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Judges select 2017 class of 40 Under 40

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An independent panel of judges has chosen 40 up-and-coming professionals for Springfield Business Journal’s 2017 class of 40 Under 40.

Since the inaugural year in 1999, the 40 Under 40 awards have honored individuals based on their professional and community accomplishments.

This year’s honorees, in alphabetical order, are: Allison Brandt Anbari, Missouri State University; Melissa Bade, Neale & Newman LLP; Rob Blevins, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks; Vanessa Brandt, Marlin Co.; Cheyne Brokate, Brokate Janitorial LLC; Meggan Capps, Alterna Legal Inc. and Advanced Discovery LLC; Nicole Carr, Little Sunshine’s Enterprises Inc.; Celeste Cramer, CoxHealth; Shonna Crawford, Evangel University; Matt Crouse, city of Nixa; Angela Davis, Chateau on the Lake Inc.; Anjelica Davis, Fight Colorectal Cancer; Diana Day, People Centric Consulting Group LLC; Amanda Dumey, Legal Services of Southern Missouri; Abby Dyer, KY3 Inc.; Vivian Elder, Ozarks Technical Community College; Shannon Grisham, Pratt & Grisham LLC; Daniel Gutierrez, Boys Choir of Springfield and Reed Academy; Cecelia Havens, AIDS Project of the Ozarks; Trysta Herzog, Greene County; Monica Horton, Music Therapy of the Ozarks; Dee King, DoubleTree by Hilton; Garrett Lowder, Nixa Public Schools; Marc Mayer, Great Southern Bank; Jeff Meredith, Monett Chamber of Commerce; Tasheena Morris, IntrinsiQ and Tag Along Vending LLC; Ashley Norgard, Husch Blackwell LLP; Jodi Oehlke, Backpacker Church LLC; Josh Peck, Hometown Benefits Group LLC; Danny Perches, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce; Maranda Provance, Mostly Serious LLC; Nathan Rapp, Insight Design Architects LLC; Dane Seiler, CJW Transportation Consultants LLC; Derek Smith, Green Circle Projects LLC; Shannon Tatum, Ipourlife Inc.; Katie Towns, Springfield-Greene County Health Department; Dr. Brian Vesely, Sound Advice Hearing Doctors LLC; Paden Wilcox, Computer Recycling Center LLC; Andrew Williams, BKD LLP; and Shauna Smith Yates, The Bodysmith.

The 2017 class of 40 Under 40 will be celebrated during a 5:30 p.m. ceremony March 21 at Ramada Plaza Hotel & Oasis Convention Center, 2546 N. Glenstone Ave. Tickets are $30 apiece and can be purchased at

SBJ has partnered with Care to Learn for the 40 Under 40 event in an effort to raise awareness and money for the program with a goal of filling the health, hunger and hygiene needs of local children.


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