BKD LLP promoted Justin Kensinger in its Springfield office to partner, along with 11 others companywide. He was a director for eight years and is a member of the BKD National Health Care Group.
Ireland Architects Inc. hired Brad Davenport as a project manager. He has two years of industry experience and earned a master’s in architecture from Drury University.
Banking and Finance
Arvest Bank hired Sandy Terrell as a client adviser and trust specialist. She has 14 years’ experience and is responsible for the administration, development and maintenance of trust and individual retirement accounts, along with administrative services to high net worth clients.
Guaranty Bank promoted Kassie Pitts and Sarah Terral to assistant retail banking managers. Pitts previously worked as a branch banker specialist and earned a bachelor’s in business administration from Missouri State University. Terral has 10 years’ experience at Guaranty and earned a bachelor’s from MSU.
Central Bank of the Ozarks promoted Kara Turner to relationship banking officer from development specialist in the business banking department. She has 18 years of sales experience and is responsible for managing and assisting clients with personal banking needs.
Old Missouri Bank elected David McBeath and Donny Johns to its board of directors. McBeath is executive vice president and chief financial officer for OMB and oversees all financial and regulatory accounting for the bank. Johns is executive vice president and chief financial officer of AG Financial and has spent 20 years in the corporate finance sector.
The OMB Board of Directors appointed Terry McCullough as chairman and Jon Gold as vice chairman of the board. McCullough is managing partner of McCullough & Associates LLC and has 40 years of experience in tax, accounting, finance, investment and estate planning. Gold is a partner at Reynolds & Gold Law and has been on the board since 1999.
Springfield Public Schools selected Angela Holloway Payne as Boyd Elementary School principal. She’s worked 12 years as a teacher and 10 years as an elementary school principal for Shelby County Schools in Memphis. She currently serves as a superintendent in Stafford, Kansas.
Olsson Inc. ranked No. 96 in the top 100 design firms list by Engineering News-Record. The firm moved up two spots this year based on 7% revenue growth the last fiscal year.
Custom Powder Systems LLC received a 2019 Safety Award of Merit from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International. The award, selected by the FMA Safety Council, recognizes metal fabrication companies adhering to excellence in safety.
Springfield’s Give 5 program won a 2019 Innovation Award in the Extra-Large City category from the Missouri Municipal League. The program, launched in late 2017, has matched 140 participants with volunteer opportunities at nonprofits. The awards are given to honor projects across Missouri that enhance the quality of life for cities.
The Reputation Institute Inc. and Forbes magazine ranked Bass Pro Shops as the No. 12 most reputable company in America. More than 2,200 companies were measured, with Bass Pro ranking higher than Disney, Amazon, FedEx and Samsung.
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