COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA) has promoted Ewell Lawson to the position of Vice President of Government Affairs, Communications, and Member Relations.
Since 2007, Lawson has served MPUA as Manager of Government Relations and Member Services, overseeing MPUA’s legislative activities and the organization’s services to members. He is a member of the American Public Power Association’s Board of Directors and Chair of APPA’s Advisory Committee of State Associations.
“Ewell’s commitment and skill has brought great benefits to MPUA and its members for many years,” said Duncan Kincheloe, President and General Manager of the Missouri Public Utility Alliance. “His promotion is very well-deserved.”
Lawson is a veteran government affairs professional who has served as a trusted adviser to three governors, a state auditor, and a member of Congress. Lawson has 25 years of experience in legislative and policy matters, serving as a Special Assistant to the Governor for Policy and Legislative Development, Missouri’s Director of Intergovernmental Relations, and Director of Government Affairs in the State Auditor’s Office. As a District Office Manager for a Member of Congress, his responsibilities included grant facilitation for local governments.
Lawson holds a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Missouri’s Truman School of Public Affairs, and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri.
About MPUA: The Missouri Public Utility Alliance is a multi-state association of more than 110 city-owned electric, water, gas, wastewater, and broadband utilities in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, and Kansas. MPUA provides support to its members in the areas of electric and natural gas supply, water and wastewater compliance, mutual aid disaster assistance, financing, safety training, and utility operations. MPUA also advocates on behalf of municipalities on utility issues at the national and state levels.