MoveMakers & NewsMakers for Dec. 10, 2019
See who is making news and moving where in the weekly Missouri Bar update "MoveMakers & NewsMakers."
St. Louis Area
The Gateway Arch Park Foundation is proud to welcome Amanda Goldsmith as its new Director of Development. With a background in development, law, and secondary and higher education, Goldsmith will bring leadership, advocacy and passion to the mission of the Foundation. Most recently, she served as the Director of Advancement at Christian Brothers College High School, and prior to that, as the Director of Development at Saint Louis University School of Law.
“The Arch is an iconic monument and a true testament to St. Louis and its role in the country’s expansion,” Goldsmith said. “It is an honor to be a part of the Foundation whose mission is ensuring the Arch and its neighboring public spaces are true community gathering places for those of us who call St. Louis home and the visitors we welcome, both now and in the future.”
As Director of Development, Goldsmith's goal is to raise awareness for the Foundation, its mission, and opportunities for financial growth and support from throughout the St. Louis region so that the park is not only a tourist attraction but also a place for all to come together to celebrate our community.
“Amanda is a strong leader with the skills, dedication and passion needed to continue moving the Foundation forward in support of St. Louis’ urban national park,” said Ryan McClure, executive director of the Gateway Arch Park Foundation. “She will be a key part of ensuring the Gateway Arch and its grounds are a vital, active, welcoming, well-supported resource for generations to come.”
Originally from rural Kentucky, Goldsmith has proudly called St. Louis home the past 16 years. Her favorite thing about Gateway Arch National Park is that there is always something new to discover – from learning a piece of our region’s history in the museum exhibits to seeing the growth of St. Louis when taking in the view from the top.
Danna McKitrick, PC has announced that Lauren L. Wood has joined the firm’s litigation practice as an associate. Wood primarily focuses on civil litigation and insurance-related litigation for her clients. She is an experienced litigator in personal injury defense, trial practice, and appellate work.Wood earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2005. While in law school, she served as Notes and Comments Editor on The Saint Louis University Public Law Review. She also served as a judicial clerkship intern for Judge George Draper, III, Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District. She graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia in 2001 with a B.A. in art history and archaeology.
Wood previously volunteered for several years as a mentor with the Saint Louis County Family Court Mentor Program. She also volunteers with Great Rivers Environmental Law Center.
Kansas City Area
McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan is pleased to announce that Kristie Remster Orme, the firm's president, has been named to Ingram’s List of 2019 Top Women Executives in Kansas City.
The 2019 Annual WeKC Women Executives and Legal Rainmakers were honored at a luncheon in November hosted by Ingram’s.
Orme chairs the firm's banking and financial services practice area, and also practices in the employment law, and litigation and dispute resolution practice areas.