Todd Parnell

Sixth-generation Ozarker Todd Parnell has canoed and hiked the Buffalo River for six decades. He is Interim President of Drury University and the first Executive Director of Drury's Edward Jones Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The author of "Mom at War," recounting his mother's Red Cross service in World War II, and "Postcards from Branson," a look at that city's development through the eyes of four generations, he lives in Springfield, Missouri.