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Newsmakers: Feb. 28-March 6, 2022

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Accounting
KPM CPAs PC hired Caden Reinheimer and Nicolas Sterling as staff accountants and Mallori Sweeney as an administrative assistant. Reinheimer provides audit services and holds bachelor’s degrees in accounting and finance from Drury University. Sterling previously served as an intern and provides audit services. He holds a bachelor’s in accounting from Southwest Baptist University. Sweeney assists with daily operations and administrative functions of the audit department and holds an associate degree from Vatterott College. 

BKD LLP promoted Sarah Fox and Bryce Isbell to Senior Associate II positions and Dalton Hunter and Garrett McLeod to Senior Consultant I. Fox is a member of the employee benefit plan team and holds a bachelor’s in accounting from Missouri State University. Isbell is a member of the audit team and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from University of Missouri. Hunter is a member of the BKD National Health Care Group and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from MSU.

Banking & Finance
Central Bank of the Ozarks added Matthew Graham as a vice president and mortgage loan officer, Gwen Morris as a mortgage loan officer and Sheena Carroll as a retail officer and banking center manager of the Blackman Road branch. Morris has 15 years of financial experience with Central Bank, most recently as a banking center manager. Graham has 10 years of lending experience. Carroll has eight years of managerial and personal banking experience, most recently assistant branch manager on Blackman Road.

Paula Dougherty, a private wealth adviser with Achieve Private Wealth/Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., earned the behavioral financial adviser professional designation from Kaplan University and Think2perform. She has 27 years of experience with Ameriprise Financial.

Education
Evangel University added faculty members Shelley Block, Joseph Williams and Melinda Jamison. Block is an assistant professor and previously served the university as an adjunct professor. She holds a master’s in English and a bachelor’s in English education and psychology from SBU, as well as a doctorate in English from University of Missouri-Columbia. Williams, a chemistry professor, previously taught at Eastern Nazarene College in Boston and holds a doctorate in chemistry from Syracuse University. An assistant professor of business, Jamison has worked as an adjunct professor and been on staff for 11 years and holds a bachelor’s in business education from Evangel and an MBA from Missouri State University.

Nonprofit
Developmental Center of the Ozarks added Lauren Haskins of Husch Blackwell LLP, Olivia Young of Campaignium LLC and Dr. Bary Brown of Sunshine Eye Clinic as board members for three-year terms. The 2022 executive committee comprises President Dan Malachowski of Baron Financial Group LLC, Vice President Melissa Higbie of Esterly Schneider & Associates Inc. and Treasurer Greg Horton of Integrity Home Care & Hospice.

The Nixa Chamber of Commerce hired Kris Wajnblom as event coordinator. She’s worked in digital marketing and social media for the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and started her own business, Ella and Lou clothing boutique.

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