MPA Staff Information

Our Address:
    802 Locust St.
    Columbia, MO 65201-4888

Our Phone:
    Phone: (573) 449-4167
    Toll Free: (800) 568-1927
    Fax: (573) 874-5894


Staff Directory


Doug Crews
Missouri Press Association
Executive Director
Extension 309
Mark Maassen
Missouri Press Association
Assistant Executive Director
Extension 308

 Mark Nienhueser
Missouri Press Service
Advertising Director
Extension 312


  • Advertising Sales
  • Missouri Newspaper Directory
  • Online Advertising Sales


Bryan E. Jones
Missouri Press Association
Extension 302
  • Missouri Press News Magazine
  • Bulletin
  • Press Release Service
  • Better Newspaper Contest

Kristie Williams
Missouri Press Association
Membership Services Director
Events Manager and Coordinator
Extension 301



  • Convention, Trade Show, Seminar Registration
  • Membership
  • Missouri Press Foundation
  • Meeting Planner


Melody Bezenek
Missouri Press Foundation
Extension 303
  • Donor Solicitation and Relations
  • Event Sponsorships
  • Society of 1867
  • Page Builders Program




Jennifer Plourde
Missouri Press Service
 S.C.A.N. Coordinator
Extension 307


  • Statewide Classified Network
  • Statewide Display Network
  • Advertising Insertion Orders
  • Advertising Placement


Brittney Wakeland
Missouri Press Service
Marketing Consultant
  • Marketing Consultant

Karen Philp
Missouri Press Association
Bookkeeper & Receptionist

Extension 300


  • Accounts Receivable
  • Accounts Payable
  • Bookkeeping




Lauren Kliethermes
Missouri Press Service
Digital Media Specialist
Extension 306 
  • Online Ad Network
  • Digital Footprint
  • Social Media Accounts
  • Email Updates
  • Website Management
Jeremy Patton
Missouri Press Service
Graphic Designer
Extension 304
  • Advertising Graphics and Composition
  • Missouri Newspaper Directory
  • Advertising Placement





Online Store Feature

2015 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

An alphabetical resource guide to all of the newspapers in the state of Missouri. $45.00



Tuesday October 13th Link

Tuesday October 13th

Help us make the 2016 Convention and Trade Show even better by taking this short survey. It will be closing soon so don't miss the opportunity to provide your input! Please give us your feedback today and you’ll be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card! To serve you better, we’d like to know what you thought of the 2015 Missouri Press Association annual convention, even if you did NOT attend! Link

Monday October 12th

The Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 4 p.m. Link



Caution: These pages might tempt you via @columbiatribune | Columbia Missouri: Dash
Tuesday October 13th


Join us for the 2015 Photojournalism Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. |
Monday October 12th


Check out this promotional video for some newspaper humor, courtesy of the @AkronBeacon |
Friday October 9th


RT @craigunruh: No text, tweet, or email is worth a life. Students – enter @MissouriPress #ItCanWait editorial contest. Details - http://t.…
Thursday October 8th