Hawthorn Foundation: for Missouri

Hawthorn's Newest Members  

Congratulations to our newest members:

About Hawthorn

The Hawthorn Foundation is a highly diverse group of Missouri leaders in business, education, economic development, healthcare and labor dedicated to making the state of Missouri stronger, thus developing a vibrant economy for the state of Missouri. Hawthorn was created as and remains a non-partisan, non-political organization of Missouri-based businesses and community leaders in statewide business recruitment, retention, and development efforts. Hawthorn also supports the State of Missouri government’s efforts to improve its effectiveness and efficiency to better serve its citizens.  The Missouri Partnership is an important "front wheel" component of the Hawthorn Foundation.  

Ex-Officio Members

  • Senator Kit Bond (1973-1977, 1981-1985)

  • General John Ashcroft (1985-1993)

  • Governor Roger Wilson (2000-2001)

  • Governor Bob Holden (2001-2005)

  • Governor Matt Blunt (2005-2009)

  • Governor Jay Nixon (2009-2017)

  • Governor Eric Greitens (2017-2018)

  • Governor Michael L. Parson (2018- )

Latest News

Missouri exports were up 2.1% in 2018. The State of Missouri has a number of substantial trading partners around the world, the largest being in North America.

Source: St. Louis Business Journal