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Newsmakers: Oct. 1-7, 2018

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Banking and Finance
Matt Clark
of Abacus CPA LLC’s audit team received the certified internal auditor designation, and staff accountant Tucker Virnig became a certified public accountant. The designation is given by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to those who meet education and experience requirements and pass an exam.

Systematic Savings Bank added Ryan DeBoef to its board of directors. He’s the chief of staff and assistant to the president for governmental relations at Missouri State University, where he had served as legal counsel, and he also worked as a senior associate attorney for Husch Blackwell LLP.

Development
Green Circle Projects LLC hired Bruce Colony as director of construction and Matt Wagner as director of communications. Colony was formerly chief operating officer for DeWitt & Associates Inc. and has held positions with Branson Airport, Bass Pro Shops and Wonders of Wildlife. Wagner comes from BKD LLP as a marketing content manager and has experience as a journalist at Springfield Business Journal and Springfield News-Leader.

Government
Springfield’s Environmental Services Department named Wade Drossel and Ron Petering as assistant directors. Drossel began his career in production management and has experience with a rural electric cooperative designing transmission lines, inspecting projects and writing contracts. Petering spent 30 years with Kansas City-based engineering and construction firm Shafer, Kline & Warren Inc. They work together to comply with regulations and implement the city’s sewer overflow control, capital improvement and integrated solid waste management plans, among other duties.

Doug Colvin, director of Nixa Utilities and Public Works, received the John Tom Tinsley Distinguished Service Award by the Missouri Public Utility Alliance. It recognizes service to the alliance for at least 10 years, as well as contributions to the betterment of the community. Colvin joined the city of Nixa in 2004, after 16 years working in public utilities, public works and city management in Iola, Kansas.

Health Care
Missouri Pharmacy Association recognized two Alps Pharmacy pharmacists with awards. Erica Mahn received the Pharmacist Making A Difference Award for improving the quality of life for her patients, and Morgan Miller earned the Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award for her work in Alps’ addiction program.

Interior Design
Gina McMurtrey Interiors LLC hired Fernanda Edwards as a junior designer. Through her own company, Edwards has worked with clients, developers and contractors worldwide. She does space planning, 3D renderings, design consultations and project management.

Nonprofit
Habitat for Humanity of Springfield promoted Development Associate Abby Glenn to development director. With a master’s in communication from Drury University, she works on donor cultivation, major gifts and planned giving, house sponsorships, grant procurement, special events, public relations, volunteer engagement and marketing.

Angie Perryman of The Arc of the Ozarks Foundation Inc. received the Human Service Provider Advocacy Award from The Arc of Missouri at the fifth annual Educational Summit. She developed training programs to aid individuals with disabilities and co-founded the community inclusion partnership in Greene County.

The Southwest Center for Independent Living appointed Shannon Porter as CEO after six months as interim CEO. Porter has been affiliated with SCIL since 2010 and most recently served as deputy director.

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