Banking & Finance
Central Trust Co. promoted Kaylan Harmon to trust administrator. She’s worked in the industry since 2008, beginning her career in retail banking before transitioning into trust and wealth management. Harmon holds a bachelor’s in communications from William Woods University.
Zach Willard, a manager for ABC Supply Co. Inc., was promoted to managing partner. In the role, he participates on the company’s National Branch Advisory Board and provides senior management with feedback. Willard has worked for ABC Supply since 2011, holding various roles in Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma, before transferring to Springfield in 2019 as a branch manager.
Willard High School Choral Conductor Mark Lawley received The American Prize Dale Warland Award in Choral Conducting. He was chosen in the high school chorus division of the national nonprofit competition. Lawley is in his 36th year as a choral conductor and 20th year at Willard. He is the founder of Springfield Summer Singers, Springfield Gospel Chorus, Girls Choir of Springfield, Drury University Chamber Choir Festival and the Boys Choir of Springfield Choral Festival. He holds a certificate recital award in piano and bachelor’s in music education from Evangel University and a master’s in conducting from Missouri State University.
Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown PC was named 2021 Best Law Firm in Missouri by readers of Greenway Magazine, which covers the marijuana industry. The firm was recognized for serving cultivators, manufacturers, dispensaries, testing facilities and transporters.
CECB lawyers Thomas Peebles Jr., Joseph “Chip” Sheppard III and Douglas Nickell were listed in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, while Andrew Peebles and David Olive were identified as Ones to Watch by the peer-review publication. Thomas Peebles and Sheppard, who’ve been listed each year since 2010, were recognized in the Trusts and Estates, and Litigation-Securities categories, respectively. Nickell, a selection every year since 2018, was also in Trusts and Estates, as was Andrew Peebles. Olive was recognized in Employee Benefits Law.
Criminal defense attorney Adam Woody was named by Best Lawyers in America in the area of DUI/DWI Defense. Organized as the Law Office of Adam Woody LLC, it’s his fourth straight year to be recognized.
Revel Advertising won eight Telly Awards recognizing television and digital content. Out of 12,000 international entries, the agency’s video pieces received two silver awards for travel and tourism campaigns – “Give Yourself a Weekend” for Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau in the Regional TV category and “Experience Oasis” for Oasis Hotel & Convention Center in the Social Video: Series category – as well as six bronze awards.
Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. appointed Meredith Roberts as senior vice president and chief financial officer to succeed the retiring David McNabb, effective Oct. 1. Roberts previously held the role of VP and controller, and she has worked 17 years for AECI. A certified public accountant with a bachelor’s in accounting from MSU and an MBA from Drury University, Roberts also held stints with BKD LLP and EY. McNabb is transitioning to SVP and special adviser to the CEO and general manager until his retirement at the end of the year.
An independent panel of judges selected the recipients for the honor of Top Doctor, and chose additional professionals in four other fields: administrator, nurse, technician and therapist.
Andrew VanZyll describes how his side-gig, Grimbeard Leather, began several years ago. He says it really started with something that he considered a spare activity and has become his side-hustle.
Oftentimes it takes a while before your sidegig starts rolling. Barak Hill gives his experience slowly seeing his business improve, and how he used his connections and reputation to gain more clients. Barak Hill is a local professional musician.
Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, shares helpful tools and resources to use for the customer discovery phase of launching a new tech business. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.
Jared Rasmussen, Office Leader for Springfield and Joplin with the engineering firm Olsson, explains the vision of the Renew Jordan Creek Project. He says the city's investment demonstrates it's commitment to the community.
Both Jeramey and Julia Henson talk about their experience in PDR (paintless dent repair), and elaborate on the need for efficient time management. Sometimes you need to know when to move on to the next project. Jeramey and Julia Henson are co-owners of the HM Dentworks Academy with Chris McWhirter.
Jessica Oliva, owner of Pickles and Buns food truck and co-owner of Tinga Tacos, says not to assume you know everything. She says her time in the industry has taught her that she always has more to learn.
Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, explains what entrepreneurs should know about starting the customer discovery phase for launching your great tech business idea. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and startups and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.
Hollie Elliot describes the trends she sees in small towns after the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. She says that people see opportunity in these rural places they might not have seen before. Elliott is the Executive Director of the Dallas County Economic Development Group.
Sean Thouvenot, vice president of Branco Enterprises, gives an overview of what the process looks like once you have decided to invest in a new building. This video is sponsored by Branco Enterprises.
Caleb Scott, owner and coach for Queen City Insane Asylum semi-professional football team, talks about team cohesion. He says that despite the fact he may not look the part of a coach, the men look past it to see how they can work together.