Jon Barry is a passionate public servant and advocate for the people of Missouri. He started his career in state government as the Director of the Show-Me Heroes program in 2013 before accepting leadership roles in the Office of the Secretary of State in 2015. From 2001 – 2009, he lived and worked in the Netherlands, Taiwan, China, Singapore and Australia leading multinational business development, sales and marketing programs for Fortune 500 companies throughout the Asia-Pacific region. His specialties include program development, program launch and leadership, startup and strategic planning, and go-to-market strategy. Jon is a Soldier in the Missouri Army National Guard, is currently completing an MBA with an emphasis in marketing, a volunteer mentor with the Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Agency and is conversational in Mandarin Chinese. He serves as the director of the Missouri NO KID HUNGRY effort.