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May 06

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has three Advocates selected as 2021 National Race Equity Fellows for Racial Justice Institute

Leaders to Join Network of Advocates Advancing Racial Justice Across the Country

St. Louis (May 6, 2021) – The Shriver Center on Poverty Law recently announced 47 Fellows, including Legal Services of Eastern Missouri’s staff members Earlene Bolton, Katherine Holley and Amanda Schneider, have been selected to take part in its 2021 Racial Justice Institute (RJI), a leadership program that equips and coordinates anti-poverty advocates to affirmatively advance racial equity.

“The past year has laid bare systemic inequities that many members of our community face daily,” said Dan Glazier, Legal Services Executive Director and General Counsel.  “We are gratified that Earlene, Katherine and Amanda have all been selected for this incredible opportunity to bolster our advocacy with the core principles of race equity.”

This year’s RJI Fellows include a diverse group of public interest lawyers, legal aid attorneys, community advocates, executive leaders, and even a judge. They come from 16 organizations advancing justice in 10 states, including 11 organizations new to the RJI.

“The COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis, combined with the racial reckoning during the past year, have exposed racial disparities experienced daily in the communities that anti-poverty advocates serve,” said Kimberly Merchant, Director of the Racial Justice Institute and Network. “The Racial Justice Institute equips these advocates to take a strategic, direct approach to eliminating racial disparities, dismantling barriers to opportunity, and strengthening communities of color.”

The 2021 Fellows come to the Racial Justice Institute with experience in a wide range of advocacy areas, including criminal justice reform, healthcare, second chance opportunities, economic justice, disability justice, immigrants’ rights, and affordable housing. Under the intensive seven-month RJI program that begins in May, the 2021 Fellows will be exposed to a core set of racial equity concepts that they can apply to the advocacy in which they are currently engaging.

“This year’s Fellows are working with communities facing many systemic challenges, including individuals experiencing discrimination in the criminal justice system, people with disabilities facing intersectional issues and discrimination, and families of color harmed by the child welfare system,” said Janerick Holmes, Associate Director of the Racial Justice Institute and Network. “RJI will offer these Fellows a framework to contextualize structural racism, systems thinking, social cognition, and implicit bias that they can use to confront and impact racial disparities in the communities they serve.”

Earlene Bolton is the outreach coordinator for Legal Services’ Connecting Kids to Coverage program, and has expertise in Medicaid outreach and enrollment.  A staff attorney in Legal Services’ public benefits program, Katherine Holley has developed important community partnerships while conducting food stamp outreach to able-bodied adults.  Amanda Schneider manages Legal Services’ Health Justice Initiative/Education Justice Project, which works to address the root causes of inequities in health and education, and doing community outreach with a racial equity lens.

Together, Earlene, Kate and Amanda, with the support of the RJI program, hope to advance health equity in Missouri by increasing the enrollment of Black men—a group with historically low rates of health coverage—in Missouri’s Medicaid program.

Entering its eighth year, the Shriver Center’s Racial Justice Institute has cultivated nearly 300 advocates, representing over 90 organizations in 31 states and the District of Columbia. Fellows emerge from the program ready to help shape policies that support a more racially just society and continue to work in concert as part of the Shriver Center’s Racial Justice Institute Network.

The full list of the 2021 Fellows:

Afrasan Adams, Bay Area Legal Services
Alisa L. Anderson, Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Johanna Baumann, Bet Tzekdek Legal Services
Virginia Benzan, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Earlene Bolton, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
Lisa Brody, Bay Area Legal Services
Calli Burnett, Bay Area Legal Services
Amanda Caldwell, Community Legal Services of Arizona
Daniela Cimo, Legal Services of Greater Miami
Iris Coloma-Gaines, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Deborah Concepcion, Lone Star Legal Aid
Krisofer Cook, Legal Aid of North Carolina
Richard Crews, Human Services Campus
Prachi Dave, Public Defender Association
Sha’Tarria Davis, Legal Services of Greater Miami
Richard Diaz, Disability Rights California
Britni Eseller, Disability Rights California
Lili Graham, Disability Rights California
Eric Harris, Disability Rights California
Alicia Hill, Bay Area Legal Services
Katherine Holley, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
Yalonda Houston, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
Parsa Ijadi-Maghsoodi, Disability Rights California
Ashea Jones, Lone Star Legal Aid
Georgia Katsoulomitis, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
David Keenan, King County Superior Court
Saadiqa Kumanyika, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
Elizabeth Larin, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
April Lee, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
Lauren Lystrup, Disability Rights California
Jenna Miara, Bet Tzekek Legal Services
Lucia Mirande, Disability Rights California
Alexandra Narvaez, Legal Counsel for Youth and Children
Guerby Noel, Legal Services of Greater Miami
Tatiana Perez, Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Brian Reichart, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Jeremy Rosen, Shriver Center on Poverty Law
Archie Roundtree Jr., Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Marcus Samuel, Shriver Center on Poverty Law
Amanda Schneider, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
Amy Schwabenlender, Human Services Campus
Eric Sirota, Shriver Center on Poverty Law
Jen Story, Legal Aid of North Carolina
Stephan Thomas, Consultant
NaTonia Trammell, Legal Aid of North Carolina
Korin Waltersdorf, Community Legal Services of Arizona
Audra Wilson, Shriver Center on Poverty Law

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Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has provided free civil legal help for low-income families for 65 years. In 2020, more than 30,000 people in 21 counties of eastern Missouri received services from four regional offices. For more information, please visit www.lsem.org.

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The Shriver Center on Poverty Law fights for economic and racial justice. Over our 50-year history, we have secured hundreds of victories with and for people living in poverty in Illinois and across the country. Today, we litigate, shape policy, and train and convene multi-state networks of lawyers, community leaders, and activists nationwide. Together, we are building a future where all people have equal dignity, respect, and power under the law. Join the fight at povertylaw.org.

Apr 19

Tom Dunn CPA Firm Voted 2021 Best Payroll Service Providers in St. Louis by Small Business Monthly Readers

St. Louis (April 19, 2021) – Tom Dunn CPA Firm, a St. Louis-based accounting, business advisory and tax preparation firm for small business owners and entrepreneurs, was voted one of “2021 Best Payroll Providers in St. Louis” by the readers of Small Business Monthly.

“We are honored to be part of this short list of St. Louis’ best payroll providers. We want to thank our clients, partners, and the readers of Small Business Monthly,” said Tom Dunn, CEO and founder of Tom Dunn CPA Firm.

Tom Dunn CPA Firm has a unique process with the way it manages client relationships. Dunn explained that he asks clients to come in each week for a weekly 20-minute meeting where clients need to sign their personal and business checks prepared by his team of accountants, discuss business strategies, and understand the general financial direction of their businesses.  A benefit is that clients meet with Dunn, who is an entrepreneur having owned more than 10+ businesses throughout his career, and he shares his experience with each client to help guide his clients to make better informed decisions.

Dunn has been selected by Small Business Monthly readers for past multiple awards including Best Accounting Firm, Best in Reliability, Best in Customer Service, and voted One of the Most Innovative Companies in St. Louis. He has also been voted one of the “Top 100 People to Know in Business in St. Louis.”

To read the list of the “2021 Best Payroll Providers in St. Louis,” please click on the following link: https://www.pageturnpro.com/St-Louis-Small-Business-Monthly/99369-STL-SBM-April-2021/sdefault.html#page/17.

About Tom Dunn CPA Firm

Tom Dunn CPA Firm, founded by Tom Dunn, CPA, is a St. Louis-based accounting, business advisory and tax preparation firm that serves small and mid-sized businesses, nonprofits, families, and trusts.  Nearly 20 years ago, Tom decided to focus on his passions of accounting and helping entrepreneurs find solutions. Tom and his team can manage the business and personal financial, accounting and tax needs of their clients by partnering with them so they have a better chance at success, life-changing-results and peace of mind. To learn more, please visit, http://tomdunncpa.com.

Apr 14

Association of Corporate Counsel – St. Louis Chapter Participates in 2021 Street Law Program

St. Louis (April 14, 2021) – The Association of Corporate Counsel – St. Louis Chapter (ACC STL) participated in the 2021 Street Law Program, a global, non-partisan and nonprofit organization through which local attorneys volunteer to educate youth about matters related to law and government. This year, the event was held virtually March 8-11 with 45 KIPP St. Louis Public School students and 11 ACC STL members who volunteered to lead the discussions.

Since 2012, the ACC STL Diversity & Inclusion Committee has directed the Street Law Program for the St. Louis Chapter. Street Law is a diversity pipeline program, designed to expose students from a local high school (whose students include virtually all racial and ethnic backgrounds underrepresented in the legal profession) to the practice of law in a way that will encourage them to consider legal careers and pursue higher education. Chapter members participating in the program, in teams of two or three members, teach an interactive session on an area of the law at the participating high school class.

“Street Law provides students with an insight into the legal profession which they may not otherwise have. The ACC STL believes it is important because this introduction provides students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to understand the legal profession and how to advocate for themselves and others,” said Geoffrey Grammer, Chairperson for the 2021 Law Street Program and Corporate Counsel, Ameren Corporation.

The 2021 Street Law sponsor was Alaris (https://alaris.us/).

Contact:

Ann Marie Mayuga, AMM Communications
314.485.9499
annmarie@ammcommunications.com

About the ACC STL:

The Association for Corporate Counsel of St. Louis (ACC STL), the pre-eminent professional development organization serving in-house counsel, was founded in 1987. The St. Louis chapter has more than 550 members who represent more than 100 organizations.  The ACC STL has been recognized as one of the leading chapters in the country by the national Association of Corporate Counsel with having received the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Gold Level Award, and selected for the 2018 Best Membership / Recruitment Award. To learn more, please visit, https://www.acc.com/chapters/stlouis/.

Mar 30

Looking For Digital Marketing Services?

ST. LOUIS, January 6, 2021 – PenPath, a marketing intelligence solutions provider, announced today the company’s expanded partnership with Improvado, a company specializing in marketing data aggregation. The expanded partnership, originally established in 2017, allows for easier access to, and seamless integration and visualization of, Amazon data, helping to position PenPath as a provider at the cutting edge of business intelligence and digital marketing dashboards for your company.

“We offer marketing teams unmatched automated insights that ultimately enable them to make data-driven business decisions,” said Alex Cruz, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, PenPath. “The recipe that produces those insights calls for innovative capabilities that others in the industry don’t have. That’s why we partnered with Improvado from the start to connect disparate – yet business critical data – from all platforms.”

With these new capabilities, PenPath doesn’t just visualize Amazon data, but models it so that it’s blended with advertising and sales data from other channels including digital marketing dashboards. The expanded partnership brings forth the ability to connect to Amazon Advertising and Amazon Marketplace Web Services (MWS) APIs, providing easier access to marketing and sales insights. Additionally, it enables better data integration, connecting data from advertising platforms such as Facebook, Google, and Amazon, as well as ecommerce platforms, such as Shopify, BigCommerce, and eBay.

“As a PenPath partner, we see that they’re at the cutting edge of business intelligence,” explained Ali Quigley, Co-founder, Improvado. “For three years, we have partnered with PenPath to automate and enhance marketing reporting workflows. Today, we continue this journey and now offer the ability to connect and visualize one of the most requested data sources in the industry which is Amazon Marketplace Web Services (MWS) and Amazon Advertising.”

About PenPath

PenPath is a Marketing Intelligence solutions provider specialized in providing guidance, professional-grade technology, and services for marketing teams. PenPath provides decision makers the largest library of reliable data, offering 360° visibility of sales and marketing performance. The solution delivers the most reliable insights on essential business KPIs, so marketers can make better decisions, minimize wasteful spending, and automate reporting workflows and showing marketing dashboard examples.

If you are looking for digital marketing dashboards, then PenPath can help you find what you need.

Find out more about PenPath: https://penpath.com/

About Improvado

Improvado is a cloud-based marketing data aggregation platform that enables enterprise marketing teams to drive ROI by connecting over 200 marketing APIs to any data visualization tool – all without the help of developers. Improvado takes the pain out of data-driven marketing by automating the marketing data pipeline, saving hours of manual work by aggregating and transforming cross-channel marketing data into one single view on digital marketing dashboard examples.

Find out more about Improvado: https://improvado.io/

Media Contact: Heidi Marino, heidi@penpath.com

PenPath

677 Craig Rd #206

St. Louis, MO 63141

(573) 738-0820

Mar 30

Home Health Care Experts At Accucare

St. Louis, MO, January 2021- Jacqueline B. Phillips, R.N., B.S.N, owner and founder of AccuCare Event Medical and AccuCare Home Health Care of St. Louis, has received the 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year award. The award is presented by EO St. Louis, in which Jacqueline was nominated by her peers and then voted on to accept the award. Jacque earned the award because AccuCare is St. Louis’ leading provider of in-home health care and medical event services. She had the expertise and foresight needed to develop and offer new COVID-related services which, during this pandemic, have addressed the changing needs of delivering healthcare. Jacque assisted in founding the EO St. Louis chapter in 1993 and was a board member from 2019 to 2020.

Other awards have gone to AccuCare Home Health Care of St. Louis and AccuCare Event Medical, including Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, The Better Business Bureau TORCH Award, St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, and Caregiver of the Year, sponsored by VOYCE.

AccuCare Home Health Care of St. Louis and AccuCare Event Medical celebrated 25 years of business in 2019. AccuCare Home Health Care of St. Louis is a private-pay, private-duty, in-home health care provider. Jacque leads a team of Registered Nurses, or RNs, to develop customized care plans and services that take into effect individual client needs. The rest of the team of CNAs and caregivers work together to deliver exceptional care every day as a home health care St. Louis.

AccuCare Event Medical provides on-site basic and advanced first aid services for events with a team of Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, and Registered Nurses. The company provides services for Busch Stadium, the Dome at America’s Center, Enterprise Center, and other venues in and around the greater St. Louis area.

EO is Entrepreneur’s Organization, a global, peer-to-peer network of over fourteen thousand influential business owners. There are 198 chapters in 61 countries. EO allows leading entrepreneurs to grow and learn, which leads to greater business success and great in home health care St. Louis.

AccuCare Home Health Care of St. Louis

1185 N. Price Rd, St. Louis, MO 63132

(314) 474-0020

Mar 09

Association of Corporate Counsel – St. Louis Chapter Honors Members for Individual Contributions at 2021 Annual Meeting

March 9, 2021 (St. Louis) – The Association of Corporate Counsel – St. Louis Chapter (ACC STL), the pre-eminent professional development organization serving in-house counsel, held its 2021 Annual Meeting virtually by recognizing members for their individual contributions.

The 2021 ACC STL award recipients include:

Committee of the Year: Diversity Committee led by Committee Chairperson is Tamee Reese, Assistant Vice President, Senior Legal Counsel, AT&T. The Diversity Committee was recognized in October 2020 by the ACC National Organization as the “Most Innovative Diversity Initiative Program in 2019” for its Diversity & Inclusion Summer Internship Program. The committee founded the Diversity & Inclusion Task Force in response to the racial injustices from last year to help members learn, understand, and discuss topics of concern. The task force and committee worked together to provide programming and partnered with the ACC Mid-American Chapter to host three book club discussions for members from both chapters.

Member of the Year: Lisa Savoy, Assistant General Counsel, Equifax Workforce Solutions, is the 2021 award recipient. This award honors the Chapter member who has shown great dedication and service to the Chapter during the previous year. Savory was selected because of her leadership role with the Diversity & Inclusion Task Force. She was the first member to lead the first task force program, “8 Minutes that Changed the World: How I Can’t Breathe,” where she served as the co-moderator. More than 100 members participated virtually including the President of the ACC national organization in the open forum to discuss current events following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. She continues to be actively involved with the Task Force.

William E. Jaudes Service Award: James Scott, General Counsel, CRB, and former 1988-90 ACC STL president, is the 2021 award recipient. The William E. Jaudes Service award was named after Bill Jaudes, one of the original founders of the ACC STL. This honor, which is not awarded annually is given to members who exemplify dedication, leadership, and service. Schenk served ACC STL leadership roles including president and membership chairperson where the Chapter was recognized by the national Association of Corporate Counsel as Outstanding Chapter of the Year and achieved a milestone of surpassing 500 members for the first time in the Chapter’s history.

Brian Parsons, 2020 ACC STL President, and Senior Corporate Counsel, Centene, during the awards ceremony said, “Each member honored for the individual awards has contributed significantly to the growth of the St. Louis chapter. This past year was a challenge, and we had to react creatively and quickly to rethink how the Chapter would offer members programming, networking, and educational opportunities. The leadership and dedication of our members and the individuals honored with the 2021 awards have helped make the St. Louis chapter one of the strongest in the country.”

Contact:

Ann Marie Mayuga, AMM Communications
314.485.9499
annmarie@ammcommunications.com

About the ACC STL:

The Association for Corporate Counsel of St. Louis (ACC STL), the pre-eminent professional development organization serving in-house counsel, was founded in 1987. The St. Louis chapter has more than 550 members who represent more than 100 organizations.  The ACC STL has been recognized as one of the leading chapters in the country by the national Association of Corporate Counsel with having received the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Gold Level Award, and selected for the 2018 Best Membership / Recruitment Award. To learn more, please visit, https://www.acc.com/chapters/stlouis/.

Feb 22

Legal Services Receives Bayer Fund Grant To Help Families with Children with Special Education Needs

ST. LOUIS (Feb. 22, 2021) – Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has received a $25,000 grant from Bayer Fund to support free legal support services for low-income families with children who need special education services to succeed in school. The services underwritten by the Bayer Fund grant will be used to support at-risk families and children living in North St. Louis County and will concentrate efforts on children attending schools in the Ferguson-Florissant, Hazelwood, Jennings, Normandy, Pattonville, Ritenour, and Riverview Gardens districts.

“This Children’s Legal Alliance Educational Advocacy Project funded by Bayer Fund helps both parents and children get the education needed to succeed.  This includes homeless families and children who, by federal law, are entitled to a quality education,” stated Daniel Underwood, Managing Attorney of the Children’s Legal Alliance Project. “This is particularly important during COVID when children may not be in the classroom,” said Underwood. “We are very grateful for Bayer Fund’s partnership to help children and families in under-served communities,” said Underwood.

For more information about the Children’s Legal Alliance Education Advocacy Project, or any of Legal Services’ programs, call 800-444-0514 or visit www.lsem.org.

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About Legal Services of Eastern Missouri: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has provided free civil legal help for low-income families for 65 years. In 2020, more than 30,000 people in 21 counties of eastern Missouri received services from four regional offices. For more information, please visit www.lsem.org.

Feb 18

Purk & Associates, P.C., Expands Business Services Division

Chris Wittich and Ashley Lieberman join Business Services team as Associates.

St. Louis (February 18, 2021) – Purk & Associates, P.C., the leading, woman-owned St. Louis-based accounting, and management advisory firm, announced today that Ashley Lieberman and Chris Wittich joined the firm as Associates in the Business Services Division.

In her new role, Lieberman will ensure that audit standards are met for client matters and will work with individual and business clients on reviews, compilations, and audits.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Business in Accounting, and a Master of Accountancy from Maryville University located in St. Louis.

Wittich will conduct audits, compilations, and reviews for clients in industries that include Department of Labor ERISA, manufacturing, not-for-profits, low-income housing, construction, employee benefit plans and labor unions.  He earned a Bachelor of Accounting from Mississippi State University located in Starkville, MS.

Earlier this month, Purk & Associates, P.C. announced that it merged with two local accounting firms with two principals from the mergers joining – Terry Knox, CPA, formerly of Dwyer Costello and Knox P.C.; and Dough Pleus, CPA, formerly of Pleus & Company, LLC.

At the same time when the merger was announced, Purk & Associates, P.C. hired Holly Breuer, CPA, who joined as Principal and Chief Operating Officer, and Candice Carter who joined as a Director.

Because of the mergers and addition of talent, Purk & Associates, P.C. estimates that 2021 revenue is on track to be $5 million, nearly $2 million more than 2020 revenues.

“The talent of our entire team is second to none. We are well positioned to help clients with all their personal and business tax, audit and accounting matters,” said Jennah Purk, CPA, President and CEO, Purk & Associates, P.C.

About Purk & Associates, P.C.

Founded in 2009, Purk & Associates, P.C., headquartered in St. Louis, is the leading, woman-owned, independent accounting and management advisory firm that delivers a full range of tax, accounting, audit, wealth management and consulting services, by providing high-touch attention to clients’ needs. The firm’s mission – Achieve More—allows Purk & Associates to focus on helping their clients achieve their personal and professional financial goals. To learn more, please visit www.purkpc.com.

Feb 16

Two St. Louis Accounting Firms Merge with Purk & Associates, P.C.

Purk expands senior management team with Doug Pleus, CPA, Pleus & Company, LLC; Terry Knox, CPA, Dwyer Costello and Knox P.C.; Holly Breuer, CPA, and Candice Carter

St. Louis (February 16, 2021) – Purk & Associates, P.C., the leading, woman-owned St. Louis-based accounting, and management advisory firm, announced today that Pleus & Company, LLC; and Dwyer Costello and Knox P.C. have merged with them.

Doug Pleus, CPA, former owner of Pleus & Company, and Terry Knox, CPA, former partner at Dwyer Costello and Knox, join the firm’s senior management team.

“I’ve known Doug and Terry for years, and I have great admiration for their talents and the accounting firms they founded. When we started talking separately about merging firms, it was because each firm had unique strengths, similar core values, and strong client relationships. It all came together at the end of 2020 to merge their firms with Purk” said Jennah Purk, CPA, President and Co-Founding Shareholder, Purk & Associates.

Also, Purk hired Holly Breuer, CPA, as a Principal and Chief Operating Officer, and Candice Carter as a Director.

“I have known and worked with Holly and Candice for more than two decades. We are fortunate to have such talented, dedicated and energetic professionals join our team,” added Purk.

Because of the mergers and addition of talent, Purk & Associates estimates that 2021 revenue is on track to be $5 million, nearly $2 million more than 2020 revenues.

The firm has enhanced and expanded its tax, audit, accounting, and wealth management expertise for the following service lines:

  • Department of Labor specific to Labor Unions
  • ERISA Audits
  • Healthcare
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Tax-Centric Investment Management
  • Valuation and Calculation Services

The new senior management members include:

  • Holly Breuer: Breuer works with privately held businesses and their owners consulting on topics ranging from day-to-day operations to complex business structures and regulatory issues. She is Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, which allows her to work directly with clients to value their businesses.
  • Candice Carter: Carter specializes in bookkeeping, controllership, payroll, IRS and Department of Revenue representation, tax return preparation and planning for businesses and individuals. In her role, Carter is responsible for new business development and client engagement for the controllership and tax division.  Candice brings more than 20 years of accounting and tax experience.
  • Terry Knox, CPA: Knox will work with the firm’s Audit department, performing audits, reviews and comps for a variety of clients including local unions, employee benefit plans, not-for-profits, and partnerships.  Prior to joining Purk & Associates, Knox was a partner at Dwyer Costello and Knox where he was a majority owner since 1985.
  • Doug Pleus, CPA: Pleus will focus on taxation for small business services, and individual tax and consulting services.  He works with small and medium-sized businesses in a variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing and distribution, real estate, technology, and service businesses.


About Purk & Associates, P.C.

Founded in 2009, Purk & Associates, P.C., headquartered in St. Louis, is the leading, woman-owned, independent accounting and management advisory firm that delivers a full range of tax, accounting, audit, wealth management and consulting services, by providing high-touch attention to clients’ needs. The firm’s mission – Achieve More—allows Purk & Associates to focus on helping their clients achieve their personal and professional financial goals. To learn more, please visit www.purkpc.com.

Feb 15

Dave Lamb Joins Lakenan Insurance Group as National Property Director

St. Louis (Feb. 15, 2021) – Lakenan Insurance Group, a leading multi-faceted independent insurance broker that is part of the Sunstar Insurance nationwide network, recently announced that Dave Lamb joined as the National Property Director.

Prior to joining Lakenan, Lamb owned DL Insurance Group. He merged his firm with Lakenan when he accepted his current position.

In his role, Lamb leads Lakenan’s property insurance division working with property owners and managers throughout the United States to create customizable risk management solutions.  Bringing more than 15 years of experience, Lamb specializes in working with multi-state portfolios and has done extensive work with large frame portfolios, coastal properties, aluminum wiring, LITEC and subsidized housing, as well as shock loss properties.

“Dave is a well-known and highly regarded leader in the property insurance industry. He has extensive experience working with multiple types of properties throughout the country, and he possess the business acumen to help his clients succeed,” said Jason Spore, Lakenan Insurance Group Executive Vice President.

Lamb’s portfolio includes insuring more than 60,000 apartment and condominium units. He has worked on multi-billion-dollar property programs with domestic and international carriers. For his involvement with creating these programs, Lamb was named in the 2016 “Top 40 People Under 40” by Insurance Business America.

Lamb graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Economics from Truman State University located in Kirksville, MO. 

About Lakenan

Founded in 1939, Lakenan is a multi-faceted independent insurance broker dedicated to providing the resources, products, and expertise serving clients throughout the country with reducing risk, securing assets, and protecting their futures. Lakenan maintains its headquarters in St. Louis, and with four offices throughout Missouri. The firm is part of the Sunstar Insurance Group nationwide network. To learn more about Lakenan, please visit, http://lakenan.com.