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


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


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



Wednesday November 25th

The deadline to reserve your spot in the 2016 Directory is Friday, Nov. 27! Click the link below to claim your advertising space in the 2016 Missouri Press Association Directory! Link

Tuesday November 24th

"While online shopping will be strong this year, the reality is that most purchases still occur at physical stores, making the print coupon a mainstay for shoppers." Link

Monday November 23rd

"UN: One Journalist Is Killed Every 5 Days in the Line of Duty" Link



Shoppers Look to Newspaper Media for the Best Holiday Shopping Deals | via @NAAupdates
Tuesday November 24th


UN: One Journalist Is Killed Every 5 Days in the Line of Duty |
Monday November 23rd


How 5 publishers enhance their stories with original illustrations | via @NiemanLab
Thursday November 19th


What we know about newspapers - Media Life Magazine |
Wednesday November 18th