happier, and more productive lives. Yvette is a recognized leader in the insurance industry with more than 30 years of experience in

July 31, 2019

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Congratulations Amanda Kastler ’16

For six years the Springfield Business Journal has recognized local professionals who are considered to be the best in their field of work.  These awardees are selected by an independent panel of judges.  We congratulate Amanda Kastler, GMLC 2016 Alumna, who was one of the Springfield-area leaders selected by the panel for 2019!  Amanda will

July 30, 2019

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