People in Business

May 12, 2014 

Barber Voss Home Care in Belleville has promoted Jody Collins to its director of business development and operations. Collins had served as the marketing representative for Gateway Regional Home Health and Hospice and Red Bud Regional Home Care and was also responsible for starting the local health care publication Metro East Community Health Magazine in May 2008. Barber Voss is in its fifth year providing non-medical in-home services in the metro-east.

Megan Gerdes has joined J.T. McDermott Remodeling Contractors of Belleville as an interior designer. She previously worked as a design assistant at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Manchester, Mo., and also worked on the LEED team for Sieben Energy Associates in Chicago helping to design energy-efficient systems for new and existing buildings.

Belleville attorney Robert E. Wells Jr. is the recipient of the 2014 Chief Judge Richard A. Hudlin IV Memorial Award. The award is given to an attorney who most reflects commitment to service and charity to the people of St. Clair County. Wells is a lawyer with the Belleville law firm Pessin, Baird & Wells.

Certified public accountant Christopher Lowery, of Wealth Management Advisor and Managing Director of Northwestern Mutual The Lowery Group in Fairview Heights, has earned his Chartered Advisor for Senior Living designation from The American College.

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