Louise Knauer

Louise Knauer

Chief Operating Officer

Louise is responsible for overall direction of the CFO’s communications and marketing, including news releases, print newsletters, brochures, e-newsletters, the annual report, CFO/RSP/Arts/Joplin websites, social media sites, affiliate marketing assistance, radio and video projects. Communications also coordinates special events in conjunction with other staff members, such as conferences, the annual donor dinner and grant presentations.

Louise serves as the liaison to the CFO’s Board of Directors. She also provides internal human resources support, including payroll and benefits administration and staff development and training.

Louise previously worked as the Director of Public Information for the City of Springfield and in a variety of reporting and editing positions at the News-Leader in Springfield. A native of Detroit, Louise holds a degree in journalism from Michigan State University and has certification from the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia. She completed Drury University’s first Social Media Certification Program in June 2010.

Louise’s current community activities include Friends of the Garden Board of Directors; the Moxie Cinema Board of Directors; Downtown Rotary; Rountree Neighborhood Association UCD steering committee; Female Leaders in Philanthropy, and The Good Community Committee.

Direct phone line: 417-447-5356
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