People on the move 8/27/07

Monday, August 27, 2007

Michelle Jones promoted at Bank of Missouri

The Bank of Missouri announced that Michelle Jones has been promoted to the position of operations supervisor at the bank's North Kingshighway location. Jones has worked for the Bank of Missouri for 10 years and has 16 years' banking experience.

Area lawyer re-elected to state bar governors

Cape Girardeau lawyer Matthew W. Mocherman was one of 17 lawyers who was re-elected to the Missouri Bar Board of Governors in recent balloting. Lawyers throughout the state participated, voting by districts for the 20-member board. The board members will take office at the conclusion of the 2007 Missouri Bar annual meeting in September in Springfield, Mo.

Worley wins awards; Edmonds promoted

Ben Worley, financial adviser with the Dexter office of Edward Jones, won two company awards and announced the promotion of an employee of the company. Worley won the Jack Phelan Award for outstanding sales and service and the 2006 Century Award for outstanding performance during 2006. The promotion went to Becky Edmonds, who was named senior branch office administrator. Edmonds has been employed with Edward Jones for almost four years. Edward Jones is a Missouri-grown company based in St. Louis that provides financial services for individual investors through more than 10,000 financial advisors.

Area man wins award at national banquet

Rick Shultz of Jackson won the fourth diamond in his Maintenance Engineering Ltd. gold ring for sales exceeding $1.5 million for the distributor of lighting products. Shultz also retained his position in the vice-president's club, recognizing the top 20 sales representatives, for the eighth consecutive year. Shultz ranked 13th in the national sales force. The awards were announced at the company's national awards banquet in Fargo, N.D. Shultz has been with the company for more than 10 years and serves as the regional manager for the tri-state area.

Lange becomes certified mortgage specialist

Mortgage broker Gary Lange, owner of American Financial Mortgage, 1427 Thomas Drive in Cape Girardeau, passed the National Association of Mortgage Brokers certification examination to become a certified residential mortgage specialist. The certification is based on experience and knowledge, and holders of the certification must abide by a specific code of ethics. Lange, a mortgage broker for eight years, is currently vice-president of the Missouri Association of Mortgage Brokers.

Town and Country Realty closes, joins Exit Realty

Exit Realty's Tom Meyer announced that real estate broker Barbara Baker is closing her Town and Country Realty operation to join his firm. Town and Country Realty, 1558 Independence St., was founded in the 1960s. The change isn't a merger as much as Baker and her associates "simply closing their office and becoming broker associates or sales people with my firm," Meyer said.

-- From staff reports

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