Rhonda Wright named CEO
Gainesville native Rhonda Wright has been appointed chief executive officer and president of the board of JRI Holdings, Inc., the parent company of JRI Industries and Jenfab Inc. in Springfield. Wright has served as chief financial officer of the company since January 2017 and as interim president since October 2017. Prior to joining JRI Holdings, Wright worked as vice president/general manager for Hydro Aluminum in Monett, overseeing multiple locations in the Midwest. She also served as a vice president, overseeing the finances for seven locations across the U.S. More recently, she worked as CFO for Redneck Trailer Supplies in Springfield. Wright holds a B.S. in accounting from Missouri State University. She and her husband, Mark, live in Springfield and have two boys, Chance, 23, and Colton, 20. Wright, a 1985 graduate of Gainesville High School, is the daughter of former Ozark County resident Phyllis Long, now living in West Plains, and the late Sie Long.