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Old Missouri Bank Vice President of Marketing Shanda Trautman, center, is among 34 graduates of the 2017 class of Leadership Missouri, the state chamber’s annual development program for emerging professionals. At the Oct. 19 graduation in Columbia, she’s pictured with Dan Mehan, left, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Gaye Suggett, secretary and treasurer of the program’s alumni association. Trautman served as president of Leadership Missouri’s 27th class.
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Measuring the Red Tape
Justin Smith, deputy counsel to Gov. Eric Greitens, gives an update Nov. 8 on the executive branch’s “No MO Red Tape” project. At Springfield’s Frisco Building – part of a series of policy forums hosted by the Show-Me Institute – Smith said Missourians have submitted nearly 6,000 comments since June on efforts to cut the state’s number of regulations by a third.
SBJ photo by Eric Olson
Liberty for All
Panelists at Go 61’s Liberty Conference on Nov. 3 discuss the commercial sex industry and its implications in human trafficking, locally and globally. Pictured, from left, are Adam McLendon, director of the doctor of ministry program at Liberty University; Casey Alvarez, executive director of Go 61 Inc.; and Benjamin Nolot, a filmmaker and founder of Exodus Cry Inc. Nolot recently addressed the United Nations on the role of government and society in issues of sexual exploitation.
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