Missouri Partnership announced today that Kim Gerlt has been hired full-time as Business Recruitment Manager and Legal Specialist.
In this role, Gerlt will further business attraction projects across Missouri by providing project support to the project recruitment team and managing the RFI and real estate search process with community partners throughout the state. She will also support Missouri Partnership’s General Counsel.
“I am thrilled to join the team at Missouri Partnership,” Gerlt said. “I look forward to continuing to serve Missourians and to help grow communities by promoting economic development opportunities throughout our great state.”
“I am excited to welcome Kim to her new role in economic development,” Deborah Price, Missouri Partnership VP of Business Recruitment and General Counsel, said. “I am confident that Kim’s extensive experience serving the state of Missouri and her proven commitment to excellence will make her a valuable member of the team as we work to bring new investment and jobs to Missouri!”
Gerlt joined Missouri Partnership in 2020 in a part-time capacity. She will move to her new full-time role on April 5.
“Kim has already been incredible to work with and exudes the spirit of excellence we have at Missouri Partnership,” Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership, said. “She has already exceeded our expectations and I am delighted that she is joining our team in a full-time capacity.”
Prior to her roles at Missouri Partnership, Gerlt has served as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director of The Missouri Bar, as Special Assistant to the Director at Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration, as Deputy Director, Boards and Commissions in the Office of Governor Nixon, and as an investigator in the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. She graduated from Columbia College with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.
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 26,000 jobs, more than $1.3 billion in new annual payroll, and more than $3 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 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 Accenture Federal Services, Amazon, American Outdoor Brands, Aurora Organic Dairy, Casey’s General Stores, CertainTeed, Chewy, Inc., CVS Health, Dakota Bodies, Dollar Tree, Faurecia, Niagara Bottling, Nucor Steel, Owens Corning, Square, USDA, and Vital Farms.