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Board of Directors

Volunteer leaders guide the CFO during the 2022–23 fiscal year.

Board of Directors

The CFO owes a great debt to its volunteer leaders, both past and present, for their leadership over the last 49 years. These are the individuals who will guide the foundation during the 2022–23 fiscal year.

Investment Advisory Board

Local investment experts help manage our assets.

  • Chair: Kari Creighton, CFA — Former Senior Vice President, Summit Strategies Group, Springfield
  • Adam S. Blanch — Financial advisor, Edward Jones, Marshfield
  • Andy Drennen, CFP, MPAS — Senior Portfolio Manager, Simmons Private Wealth
  • Jason Flores, CFA, CAIA — Senior Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager, Central Trust Company, Springfield
  • Stephanie Hurt, CFA — Private Wealth & Institutional Senior Portfolio Manager, Forvis Private Client, Springfield
  • Jim Ihasz — Portfolio Manager, U.S. Bank Wealth Management, Springfield
  • Stan Irwin, AAMS — Financial Advisor, Edward Jones, Cape Girardeau
  • Kim Nichols, CFP, CIMA, CTFA — First Vice President and Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Marvin Silliman — Retired financial advisor, Lake of the Ozarks
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