Chief Executive Officer
Brandy began her professional career in 2008 as a high school teacher at her Alma Mater-Hillcrest High School. She joined the Club movement in 2011, in Lawrence Kansas, where she served in a number of roles. After moving back to Springfield in 2013, Brandy assumed the position of Program Director at the Henderson Unit. She also served as Unit Director for the Sertoma Unit and Director of Programs for the organization.
She received her bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Drury University, and her master’s in early childhood education and family development from Missouri State University. Brandy is a member of several philanthropic committees, including The Mayor's Commission for Children, Cox Health Young Professionals Council, and Prosper Springfield Equity & Prosperity Commission, among others.
Brandy is the recipient of many awards and honors, most recently being inducted into the Springfield Public Schools Hall of Fame, receiving the 2021 Virginia Fry Rising Star Award, by Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and being recognized by Springfield Business Journal as Top Local Executive in 2020.
She says she enjoys her work because she is able to use many of her own life experiences to help her best serve kids. She is incredibly passionate about protecting kids and advocating for underrepresented and under-resourced populations.
Brandy lives in Springfield with her husband Spencer. They are avid board game players, and enjoy watching movies, hanging out with friends, talking about ideas, eating good food, laughing, and petting their shih tzu Murray. Brandy is a creative soul, who also takes pleasure in painting, cooking, and writing poetry.
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