Newsmakers: August 1-7, 2022 | Springfield Business Journal


Bank and finance
Arvest Bank added Anne E. McGregor to its local board of directors. She has served as president of The Neighbor Co. since its inception in 2016, overseeing the charitable giving of Herschend Family Entertainment Corp. and working with family members to direct and facilitate charitable investments. McGregor is also the acting executive director of Faith Community Health, which serves underresourced men and women in Stone and Taney counties, and is involved with the Skaggs Foundation and the Silver Dollar City Foundation.

Central Bank in Springfield Hired Rob Turner as Senior Vice President-Commercial Credit Officer and Bryan Horton as Vice President-Commercial Credit Officer. Turner primarily works in the Republic and Springfield markets, and he has 25 years of experience in the finance and lending industry. Horton is responsible for developing and maintaining business relationships.

Central bank promoted Teri Cantwell to the first vice-president and director of human resources, Corey Harmon and Missy Montgomery to Senior Vice Presidents-Commercial Loan Officers, Kendal Dingus to the Vice President-Commercial Credit Officer, and Tyler Phillips to the Assistant Vice President-Commercial Credit Officer. With nine years of human resources experience, Cantwell is responsible for overseeing all personnel policies, programs and practices for the Central Bank. She is also a former US Olympian. Harmon has worked in the lending industry for 10 years and holds a bachelor’s degree in administrative management and an MBA from Missouri State University. With 25 years of financial experience, Montgomery serves Marshfield and surrounding areas. Dingus joined the bank in 2005 as a mortgage lender. Phillips has 14 years of banking experience.

Selected Colleges of Distinction Southwestern Baptist University in the general category for 2022-23, one of nine in Missouri, as well as in the Christian college category. Schools are chosen after meeting four distinctions: engaged students, excellent teaching, a vibrant community, and positive results based on research and interviews.

The Missouri State University Alumni Association has selected four new board members. Chosen for three-year terms were Caitlin Schaefer2018 graduate, who works as a relationship management associate for Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC; george winston, 1993, director of admissions at Washington University in St. Louis; and Marc Campbell, 1986, senior vice president of the First State Community Bank. Student Catherine Palmer2024, president of the Student Graduate Association, has joined the 24-member board of directors for a one-year term.

Health care
Appointment of Citizens Memorial Hospital/Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation Michelle Boehne as administrative director of the clinics and Steven Retherford as Director of Facility Design and Construction. Boehne has 15 years of healthcare experience in clinical operations and administrative capabilities. In her new role, she provides administrative oversight of CMH’s rural health clinics and specialty clinics, ensuring regulatory compliance and providing administrative support to clinic physicians. Retherford, a licensed architect, has 30 years of experience in facility architecture and design and spent six years with CMH as Plant Facilities Manager. He returns to oversee internal construction projects and the design of new facilities.

Human ressources
Sharon McElwrath joined Human Resource Advantage LLC as an Assistant Human Resources Advisor. She has 10 years of experience in editorial and administrative services.


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