june, 2017

06jun4:00 pm6:00 pmQuarterly Investor Meeting and Mixer4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Event Details

Join us June 6 for REDI’s Quarterly Meeting and Mixer focused on REDI’s strategic goal to EXPAND.

Watch your email for your invitation with RSVP.

Join us as we celebrate Columbia’s legacy companies that we serve through REDI’s strategic goal to expand and retain our community’s existing businesses and ensure a sustainable workforce.

This event will focus on the insurance industry. Historically, insurance has been one of the “Big 3” of Columbia’s economy: education, health care and insurance. Insurance continues to be a strong, stable employer for Columbia and is consistently one of Columbia’s largest employers.

Hear from key leaders of three of our larger insurance companies in the area:

Gary Thompson, President & CEO, Columbia Insurance Group
Gary is President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Insurance Group and has been an employee since 1989, serving in numerous operational roles during his career.

Jim Owen, President & CEO, Missouri Empoyers Mutual

Jim is President and CEO of Missouri Employers Mutual in December 2011. He is responsible for the strategic development of the company, as well as overall management and business implementation.

Paul LaRose, VP of Human Resources, Shelter Insurance Company
Paul has been with Shelter for 27 years, five years as Vice President and previously in Shelter’s Law Department. Paul is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources including benefits, recruiting, payroll and employee relations activities.



(Tuesday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Landmark Bank

801 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201