Staff Contact: Daniel Landon
Gov. Parson named new Acting Directors of five state agencies. They will join Parson’s cabinet, which in recent months incorporated new leaders for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The following include the latest changes.
- Robert Knodell will be Acting Director of the Missouri Department of Social Services, replacing Jennifer Tidball. She will return to her post as the department’s Chief Operating Officer. Knodell resigned his current position as the governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff. He recently did a stint as the Acting Director of DHSS.
- Val Huhn will be Acting Director of the Missouri Department of Mental Health when current Director Mark Stringer retires later this month. She currently is the department’s Deputy Director.
- Maggy Kost will be Acting Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development, filling the vacancy created by the earlier departure of Director Rob Dixon.
- Ken Zellers will be the Acting Commissioner of the Office of Administration, replacing Sarah Steelman. Zellers currently is Director of the Missouri Department of Revenue and will be replaced by Acting Director Joseph Plaggenberg who is the department’s General Counsel.