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Then: District 133, Missouri House of Representatives; Business Analyst, CoxHealth
Now: District 20, Missouri Senate; Process Architect, Cerner Corp.
Eric Burlison has changed legislative chambers at the Missouri Capitol since being a 40 Under 40 honoree. He was elected as a state senator in November 2018, and now represents roughly five times the number of constituents that he did as a representative.
Burlison has found another way to engage with the communities he serves.
“I plan on doing a YouTube series this summer where I will showcase some of the great restaurants that people living in Springfield should want to try out and businesses that are hidden gems,” he says of the personal project he’s scheduled to begin in June. “What’s been great is to represent some of the fantastic communities around Springfield and get to know small-business owners in those communities.”
Burlison works in the private sector as a process architect for Cerner, saying he does investment strategy, stock research and trading.
Urban Studios LLC, a natural light photography studio and pop-up event space, opened; the Missouri State University Foundation became the new owner of event venue The Old Glass Place; and Polk County’s dining scene expanded with the opening of Flat Creek.