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Welcome new member Ken Taylor

Lori Johnson Murawski introduced Ken on Aug. 4.  His co-sponsor is Angela Smith.

Ken is president of Adsmith Marketing and Advertising, where he has worked since 2018.  Ken has been in marketing and advertising his entire career.  He's worked at four advertising agencies, with a large percentage of his career being at Noble & Associates.

Ken grew up in a big Catholic family in the small town of High Ridge, Mo., just south of St. Louis. He is the youngest of six boys.

Ken came to Springfield in 1995 to attend Southwest Missouri State University (now MSU).  He met his wife, Kim, who is a Kansas City native, at SMSU.  They ended up settling down in Springfield because they loved the community so much.

Ken and Kim have been married for 22 years and have four children: Aiden, 19; Rory, 17; Mara, 13; and Brenna, 12.  Kim is a 3rd grade teacher at David Harrison School.

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Welcome new member Joe Peck

Jason Hynson introduced Joe on July 21.  Lisa Odom is his co-sponsor.

Joe is a commercial loan officer for Great Southern Bank, where he's worked since 2014.  He held positions in both operations and commercial lending before assuming his current job.

Joe is a Springfield native who graduated from Kickapoo High School in 2010.  He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri in 2014 and is proud to be a third-generation Tiger.  He earned a Masters of Business Administration from William Woods University in 2017.

Joe has served as a board member for Victory Mission and on the Young Professional Advisory Board of Community Partnership of the Ozarks.

Joe has been married to Elise, a native of Jefferson City, for 7 years.  They have a 3-year-old daughter, Nora, and a second baby due in December.  They live in east Springfield.

In his free time, Joe enjoys riding a bicycle and playing golf, as well as spending time with Elise, Nora, and Nora's five cousins.
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Shrimp feed 2022

Our annual club assembly, at which we do some planning and get some feedback on club operations, was July 14 at the home of Past President Pat Harrington. Before the serious stuff happened, club members enjoyed a meal of boiled shrimp, salad, and buttered toast. New members from the past year helped with the preparations, under the guidance of some of our experienced chefs.
(Photos by Dan Emrie)
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