A total of 13 CEO’s and local government leaders took part in Thursday’s second CEO Roundtable at KWTO and the Zimmer Radio Group in Springfield.
From crime and the role drugs, poverty and guns play in Springfield’s record number of 23 homicides in 2020, to economic and workforce development and the challengers employers face in hiring qualified and available employees, to how our city’s higher education institutions work together with the business community, to “placemaking” efforts in making our community a better place to live, our panelists shared their expertise and their concerns.
You can expect to hear and read more on these topics in the coming months on KWTO News, Wake up Springfield and Springfield’s Happy Hour shows, and on Watching the Ozarks with Bonnie Bell.
Our thanks to the following CEO’s for taking time out of their day to collaborate with fellow leaders:
Matt Morrow—Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Bill Dunton—Abacus CPA’s
Dee Wampler—Wampler & Passanise
Michael Eaton—Missouri Association of Manufacturers
Dr TIm Cloyd—Drury University
Clif Smart—Missouri State University
Sally Payne—Department of Workforce Development
Rachel Anderson—E Factor/Rosie
Gary Rogers—The Kingsley Group
Mitch Jenkins—Elevation Development/Treadway
Chief Paul Williams—City of Springfield
Presiding Commissioner Bob Dixon—Greene County
Mayor Ken McClure—City of Springfield
Our next Zimmer Radio CEO Roundtable at KWTO is planned in January, 2022.