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John Q. Hammons

January 1, 2019

Chairman of the Board John Q. Hammons Industries (Deceased) – Springfield, Missouri

John Q. Hammons, a Holiday Inn franchisee for the past three decades, has been involved in the development of more than 80 Inns throughout the western United States. He began his career in residential and commercial development in Springfield in 1949. Mr. Hammons is an outstanding civic leader in his home town and directs his energies and philanthropy to performing arts groups; the development of the Hammons Heart Institute of St. John’s Regional Health Center; the Hammons Life Line emergency helicopter; and various educational programs. Buildings at Drury College and at his alma mater, Southwest Missouri State University, bear his name. He was inducted into the Greater Ozarks Hall of Fame alongside former President Harry S. Truman. A main thoroughfare in Springfield has been named the John Q. Hammons Parkway. “We are fortunate to have Northwood and its programs influencing the future by planting the seeds of success and accomplishment in the minds of the brightest of our young.”