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 strive to tell the stories of why Springfield is the place to be for YPs.

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 2019 Leadership Council is proudly sponsored by John Deere Reman.

2019 Leadership Council

Chair: Paden Wilcox Computer Recycling Center
Vice Chair: Ryan Sivill BKD, LLP
Brandi Bartel The Victim Center
Kristin Carter Central Trust Company
Celeste Cramer CoxHealth
Amie Davis City of Springfield
Tyler Drenon Self Interactive
Laura Head Elliott Big Whiskey's American Restaurant & Bar Concepts
Bryan Fisher Neale & Newman
Dee King Guaranty Bank
Daniel Ogunyemi CASA of Southwest Missouri
Jessica Harmison Olson Maxon Fine Jewelry  
Jeff Parkison City Utilities
Ben Shantz Spencer Fane
Megan Short Springfield Contractors Association
Shanda Trautman Old Missouri Bank
Craig Wright Strategic Financial Concepts