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Most Influential Women Past Honorees

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2015 Most Influential Women

2014 Most Influential Women
2013 Most Influential Women

2012 Most Influential Women

2011 Most Influential Women

2010 Most Influential Women

2009 Most Influential Women

Past Influential Women
The Springfield Business Journal has celebrated the Ozarks’ Most Influential Women since the inaugural event in 2000. Each year, 20 women are honored for improving southwest Missouri business, civic and philanthropic communities.

2014
Sharon Alexander
Dot Atkinson
Becky Borthwick
Amy Carr
Sharon Day
Amy Fite
Jennifer Growcock
Mary Beth Hartman
Stephanie Hein
Jann Holland
Kim Inman
Amanda Kastler
Alina Lehnert
Summer Massey
Helen Oke-Thomas
Cora Scott
Judy Spencer
Carol Taylor
Amy Wilkerson
Victoria Williams

2013
Kesha Alexander
LaRaine Bauer
Holly Beadle
Kristen Bergman
Stephanie Bryant
Kristy Carter
Emily Church
Beckie Collins
Deb Demanche
Suzan Gonder
Dr. Randi Green
Dori Grinder
Susan Haralson
Shari Hoffman
Dawn Hugo
Lela Panagides
Donna Patterson
Megan Nichols Rowe
Dee Thomas
Marita Thomas

2012
Romona Baker
Becky Baltz
Kim Blevins
Anne Liners Brett
Julie Conway
Michal Moss Early
Wren Hall
Leah Hamilton
Jean Harmison
Kelly Johnson
Julie Jones
Dorothy Knowles
Anne-Mary McGrath
Nicole Norton
Victoria Queen
Heather Ramsey
Lisa Slavens
Susan Sommer-Luarca
Maura Taylor
Linda Wooderson

2011
Rayanna Anderson
Rita Baron
Gretchen Cliburn
Gaye Collins
Deborah Dodge
Cheryl Doran
Laura Farmer
Cindy Howell
Laura Johnson
Merna Leisure-Eppick
Susan Marshall
Jennifer Mueller
Kathleen O'Dell
Dianna Parker
Debbie Jay Reichert
Kara Swofford
Lisa Turner
Amy Vaughan
Isabelle Jimenez Walker
Carol Wooten

2010
Cindy Baker
Marilyn Bauer
Dawn Busick
Donna Coppock
Dr. M. Nanette Crighton
Julie Cummings
Amy DeMelo
Jamie Dopp
Charity Elmer
Kim Flores
Beth Grant
Debby Lawson
Brooke Liggett
Francine Pratt
Michele Schaefer
Paula Shumaker
Mindy Spitz
Suzanne Stracke
Janet Weber
Wendy Yocum

2009
Tracy Barnas
Kris Thompson Callen
Carol Coryell
Sister Ann Crouse
Carole Compton Eldridge
Kristi Fulnecky
Denise Gibson
Sherry Herschend
Dawn Hiles
Vicki Karlovich
Candy Letterman
Tammy Mast
Kristy McCall
Debi Meeds
Angela Morelock
Brenda Rantz
Krystal Russell
Stacey Schultz
Jan Sederholm
Kim Sisk

2008
Paula Adams
Bonnie Bell
Judy Bilyeu
Kathy Clancy
Paula Dougherty
Cheryl L. Fitch
Jan Harper
Vickie Hicks
Tamera S. Jahnke
Jennifer Kennally
Kristin Kubitschek
Angie Mullings
Jill Patterson
Jami Peebles
Kathie Peterie
Theresa L. Pollard
JaDonna Rice
Vickie Shaffer
Joan Whitaker
Cindy Whitten

2007
Tracey Barton
Gwen Beebe
Nancy Bolduc
Joyce Buxton
Brenda Cirtin
Kim Hamm
Sue Head
Lora Hopper
Sandy Howard
Stephanie Ireland
Shirley Lawler
Nancy O’Reilly
Kelley Still
Cyndy Teas
Jean Twitty
Julie Vanvig Burnell
Laura Ward
Renette Wardlow
Anne Winkler
Mitzie Zerr

2006
Marci Bowling
Dolores Brooks
Andrea Croley
Liz Delaney
Susie Dollar
Judy Doverspike
Melissa Haddow
Robin House
Camille Lockhart
Ann Meese
Bev Miller
Rita Needham
Barby Pohl
Pat Reiser
Peggy Riggs
Deanna Scott
Debra Shantz
Krystal Simon
Mary Lilly Smith
Angela Wessell

2005
Jan Baumgartner
Norma Champion
Sherry Cook
Mary Craven
Tricia Derges
Judy Hadsall
Lynne Haggerman
Sally Hargis
Pam Hedgpeth
Cindy Heinemann Waites
Julie Higgins
Crista Hogan
Amy Horst Ruggeri
Andrea Letsch
Kay Logsdon
Barbara Lucks
Donna McQuay
Gloria Roling
Anne Soots
Karen Sweeney

2004
Lisa Alexander
Missy Shelton Belote
Annie Busch
Lucille Cogdill
Nancy Fazzino
Carol Ann Haake
June Hamra
Tricia Headley
Jerany Jackson
Donna Jones
Tijuana Julian
Bonnie Keller
Karen Kramer
Jackie McKinsey
Virginia Mee
Lisa Rau
Peggy Taylor
Karen Thomas
Annette Wardell
Delois Pittman Weekes

2003
Jodie Adams
Peggy Barton
Roseann Bentley
Marla Calico
Rhoda Clark
Carolyn Davis-Newport
Kerri Duncan
Deanna Ford
Emily Fox
Carla Garrison
Anne Keckeley-Brown
Belinda G. Langham
Anne Peterson
Ginny Ross
Cheryl Searcy
Nila Vaughn-Hayes
Pat Walker
Louise Whall
Sharon Whitehill Gray
Carol Williamson

2002
Shareen Beal
Mary Chalender
Phyllis Chase
Virginia Fry
Vera Gibbons
Susan Hoechst
Kathy Lang
Yolanda Lorge
Patti Moore
Betty Lorton
Morey Mechlin
Gail Noggle
Mary Beth O'Reilly
Leslie Peck
Judi Phillips
Trudy Pischer
Raeanne Presley
Renee Steele Paulsell
Nancy Southworth
Karla Woods

2001
Pam Armstrong
Ann Marie Baker
Nancy Bogart
Loa Freeman
Paula Glossip
Julie Guillebeau
Evelyn Gwin Mangan
Janell K. Manley
Jane McElvaine
Robin Melton
Lisa Nally
Betty Neal
Pamela Ann Reese
Paula Ringer
Robin Robeson
Ann Salle-Mason
Julie P. Short
Angela D. Smith
Janet Susdorf
Jackie Taylor Johnson

2000
Rosa Archibald
Donna Baker
Judy Breeding
Nancy Brown
Nadia T.Cavner
Diana Cowan
Elise Crain
Dona Elkins
Voncille M. Elmer
Kris Evans
Mary Faucett
Karen Hall
Teresa Hall
CarolJones
Mary Kay Meek
Patti Penny
Danette Proctor
Nikki Gahr Sells
Karen Shannon
Jan Strube


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