Rita Needham, pictured at left, CEO of the Missouri Association of Manufacturers, is retiring after almost 14 years serving Missouri manufacturers. Honoring her, on December 17 and 18, 2013, from 1-5 p.m., the group is having an open house at their headquarters, 4650 S. National, Suite A4, in Springfield. Refreshments will be served.
The event will be an opportunity to meet the new chief executive officer, Kim Inman, pictured at right, who was chosen following a nationwide search by the Missouri Association of Manufacturers' Board of Directors. Inman's affiliations include the American Cancer Society, the Springfield Cardinals and Cutting Edge Solutions.
Needham and her husband have two married daughters and three grandchildren. She says she is looking forward to spending quality time with her family during retirement.