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Newsmakers: Nov. 1-7, 2021

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Accounting
BKD LLP promoted Jessica Carr, Megan Chester, Morgan Crews, Lindsay Kubicek, Derek Lee and Michael Ormsby to senior managers. Carr provides tax planning, accounting and consulting services and holds a bachelor’s in accounting and an MBA with an emphasis in accounting from Pittsburg State University. A member of BKD National Financial Services Group, Chester provides audit and consulting services. She holds a bachelor’s in accounting and a master’s in forensic accounting from Missouri State University. Crews provides a variety of audit and consulting services in BKD’s National Health Care Group and holds a bachelor’s in accounting from Southwest Baptist University. Handling tax planning, accounting and consulting services, Kubicek holds a bachelor’s in accounting from Missouri Southern State University. Lee provides audit services and accounting assistance in BKD’s National Health Care Group and holds a bachelor’s in accounting and management from SBU. A member of BKD’s Springfield long-term care team, Ormsby performs tax services and holds a master’s of accountancy from University of Missouri.

Banking & Finance
Old Missouri Bank promoted Crystle Stranghoener to vice president and Bank Secrecy Act officer, Chad Riecke to assistant vice president of retail operations and Andy Rowland to system administrator. In Stranghoener’s 17 years working in banking, she was the first OMB employee to hold a position dedicated to BSA. Rieke has worked in the industry for 13 years and most recently served as a branch manager. With 20 years’ experience in information technology, Rowland was previously OMB’s network support technician.

Law
Bryan Berry joined Appleby Healy Attorneys at Law PC. He served as Missouri assistant attorney general and previously owned and operated a solo law firm in Mount Vernon. Berry holds a Juris Doctor from University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s of divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Kent O. Hyde of Hyde, Love & Overby LLP was recognized in the 2021 Best Lawyers in America publication for work in legal malpractice and medical malpractice law. The firm also was named a best law firm.

Library
Brian Grubbs, manager of the local history and genealogy department of the Springfield-Greene County Library District, was recognized in the Leadership Category as a 2021 Special Districts Program Award Winner by AT&T and Government Technology magazine. He’s cited for developing digital projects, including Enduring COVID-19 in the Ozarks, Show Me Missouri, a partnership with Newspapers.com, and mentoring others in digitization.

Springfield-Greene County Library District elected officers to its board of trustees: Emily Denniston, president; Clinton Beecham, vice president, Stacey Penney, secretary; and Rachael Morrow, treasurer. The board also appointed new members Christopher Bozarth, Samuel Snider and David Yancey.

Marketing
Tanger Outlets Branson hired Karen Foutch as assistant marketing director. She previously served as director of development for the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri and as a sales director with Radisson Hotels.

Grooms Office Environments named Andrea Mueller as marketing director. She most recently worked in human resources for Prime Inc. and has a bachelor’s in human resource management from MSU.

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