We're adding eight new members to The Network's Leadership Council in 2017, and sat down with each of them to learn a little more about their take on the Queen City. Read on to learn more about Shanda Trautman's day to day work with Old Missouri Bank, her favorite spots for a lunch meeting, and one of her greatest fears.
Tell us a little about your day to day role and responsibilities within your organization.
I create and oversee the implementation of our marketing strategy with my ultimate responsibility being to grow the market share and revenue of our financial institution. In my role, every day is different, every moment challenging and being able to juggle multiple things is a must!
What might someone be surprised to learn about you?
I’m deathly afraid of frogs … like, I’ll break out and have been known to hyperventilate.
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?
We have three fantastic kids who keep us going 24/7! Besides being a sports mom and wife, I love to travel, try new foods/interesting cocktails, attend games and concerts and create memories with family/friends.
How long have you lived in Springfield?
I’ve been in this great city since 2011, but grew up down the road in Mt. Vernon.
What's your favorite place for a lunch meeting?
Being a foodie, I can’t just say one place. :)
Here are a top few in no particular order: Ocean Zen, The Order, Farmer’s Gastropub, Great American Taco, Metropolitan Farmer and MJ’s Deli.
What's the best place to unwind after a long day at work?
Anywhere outside, hitting the pavement for a good run.
In your opinion, what's the best part of being a young professional in Springfield?
Our community truly wraps its arms around people. The mentorship, development and genuine will to see YPs succeed is an incredible trait that our community has. Our older leadership understands the impact of fostering talent and holding us under their wings – it’s visionary and it will be a key to our city’s future success.