John Gillispie, Executive Director, MOREnet, Graduates from Leadership Missouri

Monday, October 17, 2011

Local Business Leader Graduates from Leadership Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY (October 13, 2011) – John Gillispie, Executive Director, MOREnet, University of Missouri, recently graduated from the Leadership Missouri program sponsored by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Nineteen qualified candidates completed the 2011 Leadership Missouri program.

Leadership Missouri was founded in 1990 to identify current and emerging leaders throughout Missouri, enhance their leadership skills and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing our state. A program of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Leadership Missouri was founded on the belief that the community, just as any business or organization, requires strong leadership to grow and improve. Governor Jay Nixon serves as the Honorary Chair of the Leadership Missouri program.

The seven month program began in April with a trip to our state’s capitol in Jefferson City. Consecutive sessions were held each month in Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, Sedalia, and Rolla/Ft. Leonard Wood. The program ended with graduation ceremonies held at Tan-Tar-A in Lake Ozark.

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, founded in 1923, is the largest statewide business organization in Missouri, representing almost 3,000 members. Its main purpose is to preserve a positive business climate for the state of Missouri. The Chamber is actively engaged in public affairs issues affecting business.