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Meet Our Team

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.

Subash Alias

CEO

Working primarily out of the St. Louis office, Subash is the CEO and focuses on bringing jobs and investment to Missouri. You can connect with Subash at 314.725.2688 or via email, LinkedIn or Twitter below.

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Sean Johnson

Vice President of Business Recruitment

Based in the Kansas City office, and focusing on multiple industry sectors, Sean generates, cultivates and closes business attraction opportunities to bring jobs and capital investment to Missouri. You can connect with Sean at 816.489.5898 or via email or LinkedIn 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, Business Development

Dennis, who is based in the St. Louis office, works across all industry sectors, working with corporate decision makers 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

Chief Marketing Officer

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

Director, Business Recruitment & Capacity Building

Kylee actively manages business attraction projects for Missouri, provides support to the full business recruitment team, and manages Missouri’s capacity building initiatives in communities across the state. You can connect with Kylee at 314.932.3978, or via email or LinkedIn below.

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Janelle Higgins

Director, Marketing & Communications

Janelle is responsible for media outreach, video and visual strategy, and general promotion of Missouri. You can connect with Janelle at 314.932.3977, or via email or LinkedIn below.

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Leah Hill

Director of Research

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

Events Manager

Erin coordinates all 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

Manager, Marketing & Communications

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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