Todd Parnell canoeing down a river

Photo by Bob Linder

Todd Parnell is the recently retired President of Drury University, co-founder and retired president of THE BANK in Springfield, MO, civic leader, award winning author inducted into the Missouri Writers Hall of Fame in 2012, environmental advocate as co-founder of the Upper White River Basin Foundation and retired Chair of the Missouri Clean Water Commission, and sixth generation native of the Ozarks.

Parnell resides in Springfield with his wife of 39 years, Betty.  They are blessed with four children and five grandchildren for whom he has great plans on the river.

The breadth and depth of Parnell’s life experience drives his confidence in each of us to grow as leaders at work, in the community and in causes of choice.

His passion for engaging all in wild and natural places speaks to individual personal benefit and growth as well as new generations of environmental advocates to protect our unique resources.

Todd Parnell as Drury Universities President Todd Parnell co-founder of the THE BANK in Springfield, MOTodd Parnell over looking the riverTodd and his son Ben in a Canoe

LEADERSHIP

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI (1997-CURRENT)IMG_6122

(2007 – 2013)  DRURY UNIVERSITY:  PRESIDENT, ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

(2007) DRURY UNIVERSITY: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE EDWARD JONES CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP

(1997 – 2004)  THE BANK, SPRINGFIELD, MO:  CEO, BOARD, FOUNDING INVESTOR

(2004) SPRINGFIELD AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD:  CHAIRMAN

(2006) COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE OZARKS BOARD:  CHAIRMAN

(2007)  SPRINGFIELD – BRANSON REGIONAL AIRPORT BOARD:  VICE CHAIRMAN

(2012)  UNITED WAY OF THE OZARKS:  ANNUAL CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN

(2013 – 2014) SPRINGFIELD INNOVATION, INC BOARD:  CHAIRMAN

(2013 – 2014) EVERY CHILD PROMISE CIVIC INITIATIVE : CO-CHAIRMAN (WITH WIFE)

(2013 – 2015)  MISSOURI CLEAN WATER COMMISSION:  CHAIRMAN

CLAYTON, MISSOURI (1989 – 1996)

(1994 – 1996)  TRUMAN BANK:  CEO

(1991)  CLAYTON FUTURES COMMITTEE:  CHAIRMAN

(1992)  CLAYTON STRATEGIC ISSUES COMMITTEE:  CHAIRMAN

(1993)  CLAYTON SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE CAMPAIGN:  CO-CHAIRMAN

(1996)  CLAYTON REC CENTER FEASIBILITY COMMITTEE:  CO-CHAIRMAN

EDUCATION

(1971)  TUCK SCHOOL, DARTMOUTH COLLEGE:  MBA

(2010)  MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY:  MA, HISTORY

(1969)  DRURY COLLEGE: BA, BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

(1965)  SIDWELL FRIENDS SCHOOL, WASHINGTON, DC