Local Resident Appointed by Governor Parson


Shad Burner of Cape Girardeau, who serves as the Southeast Missouri regional manager with the Missouri Department of Economic Development, was appointed last week by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to be Missouri’s designee to the Delta Regional Authority (DRA). He is originally from Bernie Missouri, he was previously vice president of business development with the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce and vice president of market development for cargo Technologies before joining the state’s economic development department. He was also previously employed by rust media, by Exit Realty-Thomas Meyer Associates, and by Southeast Missouri State University where he was director of alumni relations for many years. DRA is a federal-state partnership created by Congress in 2000 to promote and encourage economic development along the lower Mississippi River Delta region as well as the Alabama Black Belt region. The organization’s mission is to help create jobs, build communities, and improve the lives of those who live in the 252 counties and parishes within DRA’s eight-state service region.

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