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James R. Batten, Chairman of the Board
James Batten, CPA, has enjoyed a long career and recently served as Chief Financial Officer of International Dehydrated Foods (IDF), a privately-held manufacturer of ingredients for the food industry, from September 2016 through January 2020. Among his numerous community roles, Batten is a member of the board of AG Financial Solutions, and Foundation Capital Resources. He is a former member of the NASDAQ Issuer Affairs Committee and Treasurer of Hope Church. Batten has also served on a number of other professional and civic boards, including the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks, and New Covenant Academy.
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Abe McGull
After 21 years with the Department of Justice and the United States Navy Reserve, Commander McGull retired from both positions and opened the McGull Law Firm, LLC. He is the former elected Mayor of Pleasant Valley and current City Councilman of Springfield, Missouri. For his military service, McGull was awarded the Bronze Star and the State Department's Meritorious Honor Award for expeditionary diplomacy in a hostile and dangerous environment. He currently serves on the Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO) Executive Board of Directors and is a past board president of CFO.
Brent Davis
Brent Davis
Brent Davis is President and owner of Bristol Manufacturing Corporation, North Central Container Leasing, Inc., St. Lawrence County Manufacturing and Properties, LLC, Bristol Capital and Leasing, LLC, Bristol Drum Manufacturing, LLC, and RMC Group, LLC. He is also partner and founder in North Central Container of New Ulm, Inc. and Kansas Dairy Ingredients and Kansas Land Feed and Cattle.
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David T. Moore
David Moore is President, Chief Executive Officer, and member of the Board of Directors of Paul Mueller Company, a publicly held manufacturer of milk cooling equipment and processing equipment headquartered in Springfield, Missouri. He has worked at Paul Mueller Company since 2002, serving as the President since 2011. Additionally, Moore has been a member of the company's Board of Directors since 1997. Prior to joining Paul Mueller Company, he was Vice President of Product Development at Corporate Document Systems, a computer software company, for six years.
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Emily Givens
Emily Givens is a Springfield native and is currently the Executive Director of Lost & Found Grief Center. She has previously served as the Director of both student life and transitional programs at Drury University. Emily serves as the Vice-President on the Hickory Hills Country Club Board, is a member of the National Alliance for Grieving Children, and is involved with Glendale High School PTA and athletic booster clubs. Givens has previously served on the Drury Athletic Gender Equity Council. Givens is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Greg Horton
Greg Alan Horton, CPA
Greg Horton is founder, Director and co-owner of Integrity Home Care & Hospice, a multi-line home health care enterprise in Missouri and Kansas, and co-founder of Integrity Pharmacy, a specialty pharmacy provider. Before launching Integrity Home Care in 2000, Horton was a partner in the accounting firm Whitlock, Selim & Keehn, LLP. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has been active in board and volunteer service with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Boys & Girls Town of Missouri, Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast, and the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Horton is a board member of Foundation Capital Resources, Inc. The Mercy Foundation, and Developmental Center of the Ozarks.
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James L. Sivils III, JD
James Sivils III is the CEO of Environmental Works, Inc., an environmental consulting firm with offices in Springfield, Kansas City, and St. Louis, MO. He has developed numerous commercial and residential projects in Southwest Missouri. Sivils is a member and past Chapter Chair of the Ozarks Chapter of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and is now a member and Chapter Chair of the Ozarks Chapter of YPO-Gold.
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Jim Anderson
Jim Anderson has enjoyed a long career in public affairs, including six years with CoxHealth leading marketing, public affairs, and community relations and 26 years as President of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. He has received numerous awards for his leadership and excellence in business, including the Springfieldian award and The Missourian Award in 2005, the Lifetime Achievement in Business Award in 2007, and many others. During his tenure as President of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber was recognized as Chamber of the Year by its national professional organization in 2012.
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John F. Griesemer
John Griesemer has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Erlen Group since 2018 and a member of the Board of Directors of the Erlen Group since 1993. The Erlen Group is a privately- held family of industrial companies, including Springfield Underground, Cold Zone, Westside Stone, and Joplin Stone. He is current President of the Springfield Catholic Schools Board and a member of the National Stone Sand and Gravel Association board. Griesemer is past Chairman of the Board Mercy Springfield Communities and Mercy Hospital Springfield. He is a past member of the Board of the Missouri Limestone Producers Association, Catholic Campus Ministries, Junior Achievement of the Ozarks, and Ozark Technical Community College Foundation.
Kurt Hellweg
Kurt D. Hellweg
Kurt Hellweg is the past Chairman of the Board of International Dehydrated Foods, Inc. ("IDF"), American Dehydrated Foods, Inc. ("ADF"), Food Ingredients Technology Company, L.L.C ("FITCO"), and Chairman of the Board of IsoNova Technologies, L.L.C. ("IsoNova"). Prior to joining ADF, he was an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1980 to 1987. Hellweg is a past Board Member of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, the Springfield Area Arts Council, and the Springfield Symphony. A visible leader in the community, he is the founding member of the Greater Ozarks Chapter of World Presidents' Organization ("WPO") (where he is still active). He has previously chaired the Greater Ozarks Chapter of the Young Presidents' Organization.
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Monte C. McNew
Monte McNew is the CEO of Guaranty Bank and is a lifelong resident of the Springfield area. Active in the community, he serves as a board member for Hickory Hills Country Club and Care to Learn. McNew has served on numerous local community boards, including Lost & Found Grief Center, the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, and Discovery Center of the Ozarks. He received his bachelor's in finance and MBA from Missouri State University.
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Shaun A. Burke
Shaun Burke joined Guaranty Bank in 2004 as President and Chief Executive Officer, punctuating more than 35 years in banking. A visible leader in the community, he has served on many Boards, including his current position as Chairman of the Board of the Missouri Bankers Association. Burke previously served as Chairman of the Legislative Affairs Committee and Chairman of the Audit Committee, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council, and numerous other roles.
Tim Rosenbury
Tim Rosenbury, AIA
Tim Rosenbury is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is the Director of Quality of Place Initiatives for The City of Springfield, Missouri, where he oversees capital investments in infrastructure and facilities, emphasizing design quality civic engagement. He retired from the practice of architecture in 2020 after 35 years as a Partner of Butler, Rosenbury & Partners, Inc., an architecture and planning firm in Springfield, Missouri. Rosenbury is a member of several professional and civic organizations, including Chairman of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and President of the Board of Education for Springfield Public Schools.
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Tim Stack
Tim Stack is a Springfield native and Executive Vice President of SRC Holdings, Inc. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Child Advocacy Center Board of Directors as Board President for Think Big Foundation and is also a Play for Springfield board member. Stack has also served on the United Way Board of Directors and was past President of the Ozarks Board for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Stack is a graduate of the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
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Todd A. Gipple
Todd Gipple started his career in public accounting and currently serves as President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer of QCR Holdings, Inc. He also serves as a Director of Quad City Bank & Trust and Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust. Gipple has been affiliated with numerous community and non-profit organizations, including the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, the board of directors of SAL Family and Community Services, the board of directors of the Scott County Family YMCA, and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs.