David P. Atkins has been appointed executive director of the Missouri United Methodist Foundation. Atkins has served as acting executive director since the beginning of the year. He is an attorney licensed in both Missouri and North Carolina.
Lynn Richards-Ludwig has been named executive director of the Greater Springfield Apartment and Housing Association. Ludwig has worked in the rental industry for more than eight years and holds several designations, including certified apartment manager and national apartment leasing professional.
The Harvard Business Review finds more than 75% of brands have a dedicated budget for influencer marketing, and a study from social media resource Influencer Marketing Hub said the industry is expected to grow $21.1 billion this year.