Springfield Business Journal's 2009 20 Most Influential Women have been chosen, and they will be honored at a gala luncheon Sept. 25.

This is the 10th class of women recognized by Springfield Business Journal.

The honorees, in alphabetical order, are: Tracy Barnas, UMB Financial Corp.; Kris Thompson Callen, Messiah Lutheran Church; Carol Coryell, TLC Properties LLC; Sister Ann Crouse, McAuley Counseling Services Inc.; Carole Compton Eldridge, St. John's College of Nursing & Health Sciences; Kristi Fulnecky, Fulnecky Law LLC; Denise Gibson, Ozarks Food Harvest; Sherry Herschend, Herschend Family Entertainment Corp.; Dawn Hiles, Edward Jones Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Drury University; Vicki Karlovich, Karlovich & Associates Inc. and Sacred Rose Healthcare; Candy Letterman, American Heart Association; Tammy Mast, Integrity Home Care; Dr. Kristy McCall, Ferrell-Duncan Clinic; Debi Meeds, American Red Cross; Angela Morelock, BKD LLP; Brenda Rantz, Nixa Public Schools; Krystal Russell, Spectrum Accounting LLC; Stacey Schultz, Project HOPE Inc.; Jan Sederholm, Habitat for Humanity of Springfield; and Kim Sisk, Oxford HealthCare.

The honorees were chosen by five judges: Bonnie Bell of Meyer Communications, Kathy Clancy of Legal Services of Southwest Missouri, Keran Lemons of Arvest Bank, JaDonna Rice of Ozark Bank and Will Worsham of Worsham Law Firm.

Tickets for the 2009 20 Most Influential Women luncheon are $35 apiece and are available at the link below. A silent auction to benefit Women In Need will be held during the luncheon.