United Way of the Ozarks welcomes new board members, names officers

Mary Sue HobanAnnouncement

Four new members have joined United Way of the Ozarks’ Board of Directors, enhancing representation across sectors. New members serving three-year terms beginning April 1, 2024, are:

“We are thrilled with our incoming class of board members. Each was selected based on the skills and connections they bring to our board,” said Greg Burris, president and CEO of United Way of the Ozarks. “We are intentional about the method we use to identify and select new board members. We are so appreciative that these four busy people said ‘yes’ when asked. Our board contributes thoughtful leadership and effective work that elevate UWO and our community.”

Matt Aug, United Way of the Ozarks Board of Directors

Matt Aug

Tyler Hesser, United Way of the Ozarks Board of Directors

Tyler Hesser

Dee King, United Way of the Ozarks Board of Directors

Dee King

Stephanie Matthews, United Way of the Ozarks Board of Directors

Stephanie Matthews



Joining United Way of the Ozarks

Matt Aug is president of Cox HealthPlans, and has served in that role for nine years after joining the organization in 2005 as chief financial officer. Active in the community for more than 20 years, he has served on the boards of numerous nonprofits. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 1997, Aug has a BS in Accounting from Missouri State University.

Tyler Hesser is chief financial officer of Springfield ReManufacturing Corp. He has been a member of the SRC family of employee-owned companies since 2009, serving in a variety of financial roles. Hesser holds a BA in Accounting from Drury University.

Dee King is chief of staff at Burrell Behavioral Health, interacting with key internal and external stakeholders, since 2021. Before joining Burrell, she spent 13 years in relationship- and sales-driven roles in the financial and hospitality industries. A committed volunteer, King has served on numerous nonprofit boards and was recognized in 2020 as one of Biz 417’s 10 for the Next 10. She received a BS in General Business from Missouri State University.

Stephanie Matthews is vice president business development officer at Simmons Bank, where she leads business development strategy in Southwest Missouri. Prior to her banking career, she spent more than 20 years in higher education. Involved with community nonprofits and organizations, she is a graduate of Leadership Springfield and was recognized by the Springfield Business Journal as one of their 2023 Most Influential Women. Matthews holds a BA in Psychology from Southwest Baptist University and an MS in Administrative Studies with Applied Communications from Missouri State University.

Beginning officer service

Effective April 1, 2024, the following members are serving one-year terms on the board’s executive committee:

Recognition of outgoing members

“We’re grateful for the dedicated and innovative service of our outgoing members,” Burris noted. “They’ve been part of significant updates and growth designed to benefit our organization and community.” Outgoing board members are: