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


 Mark Maassen
Missouri Press Association
Executive Director
Extension 308

 Mark Nienhueser
Missouri Press Service
Advertising Director
Extension 312


  • Advertising Sales
  • Missouri Newspaper Directory
  • Online Advertising Sales


Matthew Barba
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


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





Dawn Kitchell

MPA’s NIE director
(636) 932-4301


Jean Maneke
MPA’s Legal Hotline attorney
(816) 753-9000

Online Store Feature

2016 MPA BOUND Newspaper Directory

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



Wednesday October 26th

A big thanks to all of our members who helped us celebrate MPA's 150th Convention! Link

Tuesday October 25th Link

Monday October 24th

All Missourians are encouraged to help select the design of a new automobile license plate, which will be out in time for the Show-Me State’s bicentennial in 2021. Options for the plate design will be presented at four public hearings across the state, including the following: — October 25 at the MoDOT Transportation Management Center (14301 South Outer 40 Road, Town and Country, MO 63017), phone 314. Link



Check out some of our recently uploaded photos from 150th Annual Convention! #MPA150
Wednesday October 26th


McClatchy Strategy: Go Big and Small to Create ‘Moments’ With Each Reader | via @streetfightmag
Tuesday October 25th


Missourians invited to help select bicentennial license plate |
Monday October 24th


Rural postal service remains essential | via @townnews
Thursday October 20th