By Springfield Business Journal Staff
The award recognizes the professional, philanthropic and civic contributions of 20 men from across southwest Missouri.
The 2013 Men of the Year honorees are: Jim Baker, Missouri State University; Tim Connell, Connell Insurance Inc.; Sam Clifton (Rotary Club of Nixa), Millstone Custom Homes LLC; Dwayne Fulk (Rotary Club of Springfield), Polsinelli PC; Randy Ganz (Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast), DeWitt & Associates Inc.; Conrad Griggs, The Bank of Missouri; Brian Hammons, Hammons Products Co.; Bob Helm, Elliot, Robinson & Co LLP; John Horton (Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast), Layer 3 Technology; Jerry Jared, Jared Enterprises Inc.; Kevin Killian (Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast), Good Samaritan Boys Ranch; Tom Kissee, Tom Kissee Real Estate Co.; Jeff Layman, BKD Wealth Advisors LLC; Shane Nelson (Rotary Club of Ozark), Ozark Abstract & Title; Dan Prater, Drury University Center for Nonprofit Communication; Richard Schnake, Neale & Newman LLP; Dr. Mark Skrade (Rotary Club of Springfield), Forest Institute of Professional Psychology; Dr. Rob Steele, Mercy Hospital Springfield; Brad Swofford (Rotary Club of Branson-Hollister), Branson Public Schools; and Erick Taylor, Pyramid Foods.
The Men of the Year luncheon will begin at 11 a.m. Aug. 23 in the White River Conference Center, 600 W. Sunshine St. Tickets are $38 apiece and can be purchased at SBJ.net/MOTY.
SBJ has partnered with Brighton-based nonprofit Good Samaritan Boys Ranch for the Men of the Year event in an effort to raise money and help provide a safe and caring home for boys who have come from broken or nonexistent homes. The event will include a silent auction and special donation opportunities.