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John Baxter and Kristen Claypool joined Guaranty Bank’s mortgage center as residential lenders. Baxter has more than nine years of lending experience and will serve Christian County mortgage customers from Guaranty Bank’s Hwy. CC  in Nixa. Claypool has eight years of experience working in lending, at a title company and as a Realtor. She works from the National Avenue banking center.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney promoted Jeff Layman of The Layman Group to senior investment management consultant in the firm’s Springfield wealth management office. Layman also was named to Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s Master’s Club, which comprises the firm’s top financial advisers. Layman joined Morgan Stanley in 2002.

Tammy Kelley, internal control officer with Old Missouri Bank, was chosen by the Missouri Bankers Association’s executive committee to serve on the Young Bankers Leadership Board of Directors. The board provides a forum for young bankers to exchange ideas, participate in customized continuing education and promote financial literacy statewide. Kelley, who holds a bachelor’s in business administration from MSU, joined Old Missouri Bank in 2004.

Assemblies of God Credit Union promoted Justin Lumby to senior vice president of lending from his previous role as vice president of commercial banking. Lumby, a graduate of MSU, previously worked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. as a bank examiner and spent two years working in church lending. In his new role, Lumby manages both consumer and business lending for the credit union.

Michelle Smith joined Empire Bank and InvestorServices as a financial adviser. She is a graduate of Iowa State University and has more than 19 years of financial planning experience. Smith is responsible for helping clients develop, modify and refine their investment portfolios.

Micah Scott was promoted to small-business banking officer at Guaranty Bank. Scott, a chartered financial analyst, joined Guaranty Bank as a credit analyst in 2008. He holds a finance degree from MSU. As small-business banking officer – a newly created position – Scott manages existing small-business banking relationships and is responsible for developing and expanding the commercial and industrial products and portfolios for Guaranty Bank.

Luke Fraser was promoted to a vice president of commercial lending. With more than eight years of experience, Fraser joined BancorpSouth in 2006 and previously was a commercial loan officer. He holds a bachelor’s in finance with an emphasis in marketing and strategic management from MSU.

Seth C. Murray, private wealth adviser with Ameriprise Financial, was recognized as a member of the Chairman’s Advisory Council, based on distinguished performance and client service. The council discusses current issues and works with Ameriprise Financial Chairman and CEO James Cracchiolo and other company leaders, providing input on business opportunities.

Debbie Eagleburger was named East Sunshine branch manager/bank officer for BancorpSouth. location. With more than eight years of banking experience, Eagleburger joined BancorpSouth in 2005 and previously managed operations at the Fremont Avenue branch.

Nicole Joyner was named branch manager of BancorpSouth’s Fremont location. She joined the bank in 2005 and has worked in several front-line positions, most recently managing the East Sunshine branch. Joyner has 11 years of banking experience.

Chrys Gunderson was promoted to private banking relationship manager with The Private Client Group at U.S. Bank. Gunderson has 16 years of experience in financial services, 10 of which have been with U.S. Bank.

Sarah Russell was promoted to private banking senior relationship manager with The Private Client Group at U.S. Bank. She has nine years of experience in financial service and has worked in The Private Client Group for four years.[[In-content Ad]]


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