BKD LLP promoted Catherine Gilpin, Stephanie Hurt, Eric Rogers, Ryan Sivill, Zach Swartz and Jennifer York to director positions. Gilpin specializes in consulting services for community health centers receiving federal grant funding under the Public Health Service Act. Hurt assists high-net-worth families and institutions with investment management and wealth planning. Rogers is a member of BKD’s Health Care Performance Advisory Services unit and helps clients understand and implement new revenue models. Sivill provides audit and consulting services to clients in the manufacturing, retail and entertainment industries. Swartz is responsible for risk analysis and investment portfolio management. York works with employee benefit plans, including performing audits of defined benefit plans, 403(b) plans, 401(k) plans and profit-sharing plans.
Banking and Finance
Central Bank of Branson added Brandi Beebe as marketing director succeeding Roger Frieze, who moved to the bank’s commercial lending division. Beebe is a graduate of Branson Public Schools and earned a bachelor’s in administrative management and a master’s in marketing from Missouri State University.
Matt Graham joined Springfield First Community Bank’s Home Loan Center as assistant vice president and mortgage loan originator. He previously served as a mortgage adviser at Wells Fargo & Co. in Springfield for six years.
Evangel University added three faculty members at the start of the 2018-19 school year. Sandra Cassell, a 1993 alum, joined as an assistant professor of business and an Enactus adviser. Her most recent working experience was as an IRS lead corporate trainer and quality control analyst.
Emily Johns, added as an assistant professor of digital learning, spent 25 years serving with her husband Greg as Assemblies of God missionaries in South Africa. Kelly Richardson, a 2005 alum, was hired as an assistant professor of kinesiology after 13 years coaching volleyball at Southwest Baptist University, University of Texas-Arlington and Western Illinois University.
Republic School District Communications Director Josey McPhail was named to the National School Public Relations Association’s 35 Under 35 list. McPhail has been with the district as director since 2013.
Bolivar Deputy Clerk Paula Henderson completed the requirements to become a certified municipal official through the Missouri Municipal Governance Institute. She was one of 35 people in Missouri to earn the certification after completing 16 credit hours in subjects from budgets to planning and zoning.
The Ozarks Regional YMCA appointed Kathryn Custer as CEO to succeed the retiring Steve Gimenez. She served as chief operations officer since summer 2017 and has 15 years of experience with the YMCA, previously in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Verizon Wireless named Russell Cellular Inc. its 2018 Partner of the Year for best national seller. Russell Cellular operates 431 locations in 31 states and six Verizon markets.
Businessman David Clouse is working to fill the remaining three units at Jamestown Plaza after a property purchase in February.
Jessica Harmison Olson of Club Management Services discusses the challenges and benefits of leaving one job and transitioning into the family business.
Sean Brownfield, owner of Dapper and The Hepburn, talks about the evolution and expansion of his unique business model. Duration 1:28
Trevor Croley of Croley Insurance and Financial has been lucky enough to have a few great mentors in his parents and an early business leader. He shares his story with us. Duration: 1:26
Shanda Trautman with Old Missouri Bank says she tries to implement Jon Gordon's “The Energy Bus” each day of her life. Trautman says the book makes you see that no matter what’s going in your …
“I’m the only guy ever to move from Los Angeles to Springfield to get on TV,” says Jeff Houghton, host of The Mystery Show. Houghton moved to LA for a year to try to make it big. He says the …
Sam Dryer, Managing Director with the Greater Ozarks Division of Mutual of Omaha explains how companies can create a customer-focused culture and still meet sales goals. Dryer provides four tips and …
Want to work for a non-profit? Linda Saturno, Executive Director of Child Advocacy Center in Springfield says volunteering is a great way to get started. You can learn all about different non-profits …
Mark Holmes, President of Consultant Board, shares how his mentor helped him hone his skills at public speaking, leadership, teamwork, and communication and how he now uses that knowledge to teach …
Jay Ryan, bartender at The Hepburn, shows how he crafts a cocktail with some seasonal flavors. The Hepburn is a members-only club fashioned after a 1920s speakeasy, located under Dapper Barber …
Jason Gage, City Manager for the City of Springfield, outlines how Springfield is distinct from other communities, positioning the city well for a national reputation. This is sponsored …