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Randa Rawlins, Brett Roubal, Erica Glanz

Randa Rawlins, Brett Roubal, Erica Glanz

Rawlins to lead Shelter Mutual Insurance as president and CEO

Randa Rawlins has been named the next president and CEO of Shelter Mutual Insurance Company, effective Jan. 1.

The company’s board of directors elected Rawlins to succeed president and CEO Matt Moore, who will retire in June. In a statement, Moore said he is working closely with Rawlins to ensure a smooth transition.

“We have worked together on redefining our vision and realigning our goals for the future. We are looking at 2021 and beyond, and Randa is helping develop those strategies,” he said.

Rawlins, previously the company’s senior vice president, will lead Shelter Mutual as well as each of its subsidiary and affiliate companies. She is a native Missourian who earned her law degree from the University of Missouri in 1982. She practiced insurance defense for 20 years before joining Shelter in 2002 as its general counsel. Missouri Lawyers Media honored her with a Women’s Justice Award in 2012 and 2018.

The board also voted to promote Paul LaRose to the role of executive vice president. LaRose earned his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City before joining the Missouri Attorney General’s office in 1985. He began his Shelter career in 1990 as a corporate attorney and advanced to associate general counsel before assuming the role of vice president of Shelter’s human resources operations in 2012.

Roubal named CEO of Little Sunshine’s Enterprises Inc.

Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool named Brett Roubal as CEO of Springfield-based Little Sunshine’s Enterprises Inc.

Roubal, who became president last year of the early-education and child care provider, led the company’s executive team through the COVID-19 pandemic, enabling the business to provide educational care to U.S. families while maintaining safety standards. He focuses on developing the company’s long- and short-term growth and operational strategies, implementing technological initiatives and continuing to build out and foster the company’s foundation of school leadership and teachers.

Roubal earned his law degree in 1999 from Creighton University. He spent seven years on The Missouri Bar Board of Governors, and he also has been a board member and board chairman of the Springfield Workshop (now SWI Industrial Solutions).

Little Sunshine’s Playhouse operates 29 early-learning centers in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Tennessee, Texas, Georgia and California.

Glanz promoted to diversity role at Bunzl North America

Erica Glanz, senior counsel for labor and employment at Bunzl North America, has been promoted to senior director of diversity and inclusion.

In her new role, she will partner with Bunzl’s commercial and human resources teams to coordinate companywide diversity initiatives, including strategic planning, recruitment, training, education, community relations and communications. She will retain her role as senior counsel, which she has held since joining Bunzl in 2011.

Previously, Glanz was a partner at Thompson Coburn in St. Louis. She earned her law degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

Klein replaces Jones as Arch Resources general counsel

Rosemary L. Klein has been named senior vice president-law, general counsel and corporate secretary of Arch Resources, replacing Robert G. Jones, who after 30 years with the company is retiring as part of a longstanding succession plan.

Klein will lead the company’s worldwide legal and compliance affairs. Arch CEO Paul A. Lang described her as “a seasoned executive with strong leadership skills and deep legal, business and operational experience in our sector, as well as a solid understanding of Arch’s business practices and corporate culture.”

Before joining Arch in 2015, Klein served as general counsel and corporate secretary and held other senior leadership roles at several multinational, publicly held corporations, including Solutia Inc. and Spartech Corporation. She began her career at Price Waterhouse LLP and also worked at Bryan Cave as an M&A and corporate securities attorney.

Klein earned her law degree from Washington University in St. Louis and also is a certified public accountant. She spent six years on the board of trustees and the executive and finance committees of Forsyth School, an independent elementary school in St. Louis.

Jones plans to remain with the company through a transition period, working on a range of priorities.

“Bob has played a pivotal role in Arch’s growth and success over many years and has provided invaluable leadership and counsel during our strategic pivot towards steel and coking coal markets,” Lang said.  “He has been planning this transition for some time as part of an orderly and seamless succession process, and is leaving the company’s legal affairs in excellent hands.”