Accounting Davis, Lynn & Moots PC promoted Matt Wallace to a senior accountant in the audit services department in Springfield. Wallace, a certified public accountant, is a graduate of Missouri State University and has worked for the firm for three years.
Banking Bob Beine was elected to Springfield First Community Bank’s board of directors. Beine, president and CEO of Republic Ford Lincoln and Carthage Ford, previously served as a director of The Signature Bank.
Construction Williams Construction Inc. received the 2011 Building of the Year award from American Buildings Co. for construction of the O’Reilly Family Event Center at Drury University. The company also received an Excellence in Design award in the Recreation category for the same project.
Education Drury University filled four staff positions: Ron Cushman was named director of facilities operations; Meleah Spencer, who has worked as the school’s director of alumni and development-annual giving, was appointed interim director of alumni relations; Amy Blansit was named director of campus wellness and fitness; and Dawn Hiles was named vice president for enrollment management.
Environment Emily Austin joined Environmental Works Inc. as an associate scientist. Austin graduated from MSU with a bachelor’s in geology and is earning her master’s degree in geospatial sciences. She worked at MSU as a teaching assistant and received the 2011 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award.
Government Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Robert Qualls, of Springfield, to the State Rehabilitation Council, which reviews, analyzes and advises the Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation on issues affecting persons with disabilities. Qualls is a retired minister who worked with the Church of Christ denomination in the U.S. and Africa 1962–1996.
Health Care Robert McMillan, director of oncology services at the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center at Citizens Memorial Healthcare, completed his oncology social work certification. A 23-year CMH employee, McMillan can now deliver support programs to cancer patients.
Human Resources The Springfield Area Human Resources Association recognized the following individuals for achieving their HR certification: Hayley Hutchins and Timothy Lee of Penmac Staffing Services Inc.; JenniferLarkin of BKD LLP; Melissa Mooney of Jordan Valley Community Health Center; Jennifer Payton of Solo Cup; Tina Moore of Drury University Career Planning & Development; Paula Swearingen of ColorVision Corp.; Matt Snyder of Great Southern Bank; and Lisa Wood of Positronic Industries Inc.
Insurance Trevor Crist, chief operating officer of Nixon & Lindstrom Insurance, was named chairman of the board of directors for the American Red Cross, Greater Ozarks Chapter.
Nonprofit Springfield’s Best Inc. named its 2011–12 board of directors: President Hallie Sale of WinesStyles; Vice President Brian Garber of A-1 Guarantee Roofing; Secretary Kathy Ross of Half Price Books; Treasurer Dee Robinson of Robinson and Co.; and at-large members Jeffrey Goodnight of Neale & Newman; Jackie Johnson of Fleet Watch Online; Dr. Bary Brown of Sunshine Eye Clinic; Paul Devlin of A Plus Payroll; Leroy Schaefer of Sunbelt Environmental Services; and Mandy Jones of Family Pharmacy.
Retail The American Sportfishing Association elected Bass Pro Shops Conservation Director Martin MacDonald to serve on its board of directors. McDonald, who was re-elected to the South Central Region post, begins the two-year term Oct. 1.
Service Ron and Janis Smith, owners of Car Openers, were named field representatives for National Motor Club of America, offering NMC emergency road service policies.
Sports Big Cedar Lodge Golf instructor Brenndan Cooper was named a Top 20 short game/putting instructor by the Richie3Jack Golf Blog. Cooper, who has worked at the resort for nearly three years, is an impact zone master instructor and holds a golf stroke engineering bachelor’s from the Golfing Machine, a golfing instruction system.[[In-content Ad]]