Metro-East News

People in business: Hirings, awards in the metro-east

Diel & Forguson LLC in O’Fallon has promoted Jamie Dressler to principal. Dressler joined the firm in January 2013 as a tax manager.

Mary Blackard, a financial adviser with Ameriprise Financial, has been named the 2015 Five Star Wealth Manager award by the research firm Five Start Professional. The award is based on performance of wealth managers.

Hospital Sisters Health Systems and St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville will present Every Hand Healing Awards at the Elizabethan Gala on Nov. 6. The award recognizes the Belleville hospital’s physicians and employees as well as community leaders “who illuminate a path for others and display a commitment to St. Elizabeth’s Core Values: Respect, Care, Competence and Joy.”

This year’s winners are Kevin Meder, principal at Clifton Larson Allen; Donna Meyers, a retired Air Force colonel who also serves as a member of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and a Eucharistic minister at St. Clare Church in O’Fallon; Ashley Hundelt, a nurse at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, and Dr. Wasseem El-Aneed of the HSHS Medical Group.