Ashley French, Chief Executive Officer

Ashley started at BBBSO in August, 2016 and brings with her nearly 20 years of nonprofit experience and a passion for serving kids. She most recently served as the Regional Chief Development Officer for the Western Missouri region American Red Cross. Prior to the American Red Cross, Ashley spent 15 years working directly with youth through the Ozarks Regional YMCA where she started as a child care personnel coordinator and ended as the Executive Director of multiple branches in Springfield. Ashley currently serves as the Mayor for the City of Strafford. 

Her past community involvement includes serving as President of the Junior League of Springfield, serving on the Board of Directors for CASA and Isabel’s House, and serving as a member for the Safe Kids Coalition, Character Ed Collaborative, Safe Place Implementation Committee (Rare Breed), Bancorp South Community Advisory Council, Healthy Living Alliance, and the Impacting Poverty Commission. Ashley is a graduate of Leadership Springfield and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Missouri State University. She is also a member of the 2010 Springfield Business Journal 40 Under 40 and the 2015 20 Most Influential Women classes.

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Tyler Moles

President, Think Big Foundation
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Chelsea Dykman

Chief Operating Officer
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Dana Rust

Business Administrator
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Jessica Hall

Match Support and Quality Specialist
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Kim Harbin

Director of Enrollment
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Melissa Potts

Match Support Specialist
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Megan Borgna

Match Support Specialist
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Maggie Riggs

Senior Lunch Buddy Coordinator
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Katie Tyson

Lunch Buddy Coordinator
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Susan Mellentine

Development Director
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President: Christopher Weiss, Husch Blackwell 

President Elect: Courtney Brown, O'Reilly Hospitality Management

Vice President: Lacy Martin, Commerce Bank

Treasurer: Brandy Buckler, BKD 

Secretary: Angela Blevins, BP Builders

Past President: Thomas Lane, Missouri State University

Adam Toth, Toth & Associates

Alan Perryman, Simmons Bank

Andy Peebles, Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell, & Brown, P.C.

Brian Riedy, Mid-Missouri Bank

Christian Lewis, Simmons Bank

Curt Ringgold, Springfield Police Department

Jamie Dopp, City Utilities

Kevin Wagner, Vecino Group

Mike Branstetter, SRC Electrical

Mitchell Brandt, The Alchemedia Project

Nate Dunville, Neale & Newman

Scott Meier, Midwest Family Broadcasting

Stan Jinks, Edward Jones

Stephanie Murphy, Guaranty Bank

Sundy Muse-Morton, Steelman Transportation

Ty Alexander, Terracon