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Duan Gavel and Johnny McNeil selected as Springfield Business Journal’s 2024 Men of the Year

By Charlotte Hardin
UniteNews Contributing Writer

The Springfield Business Journal recently announced the 2024 Class of Men of the Year honorees. This award recognizes the personal, professional, philanthropic, civic, and cultural contributions and achievements of 20 businessmen throughout the Springfield area.
Congratulations to Mr. Duan Gavel, employed by City Utilities of Springfield and creator of All Things Diverse SGF/LLC, as well as Mr. Johnny McNeil, employed by Community Partnership of the Ozarks, Inc for being selected for inclusion in the 2024 Class. Both Gavel and McNeil are graduates of Missouri State University, leaders in their professional arenas, and contribute positivity to the Springfield community in numerous ways.

An awards banquet honoring the 2024 Men of the Year has been scheduled for Thursday, April 18, 2024 at the White River Conference Center, located at 600 W. Sunshine. The event is set to begin at 5:30 pm and will provide an excellent opportunity for those interested in celebrating Gavel and McNeil, along with the other awardees. Individual tickets are $70 each and a reserved table seating 10 is available for $675.

If anyone has questions or needs additional information regarding this event, please contact Amy Egger via email ( or by calling (417-831-3238). Additionally, more information about the event can be found at
Photos by Springfield Business Journal

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