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2020 40 Under 40: Andy Drennen, 37

Vice President & Portfolio Manager, Central Trust Co.

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As vice president and portfolio manager at Central Trust Co., Andy Drennen adds value for investors. As a civic leader, he adds value to the community.

Drennen serves as vice president and president-elect for the Springfield Sister Cities Association, where he has volunteered for more than a decade. He’s been tasked with formalizing SSCA’s scholarship program, helping young professionals travel to meet industry peers in sister cities in Mexico and Japan.

Since Drennen’s involvement, SSCA sponsorships and attendance have increased, and an additional $28,000 was raised in the last two years. He initiated a partnership between Central Trust and SSCA to support community programs, including multicultural events in Springfield. “I want to have lasting and meaningful impacts on the lives of others through cultural awareness,” Drennen says.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? People care less about what you say; they care more about how you make them feel.

How many times do you hit the snooze button? 12. I am not a morning person!

What is your theme song? “La Bamba.”

What’s your most treasured possession? My background growing up in Paraguay.

What is your favorite hobby? Blending and selling tea with my side hustle, Blend For That.

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