Meet Our Team

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 understand what companies need when considering expansion or entering new markets.

Steve Johnson

CEO

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. You can connect with Steve at 314.725.2688 or via email, LinkedIn or Twitter below.

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Subash Alias

Senior Vice President

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. You can connect with Subash at 314.932.3973 or via email, LinkedIn or Twitter below.

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Clint O’Neal

Vice President of Business Recruitment

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. You can connect with Clint at 314.932.3975 or via email, LinkedIn or Twitter below.

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Deborah Price

Vice President of Business Recruitment and General Counsel

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. She is based in the St. Louis office. You can connect with Deborah at 314.932.3974 or via email, LinkedIn or Twitter below.

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Dennis Pruitt, CEcD

Vice President of International Business Recruitment

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. You can connect with Dennis at 314.932.3972 or via email or LinkedIn below.

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Mark Sutherland

Vice President of Market Strategies

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. You can connect with Mark at 314.932.3979 or via email, LinkedIn or Twitter below.

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Raven Aldridge

Office Manager

Raven supports Missouri Partnership staff in regards to any and all administrative duties needed. You can connect with Raven at 314.727.1738, or via email or LinkedIn below.

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Kylee Garretson

Business Recruitment Manager

Kylee provides support in project management and manages internal statistics and reporting. You can connect with Kylee at 314.932.3978, or via email or LinkedIn below.

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Janelle Higgins

Marketing Outreach Manager

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. You can connect with Janelle at 314.932.3977, or via email or LinkedIn below.

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Leah Hill

Research Manager

Leah leads the Partnership's research efforts in support of both the recruitment and marketing teams in addition to supporting the organization's website and social media presence. You can connect with Leah at 314.932.3981, or via email or LinkedIn below.

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Amy Monahan

Creative Manager

Amy is a graphic designer and produces marketing materials for the Missouri Partnership. You can connect with Amy at 314.932.3971, or via email or LinkedIn below.

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Erin Pettit

Marketing Events Manager

Erin coordinates all marketing events including: trade shows, consultant outreach missions, hospitality events, VIP dinners as well as any external conferences the Partnership attends. You can connect with Erin at 314.727.1094, or via email or LinkedIn below.

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Stephen Votaw

Marketing Communications Manager

Stephen provides general communication and marketing support involving media relations, social media, writing, video and photography. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserves. You can connect with Stephen at 314.932.3976, or via email, LinkedIn or Twitter below.

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