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Mary J. Bell has been elected president of the Ozark Empire Chapter of the American Institute of Banking. Bell is senior vice president for Missouri State Bank and Trust Company. She has been in banking for 30 years. Bell is a board member of AIB and past president of Springfield Clearing House Association. She earned her bachelor's degree from Maryville University of St. Louis, and she is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wis.

Dogwood Trails Girl Scout Council has announced two additions to its staff:

Angie Hayes has joined the staff as a field director. Hayes graduated from SMSU with a degree in recreation therapy.

David Tarter is the new finance director for the Dogwood Trails Girl Scout Council. He graduated from Drury College with a degree in business and accounting.

Ozark Center, an affiliate of Freeman Health Systems, recently appointed three new directors to its board:

Richard D. Davidson is president, chief operating officer and director of O'Sullivan Industries Inc. in Lamar.

Charles S. Graves, MD, specializes in adolescent and child psychiatry at Ozark Center.

Dick Ruestman has been a Joplin resident since 1942 and has been involved in the construction industry and real estate development since 1962.

Rodney McFarland, MD, recently joined the Freeman Health System board of directors. He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia and completed his residency at the University of Kentucky at Lexington. He serves as medical director of Freeman Neosho Hospital.

Jeff Dean has joined Gallagher-Morris Insurors as a loss-prevention safety consultant. Dean received his bachelor's degree in industrial safety from CMS University in Warrensburg. He has 10 years of safety and loss-prevention experience in the insurance industry. He will work with an emphasis in the workers' compensation area, focusing on elimination and reduction of workplace accidents.

Kristy Pierce has joined KSPR-TV Springfield 33 as sales promotion specialist. Pierce is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, with a bachelor's degree in studio art. Previously, she worked in print production at Noble & Associates.

Belinda Williams has joined KSPR-TV as national sales assistant. Williams is a graduate of Lincoln University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She has an extensive advertising and sales background.

Grooms Office Systems Inc. has added three employees to its staff:

Erin Amundson has joined the company's interior design team. She earned her bachelor of fine arts degree in 1997 from Harding University. Amundson's previous work experience includes interior design and facility work for the Herman Miller dealership in Dayton, Ohio and UAMS hospital in Little Rock, Ark. Her duties include facility management and interior design and space planning for commercial accounts.

Sheila Krattli has also joined the interior design team at Grooms Office Systems. Previously, she worked as a corporate and freelance designer in Jefferson City, where she contracted with Ikon Office Solutions as an in-house facilities design specialist. Krattli earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in 1995 from William Woods University. Her focus at Grooms is to provide facility management and interior design services for hospital and health care environments.

Anthony Di Trolio joined the staff of Grooms Office Systems as vice president of sales. He has been in the contract interior industry for 14 years with Herman Miller. Most recently he worked in St. Louis, where he was responsible for managing and developing corporate account businesses. His duties at Grooms include promotion and development of new business opportunities and servicing existing accounts. [[In-content Ad]]


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