MEDC Elects New Officers and Board of Directors

Contact: Pat Amick, CMP – Executive Director
Missouri Economic Development Council


Lake Ozark, MO (June 11, 2014) –The Missouri Economic Development Council elected new leadership at its Annual Conference on June 11 at the Lake of the Ozarks. Elected to serve the organization for 2014-2015 are: President John Engelmann, CEcD, KCP&L, Kansas City; President-Elect Donna Brown, City of Higginsville; Treasurer Mark Stombaugh, Lebanon Regional Economic Development, Inc.; Secretary – Jessica Craig, Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City, and Immediate Past President – Becky Cleveland, PCED, Brookfield IDA.

Also elected were three At-Large Directors that include Monica Bailey, Atchison County Development Corp., Rock Port; Carolyn Chrisman, Kirksville Regional Economic Development, Inc. and Doug Rasmussen, St. Louis County Economic Council.

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 – Jackie Soptic, Green Hills Regional Planning Committee, Trenton and Ralph Boots, City of Trenton
District 2 – George Walley, Northeast Missouri Development, Hannibal and Denise Bennett, Macon County Economic Development, Inc.
District 3 – Brien Starner, CEcD, Blue Springs Economic Development Corp. and Alicia Stephens, CEcD, Platte County EDC, Kansas City
District 4 – Claudia Sands, CenturyLink, Rolla
District 5 – Kevin Hurd, Cuivre River Electric Co-Op, Troy; 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. 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.