Rep Roster


Mr. Robert Suffecool
President & CEO
Suffy Corporation dba Suffy Transport

Mr. John Sulier
Store Manager
Sleep Number Store

Ms. Erin Sullivan
Director of Dev. for Analysis & Strategy
Pittsburg State University-University Advancement

Ms. Cindy Sundy
Business Account Executive
Sparklight Business

Mr. Austin Surber
American Ramp Company

Mrs. Rae Surber
Switchboard Operator
Missouri Southern State University

Mr. Rod Surber
Director of Resource Development
United Way of Southwest Missouri & Southeast Kansas
Rod E. Surber became Director of Resource Development at United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas July 10, 2017.

Surber previously served 26 years in various positions at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, MO., including Director of University Relations & Marketing, 1999-2012; News Bureau Director 1991-1999; Director of Web Content 2012-2013; Director of Account Development, 2013-2016; and Director of Conferences and Meetings, 2016-2017. He retired from MSSU in 2017 before joining United Way.

He earned the status as Accredited in Public Relations (APR) in the spring of 1999 through the Public Relations Society of America. Select this link to view curriculum vitae (pdf).

He earned a Master of Science in Administrative Studies (emphasis in Communication) degree from Missouri State University in 2004. He completed his graduate work with a perfect 4.0 GPA. He is a 1981 graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Mass Communications and secondary education teaching certification. While an undergraduate student at Iowa State, he was president of the campus chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and led the chapter to a national "Outstanding Campus Chapter Award". He also earned an award for editorial writing from the Illinois Press Association while managing editor of the Rochelle (IL) News-Leader.

Prior to entering public relations in higher education, Mr. Surber was managing editor of two community newspapers, one in Chariton, Iowa, for seven years, and the second in Rochelle, Illinois, for three and a half years.

At Missouri Southern he became Webmaster and produced the University's first Gopher and World-Wide Web pages. In collaboration with faculty and staff, he developed many Web sites for the University. He conducted workshops for faculty and staff and conducted consulting for businesses. He was involved with the District VI Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and is a member of the International Section of the PRSA. He has studied German, French and Spanish at Missouri Southern and is a member of Phi Sigma Iota International Modern Language Honor Society. He conducted an independent study project for a German course that was titled "German influence in Namibia." He has traveled to Europe (France, Germany and Great Britain) and to Canada and Mexico.

He is a founding member of the Southwest Missouri Public Relations Society of America chapter and was President in 2007.

He also served as President of the Joplin Area Advertising Federation, and has been a member of the Lions Club in communities where he has lived. He also was a member of the Joplin Kiwanis Club. For about eight years he was a Certified Missouri State High School Activities Association basketball official. He has served as Secretary/Treasurer for the Webb City, Oronogo and Carterville Center Creek 201 Board since 1993. He has served as a member of the Board of Deacons at Frisco Church in Webb City, Mo., and is involved in other civic organizations. He and his wife, Rae, are the parents of two children, Austin and Ashley, and six grandchildren, Brenyn, Gavin, Braxton, Raegan Surber, and Madison and Barrett Landon.


Ms. Heather Surbrugg
Principal Eastmorland Elementary
Joplin Schools

Mr. Ken Surbrugg
SBDC - Business Consultant
Missouri Southern State University

Mr. Brandon Surratt
Production Supervisor
Modine Manufacturing Company

Ms. Chelsey Surridge
Realtor
PRO 100, Inc., REALTORS

Mr. Avery Suthers
Sales
Culligan of Joplin

Mr. William Sutten
Area Manager
Service Recycling

Mr. Tyler Swaffar
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones

Ms. Meagan Swafford
Director of Donor Relations
Pittsburg State University-University Advancement

Mr. David Swain
President, Central Region
Liberty Utilities

Ms. Amanda Swanson
Manager of Regional Philanthropic Giving
Children's Mercy Hospital

Mr. Don Swanson
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones

Ms. Heather Swarens
Southwest Missouri Bank

Mr. Jerald Swarnes
Leggett & Platt Incorporated

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