MoveMakers & NewsMakers for Nov. 4, 2020
See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., is pleased to announce that the firm has received a 2020 Cigna Well-Being Award in recognition of the firm’s significant efforts to enhance employee wellness.
The award mirrors Greensfelder’s selection earlier this year by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of the Healthiest Employers across the St. Louis region.
“The health and well-being of all our employees and their families are of utmost importance at Greensfelder,” said Greensfelder President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin T. McLaughlin. “We are gratified that our ongoing efforts in this area have been recognized by the Cigna Well-Being Award program.”
The Cigna Well-Being Award recognizes employers that have succeeded at building a culture of well-being that has positively impacted employee health. The selection process evaluates areas including leadership support for employee wellness initiatives and company policies and programs that support a culture of well-being. Cigna notes that the award recipients are organizations that have made well-being “part of their business philosophy.”
Led by Greensfelder Human Resources Manager Jessie Fenton, the firm’s Well-Being Program launched in early 2019. The comprehensive program aims to increase the overall well-being of all firm employees through opportunities offered in the areas of physical, financial, emotional and social health. Benefits of the program have included healthy food in the offices, wellness prizes and challenges, yoga and meditation classes, and educational programs.
Sandberg Phoenix has named shareholder Meghan Lewis as managing attorney for the firm’s Kansas City, Missouri, office. Lewis will assume her new role Nov.1.
Lewis is an experienced civil litigator and appellate lawyer with a history of working in the areas of insurance coverage and bad faith, business litigation, personal injury defense, and appellate advocacy. In her new role, Lewis will serve as the liaison between the firm’s Kansas City office and its headquarters in St. Louis, drive business development efforts, and manage internal operations.
“We are proud to add another strong, driven attorney to our leadership team,” said Bhavik Patel, CEO and managing partner of the firm. “Meghan is a talented litigator and her dedication to the firm and local community will help us attract new clients and talent to our Kansas City office.”
Lewis is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City, The Missouri Bar, Kansas Bar Association, Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, and Defense Research Institute (DRI).
Lewis received her J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law and her B.S. in economics and political science from the University of Missouri - Columbia. She has been a lawyer with Sandberg Phoenix since 2014. Lewis resides in Kansas City, where she is chair of the Municipal Art Commission for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and is an active member in the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri.