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Newsmakers: June 15-21, 2020

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Accounting
Maria Martin, staff accountant at KPM CPAs PC, earned the certified public accountant designation from the American Institute of CPAs. Martin has two years of experience and provides tax services to clients in a variety of industries. She earned a bachelor’s in accounting from Southwest Baptist University.

Banking and Finance
Legacy Bank & Trust Co. hired Scott Tennison as senior vice president and director of guaranteed lending. He has 18 years of banking experience, most recently as vice president at Guaranty Bank. Tennison earned his bachelor’s in business management from Evangel University.

Springfield First Community Bank promoted six individuals: Whitney Morrow to executive vice president; Lisa Schuder to vice president of consumer lending; Eric Schmidt to vice president and credit department manager; Rachel West to vice president and branch and retail manager; and Ammy Annin and Rachelle Marlin to assistant vice presidents of commercial lending. Morrow, formerly head of the treasury management and marketing divisions, has 35 years of banking experience, and Schruder has worked for the bank since 2008. Schmidt formerly held the position of assistant vice president and credit department manager, while West formerly was banking center manager and has been with the bank for five years.

Forbes ranked Great Southern Bancorp Inc. and Arvest Bank among the Top 10 U.S. banks on its list of the World’s Best Banks for 2020. Great Southern placed No. 6 and Arvest No. 7, ranked on general satisfaction, trust, fees, financial advice and other attributes from 40,000 surveyed customers. Six other banks operating in the Springfield area also placed: No. 19 Simmons Bank; No. 44 UMB Bank; No. 47 Regions Bank; No. 57 U.S. Bank; No. 62 Commerce Bank; and No. 64 BancorpSouth.

Construction
The Engineering News-Record ranked Nabholz Inc. No. 103 on its list of the Top 400 Contractors, up 10 spots from the previous year. The national list, ranking both private and public companies, is based on revenue for services performed in the previous year. Nabholz has ranked in the Top 400 every year since 1986.

Government
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson appointed Joseph Passanise to the state’s Tourism Commission. The five-member group meets quarterly to advise on state tourism promotion, job creation and economic development. Passanise is managing partner with the Law Offices of Dee Wampler and Joseph Passanise PC.

Health Care
CoxHealth’s Bone Density Clinic received accreditation from the International Society of Bone Densitometry. It is one of 42 sites nationwide with the accreditation.

Integrity Home Care LLC added Megan DiVito as director of communications and marketing. She most recently worked in marketing for 417 Magazine and BigPxl LLC. DiVito earned her bachelor’s in English from the University of Iowa.

Nonprofit
Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks hired Meagan Walkenhorst as program director. She coordinates the client assistance program offering nonmedical financial assistance to patients going through breast cancer treatment and handles the free screening mammogram program. Walkenhorst has 10 years of nursing experience, most recently as director of telehealth at CoxHealth at Home.

The Developmental Center of the Ozarks selected Marisa DeClue as executive director to succeed the retiring Allan McKelvy. DeClue has worked with DCO for 11 years as the development and public relations director.

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