Stephen recently joined PROMO in May 2020. He brings professional and lived experiences that give him an understanding of the life of rural, suburban and urban Missouri; the importance of intersectional work; and how the disparities in health care resources impact communities too often left behind. Most recently, Stephen served as communications manager at Community Catalyst where he supported and defended Medicaid across 12 states. He also provided strategic communications support and technical assistance on health care policy at the federal, state, and local levels. Stephen has a robust understanding of the political process in Missouri and the challenges of supporting LGBTQ rights in the Show-Me State. He is eager to lead the PROMO staff, board, and volunteers to prevent passage of harmful legislation as well as to widen and deepen PROMO’s statewide efforts.
He is a graduate of Missouri State University with a bachelor’s in political science and Spanish, and Drury University with an MBA in entrepreneurship, both located in Springfield. He lives with his husband, State Rep. Ian Mackey, and their dog Remy in Richmond Heights, Missouri. You can reach Stephen at Stephen@PROMOonline.org.
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Manager of Public Policy