April 11, 2016 3 min read

MEDIA ADVISORY – Leadership Missouri to meet in Jefferson City

Missouri’s business leaders meet in Jefferson City to explore state and local government

WHAT:           For more than 25 years Leadership Missouri has identified current and emerging business and government leaders throughout Missouri with a mission to enhance leadership skills, and deepen participants’ knowledge of the economic challenges and opportunities facing the state. This class will meet seven times through this year in seven different communities to explore issues that affect Missouri businesses. The goal is to prepare participants to take an active role in advancing the state for the common good. Their first meeting will take place in Jefferson City, the seat of Missouri government.

WHO:              Missouri business and government leaders from throughout the state, who were nominated by their employers to participate in the 2016 Leadership Missouri Class.

WHEN:                       Tuesday, April 12 through Friday, April 15.

WHERE:        Jefferson City, Mo.

WHY:             As the hub of state government, Jefferson City gives participants an opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the Missouri House of Representatives and Senate, as well as tour local military and correctional institutions.


NOTE:            All members of the media are invited to attend. A complete agenda follows.






Capitol Plaza Hotel, 415 W McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101; 573.635.1234

April 12-15, 2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

3:00 pm

Welcome to Leadership Missouri

Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry

428 E Capitol Avenue, Jefferson City, MO

–          Dan Mehan, President/CEO, Missouri Chamber of Commerce (Class of 2001)

3:20 pm            Leadership Missouri Orientation

–          Brian Crouse, Vice President Education, Missouri Chamber Foundation

Director, Leadership Missouri (Class 2012)

–          LMA Members –

Julie Erwin (Class of 2012), Gaye Suggett (Class of 2007), Derek Leffert (Class of 2015)

4:00 pm            Dinner

6:00 pm            True Colors Professional Development Program

–          SFC Dan Thompson, Missouri National Guard

8:00 pm            Adjourn



Wednesday, April 13, 2016

8:00 am            Missouri House Simulation – House Chambers –

Welcome by Adam Crumbliss (Class of 2005) & Rachel Bauer (Class of 2015)

–          Speaker of the House Todd Richardson

–          Speaker Pro Tem Denny Hoskins

–          Legislators to participate in simulation – Rep. Anne Zerr and Rep. Caleb Rowden–

9:15 am            Group Photo

9:30 am Missouri Senate – Chris Dunn (Class of 2012) (Senate Lounge)

Senator Mike Kehoe, Majority Floor Leader

–          What are the responsibilities of the Majority Floor Leader

–          Priorities for 2016

Senator Joe Keaveny, Minority Floor Leader

–          What are the responsibilities of the Minority Floor Leader

–          Priorities for 2016

10:15 am           Overview of Lobbying at the Capitol – Senate Lounge

Welcome by Tracy King, Vice President of Governmental Affairs ‘2009


11:15 am           Walk to the Public Service Commission (PSC)- Governor’s Office Building


11:30 pm          Missouri Public Services Commission – at GOB Building HRC 3

Welcome and Overview – Stephen M. Stoll, Commissioner

–          What is the role and structure of the PSC?

–          What are the critical issues that the PSC working on at this time?

–          What is the culture of leadership both internal and external for the Commission?


1:00 pm            Attorney General’s Office – Conference Room

Welcome by Deputy Attorney General Joe Dandurand

–          Role of the Attorney General’s office – local, state and national

2:30 pm            Supreme Court of Missouri

Welcome by Judge  Mary R. Russell, JD

–          Role of the Supreme Court and the regional circuit courts

–          What is the most pressing issue facing the Judiciary Structure of our day?

5:30pm            Leadership Missouri Alumni Reception

Welcome by Nancy Gratz, LMA Chair

–          LMA Board Recognition & Special Acknowledgements


Thursday, April 14, 2016

8:20 am     Ike Skelton Center – Missouri Army National Guard

Welcome by Major Sandy Stover (Class 2010)

–          Overview of the Missouri National Guard

–          Mission and Current Strength

–          Tour

9:00 am

State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) – MOARNG Auditorium

Welcome by Brian Quinn, Public Information Officer

–          Operations Overview and Mission

–          State Emergency Radio System

9:45 am

MoARNG Simulations and Discussions

(Breakout into groups – Groups will rotate for each presentation- 30 min blocks)

–          Group 1: Basic Rifle Marksmanship (BEAM HIT simulation)

–          Group 2: Homeland Response Force Briefing

–          Group 3: Air Guard 101


11:15 am           Joint Operations Center

–          Tour – Major Sandy Stover (Class 2010)

11:45 pm          Lunch with troops – Dining Facility

1:00 pm            Jefferson City Correctional Center

Welcome by Warden Jay Cassady

–          Overview of Missouri corrections system and JCCC Facility

–          Tour of Facilities

–          Restorative Justice – Pamela Restemayer, Coordinator

4:00 pm     The Office of Missouri State Auditor – Nicole Galloway, CPA Auditor – 1st Floor Senate Side

Welcome and Overview of Office by   Emily Kalmer, Governmental Affairs Liaison

Robert Showers, Assistant Director of Audits

6:00 pm            Tour of Missouri State Capitol

Welcome by Dana Miller, Assistant Chief Clerk

–          Tour Capitol Building

Friday, April 15, 2016

8:00 am Highway Patrol General Headquarters  – Major Henderson (Class of 2014)

–          Welcome and Opening Remarks

–          Tour of MSHP Museum

8:45 am Highway Patrol Activities – split into 4 groups

Welcome by Lt. Col. Sandar Karsten

  • EVOC driving course
  • K-9 demonstration
  • FATS (Firearm Training Simulator)
  • Asset demonstrations
    • SWAT vehicle operations
    • Motorcycle operations
    • CVET operations

11:30 am           Wrap Up / Adjourn




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