Who We Are

Lebanon Regional Economic Development Incorporated, (Lebanon-REDI), is a not-for-profit, 501c(6) organization that was formed in 2004 to be the lead economic development agency for Lebanon and Laclede County. Previously known as “America’s Heartland Economic Partnership,” the organization is funded by the City of Lebanon, Laclede County and the private sector.

The mission of Lebanon-REDI is “To strengthen the Laclede County economic base and increase the standard of living of all residents through retention, expansion, attraction and development of primary jobs and capital investments.”

Focus areas for Lebanon-REDI include Business Retention and Expansion; Business Attraction; Community Development; Workforce Development; and Corporate Development.

Lebanon-REDI Staff
Brian Thompson – President/Chief Executive Officer
Ann Hopper – GOCAPS Lake Region Coordinator

Brenda Yakle – Chairperson
Kim Light – Vice Chairman
Jared Gottman – Secretary/Treasurer
Joy Randolph – Immediate Past Chairman

Board of Directors
Randy Angst – Presiding Commissioner, Laclede County
Dwight Bethurem – Retired Owner, Agri-Services
Rob Black – Vice President, Mid-Missouri Bank
John Carr – Vice President of Manufacturing, Carmeco Industries
Cary Charles – Director of Business Development, OTC Center for Workforce Development
Rees Cowherd – Assistant Vice President, Banking Relationship Manager, US Bank
Nicki Gamet – Administrator, Mercy Lebanon Hospital
Jared Gottman – Vice President/Commercial Banking Officer, Commerce Bank
Monty Hays – President, Mid-Missouri Bank
Steve Hite – President, First State Community Bank of Lebanon
Bill Lewis – CEO/Chairman of the Board, Heritage Bank of the Ozarks
Kim Light – President/Senior Loan Officer, Heritage Bank of the Ozarks
Joy Randolph – Owner, Randolph Appraisal
Marc Roecker – General Manger, Laclede Electric Cooperative Corp.
Dr. David Schmitz – Superintendent, Lebanon R-3 Schools
Mike Schumacher – City Administrator, City of Lebanon
Mitch Shields – Community Benefit Community Liaison, Lake Regional Health System
Dalton Wright – President, Lebanon Publishing Company
Brenda Yakle – Banking Center Manager, Great Southern Bank

To learn more about Lebanon-REDI please contact our office:

401 South Jefferson Ave.
Lebanon, MO.  65536
Phone: 417-533-5627
E-mail: brian@lebanonredi.com
Brian Thompson, President/CEO

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