People Update: Lori Simms

The Missouri Tourism Commission announced that Lori Simms will become Deputy Director of Tourism. She has held several positions with the division, most recently serving as interim director following the retirement of Director Dan Lennon.

Lori supervises the marketing and communications staff as well as the contracted advertising agency-of-record. A native of Missouri, she holds bachelor’s of arts degrees in English and Journalism and a Master of Arts degree in communications management from Webster University.

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Joe Clote

Joseph W. Clote is owner of Publishing Concepts, LLC a communications and marketing firm based in Saint Louis, Missouri. Mr. Clote is Group Publisher of MeetMed™ and Missouri Meetings & Events™ (MM&E) magazine, a quarterly publication read by thousands of meeting and event professionals, and producer of the St. Louis and Kansas City trade shows under the MM&E name. Mr. Clote has extensive sales and marketing expertise in the travel, tourism, fine art, insurance, and software development industries.