BKD LLP hired Jennifer Albers as a managing consultant for its health care performance advisory services. She was formerly the vice president of operations of the neurosciences division for Mercy Springfield Communities. Albers is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and she holds a bachelor’s in health care administration from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a master’s in health administration from Missouri State University.
BKD appointed Jeff Ronsse as managing partner of its north region. With a bachelor’s in accounting and marketing from Oklahoma State University, he has worked with the firm since 1999, most recently as managing partner of BKD’s Colorado-Salt Lake City practice. Ronsse succeeds Abe Cole, who was named chief operating officer for the firm.
Springfield First Community Bank hired Brian Zumwalt as vice president of consumer lending to oversee all of the bank’s retail lending. He has 22 years of banking, lending and retail management experience, and holds a bachelor’s in sociology, criminal justice and psychology from MSU.
Guaranty Bank hired Jared Crawford and Kelsey Payne as retail banking officers. Crawford leads the North Glenstone Avenue branch, and Payne is over the South National banking center. Crawford has four years of retail and commercial banking experience, as well as three years in sales management and lending credit analysis. Payne has worked nine years in financial services.
Nixa Public Schools Communication Specialist Daniel Ortega was elected to the board of directors for the Missouri School Public Relations Association. With a term beginning in July 2021, he’ll serve as the Ozarks Region representative to the organization.
Judy Thompson, Drury University’s acting executive vice president for university advancement, will have a new campus building named after her. Donors John and Crystal Beuerlein have chosen to name the school’s 12,000-square-foot executive conference center after Thompson in recognition of her longtime fundraising and relationship building efforts. She joined Drury in 1974, retired in 2002 and returned to work for Drury in 2016.
The Medical Package hired Rachael Johnson as operations manager of the medical marketing agency, as well as its sister company, Medavara. She holds a bachelor’s in human resources management and small-business management from the University of Maryland, an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University and is an Air Force veteran.
Paige Townsend was hired as a real estate agent for the Michelle Cantrell Group at Murney. She previously worked as a security consultant with Atlas Security. Townsend has a bachelor’s in business communications from Westminster College.
ProTel Systems and Supplies Inc. promoted five employees: Jeff Weaver to general manager, Kenda Weisacosky to administrative assistant, and Amanda Sheetz, Jennie Cash and Michael Brown as business sales representatives.
With two new buildings under construction – a 144,000-square-foot preengineered metal building and an 8,000-square-foot office building – remanufacturing company SRC Holdings Corp. is expanding its Logistics division.
Jared Rasmussen, Office Leader for Springfield and Joplin with the engineering firm Olsson, explains the vision of the Renew Jordan Creek Project. He says the city's investment demonstrates it's commitment to the community.
Both Jeramey and Julia Henson talk about their experience in PDR (paintless dent repair), and elaborate on the need for efficient time management. Sometimes you need to know when to move on to the next project. Jeramey and Julia Henson are co-owners of the HM Dentworks Academy with Chris McWhirter.
Jessica Oliva, owner of Pickles and Buns food truck and co-owner of Tinga Tacos, says not to assume you know everything. She says her time in the industry has taught her that she always has more to learn.
Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, explains what entrepreneurs should know about starting the customer discovery phase for launching your great tech business idea. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and startups and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.
Hollie Elliot describes the trends she sees in small towns after the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. She says that people see opportunity in these rural places they might not have seen before. Elliott is the Executive Director of the Dallas County Economic Development Group.
Sean Thouvenot, vice president of Branco Enterprises, gives an overview of what the process looks like once you have decided to invest in a new building. This video is sponsored by Branco Enterprises.
Caleb Scott, owner and coach for Queen City Insane Asylum semi-professional football team, talks about team cohesion. He says that despite the fact he may not look the part of a coach, the men look past it to see how they can work together.
Barak Hill, a professional musician living in the Springfield area, recounts when he first realized he could take his music career seriously. He recounts his journey to the point when he realized his passion could do more than pay for itself.
Rachel Barks walks through her experience as an interior designer and a basic understanding of what she considers when looking at an interior space. Barks currently owns Artistree Pottery, a business she started in 2020 after a career in interior design.
Jim and Debbie Meinsen, co-owners of TCI Graphics, offer the Bible as a part of our booked series. The Meinsens discuss how they feel the Bible impacts their perspective on their day to day operations.