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Newsmakers: Oct. 15-21, 2018

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Banking and Finance
James Financial Partners LLC added Jake Gray and Mike Nangle as financial planners. Gray most recently worked as a personal banker for State Bank of Southwest Missouri and has an MBA from Missouri State University. Nangle has been a commercial insurance consultant for 20 years and was a co-owner of Connell Insurance Inc. in Hollister.

UMB Bank was honored at the American Bankers Association Marketing Conference for its video titled, AHA: Life is Why. Highlighting UMB’s partnership with the American Heart Association and why employees support the program, the video was a winner in the Over $5 Billion bank category.

Education
Drury University recognized seven individuals in its Distinguished Alumni Awards: Meg Myers Morgan, a professional development speaker and career coach in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Young Alumnus; Thomas Stevens, a veteran who established the National Korean War Veterans Association, Community Service; Dwayne Holden of Custom Metalcraft Inc., Career Achievement; Dr. Thomas Lynch, a retired dermatologist and 32-year trustee for Drury, University Engagement; Jim and Marilyn Bogle Buchholz of investment consulting firm Prime-Bucholz and Associates Inc., Lifetime Achievement; and Bruce Callen, co-founder of the Drury Scholars Program, Faculty/Staff Appreciation.

U.S. Bank awarded Drury a $2,500 grant for the Panthers First peer mentorship program that supports the needs of first-generation college students. The funding will go toward team-building exercises, CliftonStrengths assessments and a Leaving Our Legacy project allowing participants to create a campus memento.

Government
The Missouri Municipal League elected Willard Alderman Samuel Snider to its board of directors. He currently participates with the Willard Economic Development Task Force and has served as chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Snider previously was on the MML Municipal Administration and Intergovernmental Relations Policy Committee.

Health Care
CoxHealth added seven physicians: Yohan Jang, Renee Genova and Lindsey Bravin, in orthopedic trauma surgery; Rakesh Hegde, in colorectal surgery; Angela Conklin, in family medicine/obstetrics; Randal Qualls, in urgent care; and Aditya Pulikal, in pain medicine.
 
The Springfield-Greene County Health Department was nationally accredited through the Public Health Accreditation Board. It’s now one of 200 health departments accredited through the years-long, peer review process focused on 12 areas, including public health preparedness and enforcement of public health laws and ordinances.

Law
Joseph Passanise
of the Law Offices of Dee Wampler and Joseph Passanise PC was selected as a 2018 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer for the 12th consecutive year. He was recognized by the third-party rating service for excellence in criminal defense of DWI/DUI and white-collar crimes.

Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell and Brown PC added 38-year attorney Doug Nickell. Practicing estate planning and trust administration, he previously worked at Lathrop Gage LLP.

Frank Evans joined Baird, Lightner, Millsap PC to represent businesses in litigation and contract matters. Evans is a former Lathrop Gage attorney and has practiced law for 40 years.

Retail
Bedford Camera and Video Inc.
was named 2018 E-tailer of the Year by trade magazine Digital Imaging Reporter. Bedford opened in 1974 and operates seven stores in Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

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