SPRINGFIELD — Gary Bishop, attorney, Mann Walter Law Firm, is the new chairman of the board of directors at SWI (Springfield Workshop). Vice chair is Tracy Watkins, SVP commercial loan officer, Southern Bank , and secretary is Jana Wolfe, parent and community volunteer.

Other new board members are: John Foley, retired executive; Joe Johnson, attorney, Lathrop&Gage, and Brent McCoy VP, business development and commercial lending, OakStar Bank.

SWI provides meaningful and dignified employment to more than 200 individuals with a variety of disabilities. JW Gibbs, SWI general manager says, “Other area manufacturers find using SWI employees a beneficial way to expand their own work forces. ”