A group of six veteran economic development members are designated as Counselors. An individual may only serve one five-year term as a Counselor and terms are staggered. Counselors serve with voting rights on the MEDC Board of Directors.

Their primary mission of the Counselors is to serve as advisors to the Board of Directors. They shall meet together and with the Board of Directors at least once per year to review MEDC‘s activities and provide suggestions for improving MEDC‘s plans, programs and operations. Counselors will also select the recipient of the Economic Development Professional of the Year Award to be presented at the MEDC Annual Meeting.

Counselors also coordinate at least one annual fundraiser to assist in increasing the organization’s general revenue.

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Lisa Franklin CEcD, EDFP
2019 Counselor KCP&L
Work 1200 Main St., 30th Floor Kansas City MO 64105 Work Phone: 816-654-1644
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Lori Becklenberg
2020 Counselor and President-elect St. Louis Regional Chamber
Work One Metropolitan Square St. Louis MO 63102 Work Phone: Phone: (314) 444-1193 Website:
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Michael Kearney CEcD
2021 Counselor Ameren Services
Work P. O. Box 66149 – Code 350 Ballwin MO 63011 USA Work Phone: 314-554-2304
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Becky Cleveland PCED
2022 Counselor Brookfield IDAExecutive Director
Work 207 N Main St PO Box 67 Brookfield, MO 64628 MO 64628 Work Phone: Phone: 660-258-7278 Work Fax: Fax: 660-258-3838 Website:
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Ryan Mooney CEcD
2023 Counselor Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Home 202 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy. Springfield MO 65806 USA Home Phone: 417-862-5567
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Tracy Brantner CEcD
2024 Counselor Johnson County EDC
Work 300 N. Holden St., Suite 301 Warrensburg MO 64093 Work Phone: 660-747-0244
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