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August Member Spotlight – Juanita Christy

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When Juanita Christy, Commercial Underwriter with Columbia Insurance Group, was asked how she chose her current career, she responded, “Like most people in the industry I stumbled into the world of insurance. I started at Columbia Insurance Group in data entry shortly after college and worked my way up to commercial underwriter.” In her position …

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July Member Spotlight – Kylene Richardson

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Kylene Richardson, Advancement Officer for UMC, helps to raise funds and awareness for the College of Veterinary Medicine. Kylene was born in Columbia and raised in Jefferson City. After graduating from Jefferson City High School, she attended and graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia with a Bachelors Degree in Communication, after which she earned …

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June Member Spotlight – Anna Lawrence

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Anna Lawrence, Marketing Consultant for Word Marketing, very much enjoys her work of helping companies with brand strategy and developing and implementing successful marketing plans. Anna was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois, until her freshman year in high school when she and her family moved to St. Charles, Missouri. After graduating from St. Charles’ …

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May Member Spotlight – Jaime Freidrichs

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Woodhaven, a local nonprofit community organization, empowers people with developmental disabilities to live independently in our community. Our June Member Profile Winner, Jaime Freidrichs, is proud to serve as the Director of Development for Woodhaven. In her own words, Jaime describes her job, “ I help wonderful, generous people get involved with Woodhaven by volunteering …

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April Member Spotlight – Patty Anderson

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Patty Anderson, Senior Evening and Graduate Admissions Counselor for Columbia College, was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. Being the daughter of a military dad, Patty lived in many different places, but finally she and her family settled in Holden, Missouri, which is where she attended and graduated from Holden High School. After graduation, Patty attended …

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REFLECTIONS with Cheryl Jarvis

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  Cheryl Jarvis leads an extremely active lifestyle as a wife, mother of three and senior vice president at Landmark Bank, yet she still manages to find herself in the center of many service and philanthropic organizations, too. If that wasn’t enough, she and her husband recently became franchise owners of Zaxby’s Chicken. Cheryl has …

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March Member Spotlight – Cheryl Edington

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Cheryl Edington, Certified Public Account and Partner with Baer & Edington, experiences the daily satisfaction of helping her clients understand how to run their businesses and maximize their tax deductions. As Cheryl describes, “My job changes with every client because everyone has a different style of bookkeeping, how they manage their business and may have …

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February Member Spotlight – Kate Stull

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Kate Stull, Marketing and Communications Specialist for Columbia Insurance Group, works to manage and strengthen strategic corporate communications efforts with Columbia Insurance Group’s partnering independent insurance agents, policy holders and employees. When asked how she got into her current business, Kate responded, “I came to work in insurance by accident, and am grateful for that. …

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January Member Spotlight – Julie McNeill

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Julie McNeill, Foster Grandparent Program Manager for Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA), was born and raised in Sedalia, MO. After graduating from Sedalia’s Smith Cotton High School, Julie attended University of Central Missouri where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in social work. Later she attended Columbia College, where she received her teaching certificate …

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REFLECTIONS from Heather Dimitt

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In August of this year, veteran Women’s Network member Heather Dimitt was named the Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri. Heather grew up in Trenton, Missouri and came to Columbia to go to college, then decided to stay.  She noted there were many community and cultural opportunities in Columbia and yet …

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