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Newsmakers: March 12-18, 2018

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Sean Arkin
and Bryan Williams joined Butler, Rosenbury & Partners Inc. as intern architect and student architectural intern, respectively. Arkin graduated from Drury University in 2014 with a master’s degree in architecture, and Williams is a fifth-year architecture student at Drury who will graduate in May with a master’s degree.

Banking and Finance
Tony Scavuzzo
was appointed to the board of directors for Guaranty Federal Bancshares, the holding company of Guaranty Bank. Scavuzzo is a principal at California-based asset management firm Castle Creek Capital, and he holds an MBA in finance, accounting and entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Keith Noble was promoted to president of Commerce Bank’s Springfield region, a post previously held by Bob Hammerschmidt, who moved to regional vice chairman. Noble, who has 35 years of industry experience, remains focused on commercial banking and payment solutions, in addition to helping grow and retain bank clientele. Hammerschmidt, with 40 years of experience, continues to serve as a senior leader, working with customers in all facets of the bank and representing the company via civic and philanthropic organizations.
Brent Baldwin joined Commerce Bank as executive vice president to succeed Noble as commercial banking division manager of its southwest Missouri region. Baldwin has 25 years of banking experience, most recently with BancorpSouth Inc.

CU Community Credit Union promoted Ashlee Oldham to assistant vice president of branches and Kimberly Duckworth to assistant vice president of accounting. With 11 years of industry experience, Oldham oversees the credit union’s member-solutions department. Duckworth has eight years of experience and assumes additional auditing, analytic and accounting tasks.

Springfield Public Schools chose Tracy Williams to serve as principal of Hickory Hills K-8 School, effective July 1 and pending board approval. He previously served as interim principal of Jeffries Elementary School, after working since 2013 as assistant principal of Pleasant View K-8 School.

Tom Masterson accepted the Jeffries Elementary principal job, succeeding Williams. An SPS employee since 2012, Masterson currently serves as assistant to the principal at McGregor and Sherwood elementary schools.

Health Care
Mercy promoted Bradley Haller to social media manager. He oversees the health system’s social media efforts in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma. Haller previously worked as media relations specialist for Mercy, after spending nearly a decade in broadcast journalism.

ADsmith Marketing and Advertising hired Ken Taylor as senior vice president of marketing strategy. He previously worked as management supervisor for Gatesman, formerly Noble Communications, where he spent 15 years on national and manufacturer accounts.

The Kitchen Inc. promoted Compliance Director Michelle McCoy to director of programs, overseeing all of the nonprofit’s housing programs. Her career experience includes work as director of One Door, supportive services coordinator for the Veteran Administration and regional director for Alternative Opportunities, as well as a member of the Missouri Department of Mental Health Investigations Unit.


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