Springfield, MO

Staff Directory


Jennifer Jackson

Associate Publisher
Marty Goodnight

Founder and Board Director
Dianne Elizabeth Osis


Editorial Director
Eric Olson

Features Editor and
Audience Development Director
Hanna Smith

Web Producer
Geoff Pickle

Matthew Henderson
Sydni Moore

Editorial Designer & Photographer
Wes Hamilton

Editorial Intern
Editorial Intern


Circulation Director
Diana Weber


Vice President of Business Development
Todd Brierly

Account Executives
Valerie Pister
Karen Ross
Linda Merkling


Vice President
Mar'Ellen Felin

Lead Designer
Heather Mosley

Writer and Designer
Kristi Merideth

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From Cutbacks to Cutting Tracks

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Consistent Marketing  “Marketing for a company can be very interesting, in the sense that it’s hard to stand out in the crowd from everyone else,” says Alisa Lawler, Vice President of Marketing and Business …
Booked - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People “I think it’s a really great book and I wish I had read it earlier in my career,” says Candida Deckard, the Director of Human Resources and Safety at CNH Industrial Reman and one of Springfield …
From Concept to Completion “Every day we’re still learning. We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to get there,” says Cosmo Kwon, Co-Owner of Hinode in Nixa, Mo. Kwon says there is a huge difference in purchasing an …
Building on Each Other’s Strengths “To be good at business, or whatever you do, you need know what you can do and what you’re not good at,” says Eric Jones, co-owner of United States of Apparel. “When you’re not good at …