CFO welcomes new board members

CFO is pleased to welcome four new members to the Board of Directors: Margie Berry of Forsyth, Gloria Galanes of Springfield, Shari Hoffman of Springfield, and Roger D. Shaw, Jr. of Birch Tree. Each member will serve a six-year term on the board. Get to know a little bit more about each new board member below.

Margie Berry
A Registered Nurse, Margie worked for 20 years in Kansas City, including serving as Vice President of Nursing Service at Park Lane Medical Center. From there, Margie worked as the Director of Staff Development and Community Representative at Beaumont Neurological Hospital in Texas and then as the Assistant Administrator of a Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Treatment hospital within the Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas medical complex. Margie and her husband Jim moved back to Forsyth in 1989 to be close to family.

She has been very active in the community, and dedicated a great deal of energy to the Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks, where she led an effort to raise funds for a building in Forsyth. She also served on the Executive Committee of the Corporate Board of the Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks, and chaired the Special Events Committee. She has also been an active member of the Forsyth Business and Professional Women’s Club, serving as president from 1996-1998. In 2002, she established and served as the president of the Forsyth Community Foundation until 2006. She was instrumental in its transition to the Taney County Community Foundation, and under her leadership the Foundation grew to include 11 funds with total assets of $1.8 million.

Gloria Galanes
Gloria J. Galanes, professor in the Department of Communication, has taught at Missouri State University for 23 years and was the founding director of the Citizenship and Service Learning program. She served as acting department head for three years and acting dean of the College of Arts and Letters for one year. She has co-authored two small group communication textbooks and also teaches applied research courses. Her classes have participated in a number of research projects for community organizations in Springfield, including the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, the Vision 20/20 Education Subcommittee, and Every Kid Counts (now the Mayor’s Commission for Children). Gloria is also president of the Springfield Regional Arts Council board of directors, and serves on the Arts Programming Sustainability Initiative committee.

Shari Hoffman
Shari is currently Senior Managing Advisor at BKD Wealth Advisors, LLC. Shari has nearly 20 years of experience in banking and investment management. She assists high net-worth families, trustees and companies with their investment management and wealth planning needs. She coordinates investment management with tax, retirement, educational and estate planning.Shari is a member of the Greene County Estate Planning Council and a graduate of Leadership Springfield.

She is a 1989 graduate of Drury University, Springfield, Missouri, with a B.A. degree in accounting and business administration. She is a 1998 honor graduate of Cannon Financial Institute and has the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) professional designation.

Roger D. Shaw Jr.
Roger D. “Dusty” Shaw Jr. attended Central Methodist College in Fayette, MO, where he earned a degree in business. He later attended graduate school at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Dusty is currently the chairman of the Ozarks Medical Center Foundation board of directors. He also has served on the board for the Eleven Point Valley Community Center and the Oregon County Soil and Water Conservation board. He was also chairman of the Missouri Veterinary Medical Board. He and his wife Nancy have two children, Dr. Roger D. Shaw III, DVM and Lisa Shaw Warren, and four grandchildren. Dusty spends his time working on his cattle ranch and riding cutting horses. He enjoys being outdoors, and is always busy with numerous tasks including spending time with his grandchildren and attending their many activities.

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