Rob Dixon, President and CEO
Rob became MCCA’s seventh chief executive officer in January 2015. Prior to joining MCCA, he was the executive vice president of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Rob has also served as the chamber’s vice president of business assistance and executive director of the Hollister Area Chamber of Commerce.
Rob has a master’s degree in public administration from Missouri State University. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Missouri – Saint Louis, and his associate degree from St. Charles Community College.
Ramona “Mona” Mundwiller, Manager of Member Engagement and Events
Ramona joined MCCA in April 2014 and oversees the association’s events and membership activities. Prior to joining MCCA, she worked at the Missouri Osteopathic Association as the marketing and communications coordinator where she developed the monthly newsletter, created marketing materials and managed the transition of the association website. Her background includes work in the healthcare, real estate, and manufacturing industries.
Ramona has a bachelor’s degree from Central Methodist University and an associate degree from St. Louis Community College.
Maggie joined the MCCA team in August 2015. She oversees communications, including the associations monthly newsletter, social media and print materials and publications. Prior to joining MCCA, she served as communications coordinator for the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. She has a bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University in Diplomacy and International Relations, and following graduation served for a year with AmeriCorps St. Louis as a literacy tutor at Bryan Hill Elementary school.
Dawn Drinkard, MoWINs Project Director
Dawn has direct management and oversight responsibilities for Missouri’s three statewide consortium TAACCCT grants–totaling $55 million–with some 19 years working with job training programs, as well as SBA programs. Before coming to MCCA in 2012, she served as the Ozarks Technical Community College, Executive Director of the Center for Workforce Development and Center for Community Enrichment. Prior to Dawn coming to academia she served as the state Director for the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Division of Workforce Development where she administered and had direct oversight over all state workforce and job training programs consisting of 540 employees with a $172 million annual budget. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Illinois at Springfield, is a Certified Workforce Development Professional, Certified Grant Writer, and an alumnus of the John F. Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives in Innovations in Governance – Harvard University.
Liz Roberts, Manager of Finance and Administration
With extensive statewide program management experience, Liz has been working with federal grants for more than nine years. As Program Development and Training Officer for the Missouri Community Service Commission, she coordinated the application process and quarterly reporting for the state AmeriCorps program. Most recently, as a Project Development Coordinator, Liz oversaw the application process for the $20 million annual state Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, collaborating with multiple partnering agencies and communities across the state. Liz also chaired a statewide coalition which coordinates long-term disaster recovery efforts, leading the successful attainment of a $5.3 million FEMA grant for Disaster Case Management in the aftermath of the Joplin tornado. Liz lives in Holts Summit with her husband, two children, and very spoiled dog and cat. She enjoys reading, exercising, playing the piano, spending time with family and friends, and good coffee.
Will joined the team in August 2015. He has worked as a data analyst for several teams in both the private and public sectors, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center, and most recently, the Missouri Division of Workforce Development. Will has extensive experience analyzing organizational needs and creating new data collection and reporting environments. He attended school at Truman State University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.