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

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Thursday October 20th Link

Wednesday October 19th

The Photojournalism Hall of Fame induction is TOMORROW! The Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame in Columbia, Mo., will induct four award-winning innovators and teachers of photography and journalism on Oct. Link

Tuesday October 18th Link



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


PJHOF will induct four award-winning innovators & teachers of photography & journalism on Oct. 20. |
Wednesday October 19th


Charles Arlinghaus: Closing a newspaper should wake you up | New Hampshire via @sharethis
Tuesday October 18th


MPA, AT&T and local MO newspapers host It Can Wait editorial contest. Contest began on Oct. 3 |…
Friday October 14th