Springfield Business Journal’s 2022 class of 40 Under 40 represents 40 accomplished and still-rising professionals in southwest Missouri.
Since its 1999 debut, the awards program has honored individuals under the age of 40 for their professional and civic work.
This year’s honorees, in alphabetical order, are: Chad Astle, Geico Insurance Agency Inc.; Brandi Bailey, Snyder Construction Group LLC; Ericka Baxter, CRH Central West Division; Chelsey Bode, Pearson-Kelly Technology; Nicole Bonnarens, Jack Henry & Associates Inc.; Ashley Clair, Leadership Springfield; Emily Denniston, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce; Joe Driscoll, SFC Bank; Rachel Elsberry, BKD LLP; Carl Fauth, Life 360 Community Services; Robert Gibson, Springfield Public Schools; Jami Glenn, Springfield Dream Center; Amanda Hall, Entrust Property Solutions LLC; Brad Hashagen, Hudson Hawk Barber & Shop; John Helms III, Abacus CPAs LLC; Amy Henson, Grooms Office Environments; Philip Herzog, Council of Churches of the Ozarks Inc.; Jeremy Hill, Domino’s Pizza; Michelle Houghton, Care to Learn; Christy Howell, 417 Magazine; Izze Hughes, Taney County Partnership; Jessie Hughey, The Bank of Missouri; Josh Inmon, Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts; Amby Lewis, A Girl Like Me Network; Kristen Milam, city of Springfield; Courtney Parsel, State Bank of Southwest Missouri; Blake Richter, Nixa Public Schools; Elyse Riley, Keller Williams Greater Springfield; Jessica Saad, Creekside at Elfindale; Laine Scholz, FosterAdopt Connect; Benjamin Shantz, Spencer Fane LLP; Heath Silvey, City Utilities of Springfield; Melanie Stinnett, TheraCare Outpatient Services LLC; Cris Swaters, Springfield Police Department; Brina Thomas, Five Pound Apparel LLC; Lindsay Tobin, Ascensus LLC; Matt Turer, Springfield Cardinals LLC; Christopher Upton, Adult Tendercare Center; Derek White, The French’s Food Co. LLC; and Danielle Wise, OTC Foundation.
The new class will be celebrated during a 5:30 p.m. ceremony March 10 at Oasis Hotel & Convention Center.
SBJ has partnered with the History Museum on the Square Inc. for the 40 Under 40 event to raise funding for the nonprofit organization’s work to preserve historical documents and artifacts from the region.
On Oct. 27, Convoy of Hope dedicated its new 250,000-square-foot distribution center and broke ground on its next project: a 200,000-square-foot headquarters and training center, which will be connected to the distribution center by a skywalk.