Stephanie Hein is proud to call Missouri home. She grew up in the southwest region of the state where she learned the importance of hard work and commitment to the community.
A true product of Missouri’s public education system, she grew up in a family of public educators. She received both her bachelor’s degree and MBA from Missouri State University and holds an advanced degree from the University of Missouri.
Stephanie began her professional career in the restaurant industry where she developed her business and financial skills. It’s also where she would later meet her husband, Tony. The couple lived in cities across the country as their careers progressed. When it came time for their daughters, Megan and Emily, to start school, they knew it was time to move back to Missouri. Since 2001, the Hein family has called Missouri home.
Following in her family’s education footsteps, Stephanie transitioned her career into higher education. As an experienced educator, she advocates for providing students a high return on their education investment. She frequently serves as a bridge between education and industry so that her students can have the best employment opportunities possible.
Stephanie believes it is important to be active in her community. She is the immediate past chair of the Springfield Convention and Visitor Bureau Board of Directors, served on Springfield’s Airport Task Force, and was named one of Springfield’s Influential Women in 2014. Stephanie is also a member of the Downtown Rotary Club, an organization that emphasizes service above self.
Stephanie enjoys working alongside others to achieve big goals. She has the skills and common-sense approach needed to reach the big goals of providing economic security, educational opportunity, and healthcare access to all Missourians.