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Meet SBJ’s 2019 Men of the Year

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An independent panel of judges has chosen the ninth-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 2019 Men of the Year honorees, in alphabetical order, are: 

  • Joel Alexander, City Utilities of Springfield;
  • Jeff Allen, BKD LLP;
  • Rob Blevins, Discovery Center of Springfield Inc.;
  • Brad Bodenhausen, Missouri State University;
  • Jeff Childs, SVN/Rankin Co.;
  • C.J. Davis, Burrell Behavioral Health;
  • Greg DeLong, Morgan Stanley;
  • Kevin Dunaway, Neale & Newman LLP;
  • Todd Edwards, Lloyd’s Cleaners LLC;
  • John Everett, Legacy Bank & Trust Co.;
  • Matthew Hudson, Ozarks Technical Community College;
  • Ben McBride, McBride Law;
  • Tom McClain, Willard Police Department;
  • Abe McGull, U.S. Attorney’s Office;
  • Phil Melugin, Phoenix Home Care Inc.;
  • Travis Miller, Miller Engineering PC;
  • Gary Pendergrass, GeoEngineers Inc.;
  • Shane Schoeller, Greene County;
  • Jeremy Snow, Missouri Business Alliance; and
  • Mark Stratton, U.S. Baseball League LLC.

The Men of the Year luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 16 at the White River Conference Center, 600 W. Sunshine St. More information can be found at

For this year’s event, SBJ is partnering with nonprofit The Salvation Army to help raise funds for shelter, food pantry and feeding site operational costs.


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