Accounting Davis, Lynn & Moots PC named certified public accountants Jennifer Schatzer and Sandra Barrera as senior accountants. Schatzer, an MSU graduate, and Barrera, a University of Wisconsin graduate, both work in the audit services department.
Construction The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield installed its 2011 officers and board members. The officers are Matt Bailey of Bailey Co., president; Galin Campbell of Galin Homes, president-elect; Sam Clifton of Millstone Homes LLC, treasurer; Shannon Lee of Rock Solid Construction, secretary; and Rusty MacLachlan of J. Russell MacLachlan Custom Homes, past president. Builder board members are Sam Bradley, Brett Godfrey, Ed Alden, Wanda Johns, Jason Bekebrede, Adrian Rhoads and Jeff Farhlander; associate board members are Kevin Scheer, Lee Beaman, Tom Nave, Mike Benna, Monica Jenisch and Mike McGoldrick; and life board members are John Harp, H. Herschel Johns, J.D. Gillenwaters and Jerry Corbett Sr.
Education Missouri State University Director of Bands Jerry Hoover received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the London International Music Festival for his contributions as musical consultant and chief adjudicator of the festival’s panel of judges. Hoover was recognized for his 20 years of participation and for helping to grow an annual New Year’s event that draws 600,000 people a year.
Six MSU faculty members from the hospitality and restaurant administration department earned the certified hospitality educator distinction award from the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Department Director Melissa Dallas, professor Carl Riegel, associate professor Dan Crafts, assistant professors Melanie Grand and Stephanie Hein, and instructor Abbe Ehlers attended a three-day workshop.
Erin Hayes, an ABC News correspondent and adjunct professor at College of the Ozarks, was among 36 journalists selected as 2011 fellows with the Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution. Hayes has been in broadcast news for 25 years, including for “World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer.” She teaches broadcast news and feature writing at C of O.
Financial Arvest Bank of Springfield named Dana Crowell and Jami Dressler as mortgage lenders. Crowell previously worked as vice president of mortgage lending at Community First Bank in Harrison, Ark. Dressler has worked five years in banking and 10 years as a staffing specialist with Manpower Inc.
Government Sen. Jay Wasson, R-Nixa, received the 2010 Committed Statesperson Award from the Missouri Chapters of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Wasson serves as a member of the Ozark Branch Chapter of the MS Society and last year sponsored a bill to create an MS Awareness license plate.
Hospitality Myer Hotels in Branson named two team members to its Comfort Inn West staff. Branson native TodGrisham serves as general manager, and Desi Hinton is front desk manager. Grisham served in the U.S. Army Reserves, including a tour overseas in Desert Storm, and he has more than 20 years of management and sales experience. Hinton is a graduate of College of the Ozarks and previously worked at Comfort Inn at Thousand Hills.
Insurance Mike Scott was elected to Barker-Phillips-Jackson Inc.’s board of directors. An employee benefits producer/compliance specialist at BPJ, Scott advises existing personnel on behalf of the board.
Great Southern Insurance named Mel Newdigger as managing director. Newdigger has worked in the insurance industry for 35 years, most recently as a district manager with Farmers Insurance in Michigan.
Retail Bret McGowne, owner of the Springfield and Branson Wood ReNew franchise locations, received awards for annual and single-month sales in 2010 out of 23 franchises at the company’s annual convention in Orlando, Fla. Branson District Manager Eric McVey was named Rising Star for nearly doubling annual sales.
Utilities Shawn Calhoun was named human resources director for Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. She is the first female director in the company’s 50-year history. Previously, Calhoun was corporate director of employee relations for Bausch & Lomb Inc. in Rochester, N.Y., where she worked 17 years.[[In-content Ad]]