St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 12, 2012 – Joe Schmelzle, senior director of agency development and customer service for Unigroup Inc., has been elected chair of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Board of Directors, effective Jan. 1, 2013.
Schmelzle succeeds Joanie Taylor, director of consumer affairs and community relations for Schnuck Markets Inc. Taylor remains on the board as immediate past chair.
BBB board members elected Schmelzle and other officers Nov. 5 at the BBB’s annual meeting. The others elected were:
• Vice Chairman— Robert J. Hoffmann, president of Hoffmann Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.
• Treasurer— Larry Giglio, senior vice president—operations at Graybar.
• Secretary— T. William White, senior vice president at Commerce Bank.
• Director-at-large—Scott Mosby, president of Mosby Building Arts.
Michelle L. Corey was re-elected president and CEO of the BBB.
“I look forward to making a significant contribution to consumers and businesses in our community," Schmelzle said. At Unigroup, Schmelzle ensures that United and Mayflower agents deliver the services their customers need and expect – a core customer service principle that the BBB seeks to promote in the marketplace.
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