MEDC Elects New Officers and Board of Directors



Lake Ozark, MO (June 10, 2015) –The Missouri Economic Development Council elected new leadership at its Annual Conference on June 10 at the Lake of the Ozarks.  Elected to serve the organization for 2015-2016 are:  President Donna Brown, City of Higginsville; President-Elect Mark Stombaugh, Liberty Economic Development  Corporation, Liberty; Treasurer – Jessica Craig, State Fair Community College, Sedalia, Secretary – Tim Arbeiter, CEcD, Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce, Cape Girardeau and Immediate Past President – John Engelmann, CEcD, KCP&L, Kansas City

Also elected were three At-Large Directors that include Carolyn Chrisman, Kirksville Regional Economic Development, Inc., Michael Kearney, CEcD, Ameren Services, St. Louis and Ron Reed, City of Houston, Houston.

The MEDC membership is divided into seven districts statewide.  Elected from the membership from those districts to also serve on the board are:

District 1 – Josh McKim, Nodaway County Economic Development, Maryville and Ralph Boots, City of Trenton

District 2 – George Walley, Northeast Missouri Development, Hannibal and Ralph Martin, Lewis County IDA, Monticello

District 3 – Shawna Searcy, Kearny Area Development Council, Kearney and Carolyn Yatsook, City of Belton, Belton

District 4 – Lori Hoelscher, AmerenUE, Jefferson City and Luke Holtschneider, MO Dept. of Economic Development, Jefferson City

District 5 – Libbey Tucker, City of Chesterfield, Chesterfield and Rebecca Zoll, North County, Inc. Regional Development Assn., St. Louis

District 6 – John Adams, Barton County Community Development Corp., Lamar and Tracy Slagle, City of Bolivar.

District 7 – Steve Halter, Poplar Bluff Industries, Poplar Bluff and Scott Sattler, EDFP, Perry County EDA, Perryville.

The Board of Directors also includes dedicated committee chairs and six individuals who serve six-year terms as Counselors. Michael Kearney, CEcD, Ameren Services, St. Louis was selected to join this prestigious group. Counselors have served the organization and the profession of economic development for many years and provide guidance to the board as well as new members entering the economic development profession.

About MEDC

The Missouri Economic Development Council is a statewide, not-for-profit association of economic development professionals and community leaders. Created in 1979 to provide a unified voice for economic development, MEDC offers its members programs in professional education, legislation and marketing. For more information, visit  For more information on the organization or its activities, contact any of the above individuals or Executive Director Pat Amick at 573-636-7383.