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Newsmakers: Aug. 19-25, 2019

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Architecture
Esterly, Schneider & Associates Inc. hired David Carter as an architectural associate. He works on the firm’s national retail and commercial projects. Carter earned a bachelor’s in architecture and environmental design from Morgan State University in Baltimore.

Banking and Finance
Thrivent Financial added Joe Atkisson as a financial associate focused on strategies to prepare clients for retirement. He previously worked at Central Bank of the Ozarks and earned his bachelor’s in international business with a minor in Spanish from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Contracting
Electronic Contracting Co. hired John Cramer as a sales engineer working with fire alarms and nurse call and security solutions for church, corporate, education and health care facilities. With 15 years of experience in the commercial electronics industry, he previously worked as an electronics systems sales representative at Johnson Controls Inc.

Education
Drury University was named one of the Best 385 Colleges by Princeton University for the second consecutive year. Among 13% of the nation’s 3,000 four-year colleges on the list, Drury was highlighted in the academics, campus life and ongoing excellence categories.

Energy
Sun Solar LLC was recognized by Solar Power World magazine on its 2019 Top Solar Contractors list, ranking 133rd out of 415. Ranked by kilowatts installed, Sun Solar claimed the top spot as a residential installer in Missouri with 6,350.4 kilowatts of solar power installed in 2018.

Government
Gov. Mike Parson appointed Skyler Bowman, of Cassville, as the Barry County collector. Bowman is a commercial loan administrative assistant at Commerce Bank.

Health Care
CoxHealth added Dr. Christopher Brownsworth to the neonatology department, Dr. Philipp Wiesner to the interventional/structural cardiology department and Drs. Greg Havermale and Katherine Skaggs to the family medicine department.

Phoenix Home Care Inc. promoted Beverly Robertson to regional health care consultant manager for the southwest Missouri region. She has 12 years of health care experience and previously was health care consultant for the Springfield and Lebanon regions.

Marketing
Mostly Serious LLC added Sarah Jenkins as senior copywriter to lead the tone, voice and messaging for clients and their brands. Jenkins, who also writes and produces for “The Mystery Hour” late-night show, previously worked as a copywriter and associate creative director at The Alchemedia Project.

Municipal
The Springfield Finance Department was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association for its 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting. The city has earned the designation 42 years in a row.

Nonprofit
Harmony House hired Jared Alexander as development director. He previously held development and program director roles with the Boy Scouts of America’s Ozark Trails Council Inc.

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