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MPRA Staff

Gary Gates, CPRP

Executive Director

Sarah Veile, CPRP

Assistant Executive Director

Heather Rice

 

Membership & Marketing Specialist

MPRA Board Leadership

Jeff Stubblefield

President
Maryville Parks & Recreation

Dave Musgrave

President Elect
Ferguson Parks & Recreation

Gabe Huffington

Immediate Past President
Columbia Parks & Recreation

Nate Williams

Secretary/Treasurer
Excelsior Springs
Parks & Recreation

Directors at Large

Alyssa Groeteke

Director at Large
2022-2024
Wentzville Parks & Recreation

Rodney
Sadler

Director at Large
2022-2024
Kirksville Parks & Recreation

BJ
Staab

Director at Large
2022-2024
Liberty Parks & Recreation

Cavelle
Cole-Neal

Director at Large
2023-2025
Columbia Parks & Recreation

Paul
Kettenbach

Director at Large
2023-2025
St. Louis County Parks & Recreation

REGIONAL LEADERSHIP

Northwest Region (1)

Brittany
Johnston

Region Director
Liberty Parks & Recreation

Immediate Past Director:
Jody Siemer
KCMO Parks & Recreation

Northeast Region (2)

Seth
Cooke

Region Director
Mexico Parks & Recreation

Immediate Past Director:
Leslie Keeney
Moberly Parks & Recreation

Southwest Region (3)

Katie
Buford

Region Director
Nina Parks & Recreation

Immediate Past Director:
Jill Simmons
Springfield-Greene County Park Board

Southeast Region (4)

Amy
Hays

Region Director
Maryland Heights Parks & Recreation

Immediate Past Director:
Joseph Seastrom
Ferguson Parks & Recreation

SECTION LEADERSHIP

Aquatics Section

 

President:
Brandon Stortz
Midwest Pool Management

President Elect:
Missy Hollander
St. Charles Parks & Recreation  

Park Resources Section

President:
Steve Garr
City of Cameron

President Elect:
Don Gerling
St. Louis Co. Parks & Recreation

Sports Section

 

President:
Joey Wilmes
Columbia Parks & Recreation

President Elect:
Kenny Pulce
KCMO Parks & Recreation

Young Professionals Section

President:
Katelyn Haniford
Ferguson Parks & Recreation

President Elect:
Kayla Volker
St. Peter’s Parks & Recreation