OUR BOARD

  • Jami McConnell
    Jami McConnell Board Member

    Jami McConnell graduated from Evangel University in May 2016 with a B.A. in English Education. She is a co-founder of RIDE417. Jami is a teacher at Nixa Junior High where she works daily to make learning come to life for her 116 students, whom she refers to as her ‘kids’. When she is not at school, Jami enjoys hiking, hammocking, horseback riding, and traveling the world. She is always up for a cup of coffee and a new adventure.

  • Jon Fulp
    Jon Fulp Board Member

    Jon has been in banking for two years and is currently a Credit Analyst at Springfield First Community Bank. He most recently graduated from Missouri State University with his Master’s in Business Administration after receiving his Bachelor’s in Finance from Drury University while also playing on the men’s golf team. Jon currently serves on the Campus Ambassador Work Crew Program through the Network, the Young Advocates Council for the Child Advocacy Center, and is a member of the Springfield Roterac Club.

  • Jordan Russell
    Jordan Russell Board Member

    Jordan Russell is Vice President of Pillar Insurance in Springfield and serves as an advisor and consultant to many corporate clients throughout Southwest Missouri. Jordan is a graduate of the University of Missouri where he completed his B.A. in Business Administration and then later Missouri State University where he completed his Masters of Business Administration. Jordan is involved in the Springfield startup business community, working with EmergenceMe in the E-Factory. He is also actively involved in other organizations in the Springfield community, including Rotaract, Child Advocacy Center YAC, and The Network through the Chamber of Commerce.

  • Laura Head
    Laura Head Board Member

    I grew up in Southwest Missouri and went to college at Missouri State University. After graduation, I spent a few years in Minnesota and then made my way back to Springfield, MO in 2008. I’ve worked as a marketing and brand manager for the last 10 years, most recently for Mother’s Brewing Company. I have a passion for local businesses and community involvement and strive to be active in a thoughtful and meaningful way.
    In the fall of 2016, I decided to start a new venture and develop my own marketing and event management business in Springfield, The Elliott Space. My goal is to help redefine community spaces and work to cultivate awesome, cultural experiences in our community.
    In my free time, I love to spend time with my husband and our three rescue dogs! We love to cook, travel, work in the yard and spend time with friends.

  • Paige Oxendine
    Paige Oxendine Board Member

    Paige is the program coordinator for The Network, Springfield’s premier organization for young professionals. As program coordinator, she oversees all aspects of The Network including membership development, sponsorship initiatives and programming. Paige focuses on connecting young professionals to the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce as well as other leadership opportunities throughout the region. Paige attended Missouri State University where she earned degrees in Public Relations and Socio-Political Communications and served as Student Body President.

  • Scott Pierson
    Scott Pierson Board Member
  • Travis Liles
    Travis Liles Board Member

    Travis is a member of BKD Wealth Advisors and provides financial and estate planning services to high-net-worth families. He coordinates investment management with tax, retirement, financial education and estate planning. He is also a member of the Rotaract Club of Springfield, Missouri, Springfield Little Theatre Associate Board, Leadership Council for the Greater Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s The Network, and serves on the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools Advisory Council. He is a Biz417 Magazine Class of 2016 20 Under 30 Honoree. He is a 2011 graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with a B.S. degree in entrepreneurship and a minor in finance, and a 2012 graduate with an M.B.A. degree.

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