The Leadership Academy

Leadership is critical to any organization’s success. The State of Missouri is committed to developing the next generation of state government leaders. The Missouri Leadership Academy is an innovative program that brings together emerging leaders from across all 16 executive departments to build new skills and become better leaders. This leadership program incorporates approaches that are proven successful in other high performing organizations in both the public and private sectors.

The Missouri Leadership Academy objectives are:

  • For participants: accelerate their professional growth through individual leadership development, building new skills to lead others, and learning how to drive change
  • For their departments: prepare emerging leaders to take on new responsibilities and roles
  • For the State of Missouri: build a group of emerging leaders with the skills and understanding of how to improve government performance

This program’s foundation is the commitment that through better leadership, the State of Missouri will continue to improve and serve our citizens better. Our citizens expect us to perform as well as any other organization. Working together, we will meet their high expectations.

The State of Missouri will have two classes a year.

Class of 2020 - Fall

R. Nathan Bess Nathan Bess
Department of Conservation

Leslie Bradley Leslie Bradley
Department of Mental Health

Craig Crane Craig Crane
Department of Corrections

Marin DeBauch Marin DeBauch
Department of Agriculture

Samantha Dickey Samantha Dickey
Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development

Colleen Foster Colleen Foster
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Lisa Glasgow Lisa Glasgow
Office of Administration

Laci Haymart Laci Haymart
Department of Revenue

Kimberly Hubbard-Stewart Kimberly Hubbard-Stewart
Department of Corrections

Alan Jackson Alan Jackson
Department of Social Services

Shelle Jacobs Shelle Jacobs
Department of Economic Development

Rachel Jones Rachel Jones
Department of Mental Health

Chenae Marble Chenae Marble
Department of Revenue

Amber McKenzie Amber McKenzie
Department of Social Services

Shasta Miller Shasta Miller
Department of Social Services

Stephanie Newton Stephanie Newton
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

Charles Norris Charles Norris
Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development

Chris Parr Chris Parr
Department of Public Safety

Adam Perkins Adam Perkins
Department of Health and Senior Services

Lisa Potter Lisa Potter
Department of Conservation

Megan Rogers Megan Rogers
Department of Economic Development

Vince Rost Vince Rost
Department of Corrections

Karen Rouse Karen Rouse
Department of Natural Resources

Zachary Russell Zachary Russell
Office of Administration

Curt Stokes Curt Stokes
Missouri Public Service Commission

Mike Strong Mike Strong
Department of Corrections

Lisa Stuecken Lisa Stuecken
Department of Natural Resources

Amanda Wilbers Amanda Wilbers
Department of Public Safety

Jennifer Wyble Jennifer Wyble
Department of Mental Health

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