June 9, 2021 2 min read

Thirty participants join 30th annual Leadership Missouri class

30th Leadership Missouri class logo.

The Missouri Chamber is celebrating three decades of its exclusive professional development program.

Founded in 1990, Leadership Missouri identifies current and emerging leaders to enhance their leadership skills and deepen their knowledge of the state.

Due to the program being postponed for pandemic safety reasons in 2020, the 2021 participants comprise the 30th class. The class kicks off June 16 in Saint Louis and over the following seven months will travel to Kansas City, Joplin, Jefferson City, Cape Girardeau and Chillicothe before concluding in Osage Beach.

“We designed Leadership Missouri to elevate the talent of our state’s leadership pool and establish a forum for sharing ideas and best practices. Over the past 30 years, all of our expectations for this program have been met — and more,” said Daniel P. Mehan, Missouri Chamber President and CEO. “Leadership Missouri is no less vital today than it was at its founding. Right now, Missouri needs strong leadership to help us confront important economic competitiveness issues. We need leaders who can work across industries and regions to unite our state. That is exactly what Leadership Missouri provides and the Missouri Chamber is proud to be offering this experience for the 30th time.”

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  1. Ron Bogart, President, Gold Mechanical
  2. Ralph Boots, Executive Director, Liberty Economic Development Corporation
  3. Marc Bowers, Executive Director, St. Louis Makes
  4. Chris Bowser, Vice President of Student Affairs, State Technical College of Missouri
  5. Dawn Brooks, Chief Operating Officer, Missouri Department of Economic Development
  6. Nicole Brueggeman, Manager of Cross Sector Affairs, Missouri Foundation for Health
  7. Ryan Bushnell, Manager of Operations, Tri-County Electric Cooperative
  8. Jackie Clark, Director of Government Relations & Community Affairs, LafargeHolcim
  9. Laura Coalter-Parker, Partner/Agent, Coalter Insurance Group
  10. Ryan DeBoef, Chief of Staff/Assistant to the President of Governmental Relations, Missouri State University
  11. Danielle Dulin, Assistant City Manager, City of Warrensburg
  12. Theresa Garza, Manager, Spire, Inc. Regional Economic Development
  13. Mark Grossenbacher, St. Louis Area Practice Leader – Group Director, HNTB Corporation
  14. Jay Hahn, Managing Partner, Hahn | O’Daniel
  15. Terrie Hart, Manager of Workforce Diversity, BJC Healthcare
  16. Aubrey Krcmar, Regulatory Liaison, Ameren Missouri
  17. Tasha Lindsey, Executive Director, Grain Valley Partnership
  18. Jeff Martin, Vice President of Customer Operations, Evergy
  19. Shawn Moore, Founder & Executive Director, Caregivers on the Homefront
  20. Sherry Noller, Associate State Director/Marketing & Communications Director, Missouri SBDC
  21. Matt Panik, Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  22. Jeff Pinkerton, Director of Economic Research, Missouri Department of Economic Development
  23. Jennifer Presberry, Economic Development Specialist, Co-Mo Connect
  24. Gabriela Ramirez-Arellano, Director of Entrepreneurship , Cortex
  25. Harry Roberts, Deputy Chief of Staff, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft
  26. Lynn Struemph, Director of Finance and Administration, Missouri Department of Economic Development/Missouri Division of Tourism
  27. Mike Turner, Commander of Support Services Bureau, Missouri State Highway Patrol
  28. Katie Jo Wheeler, Deputy Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  29. Frank White III, Vice President of Development, RideKC Development Corporation
  30. Jake White, Business Development Manager, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.


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