Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Leadership Joplin Class of 2024

(Joplin, MO) The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce and Leggett & Platt are excited to welcome 32 area professionals to this year’s leadership program! They will kick off the program with a welcome mixer on Thursday, January 18. 

Introducing the Leadership Joplin Class of 2024:  

Ryan August General Mills
Georgia Beauchamp Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School
Samantha Bradshaw Freeman Health System
Jordan Dickey Joplin Schools
Kaycia Frieden Leggett & Platt
Ronda Friend Mercy Hospital-Joplin
Jeremy Gibson Community Support Services
Emily Gibson Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States
Chandler Grace Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce
Kerri Greenup TectronIQ
James Harrison The Independent Living Center
Rachel Hayden Arvest Bank
Lindsay Hickey Downstream Casino Resort
Brett LaForest Guaranty Bank
Quentin Lara Modine Manufacturing
Chelsea Mathews Downstream Casino Resort
Shon Mefford Midwest Airend & Pump
Amberlee Miller Carl Junction R-1 Schools
Nikki Moore Jasper County Courts
Heather Ogden American Ramp Company
Allison Reid Mercy Hospital-Joplin
Elizabeth Riggins Central Bank of the Ozarks
Shelby Riggs MacCO Builders
Blake Rourick OWN, Inc.
Amanda Salgado KOAM
Holly Stump U.S. Bank
Keegan Tinney Dreyer & Tinney Law Firm
Tiffany Weber City of Joplin
Anna Williams Leggett & Platt
Emily Williams Kansas City University-Joplin
Austin Wolf Joplin Police Department
Kristi Wooldridge Olsson

Leadership Joplin is a nine-session program developed by the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce to identify, cultivate, and motivate future community leaders. Now in its 41st year with more than 1,077 graduates, Leadership Joplin offers a strategic curriculum designed to enhance participants’ leadership skills and broaden their scope of community knowledge.  

 Congratulations to the Leadership Joplin Class of 2024, and thank you to the Leadership Joplin title sponsor, Leggett & Platt, and the presenting sponsor, Arvest Bank!  


Erin Slifka, Marketing & Public Information Manager
Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce

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