JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Coalition to Protect the Missouri River (CPR) has announced Dan Engemann as the successor for Randy Asbury, who serve as the organization’s executive director for 15 years.
“I’m excited to have Dan lead our organization into the future,” said Lynn Muench, CPR chair. “Based on his experience, I am confident he will ensure CPR remains a leading voice on Missouri River issues and I look forward to working with him in this mission.”
Engemann has a long history with the Missouri River and agriculture, and over the years he has worked on river management policies in several capacities. He has served as the Missouri Soybean Association’s director of policy, and was an assistant to the director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture where he was agricultural resources coordinator. He is also a member of the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee. He also has firsthand farming experience of his own, as his family farms river bottomland in Montgomery County.
“We’re at a critical juncture regarding future management of the Missouri River and I will work hard to represent the interests of CPR’s members during these important discussions and beyond,” Engemann said.
CPR’s goal is to protect the largest river flowing through the state, representing the interests of several entities in the agriculture, industrial and business industries. The coalition works to provide support management for the river’s resources through authorized purposes of river flood control, navigation, and restoration for endangered species.
Benjamin Peters was a reporter for The Missouri Times and Missouri Times Magazine and also produced the #MoLeg Podcast. He joined The Missouri Times in 2016 after working as a sports editor and TV news producer in mid-Missouri. Benjamin is a graduate of Missouri State University in Springfield.