Rick McDowell joined the LSEDC as President and CEO in August of 2014. Previously, he served for 2 years as Executive Director at the Liberty Economic Development Corporation. Mr. McDowell has more than 27 years of experience in economic development in a career that spans employment with the Missouri Department of Economic Development; the Columbia Regional Economic Development, Inc.; KPMG, LLP; and PricewaterhouseCoopers, in addition to his tenure with the Liberty EDC. He has had experience in state government, regional public/private partnership, and as a business incentive/site selection consultant for several big four accounting firms.
Rick and his wife Sally have a daughter named Madison, who is attending Truman State University. In his free time, he enjoys sports of all kinds.