The Downtown Springfield Association’s (DSA) mission is to cultivate and sustain a vibrant business community represented by a balance of retail, professional, service, dining and entertainment entrepreneurs.
Our ultimate goal is to ensure downtown remains a great place to live, work and play. That means advocating on behalf of developers’ issues, historic tax credits, safety initiatives and more.
Meet the team currently working to make downtown Springfield an even better place to live, work and play.
Rusty Worley has served as the Executive Director of the Downtown Springfield Association for 17 years. His favorite part of downtown? “Being a part of something historic, authentic, and ever-changing.”
Hailey Magnus joined the DSA as Communications Manager in February 2022. She can generally be found browsing the local book stores or seeing a show at one of the theaters downtown.
Aubrey Prugger joined the DSA as Assistant Events Manager & Membership Coordinator in January 2022. She is thrilled to join the team and help grow Downtown’s iconic events and membership program.
Our Board of Directors is full of downtown warriors, community development fanatics and local business owners.
Chris Jarratt | Revel Advertising | President
Erica Smith | BKD, LLP | Treasurer
Sarah Kerner | City of Springfield | Secretary
Caitlin Golike | Community Foundation of the Ozarks
Allen Kunkel | Missouri State University
Ryan Mooney | Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Shelly Rosenfelder | Husch Blackwell
Josh Widner | Good Spirits & Co.