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Newsmakers: Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2019

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BKD LLP promoted Lindsay Dale, Ally Jackson, Gail Rogers and Ryan Sharp to senior managers. Dale is a private client adviser providing income, gift and estate tax compliance, consulting and planning services. Jackson is a member of the community health center team handling audit and consulting services. Rogers is a member of the Springfield tax team providing tax services for nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and Sharp provides tax services to banking industry clients.

Banking and Finance
Paula Dougherty, a private wealth adviser with Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., was named to Working Mother Magazine’s Top Wealth Advisor Moms list. She ranked No. 314 with team custody assets of $175 million and a typical client net worth of $1 million-$4 million. Selections from over 11,000 advisers nationwide also factor industry experience, regulatory and compliance records, and revenue produced over a three-year period.

Springfield Public Schools named three individuals to its 10th annual Hall of Fame class: C. David Andereck, Timothy Garrison and Larry Hartley. Andereck, a 1970 graduate of Parkview High School, is an emeritus professor of physics at Ohio State University; Garrison, from Hillcrest High’s class of 1994, is the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri; and Hartley, a Hillcrest graduate in 1963, is a former NASA engineer and adjunct professor at Lone Star College-Kingwood near Houston.

Health Care
Mercy Health Foundation Springfield added Renee Paulsell as vice president and Anjanette LaBellarte-Gilbert as senior development officer. Paulsell, a former territory vice president of field operations for the American Diabetes Association, provides leadership for philanthropy initiatives throughout Mercy’s north-central region. Previously working in alumni relations and fundraising for Drury University, LaBellarte-Gilbert helps potential donors plan major gifts and other philanthropy opportunities.

Six CoxHealth employees received nominations for The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses, which recognizes the skill and compassion of caregivers. The nominees are Rebecca Campbell, in the emergency department; Stephanie Riffe, in labor and delivery; Jennifer Ruit, in family medicine and obstetrics; Delilah Shobe, in the transitional care unit; Kate Skaggs, in infection prevention services; and Sunny Sprague, in the neonatal intensive care unit.

City Utilities of Springfield Transit Director Matt Crawford was elected treasurer of the Missouri Public Transit Association. With 20 years’ experience with CU, he was named to the director position in December 2018. The MPTA board also elected Sara Fields, executive director of the Ozarks Transportation Organization, to serve a second two-year term.

The Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management added Amy Russell as public information officer. She previously worked as a consultant for BKD LLP. Russell earned a bachelor’s in political science from Drury University and a master’s in communication from Gonzaga University.


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