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Parson Makes Appointments to Tourism Commissions
Missouri Ag Connection - 06/30/2020

Governor Mike Parson announced appointments to various boards and commissions, including three to the Tourism Commission. They are:

- Jennifer Blair Dowdney of Osage Beach. Dowdney is a lifelong native of the Lake of the Ozarks and has served as owner and operator of Blair & Co. Confectionary since 2007. Blair & Co. is a third generation, 61-year-old candy, gift, and lake living store at the Lake of the Ozarks. Dowdney is responsible for community outreach and all adverting needs for Blair & Co. as well as her family's several businesses in the Osage Beach Shopping Village. Dowdney holds a Bachelor of Arts in marketing and graphic design from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

- Jeanette Prenger of Kansas City. Prenger is the president and CEO of ECCO Select, which she founded in 1995. The company has offices in both Kansas City and Washington, D.C., and has grown into a leading provider of technology talent for Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies. Prenger has served on various corporate boards and committees, including the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Latino Coalition, Women Impacting Public Policy, and United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She was previously appointed to serve on the Small Business Administration's Regulatory Fairness Board, Congressman Sam Graves' Women's Advisory Board, Visit KC, and other local nonprofit committees in the Kansas City area. She has received multiple professional awards and recognitions, including Power 100 by the Kansas City Business Journal, Ingram's 250 by Ingram Magazine, and Twenty in 20 by Enterprising Women. Prenger holds a Bachelor of Science in management information systems from Park University.

- Joseph S. Passanise of Rogersville. Mr. Passanise is a partner at Wampler and Passanise Law Office in Springfield where he practices criminal defense in federal, state, and municipal courts. He is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center, and the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Passanise has been selected as a Fellow by the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, an honor only five Missouri attorneys have received. He has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from America's Top 100 Attorneys and has been recognized as a "Best Lawyer" in America by his peers since 2007 in white collar, non-white collar, and DUI defense. Passanise holds a Bachelor of Science in political science and communication from Missouri State University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of London -- Imperial College in London, England, and a Juris Doctorate from Washburn University School of Law.

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