As marketing and sponsorship coordinator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, Diana Tyndall’s job is ensuring the community knows of events and activities available at the parks.
Her efforts unifying the Park Board’s marketing message aided the office’s induction into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, an honor most often given to individuals.
As a leader in her field, she often teaches sessions at the Missouri Park and Recreation Association’s annual conference.
Outside of the office, Tyndall also serves with Leadership Springfield and as vice president of the Springfield Executive Breakfast Club.
What is your proudest moment? Becoming a mother. It is hard being a working momma, but I love that I get to raise them with my husband.
What are you doing to make the Ozarks better? I love helping people by connecting with them. I try to find out what they do, what their goals are and match them with the right fit.
What is your best productivity hack? Eat the frog. Do the most difficult thing at the beginning of the day.
What was your professional aha moment? When I finally quit lying about my age.
What historical figure do you identify with most? Wonder Woman. But I want to be humble and kind like Princess Diana, brave like Joan of Arc, and patient and selfless like Mother Theresa.
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