Economic group taps MU member as VP

Friday, March 4, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 3:05 p.m. CDT, Sunday, April 8, 2007

Frank Seibert, a director for an extension program with the MU College of Business, has been elected vice president for the University Economic Development Association. This national, nonprofit organization serves institutions of higher education and their U.S. and international economic affiliates.

“I consider it a great honor to be elected to serve as the vice president of such a prestigious organization,” Seibert said in a news release.

With the organization, Seibert will lead membership services, recruitment and marketing efforts. Having served on the organization’s board of directors and as chairman of the Project of the Year Committee in 2003 and 2004, Seibert is in line to be the organization’s president in 2006.

With 15 years’ experience as director of the Columbia Small Business Development Center, which is part of the MU College of Business and University of Missouri Extension, Seibert has fostered relationships in economic development with individuals, businesses, organizations and communities throughout Missouri. Seibert has more than 20 years’ experience in educational programming and business development consulting.

In a former position as program supervisor in the MU College of Engineering, Seibert worked in developing and marketing, along with presenting more than 300 management and technical seminars. He was a program analyst for the MU Natural Science Research Center and serves as a state business and industry specialist.

“Frank’s selection is well-deserved,” said Bruce Walker, dean of the College of Business, in a news release. “He will bring expertise and dedication to his leadership role.”

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