David W. Felske, president and chief executive officer of Mercantile Bank of South Central Missouri, was presented with the State of Missouri "Conspicuous Service Medal" at the annual awards dinner of Missouri Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. The awarding of the medal was upon the recommendation of the adjutant general of Missouri and approved by Gov. Mel Carnahan.
Troy Kennedy, of Springfield Trust Company, has earned the designation of certified retirement services professional. His advanced training was in investments, planning and administration of individual retirement accounts, and qualified retirement plans. Kennedy has also been named an advisory board member of Springfield Trust Company.
Sandra Davis has earned the certified securities operations professional designation. Her advanced training in the securities operations industry includes knowledge of securities types, processing, regulations/compliance and controls in audits. Davis has more than 20 years of experience in the trust and banking industry.
Linda Mayberry and Joseph W. Tucker, CPA, have been elected members of Ozarks Literacy Council's board of directors.
Judy A. Breeding, CPA, and Angela R. Morelock, CPA, with the Springfield office of Baird, Kurtz & Dobson, certified public accountants, have been awarded their accreditations in business valuation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The ABV designation is granted to CPAs who demonstrate their business valuation expertise earn the credential.
John R. Farthing, of Stifel Nicolaus' Springfield office, has earned the designation of certified investment management consultant from the Institute for Investment Management Consultants. To earn the CIMC designation, Farthing had to demonstrate his expertise by passing examinations and satisfying the institute's criteria.
The board of directors of Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Springfield has elected the following executive officers for 1998: Mike Cherry, vice president of Mercantile Bank, chairman; Joe Stokes, of City Utilities, vice chairman; and Don Hancock, of McGuire Mortgage, secretary.
Bill Garton, of Garton Financial Services, was a featured speaker recently at JMB Financial Group, a MassMutual General Agency in Jackson, Miss. His topic was "Networking for Success and Client Advocacy." Garton is a registered representative of MML Investor Services and a career agent with MassMutual.
Andrew Marmouget, staff accountant with Davis, Lynn & Moots PC, recently attended a program offered by the Missouri Society of CPAs. The course, "Optimizing Medicare Reimbursement and Preparing Medicare Cost Reports for Skilled Nursing Facilities," was prepared by the Continuing Professional Education Division of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to further the knowledge of CPAs in the field of auditing.
Michael J. Williamson, president and chief executive officer of Empire Bank in Springfield, has been elected to the board of directors of the Missouri Colleges Fund Inc. The Colleges Fund is a consortium of independent colleges and universities which conducts joint fund-raising campaigns for scholarship programs at the member institutions. Williamson was chosen because of his interest in higher education and his work with Breech School of Business at Drury and the Missouri Council on Economic Education.
Herbert Arkebauer, of Springfield, has been reappointed to serve on the finance and audit committee of the Aid Association for Lutherans board of directors. Arkebauer has been a board member since 1972.[[In-content Ad]]
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