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Newsmakers: April 5-11, 2021

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Aviation
Michael Hynes, of Branson, received the Helicopter Association International’s 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award for his 65-year career in the aviation industry. He worked as a U.S. Air Force aircraft mechanic at the age of 17, established a flight school and charter service, and started a maintenance and parts business for Brantly helicopters, before founding Hynes Aviation Services. Hynes is now semiretired and oversees a trust fund that provides scholarships for students in aviation.

Banking & Finance
The Bank of Missouri added Jill Bomar as vice president and senior commercial loan officer and Casondra Harris as a senior commercial loan officer. Each has 17 years of banking experience. Bomar previously served as The Bank of Missouri’s community bank president in the St. Robert market, and Harris has worked at Simmons Bank and Arvest Bank.

Paula Dougherty of Achieve Private Wealth advisory was named to Ameriprise Financial Services LLC’s Circle of Success program by achieving years of consistently high performance. She is one of 69 Ameriprise Financial advisers, or less than 8%, to earn the distinction.

Education
Springfield Public Schools named Jeremy Brown principal of Central High School, effective July 1. He’s currently serving as principal and athletic director for Scott Charter School in Scott, Arkansas, and worked as assistant principal of Jacksonville High School and as K-8 dean of students for eStem Public Charter Elementary/Middle School, both in Arkansas. Brown holds a master’s in education and an education specialist in superintendency from Arkansas State University.

Municipal
Springfield Police Department made five promotions: Capt. Stacey Parton to major; Lt. Tony Vienhage to captain; Sgt. Tony D’Andrea to lieutenant; officer Jeff Burnett to sergeant; and officer Dorian Bernet to corporal.

Nonprofit
Nonprofit consultant Tim Huddleston was named executive director of Ozark Mountain Country Cares, which was formerly known as the Stone and Taney Counties Poverty Initiative. His career experience includes stints as dean of development for College of the Ozarks, and president and CEO of Kids Across America, though he’s worked as a consultant the past five years. Huddleston has a bachelor’s in business from C of O and an MBA from Southwest Baptist University.

The Kitchen Inc. appointed its 2021 executive officers: President Jason Clough, principal of Clough Law Firm, LLC; Vice President Ellen Hammock, VP of provider services for CoxHealth; Secretary Katie Bolt-Goeke, a retired clinical social worker; Treasurer Rob Fridge, director of institutional research for Drury University; and past President Rex Hansen, a retired general manager for Summit Media. The Kitchen’s new trustees are Jean Haynes, a retired history teacher; Mike Haynes, AT&T’s regional director of external affairs; Stephanie Ireland, CEO of Ireland Architects; Briana Johnson, co-owner of Bahati Tea Co.; and Farley Lewis, an artist and muralist.

Real Estate
Andrea Crawford, vice president of real estate development for Prosperiti Partners LLC, was named president of Queen City Real Estate Group LLC, formerly Prosperiti Development LLC. She succeeds Titus Williams, who is minority partner in the new entity. Before joining Prosperiti, Crawford spent three years as president of the Historic River District in Ozark.

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