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Newsmakers: Sept. 2-8, 2013

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Accounting
The Whitlock Co. was recognized among Accounting Today’s 2013 Wealth Magnets, ranking 23rd among certified public accounting firms managing $50 million in assets.

Education
Daniel Ortega joined Enactus as marketing manager for the U.S. division. Ortega, who has a bachelor’s in public relations from Missouri State University and most recently worked as a financial controller for Springfield Sports Club, is responsible for communicating the organization’s branding change to Enactus from SIFE through digital, social media and event marketing.

Doug Oss was named director of the Bible and theology Ph.D. program at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He will continue to teach and direct the seminary’s Cordas C. Burnett Center for Biblical Preaching.

AGTS hired David Bundrick as academic dean. Bundrick is the former vice president for student development at Evangel University and a graduate of AGTS.

The UPS Foundation donated $40,800 to the Missouri Colleges Fund to underwrite scholarships at 17 member schools, including Drury, Evangel and Southwest Baptist universities.

Financial
Jeff Layman of The Layman Group received Morgan Stanley’s senior portfolio management director designation for his 20 years of industry experience and training.

Government
The Missouri Department of Economic Development designated Branson Commerce Park as a certified site for meeting criteria relating to the availability and development potential of commercial or industrial developments.

The state DED certified The eFactory at MSU’s Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise and Business Development as a Missouri Small Business Incubator. The eFactory also received $155,330 in state tax credits.

Springfield Public Works and Environmental Services received accreditation from the American Public Works Association for management practices exceeding national standards. The department is one of 85 U.S. public agencies to hold the accreditation.

Health Care
Missouri State School of Anesthesia students named Cox Medical Center Branson the Most Excellent Clinical Site among the 20 clinical sites for students studying to become certified registered nurse anesthetists.

Edco Group Inc. promoted human resources manager Jayme Boyd to HR director overseeing support functions for Edco Group and Edco Health Information Solutions.

Insurance
Liberty Insurance hired Clay Trautman as an insurance specialist assisting business owners, individuals and families. Trautman holds a bachelor’s in marketing and business commerce from Aurora University in Illinois.

Law
The Missouri Baptist Foundation recognized Verna Haun, partner with Bolivar-based law firm Douglas, Haun & Heidemann PC, with the annual Nelson Fellow Stewardship Award. Haun, a family law attorney with the firm for 30 years, has served as MBF board chairwoman and as its first female trustee.

Manufacturing
SRC Electrical, a division of SRC Holdings Corp., was recognized as a Star Site in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program.

Media
Adam Letterman, graphic arts manager for Missouri Neighbor News, was named the 2013–14 vice president for Ozark Press Association. Letterman holds a bachelor’s in print journalism from MSU.

Natalie Randall joined Journal Broadcast Group as director for KSPW-FM, aka Power 96.5. Randall joins the station from WMGI-FM in Terre Haute, Ind., where she worked four years on air and as a brand manager.

Nonprofit
The Rotaract Club of Springfield elected its 2013–14 board members: Lindsey Neddenriep of Ozarks Food Harvest, president; Keith Seiwert of KPM CPAs, president-elect; Zach Swartz of BKD LLP, secretary; Meredith Bosso of Schultz, Wood & Rapp PC, treasurer; Christopher Hoeman of the Greene County prosecuting attorney’s office, sergeant-at-arms; Nathan Zoromski of Southwest Center for Independent Living, professional development; Kelly Smith of Trend Management Inc., public relations; Matt Potter of Arvest Bank, membership; and Adrienne McCoy of Abacus CPAs, past president.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks received a $5,000 grant from The UPS Foundation to help recruit, retain and recognize adult volunteers in mentoring programs.

The Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast named its 2013–14 officers and directors: Jim Conley of Kingsley Group/Computer Recycling Center, president; Heather Ramsey of Great Southern Bank, president-elect; Terri Eftink of Bug Zero, secretary; Mike Pearl of Details Salon, treasurer; and Laura Ward of Webster University, past president.

Champion Athletes of the Ozarks named three board members: Ginny Redfern, owner of Baglady Boutique; Brett Pfeifer, marketing representative with Laborers’ International Union; and Paula Thompson, operations manager with Build LLC.

Sharyn Dawson joined the Missouri Chapter of March of Dimes as its division director for the Ozark region. With a bachelor’s in communications from MSU, Dawson previously owned and operated Print Project Management, where she created, planned and budgeted marketing projects.[[In-content Ad]]

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