Louise Knauer

Louise Knauer

Senior Vice-President, Communications and Marketing

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 is responsible for coordinating special events with other staff members, such as conferences, the annual donor dinner and grant presentations.

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 the Springfield Regional Arts Council and the Springfield Sister Cities Association boards, Downtown Rotary, Female Leaders in Philanthropy, the Drury University Center for Nonprofit Communications, and The Good Community Committee.

Direct phone line: 417-447-5365
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