The Network

The Network is the premier organization for Springfield’s professionals under 40 who are interested in advancing their careers, filling leadership roles in the community, and building relationships with other business leaders. Annual memberships are all-inclusive, meaning they provide free access to all of The Network’s events. Our programming focuses on professional development, community engagement, and allowing members to get to know one another as well as more experienced business leaders.

Since its creation in 2007 The Network has become the go-to voice for young leaders and professionals in the Springfield community. Members are often sought out for openings on local boards and commissions and are routinely recognized in area publications for their professional and philanthropic efforts. We also honor one of our own each year with the Young Professional of the Year award.

Leadership Council

Volunteer leadership for The Network is provided by the Leadership Council. Members serve for a term of three years and meet monthly with Chamber staff to help guide the organization. The Chair of the Leadership Council also holds a seat on the Chamber's Board of Directors.

The Network's 2018 Leadership Council is proudly sponsored by Ollis/Akers/Arney Insurance & Business Advisors.

2018 Leadership Council

Chair: Kristin Carter Central Trust & Investment Co.
Vice Chair: Paden Wilcox Computer Recycling Center
Mandy Anthes The Bank of Missouri
Brandi Bartel The Victim Center
Jeremy Brokate Brokate Janitorial
Amie Davis City of Springfield
Laura Head Elliott Big Whiskey's American Restaurant & Bar Concepts
Britton Jobe Neale & Newman, LLP
Caitlin Kissee Propel People Development
Nick Menke Convoy of Hope
Jessica Harmison Olson Maxon Fine Jewelry
Jeff Parkison City Utilities
Megan Short Springfield Contractors Association
Ryan Sivill BKD, LLP
Shanda Trautman Old Missouri Bank
Craig Wright Strategic Financial Concepts, Inc