The Missouri Partnership is a public-private economic development partnership and a top economic development organization in the US

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Meet our team


With more than 100 years of combined economic development and marketing experience, the Missouri Partnership’s staff brings to the table a level of excellence that can’t be beat. We are here to help you streamline the process, whether you are a business leader or a site consultant, because in Missouri, we truly do “get” business. Find out a little more about each of us below.


Steve Johnson

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Steve joined the Missouri Partnership in early 2015, having led regional economic development efforts in both St. Louis and Kansas City over the past 20+ years.  Steve directs the Partnership’s marketing and business recruitment teams, working in close cooperation with the Missouri Dept. of Economic Development and the Hawthorn Foundation.

Subash Alias

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Working primarily out of the St. Louis office, Subash focuses on business recruitment activities including lead generation and project management across multiple industry sectors to bring jobs and investment to Missouri.


Clint O’Neal

VP of Business Recruitment 
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Based in the Kansas City office, and focusing on multiple industry sectors, Clint generates, cultivates and closes business attraction opportunities to bring jobs and capital investment to Missouri.


Deborah Price 

VP of Business Recruitment and General Counsel
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Focusing mostly in domestic markets as well as South America and Israel, Deborah is generating, cultivating and closing opportunities with companies across multiple industry sectors. As General Counsel, Deborah serves as the Partnership's senior attorney responsible for advising the CEO on legal issues involving organizational operations, contractual and statutory compliance and overall risk management. She is based in the St. Louis office.


Dennis Pruitt CEcD

VP of International Business Recruitment
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Dennis, who is based in the St. Louis office, works across multiple industry sectors, primarily targeting companies in Europe, Asia, and Canada to bring new jobs and investment into Missouri.


Mark Sutherland 

VP of Market Strategies
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Mark joined the Missouri Partnership in 2015, having led marketing and communication outreach across a variety of sectors for 20+ years. Mark leads the Partnership’s marketing team and works to promote the state of Missouri as a great place for business. 


Kylee Garretson

Business Recruitment Manager
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Kylee provides support in project management and manages internal statistics and reporting.


Janelle Higgins

Marketing Outreach Manager
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Janelle supports, develops and executes the Missouri Partnership’s proactive lead generation and outreach efforts related to increasing leads and opportunities for direct investment in Missouri by companies around the US and globally. Janelle is responsible for creating content and packages to be utilized by the team in order to connect with decision makers and companies not yet in Missouri, and to manage the outreach process.


Leah Hill 

Research Librarian and Internet Marketing Manager
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Leah leads the Partnership's research efforts in support of both the recruitment and marketing teams in addition to managing the organization's website and social media presence.


Amy Monahan

Creative Manager
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Amy is a graphic designer and produces marketing materials for the Missouri Partnership. 


Erin Pettit 

Marketing Events Manager
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Erin coordinates all marketing events including: trade shows, consultant outreach missions, hospitality events, VIP dinners as well as any external conferences the Partnership attends.


Steve Votaw

Marketing Communications Manager
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Steve provides general communication and marketing support involving media relations, social media, writing, video and photography. He is a U.S. Navy veteran, and currently serves in the U.S. Navy Reserves.


Raven Aldridge

Office Manager
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Raven supports Missouri Partnership staff in regards to any and all administrative duties needed.


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120 South Central Avenue, Suite 1535
Saint Louis, MO 63105

12200 NW Ambassador Drive, Suite 205
Kansas City, MO 64163