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Newsmakers: May 21-27, 2018

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Accounting
Sean Balisle
was promoted to audit and assurance director at KPM CPAs PC. With 29 years of banking experience, he leads the firm’s financial institutions team.

Banking & Finance
Rick Windes
was appointed to executive vice president and chief lending officer at Southern Bank in Springfield. With 25 years in commercial lending and lending management, Windes previously served as regional president for Bear State Bank in Springfield before its recent merger with Arvest Bank.

OakStar Bank hired Michael Licata as a mortgage loan originator. He has 11 years of banking experience and worked full time in the industry while earning a bachelor’s in business administration from University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Construction
Nabholz Corp. named Gregg Scholtens as executive vice president of the company’s Springfield office. He joined the company in 2009 and has a bachelor’s in construction management from John Brown University in Arkansas.

Education
Drury University senior Brian Lanigan received the 2018 New American Colleges and Universities Student Prize for Excellent Research. The NAC&U recognized the chemistry major for his scientific research, which is using organic chemistry to make new compounds based off of those commonly found in drugs on the market. He’ll present his works and receive a $1,000 price at the Summer Institute in Washington.

K. Brooks Miller Jr. of Jordan Valley Community Health Center was appointed to serve on the Truman State University Board of Governors. His term ends Jan. 1, 2024.

Lisa Herchenroeder, associate professor of nursing at College of the Ozarks, earned a certified nursing educator license from the National League of Nursing. She’s worked as an assistant professor at C of O since 2008 and earned her current nursing professorship in 2014.

Melanie Earl-Replogle joined Drury as director of annual giving and stewardship. Earl-Replogle spent the past 14 years as director of annual funds at Missouri State University.

Health Care
Sunterra Springs incoming rehabilitation clinic and nursing home hired Deanna Beckenholdt as executive director. The south Springfield facility is scheduled to open Aug. 1.

Manufacturing
The Missouri Association of Manufacturers handed out its 2018 Safety Excellence Awards: SRC Heavy Duty West, Leader of the Pack; CNH Industrial Reman, Safety Manufacturing Company of the Year; Kevin Mau of Holloway America, Safety Professional of the Year; Chris Love of SRC Heavy Duty West, Safety Champion of the Year; NorthStar Battery Co. LLC, Innovation Safety Excellence; Paul Mueller Co., Most Improved Safety Excellence; Leslie Tuter of Paul Mueller Co., Horizon Safety Excellence; and SRC Heavy Duty East, Horizon Safety Excellence.

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