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Newsmakers: Feb. 26-March 4, 2018

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Banking and Finance
Springfield First Community Bank hired Joe Driscoll as vice president of commercial banking. He previously worked in commercial lending at area banks, most recently Arvest Bank, and is a graduate of Springfield Leadership Class 30. Driscoll also serves as an adjunct professor for Drury University and Missouri State University-West Plains.

Systematic Savings Bank hired R. Bradley Weaver as senior vice president and chief lending officer and Hannah Long as assistant vice president and executive coordinator. With 41 years of banking experience, Weaver focuses on commercial and small-business lending and also serves on the bank’s board of directors. Long has two years of banking experience, starting as a teller, and she assists in underwriting loans.

Systematic Savings Bank promoted Allison Carson to vice president of compliance and Beth Butler to assistant vice president of accounting operations. Carson has 15 years of industry experience and also serves as a member of the city of Rogersville Board of Adjustments. With 16 years of experience, Butler began her career as a customer service representative.

Drury University’s paralegal studies program ranked No. 3 for online degree programs by Open Education Database and No. 4 by The degree is offered entirely online through Drury’s College of Continuing Professional Studies.

The Ozarks Technical Community College dental hygiene program won an inaugural $50,000 Siemens-Aspen Community College STEM award from the Siemens Foundation and Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. The funds will be split between program development and student scholarships.

Health Care
Jay Guffey
joined Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield as CEO. He has 40 years of experience in health care, the bulk of which was previously at Mercy, and most recently worked as vice president of administration for Jordan Valley Community Health Center. He succeeds Bruce Eady, who now works as vice president of patient logistics at Mercy Hospital Springfield.

Shelter Insurance representative Craig Jamison received a Champion designation as one of the company’s highest achieving sales representatives in 2017. Jamison has represented Shelter Insurance since July 2016.

Rep. Billy Long
, R-Springfield, received a Congressional Service Award from volunteer coalition Voices for National Service, notably for bolstering volunteer efforts to help Joplin recover from the E-F5 tornado in 2011.

Springfield City Councilwoman Jan Fisk won the 2018 Athena Award from the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, which cited her professional success, dedication to the community, and support of education and the arts. An independent panel of judges selected Fisk from more than 20 nominees.

United Way of the Ozarks hired Tammy Mast as vice president of resource development to manage donor relations and the nonprofit’s development staff. She most recently served as executive director of the Nixa Area Chamber of Commerce.


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