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Kirk Elmquist

Judy Bilyeu introduced Kirk on June 24.  His cosponsor is Agnes Sawyer.

Kirk is a former 13-year member of Springfield Southeast, and a former sergeant-at-arms and Rotarian of the Year for 2011-'12.   He left the club when he took a job in Branson  under Bass Pro owner Johnny Morris as organizer of the Legends of Golf Tournament.  He later worked for the Branson Area Chamber of Commerce as vice president of sports development.  He now is vice president of business development for HHM Facility Management and still does some  part-time work for the Branson Chamber.

Kirk has done volunteer work for Breast Cancer Foundation of  the Ozarks, Boys and Girls Clubs and St. Jude's Children's Hospital.  He's also been involved with the Taney County 100 and Springfield Barons.   He is a member of the Hill City Church that meets in the Gillioz Theatre in downtown Springfield.

Kirk is a native of Ohio and a graduate of Liberty University in Virginia.  He has been in the Ozarks since 1994 when he came here to work at  the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.  He and Kretia have been married for 27 years.  They have a daughter, Chloe, who is a recent graduate of Missouri State University.   They also have a son, Cross, who is a sophomore at MSU.

In his free time, Kirk enjoys golf, Frank Sinatra music, The Ohio State Buckeyes football, and fine dining.
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Anna Beth Morgan

Dan Emrie introduced Anna Beth on April 22.  Her co-sponsor is Barbara Lucks.

Anna Beth is executive director of Mayo Clinic Libraries.  She oversees 16 library sites in several states, the Mayo Clinic archives, and the clinic’s Heritage Days.  She’s been in her current job for five years.

Anna Beth was associate vice president of Academic Resources and director of the library at Union University in Jackson, Tenn., from 2009 – 2016.  She was the Technical Services Librarian at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin from 2007 – 2009.  In Springfield, she was the founding director of Medical Library Services at St. John’s (now Mercy Springfield) Health System from 1985 – 2006.

Anna Beth (Crabtree) moved to Springfield at age 9 in 1971.   She was a member of Springfield Southeast from 1992 – 2006.  She returned to the Ozarks in September 2020 from Rochester, Minn., headquarters of the Mayo Clinic.

Anna Beth has a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and History from Oklahoma Baptist University, a Master of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University, and a Master of Science in Health Services from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar.

Anna Beth and her husband, Robert, live in Nixa.  They have two children.
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Brandi Bailey

Ashley Walden introduced Brandi on April 15.  Her co-sponsor is Kelly Parker.

Brandi is vice president of Strategic Development and Marketing for Snyder Construction Group in Ozark, where she's worked for a year.  She previously worked for three years at Lamar Johnson Collaborative (formerly Bates and Bates Forum) before its office in Springfield closed because of the pandemic.  She practiced commercial interior design for 15 years before moving into the construction business in 2020.

Brandi volunteers for Gathering Friends, which helps homeless people; is on the  Junior Board of Lost and Found Grief Center; and is on the Fundraising and Grants Committee and the board of Women in Need of the Ozarks (WIN).  She also imports handcrafted baskets from a poverty-stricken community in Africa to sell locally, giving back proceeds to a church in that community.

Brandi is a member of NCIDO (Council for Interior Design) and the Springfield Contractors Association.  She also owns an AirB&B condo at Table Rock Lake.

Brandi is a native of Kansas but moved to Springfield 26 years ago during middle school.  She attended Kickapoo High School and then earned a degree in Interior Design at Missouri State University.

Brandi and her husband, Jay, live in Springfield and have a 5-year-old son, Benson.  They love to entertain family and friends, have standing Friday night family date nights, and love the Greenway trails.
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Angela Delahoussaye

Ken Williams introduced Angela on April 1.  Her cosponsor is Lori Barnes Miller.

Angela is a native of Lafayette, La.  She moved here in July 2020 after marrying Ken.

She has been a banker for more than 27 years, working at banks in Lafayette; Hattiesburg, Miss.; and Alexandria, La.  She is a Retail Banking Group manager at Guaranty Bank, where she oversees five banking centers.  Her office is in Farmers Park on East Republic Road.

Angela has been a Rotarian for more than 17 years, and met her husband at a Rotary meeting.  She was in the Lafayette Rotary Club and the Alexandria Rotary Club, of which she is a past president.  She also is a Paul Harris Fellow.

She has been an active volunteer with other groups, including as president of the River Oaks Square Arts Center in Alexandria and a member of the Resource Development Cabinet of United Way of Central Louisiana.

Angela has a bachelor’s degree from University of Louisiana at Lafayette, making her a Ragin Cajun.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and is an avid runner.
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Cliff Davis

Jim Towery introduced Cliff on March 25.  His co-sponsor is Bob Beine.

Cliff is president of Ozarks Technical Community College's Richwood Valley Campus and OTC system vice chancellor.  He has been an administrator for OTC since 2004.  He previously was president of the OTC Table Rock Campus and vice chancellor for Advancement, Student Affairs, and Strategic Planning, while also serving as Executive Director of the OTC Foundation.

Before OTC, Cliff was assistant to the president and assistant to the vice president for Student Affairs at Missouri State University.  He has taught undergraduate classes in communication and marketing at both MSU and Drury University and masters- and doctoral-level courses in higher education administration for Lindenwood University.

In 2014 – 2015, Cliff was chair of the Presidents and Chancellors Council for the Missouri Community College Association. He was appointed by the Commissioner of the Missouri Department of Higher Education to assist in developing the new coordinated plan for higher education in Missouri.

Cliff is on the CoxHealth System Advisory Board and previously was on the Branson Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors.  He also worked with the Taney County Economic Development Partnership.  He now helps Show-Me Christian County Economic Development.

He has a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Lindenwood University.  His dissertation research is on the changing community college presidency.  He also has a Master of Arts in Communication and a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Southwest Missouri State University (now MSU).

Cliff was a member of Springfield Southeast Rotary Club for about 10 years before he was president of the Table Rock Campus.    He's a native of Richland and lives in south Springfield.
 
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Royce Reding

Noah Alldredge introduced Royce on Jan. 28.  His co-sponsor is Brian McDonough.

Royce is a co-founder of Nevont, a company in Springfield that develops and administers companies’ employee benefit programs.  Nevont started in 2018.

Royce attended William Jewell College in Liberty on a debate scholarship and earned a BS in political science.  His college debate team was nationally ranked.

Royce has worked on local, state and federal election campaigns.  He worked for U.S. Rep. Billy Long, R – Mo. 7th District, for eight years, including as Long’s district director and election campaign director.  He learned a lot about the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), as well as about about regulatory compliance issues that businesses face.

In December, Springfield Business Journal named Royce one of its 40 Under 40 honorees for 2021.