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Newsmakers: April 3-9, 2023

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Greg DeLong and Clark Morris, financial advisers in Morgan Stanley’s Springfield Wealth Management office, were named to Forbes’ 2023 list of America’s Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams.

Guaranty Bank Chief Operating Officer Amy Kiefer added to her role the position of executive vice president of deposit operations with parent company QCR Holdings Inc. She oversees products and operations associated with deposits and electronic banking and helps drive the strategic vision for QCRH’s bank support operations. Kiefer has a 35-year banking career and in 2008 was a founding staff member of Springfield First Community Bank, which merged with Guaranty Bank.

Guaranty Bank made four promotions: Alesia Carter to vice president and branch banking group manager, Susan Johanson and Summer Simpson to assistant vice presidents and branch banking managers, and Kathy Qu to private banking officer. With 10 years of banking experience, Carter leads the west Springfield group of branches. Johanson and Simpson each has 15 years of banking experience. Qu, who joined Guaranty in 2021, has five years of banking experience and holds an MBA from Missouri State University.

Additionally, Zilian Falig moved to a private banking specialist from an assistant branch manager for Guaranty Bank. She has five years of retail banking experience.

New York Life added Will Thomas and Kameron Perrodin as agents and Andrew Goodall as a financial services professional. Thomas previously worked as a high school teacher, Perrodin as a construction sales representative and Goodall as a higher education administrator.

Old Missouri Bank promoted Rebeccah Hicks and Brodie Wingert to loan officers. Each has three years of banking experience and were previously loan officer trainees. Hicks started with OMB in 2021 and holds a bachelor’s in business from MSU. Wingert joined OMB in 2022 and holds a bachelor’s in business administration and management from Evangel University.

Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci founding partner Roger Johnson was named to the 2023 Power List of 30 health care attorneys by Missouri Lawyers Media. He represents plaintiffs in medical malpractice, birth injuries, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and wrongful death cases. Johnson holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas.

Good Samaritan Boys Ranch received a $230,000 grant from the Children’s Trust Fund.

The money will go toward facility updates for the ranch’s 24/7 therapeutic living environment for youth residents.

NAMI Southwest Missouri Inc. named Taylor Wilson as director of marketing and development. She’s responsible for fundraising, marketing, event planning and raising awareness of the organization’s mental illness services.

Ozarks Literacy Council hired Sarah Derr as coordinator for the reading tutoring program. She previously worked in programming for the Council of Churches of the Ozarks.

Drury University’s Cyber Defense Club won the Missouri state title at the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition – defeating 10-time champion Southeast Missouri State University. Drury’s team now advances to the regional competition.


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