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Business Development Officer, The Callaway Bank

AGE: 40

JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsible for developing new business relationships of all types and strengthening existing bank relationships within the Columbia/Boone County market.

YEARS LIVED IN COLUMBIA: My entire life.

ORIGINAL HOMETOWN: Columbia, and very proud of that fact!

EDUCATION: Graduated from Hickman High in 1984, and graduated from William Woods University in 2000. Most people who take 16 years to graduate from college are doctors. I’m just a slow learner.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Youzeum board of directors and Bike Ramble sub-committee; Columbia Rotary South; Daniel Boone Little League board member and coach; Moog Center for Deaf Education fundraiser; and co-chair of the membership committee for the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. A number of people have asked how I pick the new members that I interview at the Quarterly Membership Breakfasts (QMBs). Bribing definitely helps, but I try to pick people who are entrepreneurs or have a compelling story to tell.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: For those of you who have been in Columbia awhile … I used to work at Cloud 9 and Robinsons Shoes in the Biscayne Mall. More recently, I spent 11 years in the banking industry and 4 years with Shelter Insurance.

A COLUMBIA BUSINESSPERSON I ADMIRE: There are a number of people I admire … kind of tough to pick just one. Mayor Hindman for his tireless work to make Columbia a better place to live. Bob Gerding and Mike Vangel for their creativity and willingness to volunteer their time and thoughts to critical issues. David Rowe for overcoming numerous obstacles to succeed in the very competitive restaurant/bar industry. My stepdad, Joe Moseley, for introducing volunteerism and its importance to me at an early age. Lastly, my father, Gerald Brumfield, who has run Central Drywall my entire life and has done so with a work ethic that I envy to this day.

WHY I’M PASSIONATE ABOUT MY JOB: In this job you are helping someone relocate to Columbia, start a new business, or purchase a new home … all of which are very exciting and nervous times for our customers. It makes you feel good when you can be a resource for that person and make a trying time a bit easier.

IF I WEREN’T DOING THIS FOR ALIVING, I WOULD: Run my own youth baseball academy.

BIGGEST CAREER OBSTACLE I’VE OVERCOME AND HOW: Finishing my college degree while working full time and helping raise two small children would have to be one of the toughest things I’ve had to do. The evening program at William Woods University made it is as “pain-free” as possible.

A FAVORITE RECENT PROJECT: Being involved on the Youzeum board of directors. When the Youzeum opens this fall, it will be a great addition to our community. The wait will definitely have been worth it.

WHAT PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THIS PROFESSION: Not all bankers are boring.

WHAT I DO FOR FUN: I coach a couple of baseball teams, “try” to make good barbecue, watch St. Louis Cardinals baseball games and recently started training for my first marathon. I am going to run the Heart of America Marathon in memory of my grandfather, Bonnard Moseley, who passed away recently. He ran the race when he was 69 years young! Amazing.

FAMILY: My wife, Charlotte, and I celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary on May 19th. We have two beautiful and smart children — Caroline, an eighth-grader at Jefferson Junior High, and Connor, a fourth-grader at Mill Creek Elementary School.

FAVORITE PLACE IN COLUMBIA: Lot G parking lot at Faurot Field on game day … nothing better than tailgating with friends and watching Tiger football.

ACCOMPLISHMENT I’M MOST PROUD OF: Being a part of a great committee to help the Moog Center for Deaf Education raise over $100,000 the past four years with the Celebrity Name That Tune. This year’s event is being held on Friday, Sept. 28, at the Blue Note. Mark your calendars.

MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THAT I: Created the mascot for West Boulevard Elementary School. The school held a contest when I was in the sixth grade, and my Bobcat design was picked. I’m still waiting on a royalty check from the school district.

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