Forty Under 40 were recently named by the Springfield Business Journal which included three MBA alumni and one current MBA student. Individuals were selected based on their contributions to the local business community and the community in which they reside.
Brant Macky, SBJ General Manager, said, “They represent, in part, the future of business in central Illinois. They have the ability and dedication to change and to preserve the face of our community landscape.”
Amy Hagen, MBA 2002, was the recent winner of the Illinois Federation of Business Women’s Clubs Young Professional state competition. The Taylorville local IFBW chose Hagen as its candidate and then she was the regional and state winner. Amy’s presentation topic was “Leadership Styles.”
The IFBW Young Professional program honors young women who have achieved success in their career as well as commitment to their communities by doing various volunteer projects.
Amy is employed by U.S. Bank as the market present and treasury management payments consultant.
Josh Gibson, MBA 2011, participated in 2011-12 Leadership Springfield and graduated this past May. Josh is a commercial loan officer at Town and Country Bank.
“Leadership Springfield was a highly rewarding experience both personally and professionally. It was an honor
to be involved with such a talented group of individuals on a regular basis. Future participants can expect to make great community connections, form lifelong personal relationships, and create professional synergies. In addition to these benefits, I now have better knowledge and a deeper appreciation for Springfield, which will help me be a more productive, helpful citizen.”