Wednesday, March 29 | Submitted by | Downtown Central
New team, new digs: It’s an exciting time for the Downtown Springfield Association.
DSA’s communications manager role has been filled by Lillian Stone, a Drury grad and former member of the 417 Magazine team. Stone will coordinate Downtown Springfield’s branding and cooperative marketing efforts, serving as the primary voice of Downtown on social media (catch us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and other platforms. Stone will also represent DSA in media initiatives and planning with other major civic partners. When she’s not talking shop, she can be found kicking back (read: lurking) at The Coffee Ethic.
Bethany Bell, an alumna of Missouri State University, will join DSA as events manager. Bell comes to DSA from Deep Group Advertising, where she served as the public relations and social media manager. Bell will coordinate DSA’s iconic community events, including ArtsFest, Cider Days and Taste of SoMo. Bell is a proud dog mom and coffee enthusiast.
DSA’s new hires bring the payroll up to six, including employees from our award-winning glass recycling program. “This is an exciting chapter in DSA’s 51-year history,” says Executive Director Rusty Worley. “Lillian and Bethany both have strong ties to our Downtown businesses. They are eager to connect with our members to build on the considerable positive momentum over the past three years.”
Our small but mighty team is now housed in the historic Woolworth building at 134 Park Central Square. Needless to say, we’re ready for this dynamic new era of Downtown community development and events after over 50 years of service.