Thursday, June 04, 2015

Introducing Maggie Black: New Office Manager for Greene County Extension

Contact: David Burton, civic communication specialist
Tel: (417) 881-8909

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- This profile of an office manager for a county extension office is part of an on-going series designed to inform area media and the public about extension staff in southwest Missouri.

Name/title: Maggie Black, office manager

Headquartered: Headquartered in Greene County

Education Background: Maggie is a proud graduate of Willard High School in Willard, Mo. After graduation, she attended Draughon Business College for Medical Office Management, and recently attended Ozark Technical Community College and graduated as a Hearing Instrument Specialist.

Relevant experience:  Maggie has 30 years of experience in medical and dental office management as well as owning her own personal assisting business. “I have always strived to be a professional and positive representation of the group or individual I work for and will be for the Greene County Extension,” said Maggie.

Job Responsibilities: Maggie’s primary responsibility is to be a good first impression of Greene County Extension when the community comes to the office or calls. “After all, you never get a second chance to make a first impression,” said Maggie. She is also a support member to all the staff as well as doing the financials, preparing soil samples, and general office duties to make the office flow smoothly and efficiently.

Why did you want to work with Greene County Extension? “The Greene County Extension office is such an important part of our community. The resources it offers is vital to our area, and I am proud to be a part of the team,” said Maggie.

What are some goals you have for the coming year? “I am looking forward to being a participant in the Great Game of Business.  I am also spreading the word about what Extension does and how it can be of help to everyone. There is a lot to learn so I am jumping in feet first and absorbing as much as possible. I want to be an asset to Extension and the communities it serves,” said Maggie.

Where are we most likely to see you in your spare time? “I am usually in a canoe on the river or in my flower and vegetable gardens. I have two grandsons who are the joy of my life with whom I spend as much free time as possible. They love the beautiful Botanical Gardens, so we use all it has to offer including the fabulous butterfly house and very kid-friendly park. I am also an amateur artist,” said Maggie.  

Contact Information: Maggie Black can be reached at the Greene County Extension Center by telephone at 417-881-8909 or via e-mail


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