Business Advisory Council


The purpose of the Springfield City School District BAC is to facilitate a collaborative partnership between the local business community and the District to support college or career readiness and personal success for every student by examining changes in the economy and job market; advocating for the employment skills most critical to business and industry; developing a working relationship among its members; and advocating for public education and the District within the greater Springfield community.


The council shall advise and provide recommendations to the Board on matters specified by the Board including, but not necessarily limited to, the delineation of employment skills and the development of curriculum to instill these skills; changes in the economy and in the job market, and the types of employment in which future jobs are most likely to be available; and suggestions for developing a working relationship among businesses, labor organizations, and educational personnel.

Schedule of Meetings

The Springfield City School District Business Advisory Council meets on a quarterly basis. The planned meeting dates for the 2020-2021 school year include:

  • September 15, 2021

  • November 17, 2021

  • February 9, 2022

  • April 20, 2022





Gerritt Smith

Clark State Community College

Higher Education

John Brown

Security National Bank


Bryan Heck

City of Springfield

City Government

Kristy Kohl-McCready

Mercy Health Foundation


Karissa Lisch

Woeber Mustard Company

Food Production

Mike McDorman

Greater Springfield Chamber

Board of Trade

Dan McGregor

McGregor Metalworking


Pete Noonan

Midland Properties

Real Estate

Katy Osborn

Bricker & Eckler

Legal Practitioners

Patrick Sheehan

Sheehan Brothers Vending

Vending Machine Operations


School Building, District or ESC


Nicole Cottrell

Springfield City School District


Carol Dunlap

Springfield City School District

Board Member

Jacqueline Gray

Springfield City School District

Transition Coordinator

Robert F. Hill, Ed.D.

Springfield City School District


Sarah Lemon

Springfield City School District

Business Outreach Coordinator

Amy Stacy

Springfield City School District

Coordinator of Career ConnetEd

Chris Williams

Springfield City School District

Board Member