The Hawthorn Foundation is made up of Missouri leaders supporting economic development. Hawthorn members join from every region of the state to work for the betterment of Missouri’s economy. Hawthorn supports the work of the executive branch of state government by providing critical administrative support for a variety of economic development functions. Hawthorn supports a variety of initiatives including grants, studies, conferences and trade-related events.
As Hawthorn members, Missouri’s economic development organizations are eligible for discounts on Missouri Partnership cooperative marketing events, which are offered so organizations can increase their community’s visibility by leveraging the Partnership’s marketing presence at various events throughout the year. These events allow communities to take advantage of networking opportunities with industry executives, while also enjoying sponsorship and/or exhibition privileges secured by the Partnership at significantly lower than standard registration rates.
In addition to economic development work, Hawthorn strives to educate members by hosting quarterly luncheons—which are hosted at venues across the state—that feature presentations on Missouri’s economic drivers. Hawthorn events also provide networking opportunities with leaders across Missouri. Hawthorn welcomes everyone and values all members as a source of enrichment.
Board of Governors
Board of Directors
Meramec Instrument Transformer
City of St. Charles
Economic Development Council of St. Charles County
St. Louis Cardinals
Bi-State Development Agency
Empire District Electric
Integrity Web Consulting
Economic Development Partners
Friends of the Hawthorn Foundation
Missouri Community Betterment
Missouri Energy Initiative (MEI)
Missouri State University
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Missouri Western State University
Missouri Southern State University
Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative
Northwest Missouri State University
Ozarks Technical Community College
Sandberg Phoenix and Von Gontard
Southeast Missouri State University
Spinnaker Commercial Realty
State Technical College of Missouri
Stinson Leonard Street
University of Central Missouri
Veterans United Mortgage
Callaway Electric Cooperative
Carmichael & Neal, P.C.
City Utilities of Springfield
Emery Sapp and Sons
Energy Resources Group
First State Bank and Trust Company
Kit Bond Strategies (KBS)
Mark One Electric Co., Inc.
Martin Financial Group
McClure Engineering Associates, Inc