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Men of the Year

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Men of the Year is Springfield Business Journal’s response to the community demand for an event recognizing the professional, philanthropic and personal contributions of men in the Springfield area.

Event Date: Apr. 18 2024

Location: White River Conference Center

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Ticket sales are closed.

Prepurchase honoree profile plaque: $150, click here to purchase profile plaque

2024 Men of the Year honorees:

Wes Buchholz, Council of Churches of the Ozarks Inc.

Dr. Robert L. Carolla, retired

Tim Dygon, The Arc of the Ozarks

Duan Gavel, City Utilities of Springfield and All Things Diverse SGF LLC

Eric Gerke, Guaranty Bank

Jarad Giddens, Meridian Title Co. and City of Nixa

Ryan Goeden, New Life Church

Ryan Hurn, New York Life Insurance Co.

Jeff Kennedy, Nixon & Lindstrom Insurance

Johnny T. McNeil, Community Partnership of the Ozarks Inc.

Austin Miller, Wise Built Custom Homes

Matthew D. Morris, Missouri State University

Tyler Padgitt, The Courageous Church

Cristian Rath, Abacus CPAs LLC

Scott Rose, Murney Associates, Realtors

Sam Rost, City of Marshfield

Michael Smith, Next Level Solutions

Matthew B. Suarez, Central Trust Co.

Adam Toth, Toth and Associates Inc.

Christopher Upton, Abilities First

Nominations are closed for 2024. Nominate for 2025 now!

If you have questions about this event, please contact Amy Egger: or call 417-831-3238. 

Click here to view past honorees.


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