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 2021 - Fall

Christina Carver Christina Carver
Department of Economic Development

Chris Clause Chris Clause
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Spencer Colliatie Spencer Colliatie
Department of Corrections

Tara Dampf Tara Dampf
Office of Administration

Heather Dolce Heather Dolce
Department of Social Services

Alison Dorge Alison Dorge
Department of Health and Senior Services

Susanne Fleetwood Susanne Fleetwood
Department of Public Safety/Missouri State Highway Patrol

Beckie Gierer Beckie Gierer
Department of Mental Health

Krystal Haines Krystal Haines
Department of Revenue

Jennifer Hentges Jennifer Hentges
Department of Agriculture

Jennifer Hoggatt Jennifer Hoggatt
Department of Natural Resources

Kyle Jackson Kyle Jackson
Department of Social Services

Sheila Kaiser Sheila Kaiser
Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development

David Lee David Lee
Department of Public Safety/Missouri Veterans Commission

Gil Long Gil Long
Department of Corrections

Carla McDaniel Carla McDaniel
Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development

Sara McNeely Sara McNeely
Department of Commerce and Insurance

Dana Miranda Dana Miranda
Department of Labor & Industrial Relations

Jason Moomaw Jason Moomaw
Department of Labor & Industrial Relations

Rebecca Riley Rebecca O’Hearn
Missouri Department of Conservation

Jon Sabala Jon Sabala
Department of Mental Health

Melissa Scheperle Melissa Scheperle
Department of Transportation

Joshua Shope Joshua Shope
Department of Revenue

Kristi Siler Kristi Siler
Department of Health and Senior Services

Danielle Smith Danielle Smith
Department of Commerce and Insurance

Zachary Talbott Zachary Talbott
Department of Agriculture

Stephanie Thurber class= Stephanie Thurber
Department of Conservation

Emily Wilbur Emily Wilbur
Department of Natural Resources

Iuesha Wright-Crowder Iuesha Wright-Crowder
Department of Transportation

Eric Younger Eric Younger
Department of Social Services

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