Springfield Foundation appoints five new members to governing board

The Springfield Foundation has appointed five new members to its board of trustees. The members include Randy Kapp, Amanda Lantz, Shannon McCowan, Greg Rogers, and Humera Umerani.

Each of the members were selected “for their commitment and service to the Clark County Community and their efforts to improve quality of life for all citizens,” a press release says.

Randy Kapp

Kapp is a Springfield native and graduate of Springfield City Schools, Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center, and Clark State Community College with a degree in Civil Engineering. In 1985, Kapp founded Kapp Construction, which was named by Inc. magazine as one of the Inc. 500: America’s Fastest Growing Companies in 1989.

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Kapp currently serves on boards for Mercy Health Foundation, Opportunities for Individual Change, Boy Scouts of America Tecumseh Council, and the Clark County Development Corporation. He previously served on the Clark State Foundation board for nine years.

Several local awards and honors were received by Kapp, including the Junior Achievement Laureate Award, SCS Alumni of Distinction, Clark State Distinguished Alumni and the Clark State Circle of Friends Founder’s Award.

Amanda Lantz

Lantz and her husband came to Springfield from Dubuque, Iowa in 2016. Lantz has a B.S. in Human Ecology from Ohio State University and earned a law degree from the University of Dayton. She currently works for Valerie Wilt & Associates, a local law firm.

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Shannon McCowan

McCowan is the current Vice President of Ancillary Services at Mercy Health Springfield, where she has worked for 10 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University and an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Urbana University. McCowan also serves on the Board for Leadership Clark County. Her professional experience includes real estate, sales, and finance and operations.

Greg Rogers

A Springfield native and graduate of Kenton Ridge High School, Rogers earned his Bachelor’s in Business Management and Marketing from Carson-Newman University and returned to Springfield when he began working for Link-Hellmuth Insurance in 2012.

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Four years later, Rogers became the president and owner of Link-Hellmuth. He has served on the Convention Facilities Board, the Leadership Academy Board, and the Springfield Arts Council Board. Rogers is active with the Springfield Museum of Art and the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.

Humera Umerani

Originally from Pakistan, Umerani moved to the United States in 1996. In 1997, she moved to Springfield and married her husband, Dr. Ajaz Umerani. She is fluent in three languages and holds an associate’s degree from Khatoon-E-Pakistan and a bachelor’s degree from Newport University. She has volunteered at many local organizations including Ridgewood School and the Springfield Soup Kitchen.

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