Actors in the news: 22-28 November 2021 | Springfield Business Journal


BKD LLP hired Christine daues as regional marketing director for its national consulting services, Angela McLaughlin as a member of its accounting outsourcing services group and Stephanie Moser as a senior executive for his national nonprofit, higher education and government group. Daues, who previously worked as a Marketing Strategy Manager for Paul Mueller Co. and has 18 years of broadcast journalism experience, leads the marketing team in seven practice units. She holds a BA in Communication and Journalism from Ohio University. With 10 years of experience with Expedia, McLaughlin assesses the accounting systems and business functions of BKD clients and makes recommendations for improvement. She holds a master’s degree in accounting from Missouri State University. Moser most recently served as Controller and Director of Financial Services at Drury University and previously worked eight years at BKD. She provides audit and review services and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Drury.

ADsmith Marketing and Advertising Added Shauna Craig and Hannah kincade as administrative assistants. They support account departments and creative teams. Craig has a bachelor’s degree in management from Webster University and Kincade has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from MSU. She previously worked at the Springfield Art Museum as a marketing and development intern.

Devon gengler joins Hood-Rich Inc. as an architect. With nine years of experience in architectural work, she holds an MA in Architecture from Drury.

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Promoted Guarantee Bank Ryan Bowling to the assistant vice-president, responsible for marketing communications. He has 17 years of marketing and communications experience, most notably as a reporter for the Christian County Headliner News, and joined the bank in 2014 as an online marketer. Bowling holds a BA in Journalism and Writing from Drury.

Russell Cellular Inc. has made five executive promotions. Verizon retail agent has moved Jeven russell to co-president of vice-president of operations, Layton Alsup to the vice-president of executive support, Daniel hyder to the sales manager, Nathan Mindeman to the Director of Strategy and Kurt Reinhart to the vice president of learning and development.

Mike O’Hare, James River Ford’s sales manager in Ozark, received the Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a program of the US Department of Defense. The award recognizes the extraordinary support of an organization’s employees and their family members who serve in the National Guard and Reserves. O’Hare was appointed by Army National Guard Sgt. Samuel McCahon when they both worked at Reliable BMW in Springfield.

Van pelt & Van Pelt PC was ranked Level I in the 2022 US News Best Law Firms for Family Law in the Springfield area. Rankings are based on client and lawyer reviews and peer review.

Wampler & Passanise Law Firm has been named a Level 1 Criminal Defense Firm: General Practice and DUI / DWI Defense and Level 2 Criminal Defense: White Collar in Missouri by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers. This is the seventh consecutive recognition for the company. Lawyer Joseph Passanise was named Best Lawyers in America 2022 for Criminal Defense: General Practice, Criminal Defense: White Collar and DUI / DWI Defense, and Springfield Lawyer of the Year for Criminal Defense: White Collar. He holds a Juris Doctor from Washburn University.


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