Jane Hood, EDFP
Jane Hood joined SMCOG in 2009 as Associate Director. Jane's responsibilities include administrative work for SMCOG Board Meetings, training sessions, etc. and Economic Development Administration activity. She has 23 years experience in Economic Development, retiring in 2004 from the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Jane is a 1000-hour/ year employee.
Thomas Cunningham joined the SMCOG team in 2020 as a planner. His current responsibilities include hazard mitigation, disaster recovery, and resiliency planning. After earning his degree in Community and Regional Planning from Missouri State University in 2014, he worked in the non-profit sector doing community development and fundraising.
Jason brings many years of experience to SMCOG from his previous role as Deputy Director of the Harry S Truman Coordinating Council (HSTCC) in the Joplin area and as a Springfield Planning & Zoning Commissioner. Jason is experienced in managing regional transportation and economic development planning programs and has written several small-town comprehensive plans, managed land use studies, environmental planning programs, and disaster recovery projects. Jason serves as Executive Director.