Raymond “Rusty” Worley III

Executive Director

417.831.6200 ext. 12

Rusty Worley has served as the Executive Director of the Urban Districts Alliance for nine years.  Prior to joining the UDA staff, he was a member of the UDA Board of Directors from 2000 to 2005 and served as its President in 2003-04.

He is a two-time graduate of DruryUniversity, earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration and communication in 1992 and his master’s in business administration in 1994. He served his alma mater in many capacities from 1993 to 2005, including as the Vice President for Administration from 2000 to 2005.

Rusty participates in the International Downtown Association and Missouri Downtown Association urban revitalization organizations.  He is a graduate of Leadership Springfield Class XV and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Jordan Valley Park Advisory Committee, the Ozarks Regional YMCA, and the Missouri State University College of Arts and Letters Advisory Board. He is the President of the West Central Neighborhood Association and is the past chair of the Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit CEO Roundtable. He also is a member of the Southeast Rotary Club of Springfield.

He and his wife, Teresa, have two children (Natalie, 12 and Nathan, 10).  They live in a restored 1896 Victorian home five blocks from his Downtown office.