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Architecture
Adam Kreher, an intern architect at Butler, Rosenbury & Partners Inc., passed the architectural registration exam and received his state license. Kreher is an accredited professional in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and has worked with Butler, Rosenbury & Partners Inc. since 2007 after graduating from Drury University’s Hammons School of Architecture.

Community
The Greene County Senior Citizens’ Services Fund Board awarded $89,625 to three service agencies of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks: Connections Handyman Services, Retired Seniors Volunteer Program and the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

Joel Wells was hired by Springfield Public Schools as head football coach at Kickapoo High School. Wells replaced Kuper Kreul and was most recently employed by Liberty Public Schools, where he was head football coach since 2008.

The Springfield-Greene County Library District collected 8,357 pounds of food to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest. The food was collected through the second annual Food for Fines food drive. Library patrons received 50-cent credits on their library fine balances for each donated item of nonperishable food.

Espy Elementary School teacher Becky Forrester won the Missouri Sons of the American Revolution Teacher of the Year Award for her Patriotic Program, a culmination of weeks of education about American patriotic symbols. She has committed more than 10 years of instruction to the program.

Financial
Robert Baltzell of RLB Financial was admitted as a member of WiserAdvisor’s directory of financial advisers. Baltzell has 10 years of experience in financial services.

The Missouri Housing Development Commission announced its 2010 top-producing mortgage lending institutions and individual loan officers. U.S. Bank (138 loans) earned a Silver Level distinction, and Peoples Bank (91 loans), Liberty Bank (75 loans) and Great Southern Bank (60 loans) earned Bronze Level honors. Christi Bukaty (33 loans) of North American Savings Bank received a Gold Award. Brandon Fisher (27 loans) of BancorpSouth Bank and Vicki Reser (21 loans) of Metropolitan National Bank received Silver Awards. Drexel Swanson (18 loans) of Liberty Bank and Paula Walker (18 loans) of Great Southern Bank received Bronze Awards.

Scott Tumlin joined Liberty Bank as senior vice president and chief credit officer. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and most recently served as a community bank president for Bancorp South. Tumlin graduated from Missouri State University with a bachelor’s in finance.

Health Care
Magnus O. “Mack” Meyer started the St. John’s Clinic-Intensivists section. Meyer serves as the medical director for critical care in Springfield and leads the development of critical care initiatives, recruits intensivists and leads ICU coverage. Meyer received his medical education from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency with St. Louis University Hospital.

Service
Brent McCoy was promoted to vice president of membership from membership manager at Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. He is responsible for planning, coordinating and conducting member activities, and increasing membership and their financial support.

Nowata Printing hired Susan Kump as marketing coordinator. Kump is a graduate of Truman State University and has a bachelor’s in mass communications.

Jeff Broyles, of Nixa, was hired by The Principal Financial Group’s Kansas City Business Center as a financial services representative. Broyles has worked in the insurance/financial services industry for five years and most recently was a managing general agent at Medical Benefits Group LLC.[[In-content Ad]]

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