2023 Campaign Co-Chairs and Cabinet

Kandice RileyUnited Way Events

United Way of the Ozarks is pleased to announce Morey Mechlin, community volunteer, and Brent Baldwin, Executive Vice President, Commercial Division Manager for Commerce Bank as co-chairs for its 2023 campaign and cabinet.

Mechlin and Baldwin will be joined by a team of 21 volunteers, connecting United Way of the Ozarks with key business leaders in Springfield and beyond.

“The 2023 campaign cabinet is comprised of a diverse group of community leaders who lead by example — giving of their time, talent and treasure — to make our community the best for all its citizens to live, work and play,” Mechlin said.

Campaign cabinet members are respected leaders within our community who lead and publicly champion the annual United Way campaign. These integral volunteers will help raise awareness around United Way’s mission, maximize fundraising efforts and increase community engagement.

“Morey and I are excited to team with this dynamic group of community volunteers and business leaders to exchange ideas, open doors, and influence prospective partners to help ensure campaign success,” Baldwin said.

The 2023 Campaign Cabinet includes:

David Agee, Husch Blackwell

Jim Anderson, Community Volunteer

Kevin Ausburn, SMC Packaging Group

Justin Butler, UMB Bank

Erin Danastasio, Hatch Foundation

Gary Gibson, City Utilities of Springfield

Jessica Harmison-Olson, Maxon Jewelers

Jena Holtberg-Benge, John Deere Reman

Matt Hudson, Ozarks Technical Community College

Dr. Stephen Kleinsmith, Community Volunteer

Dr. Ben Lampert, Community Volunteer

Dr. Grenita Lathan, Springfield Public Schools

Christian Lewis, Simmons Bank

Brian McDonough, KY3 Inc

Matt Morrow, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Todd Parnell, Community Volunteer

Stephanie Rutledge, Guaranty Bank

Gary Schafer, FORVIS

Dr. Karen Scott, Community Volunteer

Ryan Sivill, FORVIS

Mark Walker, Transland

United Way of the Ozarks is excited to welcome these hand-raisers, game changers and difference-makers to its team. Together, we will champion our community’s children and provide pathways out of poverty for families in the Ozarks.