MoveMakers & NewsMakers for July 19, 2022
See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."
The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) is relocating to a new ground-level space in downtown St. Louis at the Security Building (319 N. 4th Street, St. Louis, MO 63102).
BAMSL has enjoyed a wonderful experience at 555 Washington Avenue over the last decade. The lease expires at the end of this calendar year, and BAMSL plans to make the physical move in the first or second quarter of 2023.
The project is being developed by New + Found, designed by Lawrence Group and built by Integrate Construction Partners. "We're excited to welcome BAMSL to the Security Building," said Steve Smith, CEO of Lawrence Group and co-founder of New + Found. "Their new space is one of the most unique in the building and, together, we have the opportunity to create a modern office environment that honors the building's history, supports BAMSL's vision, and meets their programmatic needs."
BAMSL's goal was to provide better security, parking, a reduction in rent and to remain fiscally responsible. The highlights include convenient parking, enhanced security, and continued accessible lobby-level space.
"Thank you to the BAMSL Facilities Committee, which spent countless hours touring spaces and discussing options with landlords and advising the BAMSL Executive Committee and Board of Governors," BAMSL President Anne-Marie Brockland said. "We want to acknowledge our current landlord for building out our current space and a supportive relationship the last 10 years."
Jason C. Glahn is the newest associate at Cripps & Simmons LLC. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for the Missouri House of Representatives for seventeen years in a nonpartisan role drafting legislation.
Glahn holds undergraduate degrees in philosophy and economics, and a master’s degree in philosophy, all from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas-Austin.
Kirsten F. Dunham is the new executive director of Mid-Missouri Legal Services. She wants to build on the legacy of predecessor Susan Lutton as previous executive director. Dunham took on the role July 1 following Lutton's retirement from the organization. Lutton served as director for the past 15 years.
"(Lutton) is leaving (MMLS) in a very strong position, and we very much appreciate all of her hard work to build and develop its practice areas," Dunham said. "I'm looking for more ways to be community-based in our approach, whether that is more clinics or participating in more community events in our rural counties."
A recent strategic planning process aims for further service expansions, Dunham said.
Robert Kenney has joined Xcel Energy—Colorado as its new president. He brings more than 30 years of experience developing and implementing public policy at the local and state level.
“I’m delighted and honored to join the Xcel Energy team and look forward to meeting and working with our customers, communities, and employees as we continue advancing Colorado’s ambitious clean energy goals,” said Robert Kenney. “This company is leading the nation in reducing carbon emissions, and I look forward to the significant strides we can make moving forward to deliver cleaner energy for our customers.”
Prior to this position, Kenney led Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s regulatory strategy and execution with the California Public Utilities Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He was also responsible for the company’s governmental affairs and community relations efforts, including oversight of the PG&E’s charitable giving and corporate foundation.
“Robert brings extensive experience to the team, and we look forward to seeing him advance Colorado’s ambitious clean energy transition,” said Brett Carter, executive vice president and chief customer officer. “Robert has a long track record of success in the regulatory and stakeholder arenas, and we’ll build on that foundation as we grow our business to meet customers’ ever evolving energy needs.”
Prior to joining PG&E, Kenney served as chair of the Missouri Public Service Commission where he led a 190-person agency. He presided over a number of complex regulatory proceedings and was actively involved in national energy policy as a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Board of Directors and president of the Organization of Midcontinent Independent System Operator States.