FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Frank Romines has been selected as the City of Springfield’s City Attorney, effective July 13. He currently serves as senior corporate counsel for Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. Romines began his career as an associate attorney in Husch & Eppenberger, LLC’s Springfield office. He has also worked for Shughart, Thomson and Kilroy, P.C. as an associate attorney and Leggett & Platt, Inc., where he served as assistant general counsel. During his tenure at Leggett & Platt, Romines developed an extensive background in real estate and environmental law, and managed a diverse group of attorneys and other professionals in the U.S. and around the globe. Romines was born and raised in Houston, Missouri, and received his juris doctor degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. While practicing law locally, he earned a master of business administration from Missouri State University and also received his bachelor of arts in economics and communication from Drury University, summa cum laude, with honors. His community involvement includes serving as chairman of the City’s Land Clearance and Redevelopment Authority; board member of the Moxie Cinema, for which he also serves as the board’s executive secretary; board member of BluCurrent Credit Union; tutor/volunteer for Ozarks Literacy Council and he is a member of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association. “Frank has a reputation as a quick study and a hard worker, with a passion for public service. It’s about time he came to work with the City,” says City Manager Greg Burris. “I’m convinced he will be a great addition to the City’s already great legal team. I can’t wait to see what the combination produces.” The City advertised nationwide for a replacement for the City Attorney position after Dan Wichmer accepted the position of executive director of Legal Services of Southern Missouri in March. Burris said he would like to thank Marianne Banks, who has served the City as interim City Attorney since March 14. After receiving input from the Law Department on characteristics they felt important in a director, a selection committee reviewed the applications and recommended finalists to City Manager Burris. “I am excited to start a new challenge with the City, and look forward to providing legal support in furtherance of its goals and objectives. Springfield is a community I care deeply about, and I will work hard to protect and promote the City’s best interests,” Romines said. “I feel fortunate to be joining a dedicated group of professionals who strive everyday to ensure Springfield remains a great place to live.” ### For more information, contact Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement at 417-864-1009 or Sheila Maerz, Director of Human Resources, at 417-864-1601.