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Newsmakers: April 4-10, 2022

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Accounting
Elliott, Robinson & Co. LLP promoted Saralyn Glascock, Kelsey Prewitt and Nichole Springer to supervisors and Chanel Lontoc, Kailynn Kneibert and Yang You to senior accountants. Glascock and Kniebert hold bachelor’s degrees in accounting from Southwest Baptist University, Springer has a bachelor’s in accounting from Missouri State University, while Prewitt and Lontoc hold bachelor’s degrees in accounting from Drury University. You holds an MBA from MSU and a bachelor’s in business administration and accounting from Missouri Southern State University.

Accounting Today ranked Springfield firms Abacus CPAs LLC, BKD LLP and KPM CPAs & Advisors among the top U.S. firms by revenue and regional leadership. BKD ranked No. 16 in the nation, with revenue of $758 million, on the top 100 list and No. 1 on the Midwest regionals list. KPM ranked No. 23 with roughly $16.2 million in revenue, and Abacus is at No. 27 with $11.4 million in revenue.

Banking & Finance
Kimberly Browning-Clift joined the Edwards Jones team serving Marshfield. She initially worked with financial adviser Adam Blanch in the market and has since opened her own office.

Construction & Development
Springfield Building Development Services Assistant Director Brock Rowe was named interim director. He’s worked 18 years in construction and as a building inspector for Branson prior to joining the city. Rowe holds eight certifications through the International Code Council and is a certified floodplain manager.

Health Care
Burrell Behavioral Health promoted Sedric Johnson to executive vice president of revenue cycle. He joined Burrell in 2021 and has 27 years of financial experience.

Dr. Garima Singh, Burrell’s chief medical officer, was among 22 women nationwide named to the Carol Emmott Fellowship Class of 2022. For the 14-month fellowship, Singh was one of four awarded full scholarships to advocate for and increase participation of women from historically underrepresented backgrounds.

Law
Neale & Newman LLP partner Nate Dunville was sworn in as the 2022 president of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association. Other appointed officers are Jarica Oeltjen, president-elect; David Olive, treasurer; Laura Robinson, secretary: and Thomas O’ Neal, past-president.

Nonprofit
The Arc of the Ozarks added board members Chad Astle, owner/president of Geico Insurance Agency Inc. in Springfield, and Gretchen Miekley, marketing officer/coordinator at Central Bank of the Ozarks. During their three-year terms, Astle serves on the operations committee and Miekley on the programs committee.

The Missouri Governor’s Council on Disability selected Chill-Pak as the honorable mention for its 30th annual Inclusion Award. The Springfield company is a small, disability-owned, woman-owned business that prides itself for an inclusive and diverse workforce at all levels, while celebrating and supporting individual abilities for the benefit of the employees, products, customers and the community.

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