About

Regional Economic Development Inc. (REDI) is a nonprofit, public/private partnership created to enhance the vitality of business and increase the number of quality, sustainable jobs in Columbia and Boone County, Missouri. REDI was founded in 1988 when community leaders recognized the need to collaborate to attract, expand and grow business, and preserve the area’s exceptional quality of life.

 

REDI is funded by the City of Columbia, Boone County, the University of Missouri, and more than 100 local businesses and municipalities to coordinate the area’s economic development activities. REDI is governed by a 19-person Board of Directors selected by and representing its public and private investors. The REDI staff also serve as the Economic Development Department of the City of Columbia.

REDI Staff

Stacey Button

Stacey Button, CEcD

President

(573) 441-5542

Bernie Andrews

Bernie Andrews

Executive Vice President

(573) 441-5541

Jay Sparks

Entrepreneurship Coordinator

(573) 441-5546

Naia Owens

Executive Assistant

(573) 441-5543

Jean Nicklas

Jean Nicklas

Communications Manager

(573) 441-5545

James A. Whitt

Supplier Diversity Program Director

(573) 441-5544

REDI Board

Chair of the Board

Matt Jenne

Owner

Addison's/Sophia's

Vice Chair

Susan Hart

Vice President/Partner

Huebert Builders

Treasurer

Todd Hoien

President-Columbia Market

Hawthorn Bank

Secretary

Benjamin A. Ross

Vice President - Engineering

Engineering Surveys & Services

REDI Board Members

Jay Alexander

Community Bank President

The Bank of Missouri

Amanda Andrade

Chief People Officer

Veterans United Home Loans

Mun Choi

MU Chancellor/System President

University of Missouri

John Glascock

City Manager

City of Columbia

Troy Greer

CEO/President

Boone Hospital Center

Mike Grellner

Vice President

Plaza Commercial Realty

Jen Hedrick

Architect/Principal

Simon Oswald Associates

John John

Realtor

RE/MAX Boone Realty - Commercial Division

Eric Morrison

Senior Vice President - Columbia Market

President Central & Eastern Missouri Region

Providence Bank

Dan Atwill/Fred Parry

Presiding/District 1 Commissioner

Boone County (Rotating Representation)

Randa Rawlins

Executive Vice President

Shelter Insurance Companies

Ed Scavone

President

Central Bank of Boone County

Steve Sowers

President and CEO

Commerce Bank

Mayor Brian Treece

City of Columbia

Mel Zelenak

President

Maly Commercial Realty

Ex-Officio Board Members

Chris  Bouchard

Entrepreneurship/Small Business

Retired SBTDC Director

Adonica Coleman

Minority Business Enterprise

Missouri Women's Business Center

Pat Fowler

Ward 1 Council Person

City of Columbia

Dr. Jeffery C. Lashley

President

Moberly Area Community College

Matt Mccormick

President

Columbia Chamber of Commerce

Heather Russell

Interim City Administrator/City Clerk

City of Centralia

Dr. Piyusha Singh

Provost and Senior Vice President

Columbia College

Tony St. Romaine

Interim City Administrator

City of Ashland

Dr. Peter Stiepleman

Superintendent

School Districts of Boone County

Michael Trapp

Ward 2 Council Person

City of Columbia

Bill Turpin

University of Missouri

Missouri Innovation Center

Gary Ward

Vice Chancellor for Operations and COO

University of Missouri