Banking and Finance BancorpSouth promoted branch managers James Reed and Debbie Eagleburger to assistant vice president and officer, respectively.
Reed, manager of the East Battlefield branch, has 17 years experience in the banking industry and has worked with BancorpSouth since 1998. Eagleburger, manager of the South Fremont branch, has worked in the industry for eight years and with BancorpSouth since 2005.
Chad Samuel returned to Wells Fargo Advisors LLC as vice president of investments at the Springfield branch. Samuel, who specializes in investments and retirement planning, has worked as a financial adviser for 10 years, the last five with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC.
Education Missouri State University selected Lee’s Summit neurosurgeon Bert Park to receive its 13th honorary doctorate, the Doctor of Public Affairs, during its spring commencement ceremonies in May.
Park is receiving the honor for his efforts to serve the poor. Since 2000, he has performed roughly 1,000 brain and spinal surgeries at his own expense in 17 countries.
Springfield Catholic High School was named one of 11 Cluster winners in the nation for its involvement with the Invisible Children program. The school has raised $13,000 for the program, which seeks to end the conflict in Uganda and stop the abduction of children for use as soldiers, through various fundraising efforts and will be allowed to select one student to represent it on the fifth annual Schools for Schools trip to Gulu, Uganda.
Kelly Educational Staffing selected Hannah Fraser as the Missouri Substitute Teacher of the Semester for the first semester of the 2010–11 school year. Fraser, a substitute teacher for Springfield Public Schools, is now eligible for Kelly’s national Substitute Teacher of the Year honor.
Government College of the Ozarks 2010 graduate Blake R. De Haan completed the Department of Public Safety and the Missouri State Highway Patrol 92nd annual Highway Patrol class and was assigned to Zone 17, which patrols Cass County. De Haan received instruction on firearms, physical endurance, academics, discipline, professionalism, dealing with the public and Missouri law.
Insurance The National Association of Insurance Women named Linda Shank council director-elect for the state of Missouri. Shank, a project analyst for American National Property & Casualty Co., begins her one-year term in June.
Media SBJ Publishing Inc. hired Linda McAllister as an account executive in charge of sales. McAllister previously worked for six years as a volunteer for the Junior League of Springfield, Isabel’s House and the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks, and has worked in sales for Mediacom and KY3 Inc.
Nonprofit The Arc of the Ozarks named Cliff Beuterbaugh to its staff as an associate. He works to help individuals and their families gain access to resources needed for their specific disability. Beuterbaugh was previously a placement coordinator with the Missouri Department of Mental Health, and holds a bachelor’s in special education and a master’s in health services administration.
Utilities Empire District Electric Co. named TimWilson director of energy supply services responsible for the Joplin-based utility company’s strategic projects and environmental services. Wilson has worked for Empire District Electric since 1997 as a planning analyst, energy trader, and manager of renewable and strategic initiatives. Wilson earned a bachelor’s in mathematics from Pittsburg State University and a master’s in project management from MSU.[[In-content Ad]]