Missouri Partnership Announces Subash Alias as Permanent CEO

MISSOURI – Missouri Partnership announced today that their full Board of Directors has named Subash Alias as CEO, effective immediately. Alias had been serving as Interim CEO since March 1 and has more than 23 years of economic development experience. Alias has been a key member of the Missouri Partnership leadership team since 2011.

Additionally, Missouri Partnership announced that Missouri Partnership Board of Directors’ Vice Chair Scott Carter has assumed the responsibilities of Chair until the next election of officers. Carter is the President of Missouri Operations for Spire. The previous Chair, Cheryl Norton, stepped down when she was tapped to lead New Jersey American Water.

“Scott Carter is a tremendous asset to our organization, and I look forward to working with him for years to come,” said Alias. “I am also thrilled to continue to lead this great organization to the benefit of all Missouri residents. Every job created by the companies we attract to Missouri is a life-changing job for a Missouri family.”

“Subash’s leadership is what is needed to take this incredible organization into the future,” said Carter. “His long-term success within Missouri, his respect statewide and within the organization, and his clear vision for the future are essential to our state’s business attraction efforts. The hiring of Subash was unanimous, and we are excited for the future of Missouri Partnership under his guidance.”

“Missouri Partnership, under the leadership of Subash, Scott and the entire Board of Directors, is a critical partner for us,” said Rob Dixon, Director of Missouri’s Department of Economic Development. “The entire Missouri Partnership team is respected and valued statewide, and around the country. We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Subash and his team.”

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.


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