Springfield-Greene County Health Department named Aaron Schekorra as public health information administrator. He has worked for the department as a contract public health information specialist since August 2020 and has seven years of public service and administrative experience. Schekorra previously served as development director for FosterAdopt Connect and worked for the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Drury University.
Haven Healthcare LLC CFO Angela Tummons was promoted to vice president, and the company hired Zach McDonald as executive director of home health. Tummons, a certified public accountant, oversees operations of Haven Healthcare Management LLC.
McDonald, who holds a doctorate in physical therapy from Missouri State University, has 13 years of experience in physical therapy and eight years in the home health care industry.
Entrust Property Solutions LLC hired Chelsey Bunch as director of marketing and business development. She has eight years’ experience in marketing for the solar energy and multifamily housing industries. Bunch holds a bachelor’s in public relations from MSU.
Murney Associates Realtors Marketing Director Kyle Drenon joined Supper Co. as director of digital engagement. He has a decade of experience and will focus on digital strategy, content marketing and search engine optimization for clients of the full-service agency. At Murney, Drenon created a blog that drew 200,000 visitors a year and designed the customer-facing website that grew to 8 million visits per year.
The Child Advocacy Center hired Katiina Dull as executive director to succeed Linda Saturno, who is returning to North Carolina. Dull has 15 years’ experience in nonprofit management and leadership involving the arts, education and youth services – most recently as interim CEO at The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts in California. She previously worked for five years as development and outreach director for Children’s Advocacy Alliance in Conway, Arkansas.
Community Foundation of the Ozarks Inc. issued annual grants from Field-of-Interest funds established by donors: Rescue One, $1,500 to support a monthly series of low-cost pet vaccination clinics; Republic School District, $500 to purchase educational materials for deaf and hard-of-hearing students; Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, $500 to help increase capacity at the Girl Scouts’ resident camp; and Heroes Outreach Program, $2,000 to support programming for wounded veterans.
Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks named the inaugural officers for its Young Professional Board: Hannah Long, president; Tyler Jackson, president-elect; and Lauren Holder, secretary. Long, a BCFO supporter and volunteer since 2017, runs social media company Hannah McClelland Media LLC. Jackson works as a senior implementation coordinator at Jack Henry & Associates Inc. Holder is founder and owner of Social Media by Lauren.
CoxHealth Foundation President Lisa Alexander was recertified by CFRE International as a Certified Fund Raising Executive. Held by over 7,200 professionals worldwide, the designation recognizes tenure in the profession, education and demonstrated fundraising achievement, along with a written exam.
Revival 98 opened a dispensary; the 101st store for Andy’s Frozen Custard Inc. debuted; and Collectomaniacs card shop consolidated two stores in a move.
Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, shares helpful tools and resources to use for the customer discovery phase of launching a new tech business. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.
Jared Rasmussen, Office Leader for Springfield and Joplin with the engineering firm Olsson, explains the vision of the Renew Jordan Creek Project. He says the city's investment demonstrates it's commitment to the community.
Both Jeramey and Julia Henson talk about their experience in PDR (paintless dent repair), and elaborate on the need for efficient time management. Sometimes you need to know when to move on to the next project. Jeramey and Julia Henson are co-owners of the HM Dentworks Academy with Chris McWhirter.
Jessica Oliva, owner of Pickles and Buns food truck and co-owner of Tinga Tacos, says not to assume you know everything. She says her time in the industry has taught her that she always has more to learn.
Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, explains what entrepreneurs should know about starting the customer discovery phase for launching your great tech business idea. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and startups and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.
Hollie Elliot describes the trends she sees in small towns after the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. She says that people see opportunity in these rural places they might not have seen before. Elliott is the Executive Director of the Dallas County Economic Development Group.
Sean Thouvenot, vice president of Branco Enterprises, gives an overview of what the process looks like once you have decided to invest in a new building. This video is sponsored by Branco Enterprises.
Caleb Scott, owner and coach for Queen City Insane Asylum semi-professional football team, talks about team cohesion. He says that despite the fact he may not look the part of a coach, the men look past it to see how they can work together.
Barak Hill, a professional musician living in the Springfield area, recounts when he first realized he could take his music career seriously. He recounts his journey to the point when he realized his passion could do more than pay for itself.
Rachel Barks walks through her experience as an interior designer and a basic understanding of what she considers when looking at an interior space. Barks currently owns Artistree Pottery, a business she started in 2020 after a career in interior design.