Ollis/Akers/Arney is pleased to announce the appointment of Ann McDowell as its newest Board of Directors Member effective December 12, 2017. McDowell comes to Ollis/Akers/Arney with a wealth of knowledge and an extensive background in management, marketing and community service. She brings more than three decades of experience to the organization including roles with Silver Dollar City, Showboat Branson Belle, Ride the Ducks and numerous area projects and clients as an independent marketing consultant. McDowell is a Branson native and a 1984 graduate of Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State), where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Marketing.
“Ann has proven to be passionate about the Ozarks through her commitment to local businesses, tourism and community service,” said Richard Ollis, CEO of Ollis/Akers/Arney. “Her longstanding goodwill in the local marketplace, combined with her decades of marketing experience, will fill a vital role for our Board of Directors.” In 2013, Ann was awarded the Ambassador Award which accompanied her 2006 Community Spirit Award, both presented by the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.
Ollis/Akers/Arney is 100 percent employee-owned and was recognized in the 2017 Springfield Business Journal as one of the largest local insurance agencies in the region with 50 employees and 45 licensed agents. Our employee-owners work with clients to protect people, assets and income.