Staff Team

Rob Dixon
President and CEO

Rob became MCCA’s seventh chief executive officer in January 2015. Prior to joining MCCA, he was the executive vice president of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Rob also served as the Springfield chamber’s vice president of business assistance and executive director of the Hollister Area Chamber of Commerce. Rob has a master’s degree in public administration from Missouri State University, a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Missouri – Saint Louis, and an associate degree from St. Charles Community College.


Debbie Cheshire
Executive Assistant

Debbie currently works part time for the association as executive assistant to the President and CEO. Previously, she provided support to the association during the membership drive and in the time leading up to our annual convention.


Dawn Drinkard
MoWINs Project Director

Dawn has direct management and oversight responsibilities for Missouri’s three statewide consortium TAACCCT grants–totaling $55 million. She has spent some 19 years working with job training and SBA programs. Before coming to MCCA in 2012, she served as the Ozarks Technical Community College, Executive Director of the Center for Workforce Development and Center for Community Enrichment. She has also served as the state Director for the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Division of Workforce Development.


Maggie Kost
Communications Manager

Maggie joined the MCCA team in August 2015. She oversees communications, including the associations monthly newsletter, social media and print materials and publications. Prior to joining MCCA, she served as communications coordinator for the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. She has a bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University in Diplomacy and International Relations, and following graduation served for a year with AmeriCorps St. Louis as a literacy tutor at Bryan Hill Elementary school.


Ramona Mundwiller
Membership and Events Manager

Ramona joined MCCA in April 2014 and oversees the association’s events and membership activities. Prior to joining MCCA, she worked at the Missouri Osteopathic Association as the marketing and communications coordinator developing the monthly newsletter, created marketing materials and managing the transition of the association website. Ramona has a bachelor’s degree from Central Methodist University and an associate degree from St. Louis Community College.


Liz Roberts
Manager of Finance and Administration

Liz has extensive statewide program management experience and has been working with federal grants for more than nine years. As Program Development and Training Officer for the Missouri Community Service Commission, she coordinated the application process and quarterly reporting for the state AmeriCorps program. As a Project Development Coordinator, Liz oversaw the application process for the $20 million annual state Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, collaborating with multiple partnering agencies and communities across the state.


Will Stephens
MoWINs Data Analyst Specialist

Will joined the team in August 2015. He has worked as a data analyst for several teams in both the private and public sectors, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center, and most recently, the Missouri Division of Workforce Development. Will has extensive experience analyzing organizational needs and creating new data collection and reporting environments. He attended school at Truman State University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.