The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes two new members to the governmental affairs department.
Heidi Geisbuhler Sutherland and Phillip Arnzen will both serve as a Director of Legislative Affairs.
Sutherland was Director of Government Relations for the last two years at the Missouri State Medical Association in Jefferson City and served as the MSMA Director of Legislative Affairs prior to that, representing Missouri physicians and patients at the State Capitol. Before her time at the MSMA, Sutherland served on the legislative staff for multiple lawmakers in various roles, including Chief of Staff for State Senator Bob Dixon
and Policy Director for the Missouri State Senate Majority Caucus.
Arnzen worked in Gov. Mike Parson’s Office where he reviewed and provided in depth analysis and recommendations to the governor regarding legislation and regulations. Before working for the governor, Arnzen served as Director of Legislation at the Missouri Department of Economic Development and prior to that served as Director of Legislation at the Division of Professional Registration. Arnzen has also served in the Legislature as Chief of Staff for Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr and has worked in the political arena on a variety of state and local campaigns.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Heidi and Phil to our team. Both have strong experience at the state Capitol and will serve our members well,” said Missouri Chamber of Commerce President Daniel P. Mehan.