Board of Directors

Jason Hall, Chair
Jim Baker, Vice Chair
Garry Kemp, Secretary-Treasurer

Dr. Jim Baker
Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Missouri State University

Springfield, MO

Mr. Jason Hall
Vice-President of Entrepreneurship & Innovation and General Counsel
St. Louis Regional Chamber
St. Louis, MO

The Honorable T.J. Berry
Missouri House of Representatives
Kearney, MO

Delegate for Director of Department of Economic Development
Mr. Robert Dixon
Department of Economic Development

Jefferson City, MO

Mr. Garry Kemp
Independence, MO

Mr. Donn Rubin
President & CEO

St. Louis, MO

The Honorable Ryan Silvey
Missouri Senate
Kansas City, MO

Mr. Michael D. Wetle
St. Louis, MO

Mr. Robert Schwartz
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of Missouri System
Columbia, MO

Mr. Michael J. O'Connell III
St. Louis, MO

Dr. Dedric Carter
Vice Chancellor for Operations and Technology Transfer at Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

Erv Switzer
Partner, Greensfelder Attorneys at Law
St. Louis, MO

Dr. William Weber
Professor of Economics, Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO

Lisa Nichols
Chesterfield, MO

Jim Heeter
Kansas City, MO

Ex-officio members:

Col. Charles A. Williams
Garrison Commander
Fort Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Raymond Tait, Ph.D. (RAM Chair)
Vice President for Research
Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO

Nasser Arshadi, Ph.D. (RAM Treasurer)
Vice Provost for Research
University of Missouri-St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

*The Fort Leonard Wood Garrison Commander and two RAM members were elected by the members to serve in an ex-officio capacity.


RSMo 348.256

Economic Development 

The Missouri Technology Corporation provides leadership and makes strategic investments that help entrepreneurs create and grow technology-based Missouri businesses.  MTC focuses on 21st Century bioscience industries that build on Missouri's rich history in agriculture. 

 The Missouri Technology Corporation advises the department and governor regarding business development opportunities related to new technologies and products. 

Total members: 15 

Appointed members:

Term length:
4 years 

Reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses. 

Member Requirements: 
1 member must be the Director of the Department of Economic Development; 1 must be the President of the University of Missouri; 1 must be a member of the Senate; 1 must be a member of the House; 11 must be appointed by the Governor, 2 from the public sector and 9 from the private sector 

Political Requirements:

Geographic Requirements:

Senate Consent Required: