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Rachel Anderson named efactory director

Anderson named to new role

The efactory is excited to announce that Rachel Anderson has been named Director of the tech-focused entrepreneurship center, effective October 19, 2018.

Anderson originally joined the efactory team in January of 2015 as an Entrepreneurial Specialist. She played a lead role in building out the efactory’s program offerings and in developing the center’s accelerator program. She was named Assistant Director in January of 2018.

“I am excited to have Rachel in place as Director of the efactory. She has done a great job during her time at the efactory and I look forward to the center’s bright future.,” said Allen Kunkel, Associate Vice President of Economic Development at Missouri State University.

An entrepreneur in her own right

Anderson enjoys serving entrepreneurs, in part because she is one herself. She co-founded Alumni Spaces, a tech startup that provides modern fundraising and engagement tools to university alumni associations. She also acts as manager for solo musician Shaun Munday.

About Rachel Anderson

Anderson is a Springfield native who graduated from Central High School.  She went on to attend the University of Missouri where she earned a degree in General Studies with emphases in business, communication and political science while also serving as Student Body President. 

Following graduation Anderson worked in both the admissions and development departments at the University of Missouri. In 2011 she relocated from Columbia, Missouri to Los Angeles, California where she oversaw marketing for global executive recruiting firm Morgan Samuels.

Anderson returned to Springfield in 2014. She has since been recognized by Biz417 as “10 for the Next 10 in 2017” and as one of Springfield Business Journal’s “12 People You Should Know in 2018.”