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Newsmakers: May 30-June 5, 2022

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Education
Ronald Snodgrass was selected as director of Greenwood Laboratory School, effective June 1. He’s served as interim director since July 2021 and has 30 years of experience as an educator, mostly with Springfield Public Schools. Snodgrass holds bachelor’s, master’s and educational specialist degrees from Missouri State University, as well as a doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis from University of Missouri.

Southwest Baptist University was named a 2022 Editor’s Pick for Best Online and Campus-Based Christian Bachelor’s Degrees in America by ChristianMinistryEDU.org. Schools were evaluated on reputation and heritage; professors’ ability to mentor and instruct; accessibility and flexibility for working students; and skill-building support and resources.

The Ozark Board of Education appointed Lori Wilson interim assistant superintendent of business and chief financial officer. She succeeds Tammy Short, who is taking a leave of absence for the 2022-23 school year. Wilson has served as district superintendent in West Plains since 2018, and she began her administrative career in 2009 as Ozark High School assistant principal. She holds a bachelor’s in business and accounting and a teaching certificate from College of the Ozarks, as well as an MBA from Drury University, a master’s in secondary administration from William Woods University, and a specialist’s degree in educational administration and a doctorate in education leadership from Southwest Baptist University.

Insurance
Charlotte Horsman, an employee benefits adviser with Employee Benefit Design LLC, became a registered employee benefits consultant through the National Association of Health Underwriters. The REBC program analyzes group benefits with respect to federal laws, contract provisions, underwriting, plan design and cost containment.

Law
Anne Sallee Mason of Neale & Newman LLP was named to Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s 2022 Power List of tax law and estate planning attorneys. With practice areas primarily in estate planning and probate and trust administration, she holds a bachelor’s in business administration from William Woods College and a Juris Doctor from University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Media
Springfield Business Journal earned two awards in the Missouri Press Advertising and Marketing Executives’ Best Ad Contest: first place for most creative use of color by Designer Cynthia Reeves and an honorable mention to designers Mandie Miller and McKenzie Robinson.

Audio Acoustics Inc. promoted 21-year employee Micah Satterlee to business manager. He started working in customer service and inside sales and is now responsible for business operations and risk management of the company, in addition to overseeing all staff members.

Mediacom Communications Corp. was selected as a 2022 U.S. Best Managed Company in a program by Deloitte and The Wall Street Journal. It’s the second year in a row for Mediacom to earn the honor, based on strategic planning and execution, a commitment to employees, strong financials and fostering a dynamic culture, including promotion of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Nonprofit
David Burton, the University of Missouri Extension county engagement specialist in Greene County, received five awards at the 47th annual national conference of Neighborhoods USA in Little Rock, Arkansas. Two first-place honors were for printed and digital neighborhood newsletters produced by an agency or nonprofit.

Amber Skelton was promoted to director of clinical services at AIDS Project of the Ozarks. She’s worked 14 years for APO, previously as director of nursing.

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