Missouri Partnership announced today that Mark Sutherland has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer.
Sutherland will continue to be responsible for the branding, marketing and promotion of Missouri globally to business audiences, overseeing all earned, owned and paid promotion efforts, while also engaging in attraction projects in the aerospace/defense, geospatial and agtech sectors and FDI projects from the United Kingdom.
“Mark has really taken the marketing of Missouri to a new level in the past four years,” Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership, said. “This expanded role that leverages his skills and his connections to build relationships with key media and decision makers globally is an essential move for the organization. We look forward to seeing how his impact will benefit Missouri residents for years to come.”
“This is a great team, and it is a privilege to promote this great state all over the world,” Sutherland said. “The work we do, in partnership with some incredible people all over Missouri, is changing lives and families through economic opportunity. It’s an honor to take on this new role, and I look forward to continuing to brag about Missouri in even more impactful ways.”
Sutherland joined Missouri Partnership in 2015 and has worked in communications since 1992. During his career he has been recognized with 42 awards for professional communications and by two US presidents for his non-profit volunteer efforts. Born in Scotland and raised in England, Sutherland immigrated directly to Missouri. Sutherland serves as the British Honorary Consul for Missouri and as a GlobalScot, providing support to both the British and Scottish Governments in the United States. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a BS degree in Global Leadership and Management.
About Missouri Partnership
Founded in 2007, Missouri Partnership is a public-private economic development organization focused on attracting new jobs and investment to the state and promoting Missouri’s business strengths. Since its founding, Missouri Partnership has worked with partners across Missouri to attract companies that have created more than 20,000 jobs, more than $1 billion in new annual payroll, and more than $2 billion in capital investment.
Missouri Partnership works in partnership with the Hawthorn Foundation, the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the State of Missouri, and economic development agencies across Missouri. Led by an independent Board of Directors and working in collaboration with partners from across the state, Missouri Partnership’s expert team markets Missouri as a strategic business location globally and provides direct support to companies interested in investing in Missouri to connect them with the best locations and solutions for their business goals. Some major recent company investments in Missouri include Amazon, American Outdoor Brands, Aurora Organic Dairy, Auto Alert, CertainTeed, CVS Health, Dollar Tree, Faurecia, Nucor Steel, Owens Corning, Square and Vital Farms.