Larry is an accomplished sales management executive, advisor and group facilitator with more than 30 years experience working with individuals, peer groups and businesses to help improve processes, business continuity and strengthen their IT security positions. He has served on several industry councils and advisory boards and currently serves as a peer group facilitator for Ingram Micro’s TrustXAlliance Mid-MSP Affinity group and their Marketing Think Tank group. His extensive background of working with people and processes on business improvement within small to mid-sized businesses gives him unique insight into the human aspect of businesses at the management and employee levels.
Sallie started her work in disaster recovery in the public sector in 1993 as a Flood Recovery Coordinator working with the Missouri Community Development Block Grant Program where she assisted with the development and implementation of the State’s first large buyout program. Following her experiences with the Midwest Floods of 1993 and 1995, she worked alongside FEMA’s ESF-14 group to aid in the recovery of two Missouri communities impacted by tornadoes. She worked on a team with the Council of State Community Development Agencies to develop a Guide to Long Term Recovery. She continued her career with a specific focus on long term recovery and was deployed to Joplin following the devastating tornado there. Her work in the Department of Economic Development allowed for the identification and use of additional creative state tools to aid in disaster recovery. Most recently Sallie assisted with the development of the State Disaster Recovery Framework and co-authored the State Disaster Recovery Plan. She served as the Lead for both the Economic and Community Recovery Support Functions.
In December of 2018, Sallie left the Department and officially retired from State government.
A native of St. Louis, Sallie is a proud graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder. She resides on a small beef cattle farm in western Missouri.