KPM CPAs & Advisors promoted Erin Norris, Keith Seiwert and Matthew Wallace to shareholders, and Madison Moore to supervisor. A 15-year accountant, Norris provides tax services and holds a bachelor’s in accounting from Drury University. With 15 years of experience, Seiwert handles accounting and audit services, and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Missouri State University. Wallace has worked 13 years in auditing and has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from MSU. Moore has provided audit services for three years and has a bachelor’s in accounting from College of the Ozarks.
Esterly, Schneider & Associates Inc. added Samuel Teleki and Brendan Vanost as architectural associates, and Matthew Koboldt as an architectural intern. Teleki and Vanost recently graduated from Drury with master’s degrees in architecture, and Koboldt is scheduled to earn his master’s in architecture in 2022.
Banking and Finance
Central Bank of the Ozarks added Anthony Shavies as a mortgage loan officer. He has a bachelor’s in kinesiology from MSU, where he played basketball. Shavies has returned to the area after playing professionally overseas.
Central Bank also made four promotions: Kacie Chestnut-Joyce to operations manager of business banking, Michaele Vetsch-Floyd to vice president and senior retail sales manager, Jo Haas to assistant vice president and a banking center manager, and Erin Berendzen to loan review officer. Chestnut-Joyce has five years of banking experience and has worked for Central Bank since 2019. With 24 years’ experience, Vetsch-Floyd manages the sales, services and operations of area branches. Working 19 years in the industry, Haas manages Central Bank’s Hammons Tower branch. With 16 years of banking and lending experience, Berendzen trains loan review analysts and assists with risk assessment for the bank.
Evangel University named Brian Keyes director of public safety to oversee campus safety and emergency preparedness, as well as crime awareness and prevention. He’s retired from the U.S. military after 31 years serving in the Marine Corps and Army. Keyes holds bachelor’s degrees in sociology, and health, physical education and recreation from Evangel. He succeeds Todd Revell, who retired.
Justin Stanton was appointed as director of bands for Evangel, where he’ll also serve as an assistant professor of music. He takes over for Matt Moore, who is staying on in the music department as coordinator for its recording technology program. Stanton is responsible for the concert and marching bands, as well as the brass and woodwind ensembles.
Phoenix Home Care Inc. promoted Greg Kelley to regional operations director for the southwest Missouri region. He started with Phoenix as a health care consultant in its Colorado office and most recently ran the Joplin branch. He’s now over the Joplin, Springfield, Lebanon and Branson markets.
Habitat Communication & Culture hired Alex Greiwe as client champion for the consulting and leadership development company. She previously worked as workforce development project manager for Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. At Habitat, an offshoot of Mostly Serious LLC, Greiwe is responsible for strategic planning, organizational design initiatives, performance management solutions and research projects for clients.
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