CEO of Douglass Community Services joins Leadership Missouri program

Douglass Community Services

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Stephanie Cooper, CEO at Douglass Community Services, Inc. in Hannibal, is one of 34 participants this year with Leadership Missouri, a leadership development program offered by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Leadership Missouri is designed to enhance the leadership skills of current and emerging leaders through an in-depth exploration of the state’s economic, political and social issues. It consists of seven monthly, two-day sessions held in different regions of the state. While travelling to several Missouri communities and networking with the state’s top government, business and non-profit leaders, participants will gain a better understanding of the diverse industries and people that make up Missouri’s economy.

This year’s’ Leadership Missouri program kicked off Tuesday, May 16 in St. Louis. The class will spend time in Chillicothe, Kansas City, Springfield, Jefferson City and Lebanon before concluding in Columbia in November.

In a press release, Daniel P. Mehan, Missouri Chamber president and CEO said, “Since its inception in 1990, Leadership Missouri has helped hundreds of Missourians grow as leaders. Leadership Missouri graduates are serving all across our state as top business executives and managers, as well as in community and political leadership roles. The type of experience provided during Leadership Missouri is exactly what Missouri needs as we work toward economic growth opportunities that transcend traditional boundaries that define regions and industries.”

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the largest business association in Missouri. Together with the Missouri Chamber Federation, the Missouri Chamber represents more than 75,000 employers. To learn more, go to or follow us @MissouriChamber on Twitter.

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