417-682-6002 jerod@aokyouth.org
CEO, Barton County Chamber of Commerce



I am the CEO of the Barton County Chamber of Commerce and in that I carry a responsibility to, not just my members, but the community at large. We are the organizers of nearly all our community’s most visible events which bring us together and create an environment that is welcoming to new families and businesses alike.

As a worship leader at the Lamar United Methodist Church I find myself helping to inspire my friends and neighbors spiritually.

As a Past President of Lamar Rotary Club I enjoy putting service to others above self.
Assisting the City of Lamar in Economic Development; pushing a collaborative effort to improve the quality of life and economy in my hometown of Lamar.

I am a board member of the Community Betterment Council; I’ve been blessed to have the opportunity to work with some of the best minds in community and civic organizations as well as some of the most incredible young people each and every year.

I also enjoy being a part of a local sorority; Betta Gamma; working alongside many influential women as we empower each other to better our community.

Most Influential Woman Awardee-Joplin Regional Business Journal 2016
15 Under 40 Awardee-Joplin Regional Business Journal 2016