Improving Collaboration and Communication in Missouri's Response to COVID-19: A Discussion with MU Alumni

Dan Ross, Executive Director, Missouri Municipal League
Seth Bauman, Assistant Deputy Director, Family Support Division, Dept. of Social Services
Kayla Hahn, Policy Director, Office of Gov. Mike Parson
D. Adam Crumbliss, Chief Director, Division of Community and Public Health, Dept. of Health and Senior Services
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Add to Calendar 2020-07-29 12:00:00 2020-07-29 13:00:00 Improving Collaboration and Communication in Missouri's Response to COVID-19: A Discussion with MU Alumni What are the best strategies for effective communication and collaboration in the age of COVID-19? What are the greatest challenges facing public service agencies? How can you best prepare yourself to handle these challenges as a future public servant? Join us for a Zoom webinar to hear advice on these topics and more from a panel of MU alumni. This is a rare opportunity to hear from distinguished public servants working on one of the greatest challenges our society has faced in modern history. Register here today! Panelist Bios Seth Bauman Seth Bauman serves in the Director’s Office with the Missouri Family Support Division in Jefferson City. In this executive leadership role, he helps oversee a division over 2,700 employees and a $650 million budget. Prior to joining the Department of Social Services, he was appointed the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Chief Diversity Officer for the executive branch and the program administrator for the Women and Minority Business Enterprise Certification. Seth has worked in various leadership capacities to impact change and improve outcomes for children, youth and families. He actively volunteers in his community as a founder and co-chair of Cole County Youth Day, a commissioner on the City of Jefferson TIF Commission, the Governor’s Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values and other boards and committees.  Adam Crumbliss Adam Crumbliss serves as the Director of the Division of Community and Public Health within the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Adam began work at the Department of Health and Senior Services in 2018 overseeing a 576 person staff responsible for protecting the health and safety of Missourians.  Major lines of service within his scope of responsibility include the Section for Disease Prevention which executes state COVID-19, communicable disease, and outbreak response activities, the Missouri Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, environmental health response, the Bureau of Vital Statistics and Records, and numerous health prevention and promotion programs and activities. Prior to his current role, Adam had an 18-year career with the Missouri House of Representatives in progressively more responsible positions that culminated in his last twelve years as the Chief Clerk and Administrator for the 163-member legislative body. Kayla Hahn Kayla Hahn currently serves as the Policy Director for Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson. In that role, she assists in preparing the Governor’s legislative policy agenda and recommended budget, along with working with cabinet members and state agencies to advance the Governor’s administrative priorities. In addition to her role in the Governor’s office, Kayla serves as a Commissioner on the Midwestern Higher Education Commission where she is a member of the Executive Committee and the Ad Hoc Committee on Governance. She is also a member of the Southern States Energy Board. Prior to joining the Governor’s Office, she was the Assistant Director of Senate Research where she staffed the Agriculture, Food Production, and Outdoor Resources Committee and the Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy, and the Environment Committee. She has also served as a Notary Public for both the Senate and Governor’s Office. Dan Ross Dan is a fourth generation Missourian and lives in the Jefferson City area. His public service began as a volunteer at, then later as an employee of the Jefferson City Park Board Ice Arena. Dan has spent the majority of his professional career in state government, having worked for Missouri State Park Board, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Public Service Commission, Department of Economic Development, and the Office of Administration. Dan also served as Executive Deputy Secretary of State for four years. After leaving state government, he founded and operated Bridging Gaps, LLC, a management consultancy. In July of 2010, he was selected to lead the Missouri Municipal League.   Zoom Webinar Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs truman@missouri.edu America/Chicago public

What are the best strategies for effective communication and collaboration in the age of COVID-19? What are the greatest challenges facing public service agencies? How can you best prepare yourself to handle these challenges as a future public servant?

Join us for a Zoom webinar to hear advice on these topics and more from a panel of MU alumni. This is a rare opportunity to hear from distinguished public servants working on one of the greatest challenges our society has faced in modern history.

Register here today!

Panelist Bios

Seth Bauman

Seth Bauman serves in the Director’s Office with the Missouri Family Support Division in Jefferson City. In this executive leadership role, he helps oversee a division over 2,700 employees and a $650 million budget. Prior to joining the Department of Social Services, he was appointed the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Chief Diversity Officer for the executive branch and the program administrator for the Women and Minority Business Enterprise Certification. Seth has worked in various leadership capacities to impact change and improve outcomes for children, youth and families. He actively volunteers in his community as a founder and co-chair of Cole County Youth Day, a commissioner on the City of Jefferson TIF Commission, the Governor’s Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values and other boards and committees. 

Adam Crumbliss

Adam Crumbliss serves as the Director of the Division of Community and Public Health within the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Adam began work at the Department of Health and Senior Services in 2018 overseeing a 576 person staff responsible for protecting the health and safety of Missourians.  Major lines of service within his scope of responsibility include the Section for Disease Prevention which executes state COVID-19, communicable disease, and outbreak response activities, the Missouri Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, environmental health response, the Bureau of Vital Statistics and Records, and numerous health prevention and promotion programs and activities. Prior to his current role, Adam had an 18-year career with the Missouri House of Representatives in progressively more responsible positions that culminated in his last twelve years as the Chief Clerk and Administrator for the 163-member legislative body.

Kayla Hahn

Kayla Hahn currently serves as the Policy Director for Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson. In that role, she assists in preparing the Governor’s legislative policy agenda and recommended budget, along with working with cabinet members and state agencies to advance the Governor’s administrative priorities.

In addition to her role in the Governor’s office, Kayla serves as a Commissioner on the Midwestern Higher Education Commission where she is a member of the Executive Committee and the Ad Hoc Committee on Governance. She is also a member of the Southern States Energy Board. Prior to joining the Governor’s Office, she was the Assistant Director of Senate Research where she staffed the Agriculture, Food Production, and Outdoor Resources Committee and the Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy, and the Environment Committee. She has also served as a Notary Public for both the Senate and Governor’s Office.

Dan Ross

Dan is a fourth generation Missourian and lives in the Jefferson City area. His public service began as a volunteer at, then later as an employee of the Jefferson City Park Board Ice Arena. Dan has spent the majority of his professional career in state government, having worked for Missouri State Park Board, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Public Service Commission, Department of Economic Development, and the Office of Administration. Dan also served as Executive Deputy Secretary of State for four years. After leaving state government, he founded and operated Bridging Gaps, LLC, a management consultancy. In July of 2010, he was selected to lead the Missouri Municipal League.