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Accounting
Roberts, McKenzie, Mangan & Cummings CPAs hired certified public accountant Tammy Young. Young, who has 17 years of accounting experience and previously worked for the firm, received her bachelor’s from Wayne State College.

Banking
Janszen Ringo joined UMB Bank as vice president of commercial banking. Ringo is responsible for portfolio management, business development and assisting with credit administration. He most recently served as vice president of commercial lending at New Era Bank in Farmington.

Commerce Bancshares Inc. named Fred Osborn Springfield region chairman to succeed John Himmel, effective Feb. 1. Osborn is currently president of Commerce Bank’s Joplin region and has 26 years of banking experience. Himmel, a 40-year Commerce employee, plans to retire by the end of 2012 and will work as vice chairman until then.

Springfield First Community Bank named Sherry Burnett vice president of residential mortgage lending. Burnett has 15 years of mortgage lending experience.

Education
The Hawthorn Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals named Rachelle Darabi its Executive of the Year. Darabi is the associate provost of student development and public affairs at Missouri State University.

Bernie Dana, chairman of Evangel University’s business department, presented a professional development seminar in Syracuse and Buffalo, N.Y. The event was sponsored by the Foundation for Quality Care and funded by a grant from the Community Health Foundation of Central & Western New York.

The Robert W. Plaster Foundation and the Plaster family received the 2011 Bronze Bear Award from Missouri State University for their contributions to the university.

Law
Aleshire, Robb PC attorneys Gregory Aleshire and Kevin Rapp were recognized by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service.

Aleshire was named a 2011 Missouri Super Lawyer, a list of fewer than 5 percent of attorneys statewide.

Rapp was named a 2011 Missouri Rising Star, a list recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state.

Four Husch Blackwell Springfield attorneys were named to the list of 2011 Missouri Super Lawyers 2011: David Agee, Virginia Fry, Gary Powell and Randy Scheer. Fry was named among the Top 50 female attorneys in Missouri and Kansas. The local office also had four named to the list of Missouri Rising Stars: Cory Collins, Ginger Gooch, S. Jacob Sappington and Paul Satterwhite.[[In-content Ad]]

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