Last edited 9:58 a.m., Sept. 6, 2022
For 23 years, Springfield Business Journal has honored women for their professional and civic accomplishments and contributions.
An independent panel of judges has selected this year’s class of Most Influential Women.
They are, in alphabetical order, Maile J. Auterson, Springfield Community Gardens; Doree Donaldson, Convoy of Hope; Sarah Eiffert, Connell Insurance Inc.; Brandy Harris, Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield Inc.; Courtney Hayes, AGFinancial; Holly Hesse, Missouri State University; Monica Horton, Lenica Consulting Group LLC; Grenita Lathan, Springfield Public Schools; Eveline Susanto Lewis, Evangel University; Dana Lopez, Dogwood Ranch Corp.; Darline Mabins, Community Partnership of the Ozarks Inc.; Misty Mitchell, Johnny Morris Foundation; Marie Moore, Mercy Hospital Springfield; Sally Payne, city of Springfield; Dina Readinger, Ace Coaching Co. LLC; Emily Shook, Greene County; Allyson Tuckness, Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks; Kristen Wannenmacher Bright, FORVIS LLP; Elizabeth Wente, Spencer Fane LLP; and Amy Wescott, Philanthropy Missouri.
The 20 honorees will be recognized at an Oct. 25 event.
SBJ has partnered with local nonprofit Women in Need for the event to raise funds and help provide resources on a needs basis to working women.
Visit SBJ.net/MIW for more information on the event.
The newest facility for Springfield-based preschool and early child care operator Little Sunshine’s Enterprises Inc. opened; a love of food and cooking spurred Brian Keener to launch Contorto; and a CrossFit gym in Marshfield changed owners.