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Cynthia Reeves | SBJ

2022 Men of the Year: Chase Marable

Connell Insurance Inc.

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Chase Marable has a clear vision for his life: Affect people in ways that are positive and lasting. Whether he’s serving clients as a sales manager and commercial insurance consultant at Connell Insurance Inc. or lending his time to community organizations, Marable wants to aid in the success of those around him.

“Leadership to me means having an opportunity to serve others, measuring success through growth and development, listening with intent and empathy, and understanding it’s about the greater good,” he says. “Leadership is not a title given to you. Leadership is the action in how you conduct your behaviors to yourself, others and the community.”

Marable is committed to helping his teammates grow their careers. He recalls how the first reaction of a colleague to a big win at work was to share the success with Marable, who had been coaching this person.

“This one moment – 10 seconds of joy, happiness, accomplishment and celebration – brings all of the time spent in developing this teammate to full circle to truly realize the reason I choose to constantly serve others,” says Marable, a 2020 Springfield Business Journal Up-and-Comer Trusted Adviser.

He extends that sense of service to anyone, not only direct reports.

“Being a leader is not about only impacting those you directly serve but impacting those that need a voice and mentor in a certain time of life,” Marable says. “I believe the simple actions you take when you intently listen to others can change the complete trajectory of their life, and to have this opportunity to serve and lead is a blessing.”

He says he relishes the chance to partner with clients and find ways to help their businesses thrive. In December 2021, Marable helped a health system in rural Missouri realize an insurance savings of $119,000, allowing that money to be put back into the organization’s budget to better serve patients’ needs.

His commitment to community is evident in his stewardship of a team for the local St. Jude Walk/Run fundraiser that helps raise money for Tennessee-based St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which doesn’t bill families for their children’s medical treatment.

“My proudest civic accomplishment to date is leading a team of community leaders, patient families and St. Jude advocates to engage our community and provide the children at St. Jude’s … over 231 days of chemotherapy by raising over $386,000 in the last two years,” Marable says. “Not only does this fundraising provide crucial health care procedures for these children; this support has also put Springfield on the national map with St. Jude being in the top 20 fundraising markets.”

Marable is a Leadership Springfield graduate and is involved with the Rotaract Club of Springfield and Kiwanis International. He’s also on the board of Junior Achievement in Southwest Missouri, helping to connect Boys and Girls Club of Springfield with JA material that prepares youngsters with important life skills they need to succeed.

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