Staff Team


Brian Millner
President and CEO

Prior to being hired as President/CEO of MCCA, Brian served as Chief of Staff at the University of Missouri-Columbia and as legislative director for the Missouri Department of Economic Development. He also represented MCCA in the Missouri capitol as a legislative consultant with John Bardgett & Associates. Brian holds a masters of public affairs from the University of Missouri-Columbia Truman School of Public Affairs.  He currently lives in Columbia with his wife and two daughters and volunteers with a high school soccer team in Ashland.

 


Debbie Cheshire
Administrative 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.

 


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 Stevens
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 holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Truman State University and a master's in cybersecurity from Western Governor's University.