Hannah Kirkland of Duckett Ladd LLP earned designation as a certified public accountant. She interned at the firm for three years before accepting a full-time position as an auditor after graduating from Missouri State University in 2017.
Duckett Ladd named Ryan Hatch a partner. He was appointed chief audit technician in 2016 and is an active mentor in the College of Business Corporate Mentor Program at MSU.
ADsmith Marketing & Advertising appointed Ken Taylor as president after being hired in January as senior vice president of marketing strategy. He previously worked for 16 years at Noble Communications Co. Taylor succeeds ADsmith founder Angela Smith, who retains full ownership of the company and is not retiring.
Tanner Wilkinson joined Esterly, Schneider and Associates Inc. as an architectural intern. With a master’s in architecture from Drury University, he works with the design team on local and national projects.
The MSU Board of Governors elected St. Louis resident Gabriel Gore as chairman and Springfield resident Craig Frazier as vice chairman. Gore is a partner in the St. Louis law firm of Dowd Bennett LLP and a former assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri. Frazier, currently a board member of Springfield Innovation Inc., has held a variety of positions in health care management and the insurance industry for the last 20 years. The board also re-elected MSU Chief Financial Officer Steve Foucart as board treasurer and Kristan Gochenauer as the full-time secretary to the board of governors.
Independent general practice attorney Amanda Brown received the 2018 Missouri Bar Pro Bono Publico Award at the Missouri Bar Foundation and Public Service Awards in St. Louis for her work on behalf of victims of domestic violence.
The Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association Tour de Courts program was one of four recipients of this year’s E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award. The award recognizes programs and projects contributing to the advancement of professionalism among lawyers.
The Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce promoted Anna Evans to executive director from marketing and event coordinator. She succeeds Andrea Sitzes, who now leads the Show Me Christian County regional economic development group. Evans has a bachelor’s in communication studies from Evangel University.
The Greater Springfield Board of Realtors selected eight real estate agents for its 2019 Leadership Academy: Darin Peterson of Century21 Peterson Real Estate, Griffin Bobbett of One Source Realty LLC, Doug Collins of Re/Max House of Brokers, Kelley Jacobson and Liz Lawyer of Murney Associates LLC, Yvonne Burdette-VanCamp of Southwest Missouri Realty LLC, Sara Brodersen of Coldwell Banker Vanguard and Blake Cook of Century 21 Integrity Group.
First entering the Springfield market 15 years ago, Kum & Go LC’s local construction activity is hard to miss these days.
Michael Doss of Emerson Park didn't want to take away from the company's candle sales, while developing a grooming line. So he and his wife are working to build a new brand Wilder & Co. They started building the new brand on social media first with the entire product line eventually moving under the new brand.
Jumping in to lead a team that is already in place can be a challenge in sports and in business. Dana Ford, Head Men's Basketball Coach at Missouri State University says it's important to keep all …
What's the future of marketing research? Deborah Kassarjian of DK Insights says a lot of current marketing innovations are overpromising and underdelivering. Make sure you trust the data source that …
Why would an employee ever turn down a $200 a month raise? Jody Dow with The Springfield Dream Center explains the “Cliff Effect” that exists in the state of Missouri for people who are employed and on state or federal assistance. “You may be getting $500 in food stamps, and your raise is only increasing your pay that month by $200. Well, that’s a $300 discrepancy.” In the state of Missouri, assistance is all or nothing. The Dream Center helps workers in this situation learn how to prepare for in advance for a pay increase that results in a gap in monthly income.
Jason Gage, City Manager for the City of Springfield, says he wants coworkers to enjoy their job, take ownership, as well as understand and fulfill the mission. Gage says the problem in trying to …
“I’ve had a lot of employees that have given their two weeks notice and it was over things that I didn’t even know about, ” says Lauren Brown, Co-owner of Neighbor’s …
Rob Keck, Director of Conservation at Bass Pro Shops, says whether it’s a child negotiating with their parents for an allowance or partnering with some one to meet a goal, we all make deals. Keck …
Mark Walker, a local CEO and a member of the Drury University Board of Trustees, says employers are increasingly seeking college graduates who have some kind of meaningful real-world, hands-on …
“When I started this, I realized, number one, I have to have grit. I have to be able to know it’s a tough road,” says Julie Higgins, CEO of I Pour Life. Higgins says you shouldn’t focus on …
Dustin Myers and Jeremy Wells, co-owners of branding agency Longitude LLC, are using an online survey to get insights from customers about Springfield Diner. “Just as far as feedback, one of …