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Newsmakers: Feb. 10-16, 2020

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Accounting
BRS CPAs & Advisors promoted Tanner Jones and Morgan Glover to seniors. Jones specializes in sales tax for the tax and accounting departments. Earning her certified public accountant license in September 2019, Glover works in tax and accounting.

Agriculture
Mark Green, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s lead resource conservationist in Springfield, was named Pastureland Conservationist of the Year at the American Forage and Grassland Council 2020 conference in Greenville, South Carolina. He was recognized for his work to develop and implement a grazing school class for the William H. Darr College of Agriculture at Missouri State University and other grazing projects.

Banking and Finance
Guaranty Bank hired Tamra Dean as a residential lender for the mortgage department at its Farmers Park branch. She has 20 years of financial services experience, primarily in residential lending at Great Southern Bank, Simmons Bank and BancorpSouth.

Construction
Air Services Heating & Cooling/All Service Plumbing was certified by the U.S. Department of Labor for its HVAC apprenticeship program. The three-year program is a mixture of classroom and field training to produce journeymen technicians recognized throughout the United States.

Education
Nixa High School received the Advanced Placement District Honor Roll designation for the 2018-19 school year. The AP honor roll comprises 250 school districts in the United States and Canada, based on the examination of three years of AP data. NHS has received the designation for four consecutive years.

Government
Gov. Mike Parson appointed Jay Wasson, of Nixa, to the Missouri State University Board of Governors and Bridget Lovelle, of Springfield, to the Amber Alert System Oversight Committee. Wasson served as a state representative for the 141st district from 2002 to 2010 and a state senator for the 20th district from 2010 to 2018, and also was Nixa’s mayor. Lovelle is the news director for KY3 and KSPR.

Health Care
CoxHealth promoted Abby Craigmyle to vice president of corporate compliance, effective April 1. She succeeds the retiring Betty Breshears and will oversee such matters as federal and state privacy laws and billing regulations, education of the compliance plan throughout the health system and implementation of an anonymous reporting system of compliance concerns. Craigmyle has worked for CoxHealth since 2013 and currently serves as assistant compliance officer and compliance officer for Cox Branson.

Law
Kutak Rock LLP attorneys James Meadows, Joseph Reid, Michael Textor, Randell Wallace, J. Taylor White and Dan Nelson were recognized in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Nelson was named Lawyer of the Year in bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law.

Technology
BriteCore hired John Davi as chief product officer and Chris Heggelund as senior vice president of services for the cloud-based insurance system. Davi has worked as senior vice president of product at Mindbody Inc., vice president of products for Diffbot and head of engineering for Cisco System’s Media Solutions Group. Heggelund oversees implementation and ongoing customer support, after spending 20 years at Sircon and as a technology consultant for Capgemini Europe.

Transportation
Wilson Logistics Inc. Chief Financial Officer Ryan Farrell added the president’s role, becoming the second president in company history. He has 16 years’ experience in transportation and joined Wilson Logistics as CFO in 2015. Founder and CEO Darrel Wilson relinquished the president title but continues to own the firm and serve as its CEO.

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