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Newsmakers: Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2024

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Stephanie Shadwick was promoted to partner at nForm Architecture LLC. She joined the firm in 2012 and holds bachelor’s degrees in architecture and art history from Drury University.

Dake Wells Architecture Inc. hired Cale Ambuehl as a design associate. He previously completed an internship with the firm, while earning a Master of Architecture from Drury, then worked two years at an architectural firm in Washington, D.C.

Kirk Dillon, a project architect at Dake Wells Architecture, became a registered architect in the state of Missouri and a member of the American Institute of Architects. He holds a Master of Architecture from Drury.

Banking & Finance
Guaranty Bank added Ryan Fletcher as a vice president and commercial banking officer and Melinda O’Quinn as deposit operations manager. Fletcher has 10 years of experience in commercial banking, including lending and credit administration, most recently as a commercial loan officer for Hawthorn Bank. With 32 years of banking experience, most recently as branch operations officer for The Bank of Missouri, O’Quinn manages Guaranty’s operations department and supports the retail branches.

Branson Bank hired Matthew Baker as a financial adviser in its Branson Wealth Advisors division. The Branson native is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor’s in accounting from Oklahoma Baptist University.

Health Care
Dr. Jeffrey Tedrow joined Citizens Memorial Hospital and the Stockton Family Medical Center. He served as a family medicine physician at Bolivar Family Care Center for 29 years and left briefly to work in family practice as well as chief medical officer for Katy Trail Community Health in Warsaw. Tedrow holds a Doctor of Medicine from University of Missouri and completed residency at the Florida Hospital Medical Center in Orlando, Florida.

Restore SGF named former city planner Brendan Griesemer as executive director. He worked 27 years for the city of Springfield, most recently as the Planning and Development Department’s assistant director and a stint as interim director.

Springfield-Greene County Park Board appointed longtime employee Jim Fisher as interim director of parks, effective Jan. 28, when Director Bob Belote retires. Fisher has served the Park Board as assistant director of administration since June 2015, overseeing the golf division, special facilities, business operations, park rangers, Jordan Valley Park and human resources. He’s spent nearly 40 years in public parks administration, including a stint directing the Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites in Clay County outside Kansas City. Fisher holds a bachelor’s in natural resources from University of Nebraska.

Better Business Bureau Springfield added Kevin Baker and Christina Craig as advisory board members. Both are small-business owners – Baker with Club Z! In-Home Tutoring and Craig at Craig Automotive Services – and 2023 BBB Torch Award winners for ethical business practices.

Nathan J. Bunting, founder and CEO of Digitools Consulting LLC, was named to the National Small Business Association Leadership Council. He serves with other small-business owners across the country to advocate to policymakers in Washington, D.C.

The Skaggs Foundation added Nyssa Berhorst as grant administrator for the Skaggs Legacy Endowment grants. She oversees funds granted to nonprofits in Stone and Taney counties that promote health and wellness.


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