The Breech Advisory Board, or BAB, is made up of 18 – 20 Breech alumni and friends who come together for the sole purpose of improving the performance and reputation of the Breech School. Board members are nominated and serve a 3-year term.
The BAB is critical to the development of Breech. They provide counsel to the Dean, reinforce connections between the Breech School and the broader professional community, and, most importantly, support and mentor our students as they prepare for their future careers.
Advisor; Ollis/Akers/Arney Business & Risk Advisors
Father to 3 young boys, Husband to a Springfield Public Schools principal. 15 years leadership experience in Springfield Hospitality Industry. Raised in Iberia, Missouri. Hobbies include weight training, coaching youth sports, and sudoku.
Executive Director, Administration; Jordan Valley Community Health Center
Josh Bade graduated with honors from Saint Louis University in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Communication. He then attended the University of Arkansas School of Law where he also graduated with honors in 2011. After graduation, Josh clerked for Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District under the Hon. Nancy Steffen Rahmeyer. For the past 10 years, Josh has been in healthcare serving as both legal counsel and in administration for CoxHealth, Burrell, and now Jordan Valley. Josh and his wife, Melissa, have three children: Hadley (9), Kipton (6) and Everett (5) and a dog, Ruthie. He enjoys coaching his kids sports teams, golfing, going to the lake, and serving his community.
Marketing Specialist; Zimmer Communications
Bonnie Bell graduated from Drake University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications and Political Science. She moved her education from Des Moines, IA to Springfield, MO when she decided to complete Masters-level coursework in Communications at Missouri State University. In 1996, Bonnie began working at Meyer Communications in Springfield, MO. Prior to her current role as Vice President of Sales and Development for the past 10 years, she held the title of General Sales Manager for 3 years, Non-Traditional Revenue Director for 3 years, and On-Air Broadcaster/Account Executive for 7 years. During her time with Meyer Communication, Bonnie has developed concepts and achieved success with a myriad of marketing and public relations projects, events, and event management. Some of these projects and events include the KTXR Christmas Shopping Festival, Bears on Parade (an MSU athletic scholarships fundraiser), and “An Evening with Paul Harvey”. Outside of work, Bonnie gives back to the community through her participation with the Ozark chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Springfield Workshop Foundation.
Special Agent; IRS-CI
After graduating from Drury University in May 2002, Alisha became a Special Agent with the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations (IRS-CI). Over the last twenty years, Alisha has worked a variety of federal fraud cases, including those with money laundering, bank fraud, public corruption, and of course, tax fraud violations. Alisha works the financial cases from the receipt of the information through the entire prosecution processes. When not fighting financial crime, Alisha is involved with in her local community and church. She also stays busy with her very active family.
Vice President of Finance; Andy’s Frozen Custard
Realtor; Steve Cox Homes, Keller Williams of Greater Springfield
Steve Cox is a Springfield, MO native, graduating from Glendale High School (’83) and Drury University (College) (’87) with a BA in Business Administration.
Steve’s love of competition led him to participate throughout his life in various sports including football, baseball, track and field, tennis, cycling, golf, and he was a four year academic and athletic scholarship basketball player while at Drury, participating in two NAIA National Championship tournaments.
Steve has been married for 33 years to his wife Lisa, who enjoys running a successful direct sales business. Their two daughters, Megan and Amanda, excel in their own medical and fashion design careers, respectively.
Steve’s professional career has included advertising sales in Southern California, advertising and promotion account management at Noble and Associates here in Springfield, and eventually starting and operating a successful automobile paint and body repair business for 28 years, until selling it in February of 2018.
In his early adult life, he also began buying, building, renovating and managing residential and commercial real estate properties, both locally and out-of-state. He also built and owns Cox Climate Controlled Storage and U-Haul here in Springfield.
His experience working with his own real estate, combined with his vast network of friends, acquaintances and past customers acquired through the years led him to his partnership as a Realtor with Keller Williams of Greater Springfield in 2018, where he has enjoyed assisting over 100 families with home sales and purchases, and subsequently produced multiple 8-figure average sales years. Steve has also earned the distinction of being a KW Luxury Agent for his work and success with high-net worth clients and unique properties.
Steve enjoys cycling, boating, golf, music and traveling with his friends and family.
President/CEO; Multipli Credit Union
Ms. Judy Hadsall has been the President/Chief Executive Officer of Multipli Credit Union in Springfield, Missouri since 1997. Ms. Hadsall serves as the Manager of MFN Joint Venture, a credit union service organization that provides data processing solutions to credit unions. Prior to joining the credit union, she was a commercial lender for a large regional bank. Ms. Hadsall has served as chair of the Heartland Credit Union Association, servicing Missouri and Kansas Credit Unions. She has served as chair and vice chair of the Missouri Credit Union Association. Ms. Hadsall serves on the board of Community Partnership of the Ozarks. She works extensively with the Drew Lewis Foundation, specifically the Northwest Project.
Principal/Architect; hdesigngroup, llc
Being raised in the Springfield community and working in architecture for more than 30 years has allowed me to establish strong ties and gain vast knowledge in the regional business climate and construction industry.
Being a graduate of Drury University; I have always placed a strong emphasis on quality design, space planning, and a strong focus of establishing relationships beyond the typical Client expectations. This has resulted in being involved with creative solutions for a diverse range of people and projects.
I am passionate, committed to excellence, and my perfectionist attitude are significant drivers for the success of hdesigngroup and the relationships we have created.
As founding principal of hdesigngroup, I involve myself with all facets of the projects, enjoy mentoring my talented staff and going beyond in effort to what is typically expected.
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer; Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper Bottling Company
Michelle has been employed with Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since October 2012. She has a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Missouri State University formerly SMSU and a Master’s in Business Administration from Drury University.
Michelle has held financial positions within a variety of industries, most recently the Chief Financial Officer for Integrity Home Care. Other positions include Controller for Advanced Concrete Technologies and Market Center Administrator for Keller Williams Realty.
Michelle is the recipient of the Springfield Business Journal’s 2011 class of 40 Under 40 and the Springfield Business Journal’s 2016 Top Local Financial Officer.
Michelle is involved with the following industry organizations: Bottlers Organization for Technology Leadership (BOTL), CCBA Financial & Risk Management, CCBA Financial Management Forum, RGM Waterfall, IT Council and many others.
She is involved with many other organizations including the Missouri Simmental Association where she and her husband serve as the Junior Simmental Advisors for the state of Missouri. She and her family have a large cattle operation in Sparta, MO, called Heidt Simmentals.
Michelle has been married to Andre’ for 27 years and they have one son, Dakota who is married to Audrey!
GTM Operations Analyst; Duck Creek Technologies
Rian graduated from Drury University and the Breech School of Business in 2018, where she focused on Business Administration and Communication. During her time in undergrad, she was involved as a Student Ambassador, worked as a student worker in the Admissions Office, and was a leader for Cru on campus. Shortly after graduation, Rian was offered a position as a Graduate Assistant at Drury, and she decided to continue her education and was a member of the MBA class of 2020. After graduating, she took a job with Duck Creek Technologies out of Bolivar, MO. At Duck Creek, Rian works on the Go-to-Market team as an Operations Analyst.
Managing Editor; Unite News Publication
Samuel Knox is the Executive Director for Minorities in Business, a business association promoting economic development and business opportunities through advocacy, networking, and capacity building for women and minority entrepreneurs. Samuel is also co-founder and President of Unite of Southwest Missouri, Inc. where he is also the Managing Editor of the Unite News Publication, and event coordinator for the annual Springfield Multicultural Festival.
Over the last 25 years, Samuel has gained a tremendous amount of experience in nonprofit administration and civic affairs. He has volunteered on a number of civic and corporate boards. Past assignments include: City of Springfield, Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee; Community Housing Resource Board; Springfield Vision 20/20 Steering Committee; and Field Guide 2030 – Global Perspectives and Diversity Committee, a 20-year plan designed to establish a route for Springfield’s future: Missouri State University Diversity Committee; and the Missouri Humanities Council Board
He currently serves on the Bartley Decatur Neighborhood Center Board; the Springfield Public Entities Diversity Initiative; the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and is the board chair for Deliverance Temple Ministries where Samuel served as Music Director for 35 years. Samuel has been married to his wife for 38 years and has one married adult son and one grandson.
Director of Human Resources, Amprod
Mary began working at Amprod in October 2022 as the Director of Human Resources. Prior to that, her career path included being an Engagement Specialist for People Centric Consulting Group, a Global Director of Human Resources at Positronic for 10 years, along with accounting, management, and sales experience . Mary and her husband, Eric, have two daughters and one son. In her free time, Mary provides support to the family dairy business.
A 2016 graduate of Drury’s MBA program, Mary counts her travel abroad in that time, studying Greece’s business systems, as a vital component of her growth as a global leader. Prior to obtaining her master’s, she received her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business – Finance and Management from Missouri State University.
Mary’s hobbies are wide-ranging, from literal deck-building to extensive philanthropic endeavors. She has served in several positions on the Springfield Ballet Board of Directors, helping to make a difference for children in the community. She was a graduate of Leadership Springfield’s Class of 35, and is a member of the local Springfield Area Human Resources Association, as well as the Society of Human Resources Management.
CFO of OakStar Bank
Matt McFail is currently the CFO of OakStar Bank in Springfield, MO. He has served this role with the company for over 11 years. Since joining OakStar Bank, Matt has been pivotal in growing the company from a single location with $90 million in total assets to a 20+ location, three bank holding companies with over $2 billion in total assets.
Matt started his education at Drury in 1997 to earn a degree in Architecture. After two years in the architecture program, the decision was made to change his major to accounting. Matt was very active in the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity during his tenure at Drury. In 2002 he graduated with a BS in Accounting and Business Administration. During the later years of college, Matt started his career in banking as a part-time teller for a local community bank. That position helped guide Matt into a full-time career in Community Banking.
Matt and his wife Laura enjoy traveling, and spending time with their two children; Ryan and Lindsay.