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Welcome to the Springfield Metro Chapter(SMC) website.

SMC chartered on January 19, 2007 and we are an enthusiastic, growing chapter and excited to be a good community partner in the Springfield area. Our mission is to provide education and development opportunities to career-minded administrative professionals in a rewarding and supportive environment; assist in attaining CAP certifications; and to be proud IAAP members who project a positive, professional image.

If you are looking for an IAAP chapter which is actively involved in the growth and development of its members, actively involved in the Springfield Metro community and actively involved in mentoring, teaching, developing and networking...SMC is the chapter for you.

2006-2007 Missouri Division Traveling Trophy
2007-2008 Avery Dennison Chapter Prestige Award
2008-2009 Missouri Division Traveling Trophy, Avery Dennison Chapter Distinction Award
2010-2011 Avery Dennison Chapter of Distinction Award
2011-2012 Avery Dennison Chapter of Distinction Award
2012-2013 Avery Dennison Chapter Honorable Mention Award, 40 or more members

Each spring, in conjunction with GYN Cancer Alliance,  SMC awards one outstanding Administrative Professional and one outstanding organization in the Springfield metro area.  Both the individuals and organizations are recognized for their outstanding commitment and involvement to continuing education and the administrative profession. 

Prior recipients of the Outstanding Administrative Professional Award include:

Chris Phillips, CAP                Cindy Busby, CAP-OM
Colleen Neill, CAP-OM          Edie Boatright
Tanis Tucker                         Jean Stoops, CAP-OM
Kristan Gochenauer, CAP     Hope Faller, CAP

Prior recipients of the Outstanding Organization Award include:
Alzheimer's Association SW Missouri Chapter
Great Circle        
Missouri State University 
Ozarks Technical Community College  

Read our latest newsletter: April 2015

Springfield Metro News - An IAAP Chapter of Excellence!


SMC is very excited to be recognized as a Chapter of Excellence (2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013). Congratulations to all SMC members for their efforts in helping the chapter to attain this recognition.

Several SMC members attained Member of Excellence during the 2012-2013 year.  They are:


  • Cindy R. Busby, CAP-OM

  • Kim Callahan, CAP

  • Gail Garton

  • Kristan E. Gochenauer, CAP

  • Colleen L. Neill, CAP-OM

  • Christina M. Phillips, CAP

  • Tanya L. Smith, CAP

  • Samantha M. Spartan, CAP

  • Jeremy A. Wright, CAP




Other Links of Interest:

Skyline Newsletters (Members-Only Access)

SMC eGroup (Members-Only Access)

SMC Members Lending Library on LibraryThing

            Missouri Division IAAP