Tom Howard has been appointed vice president at Guaranty Federal Savings Bank. Howard has 26 years of experience in the banking industry, including commercial and residential real estate and consumer loans.
Kirkpatrick, Phillips & Miller, CPAs, PC, has made the following staff additions:
Lance S. Robbins is a May 1997 graduate of Evangel College with a bachelor's degree in accounting.
Andrew C. Clemens graduated magna cum laude from SMSU in December 1997 with a bachelor's degree in accounting and a minor in computer information systems.
Jennifer L. Martin graduated from SMSU in December 1997 with cum laude honors and a bachelor's degree in accounting.
John Cunningham has been promoted to vice president loan officer at Empire Bank, where he is responsible for real estate and construction lending. Cunningham has more than 21 years of banking experience.
Michael R. Rankin has joined Union Planters Bank as senior vice president and manager, mortgage lending. Rankin has more than 27 years of experience in mortgage lending and is a certified mortgage banker.
Sharon K. Vickers has joined Union Planters as vice president, lending. Vickers has more than 30 years of banking experience and will be working with all phases of consumer loan requests and real estate mortgages.
Andrew Runge has also joined Union Planters as vice president, lending. Runge has eight years of previous experience and will be working in all areas of commercial and residential lending.
Dwayne Green has joined Union Planters Bank as assistant vice president, consumer lending. Green has more than 15 years of experience, and will be dealing with home-equity and consumer lending.
Fishing retail shop Modern Outdoor Tackle moved; Healthy Spot LLC opened; and Springfield law firm Strong, Garner & Bauer PC changed names and moved its office.