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Dr. Bowser Graduates from Leadership Missouri (class of 2021)

Published on December 15, 2021

In a recent ceremony, the 2021 class of Leadership Missouri graduated 26 leaders from organizations across the state. State Tech’s Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Chris Bowser was one of the graduates.

The class spent the previous seven months traveling across Missouri, networking with peers and learning about challenges and opportunities facing our state.

The celebration also marked the completion of the 30th class of the Leadership Missouri program. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry founded the program in 1990 and has hosted classes each year — with the 2020 program postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 graduates are listed below.

2021 Leadership Missouri Graduates

  • Ron Bogart, President, Gold Mechanical
  • Ralph Boots, Executive Director, Liberty Economic Development Corporation
  • Marc Bowers, Executive Director, St. Louis Makes
  • Chris Bowser, Vice President of Student Affairs, State Technical College of Missouri
  • Dawn Brooks, Division Director, Missouri Department of Revenue, Motor Vehicle and Driver Licensing Division
  • Nicole Brueggeman, Program & Community Outreach Manager, Center for Rural Health Innovation, BIOSTL
  • Ryan Bushnell, Manager of Operations, Tri-County Electric Cooperative
  • Jackie Clark, Director of Government Relations & Community Affairs, LafargeHolcim
  • Laura Coalter-Parker, Partner/Agent, Coalter Insurance Group
  • Ryan DeBoef, Chief of Staff/Assistant to the President of Governmental Relations, Missouri State University
  • Danielle Dulin, City Manager, City of Warrensburg
  • Theresa Garza, Manager, Regional Economic Development, Spire, Inc.
  • Jay Hahn, Managing Partner, Hahn | O’Daniel
  • Aubrey Krcmar, Regulatory Liaison, Ameren Missouri
  • Tasha Lindsey, Executive Director, Grain Valley Partnership
  • Jeff Martin, Vice President Customer Operations, Evergy
  • Shawn Moore, Founder and Executive Director, Caregivers on the Homefront
  • Jeff Pinkerton, Director of Economic Research, Missouri Department of Economic Development
  • Jennifer Presberry, Economic Development Specialist, Co-Mo Connect
  • Gabriela Ramirez-Arellano, Director of Entrepreneurship, Cortex
  • Harry Roberts, Deputy Chief of Staff, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft
  • Lynn Struemph, Director of Finance and Administration, Missouri Department of Economic Development/Missouri Division of Tourism
  • Mike Turner, Commander, Support Services Bureau, Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • Katie Jo Wheeler, Commissioner, Administrative Hearing Commission
  • Frank White III, Vice President Development, RideKC Development Corporation
  • Jake White, Business Development Manager, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.

The 2022 class of Leadership Missouri is now accepting applications.

Learn more at mochamber.com/leadershipmissouri.

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