Lake Ozark, MO (June 15, 2016) – Mark Stombaugh, CEcD, Liberty Economic Development Corporation, Liberty, was elected president of the Missouri Economic Development Council (MEDC) at the Annual Conference. As president for the coming year, Stombaugh will lend his expertise in promoting entrepreneurship, regional collaboration and community based economic development to the organization’s members and leaders around the state. He also will join the Missouri Partnership board.

“It is my privilege to represent economic developers throughout the state. These are hardworking professionals with a passion for growing and creating new opportunities for their communities. Working with all our partners, institutions, and elected leaders at all levels, we will continue to push our local communities, and the State of Missouri, to be the best place to support investment of our current and future businesses.

Stombaugh has been an active member of MEDC since 2006 and has served in many capacities including Co-Chair of Conference Planning, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and Director-At-Large.

“We look forward to Mark’s role as President of the Missouri Economic Development Council”, stated MEDC Executive Director Pat Amick. “He is highly respected by fellow development professionals and brings the necessary collaboration skills to advance Missouri’s economic development strategies.”

Mark is the Executive Director of the Liberty Economic Development Corporation, the public-private partnership promoting growth in the Liberty area. He is entering his 11th year in economic development with experiences in both statewide and local efforts. His experiences with business partners, key service providers, and various organizations throughout the state have provided a great base of tools and best practices in economic development. Stombaugh is a Certified Economic Development Professional (CEcD) through the International Economic Development Council and has also achieved a Economic Development Financial Professional (EDFP) designation through the National Development Council. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Finance, from Bradley University and a Master’s in Business Administration, from William Woods University.