10 for the Next 10

Meet the 2021 Class of 10 for the Next 10

Ten people in the southwest Missouri business community who are leading us into the next decade.

By Rae Swan Snobl | Art Direction by Sarah Patton and Danielle Giarratano, photography by Brandon Alms

Jul 2021

Meet Our 10 for the Next 10

From improving city planning and economic growth, to health care, art, culture, tourism and diversity, these 10 individuals have contributed in significant ways to southwest Missouri and they are just getting started. These are the people to watch (or better yet get involved with) as they are poised to make an even bigger impact in 417-land over the next decade. Take a look at the interactive story powered by BluCurrent below, where you can find out what the vision of each of our class of 2021 is for the next decade. Click “find out more” on each to read their full profile.

Methodology: Biz 417 selects honorees for our annual 10 for the Next 10 feature based on reader-, advisory board- and editor-submitted nominations. Nominees are evaluated on professional achievements, community impact and leadership qualities. There are no age or industry requirements. Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis with a formal nomination period each February. To learn more, visit biz417.com/nominate. These interviews have been edited and condensed for space.

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