Joselyn Baldner, 41
Lives in: Springfield, MO
Chief Retail Officer Executive Vice President Central Bank of the Ozarks
Charity: Harmony House
My mom. She has a quiet strength, patience and grace that she doesn’t even recognize in herself.
Get caught up in what you can do, not what you can’t. Kindness is beautiful, and it doesn’t make you weak.
If it wasn't for Ashely every four weeks, you would see what my true hair color is. I have a head full of gray hair!
[Another is] my husband of 21 years hired me! I was in college when I went to interview for a part-time job at Circuit City. He was the manager interviewing (the interview took 45 minutes when it should have taken 15). After the interview, he turned to all the other managers and said, “I just met the woman I am going to marry.” Of course, they were like, “yeah, right!” Seven months after that we were engaged, and I no longer had a job at Circuit City!
Music! It fires me up, fills my soul when I need it and brings me peace.
Anywhere there is water.
Workforce development is a significant issue for our community. Keeping students here to work and developing new skills for the workforce we have here is critical to Springfield’s economic growth. There are currently several initiatives being developed and undertaken that are working on this issue.
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