“A leader is one that knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.”
It’s advice from author John C. Maxwell that sums up what Mandy Anthes strives for in her profession. And it shows, for instance, in the volunteer work the Missouri State University graduate undertook with The Network to help the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce retain local college graduates in the business community. Part of MSU’s class of 2003, she’s worked as a commercial loan officer at The Bank of Missouri in Springfield since 2005. During her off time, Anthes has stayed busy as a board member of Leadership Springfield, a community panel member for the United Way Allocations Committee, member of the Junior League of Springfield and member of the Missouri Bankers Association, among other affiliations.
What are you doing to make the Ozarks better? By speaking up and showing up. So many people have great ideas or opinions to make a difference; I like to take action.
What do you miss most about the 1990s? I miss the lack of social media. I think social media outlets have taken away the art of knowing how to communicate with others and just being in the moment.
What did you learn the hard way? You cannot make everyone happy. It is exhausting and, in the end, you are the one that ends up unhappy.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Flying. I love travelling and this would be much cheaper.
On Oct. 27, Convoy of Hope dedicated its new 250,000-square-foot distribution center and broke ground on its next project: a 200,000-square-foot headquarters and training center, which will be connected to the distribution center by a skywalk.