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Newsmakers: July 1-7, 2019

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Accounting
BKD LLP promoted Nickie Johnson to senior consultant II. She is a member of the home care and hospice team that provides revenue cycle consulting for home health and hospice providers. Johnson has experience working with Medicare reimbursement and Medicaid plans in Arkansas and Kansas.

Advertising
ADsmith Marketing & Advertising received three Telly Awards for video work for Old Missouri Bank and Harmony House. The company won a Gold Telly for Harmony House’s iCare campaign and two Silver Telly awards for The Journey and Connecting Our Communities for Old Missouri Bank. The awards, now in their 40th year, honor video and television across all screens.

Banking and Finance
Central Bank of the Ozarks made five promotions: Jim Nacy to executive vice president-chief financial officer, Jo’Ann Montana to assistant vice president-banking center manager of the Glen Isle facility, Matt Good and Greg Ritchie to business development officers, and Katie Carlisle to assistant vice president-operations manager of business banking. Nacy has 30 years’ experience with Central Bank and oversees the accounting department, asset and liability management, interest rate management and regulatory reporting. Montana has 27 years of branch management experience. Good is responsible for building and strengthening new and existing business banking relationships. Ritchie matches businesses with banking solutions. Carlisle has been with the bank since 2007.

Guaranty Bank added Sara Coatney and Brandon Alsup to its human resources department. With five years’ experience in HR, Coatney joins as a talent acquisition specialist. Alsup, who began his banking career in 2008 as a teller and assistant personal banker with Great Southern Bank, works as a talent development specialist.

Education
Nixa Public Schools Board of Education received the Missouri School Boards’ Association 2019 Governance Team Award based on commitment to professional development, regional and statewide leadership, and participation in legislative advocacy for public schools.

Health Care
Bolivar Family Health Care Center added Daniel Ferguson of CMH Neurology Clinic. He practices in family medicine, wound care and therapeutic procedures. Ferguson holds a bachelor’s in nursing from Missouri State University and a master’s in nursing from Vanderbilt University.

CoxHealth was recognized by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2019. The first-ever ranking by Forbes ranked CoxHealth at No. 18 in Missouri out of all industry types and the state’s No. 3 health system out of 156 hospitals based on an independent survey of 80,000 employees across the nation.

Medline Industries post-acute sales representative Brandon Adamick was named Representative of the Year for the Midwest Great Plains Region. He also received the President’s Club Award at a national sales meeting. Adamick has covered the Springfield area for the past three years.

Media
Springfield Business Journal hired Kathryn Hardison as a reporter. She’s a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, with a minor in political science, and has experience as a state government reporter and editor for the Columbia Missourian. Hardison completed internships with SBJ and KPSR in Springfield, as well as Storyful, a social media newswire in New York.

Technology
U.S. Cellular Inc. promoted Eric Stuckemeyer to sales manager at its Glenstone store. He has worked with the company for the past year.

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