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Meet SBJ’s 2018 Men of the Year

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Last edited 1:22 p.m., July 2, 2018

An independent panel of judges has chosen the eighth-annual class of Springfield Business Journal’s Men of the Year. The 20 men will be honored at an August luncheon.

The award recognizes the professional, philanthropic and civic contributions of men from across southwest Missouri.

The 2018 Men of the Year honorees, in alphabetical order, are: Dr. Jay Baker, Ozarks Community Hospital Inc.; Harold Bengsch, Greene County Commission; David Bixler, Bixler Corp.; Jason Brawner, Camp Barnabas; Richard Callahan, Air Services Heating and Cooling/All Service Plumbing; Timothy Clothier, Ozark Police Department; Hal Donaldson, Convoy of Hope; Craig Dunn, Regent Bank; Brent Forgey, Nixa Police Department; W. Thomas Fowler Jr., State Bank of Southwest Missouri; Rick Grayson, Rivercut Golf Course; Rob Haik, H Design Group LLC; Mark Holmes, Consultant Board Inc.; Wayne Morelock, Morelock Builders & Associates Inc.; Brad Parrish, Palmerton & Parrish Inc.; Brian Russell, Great American Title Co.; Dr. Alan Scarrow, Mercy Hospital Springfield; Sean Thouvenot, Branco Enterprises Inc.; Don Vance, Don Vance Auto Group; and Daniel Wooten, Neale & Newman LLP.

The Men of the Year luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 17 at the White River Conference Center, 600 W. Sunshine St. Tickets are $40 apiece or $380 for a table of 10 and can be purchased at

SBJ is partnering this year with Springfield-based nonprofit Care to Learn for the Men of the Year event in an effort to raise funds to support local students’ needs in the areas of health, hunger and hygiene.


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