Mentorship Program

Tamara de Wild

Tamara de Wild

Tamara de Wild serves as Deputy General Counsel & Vice President of Legal Services at O'Reilly Auto Parts. Previous to joining the auto parts company, de Wild spent seven years at Lathrop & Gage LLP, as well as a handful of years at smaller firms.

De Wild has also served as board president of Ozarks Food Harvest, and was a member of the administrative body for nine years. She cites her involvement with the local food pantry as one of her proudest accomplishments to date.

A 1992 graduate of Drury University, she has been named to the Breech School of Business Advisory Board and previously served on the 2008-10 Alumni Council. A graduate of Leadership Springfield Class 22, de Wild has been a member of the Rotary Club of Springfield since 1997, serving the group as president 2009-10. A four-year board member for Springfield Ballet Inc., de Wild, who holds a law degree from Wake Forest University, has been a member of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association since 1995.

Mentor Sessions:

Sessions to be announced soon.

Ready to meet with a mentor?

Let us know you'd like to sit down with a mentor by completing the application form. All mentor sessions are 30 minutes long.

We will review each application and connect you to the mentors we think will be most helpful. Due to the number of applicants, we can't guarantee everyone will get a meeting with a mentor.

We will notify selected applicants at least one week prior to the scheduled mentor session. All information shared in mentorship meetings is confidential.

The efactory's mentorship program is a joint program with the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University. By signing up to meet with a mentor you will also become a client of the Small Business Development Center.