Banking & Finance
OakStar Bank hired Jeff Scott as chief operations officer and Dylan Holloway as a commercial lender. With 23 years of banking experience, Scott previously worked at Jack Henry & Associates as manager of core acquisition services. Holloway has seven years of lending experience.
Croley Insurance and Financial Inc. added Kyra Woods as a licensed life and health agent primarily in employee and individual benefits. She has a bachelor’s in business administration and management from Missouri State University.
Nixa High School students Makenzie Ellerman and Audrey Snelson earned the Award of Excellence at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston. The award certifies completion of the program.
Evangel University’s student newspaper The Lance is a 2017 recipient of the Online Pacemaker award for website excellence. The awards are based on design, ease of navigation, writing and editing, graphics and interactivity.
Duston Farrell, business development specialist at Complete Electronics Recycling, became a Certified Secure Destruction Specialist by the National Association for Information Destruction. Those certified can help businesses create, modify and review written information destruction policies to ensure compliance and mitigate risk.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Five-Star Quality Rating System recognized Access Home Health Agency with the highest rating possible in the quality of patient care category. The Springfield office was one of 89 in the Access Home Health network to earn five stars in one of the categories.
Neale & Newman LLP was named to the 2018 Best Law Firms list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America. The firm, which was designated as Tier 1 in the client and peer ratings, met an eligibility requirement with partners Richard Owensby and Richard Schnake being named to Best Lawyers.
The Springfield Police Department promoted Cpls. Jason Friend and Chris Snipes and officers Charles Alexander and Tony D’Andrea to sergeants, while officers Clint Collier, Shawn McClure and Daniel Rowles were appointed corporals.
Gov. Eric Greitens presented a Director’s Leadership Medal to Jeff Lofton, patrol division commander of the Christian County Sheriff’s Office. Lofton was awarded for breaking down barriers to communication, and for increasing trustwith resident.
The Ozarks Literacy Council hired Mitch Henderson as executive director. The Scottsdale, Arizona, native has worked in education for 20 years as a teacher and school administrator.
Take The Lead women’s leadership organization honored Nancy O’Reilly with its first Leading Woman Award. O’Reilly, a motivational speaker and author, as well as the president of Women Connect4 Good Inc., was recognized for contributions to the advancement and empowerment of women.
Michelle Owens, a jeweler and hand engraver at Cornerstone Fine Jewelry, won two awards at the Missouri Jewelers Association design contest in Lake of the Ozarks. She was recognized with Best of Show and People’s Choice for a pendant she made.
ENX Magazine selected Pearson-Kelly Technology as an Elite Dealer for the second consecutive year. The 2017 list recognizes over 100 dealers for growth initiatives, innovative marketing programs, customer service, contributions to the community, workplace cultures and market adaptability.
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