Banking & Finance
The Missouri Bankers Association installed Guaranty Bank President and CEO Shaun Burke as chairman and elected four other local bankers to board positions: John Everett of Legacy Bank and Trust, Legislative Affairs Committee chairman; Mark Harrington of Old Missouri Bank, Ozark regional director; and Steve Fox of U.S. Bank and Russ Marquart of Central Bank of the Ozarks, at-large directors.
Drury University added five members to its Board of Trustees: Rick Ayre, Kimberly Hamm, Mark McDonald, Emily Pitts and Gorm Tuxen. Ayre, of Seattle and from the class of 1971, is a former vice president and executive editor at Amazon. Hamm, class of ’86, is an audit partner in the Springfield office of BKD LLP. McDonald, ’91, is medical director of Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Pitts, of St. Louis, is the principal of diversity and inclusion at Edward Jones. Tuxen, of Branson, is president of Tuxen & Associates Inc., working in the international security, parking and transportation industries.
Drury’s Board of Trustees elected Rita Baron as chairwoman-elect, succeeding Lyle Reed. Baron, principal of Springfield architecture firm Baron Design & Associates, is a 1999 Drury graduate and a trustee since 2007. She will become the first woman to lead the Drury board.
Three longtime Drury trustees were honored for their years of service. Former Commerce Bank chairman Ken Carter, ’64, and retired Springfield dermatologist Dr. Tom Lynch, ’65, were granted emeritus trustee status, after each served for 32 years. Retired insurance executive Tom Kellogg, ’58, was granted lifetime trustee status after his 28 years.
Professional engineer Craig Kern joined Bartlett & West’s Springfield office as a lead project engineer. He is responsible for design and delivery of drinking water treatment and distribution systems. Kern’s 12 years of experience includes time with City Utilities of Springfield in water treatment and supply and facilities management.
Grooms Office Environments hired Abbey McCandles as a staff designer. She graduated from Pittsburg State University with a bachelor’s in interior design and a minor in construction technology.
John Hallgren joined Crosslines of Springfield as community resource manager. Hallgren has been providing case management services at the Council of Churches’ outreach program since May.
Leadership Springfield hired Carrie Richardson as its first executive director. A graduate of Class 25, she’s worked as chief operating officer of Ozarks Community Hospital, where she’s served for 10 years. Richardson is charged with providing Leadership Springfield’s strategic direction, expanding programs and overseeing staff.
Alina Lehnert received Leadership Springfield’s 2018 Kenworthy Award for her commitment to the organization, community service and good citizenship, as well as her leadership and ethics. A graduate of Signature Class 23 and founder of Lehnert Leadership Group LLC, she’s served six years on Leadership Springfield’s board, including a stint as president.
Springfield Mercantile Co. owner Molly Brown pursues her passion on Commercial Street.
Jessica Harmison Olson of Club Management Services discusses the challenges and benefits of leaving one job and transitioning into the family business.
Sean Brownfield, owner of Dapper and The Hepburn, talks about the evolution and expansion of his unique business model. Duration 1:28
Trevor Croley of Croley Insurance and Financial has been lucky enough to have a few great mentors in his parents and an early business leader. He shares his story with us. Duration: 1:26
Shanda Trautman with Old Missouri Bank says she tries to implement Jon Gordon's “The Energy Bus” each day of her life. Trautman says the book makes you see that no matter what’s going in your …
“I’m the only guy ever to move from Los Angeles to Springfield to get on TV,” says Jeff Houghton, host of The Mystery Show. Houghton moved to LA for a year to try to make it big. He says the …
Sam Dryer, Managing Director with the Greater Ozarks Division of Mutual of Omaha explains how companies can create a customer-focused culture and still meet sales goals. Dryer provides four tips and …
Want to work for a non-profit? Linda Saturno, Executive Director of Child Advocacy Center in Springfield says volunteering is a great way to get started. You can learn all about different non-profits …
Mark Holmes, President of Consultant Board, shares how his mentor helped him hone his skills at public speaking, leadership, teamwork, and communication and how he now uses that knowledge to teach …
Jay Ryan, bartender at The Hepburn, shows how he crafts a cocktail with some seasonal flavors. The Hepburn is a members-only club fashioned after a 1920s speakeasy, located under Dapper Barber …
Jason Gage, City Manager for the City of Springfield, outlines how Springfield is distinct from other communities, positioning the city well for a national reputation. This is sponsored …