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Business Briefs: Aug. 16

By: Emily Redington

Wings of Hope, headquartered at Spirit of St. Louis Airport, hired Bret Heinrich as its new president. Heinrich most recently served as chief development officer at St. Andrews Charitable Foundation, and his nonprofit experience also includes roles at the Oasis Institute and the Laurasian Institution. Heinrich is the immediate past-president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, St. Louis Regional Chapter, and a member of the association’s international board of directors. He serves on the Kirkwood School District R-7 Board of Education and is the immediate past president of the Kirkwood School District Foundation board of directors. Heinrich holds a bachelor’s degree from Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois, and a master’s degree from Western Illinois University. He holds credentials as a certified fundraising executive.

Bret Heinrich

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Chesterfield resident Christian Henley, CLU®, CFP®, MBA, who is a wealth management adviser and field director with Northwestern Mutual in Chesterfield, has qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Roundtable, an international, independent association of nearly 19,000 leading life insurance producers. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual in 2011, he worked in the medical sales industry. Henley earned an MBA from Washington University, where he graduated with honors, and obtained a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri in business with an emphasis in management.

Christian Henley

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McBride & Son Homes announced the promotion of Jeremy Roth to senior vice president of land development and Jeannie Aumiller to general counsel and senior vice president of real estate. Roth joined McBride in 2003 as a project manager on the land development team and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Missouri. In his new role, he will manage all aspects of land development, including identifying, analyzing, purchasing and developing the company’s land acquisitions. Aumiller joined McBride in 2006 as an associate general counsel. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and went to law school at Saint Louis University School of Law. In her new role, she will lead all legal services with regard to land acquisition, negotiation, contracts, real estate development, land use, and planning and zoning. Roth and Aumiller both work out of McBride & Son Homes’ corporate office headquarters, located in Chesterfield.

Jeremy Roth

Jeannie Aumiller

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Nolan Office Interiors, a full-service office design firm, announced that Ballwin resident Nathan Maurer is the company’s new owner and president/CEO. Maurer has been with the firm since 2006. He took over day-to-day operations in 2013 and full ownership in October 2016.

Nathan Maurer

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Haberberger, Inc. announced the hiring of Ballwin resident Bob Willig as vice president of sheet metal operations and Valley Park resident Audrey Williams as assistant controller of the company’s accounting department. Willig brings more than 30 years of experience in the sheet metal industry to Haberberger, with specialization in estimating, fabrication, installation and project management. Williams will be responsible for all client billing and receivables, and will assist the firm in transitioning to a paperless environment. She has 30 years of experience in full-service accounting for residential construction, commercial and residential property management, and healthcare.

Bob Willig

Audrey Williams


Miss Kelly’s Gym for Kids in Creve Coeur was the grand prize winner of the First Bank Small Business Handshake, a promotion that recognizes small-business owners and entrepreneurs for their commitment to their business, employees and communities. Locally and family-owned, Miss Kelly’s is a gymnastics and fitness center for children ages 10 months to 12 years, and provides a variety of gymnastics, dance and sports-related classes.

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Warehouse Solutions, Inc., Southern California’s leading material-handling dealer and integrator, has expanded to Wildwood with the hiring of Warehouse System Sales Specialists Bob Clubb, Andrew Petroline and Scott Pinkerton. The company is a distributor of new and quality used industrial storage and material-handling equipment, offering in-house space planning, design, AutoCAD drafting, engineering, installation and permitting services, to provide customers with an integrated material-handling system from concept through installation.


The city of Ellisville hosts a Government Affairs & Transportation Forum from 7:30-9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 18. The event is open to the public. Location to be determined; for more information, contact Deb Pinson at (636) 230-9900 or dpinson@westcountychamber.com. Register online at www.westcountychamber.com.

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The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Business After Hours networking event, hosted by The Sound Room, 17373 Chesterfield Airport Road in Chesterfield, from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24. The event is free for members and $15 for guests. For more information, call (636) 532-3399 or email info@chesterfieldmochamber.com.

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RISE St. Louis Business Conference is from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8 at the Institute for Health Education at St. Luke’s Hospital, 232 S. Woods Mill Road in Chesterfield. Keynote speakers include Chris Robinson and Richard Flint. Members and non members are welcome to attend; tickets are $149 per person. Contact Deb Pinson at (636) 220-9900 or dpinson@westcountychamber.com for more information. To register, visit www.westcountychamber.com/events/rise-st-louis-conference.

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