MEET THE TEAM

The Faces of Our Organization

JOSH CAMPBELL, JD

Executive Director

Josh Campbell has more than twenty years of experience building and managing grassroots campaigns and non-profit organizations. Josh has developed many successful diverse statewide coalitions within the energy, healthcare, environmental, conservation, labor community and social justice communities. Josh has worked with all levels of state government on a variety of legislative and regulatory issues. Josh’s experience demonstrates the capacity and interest in strategic planning and problem solving. Josh received his B.A from Saint Louis University in Political Science and Communications. Licensed to practice law in the state of Missouri, Josh received his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

TRAVIS WOOD

Policy & Program Manager

Travis Wood is an experienced researcher with a demonstrated history of working in both the private and non-profit sectors, with skills ranging from policy and data analysis to program coordination and evaluation.  He served as MEI’s Public Policy Intern in 2016, researching utility regulatory processes in relation to the changing energy landscape. Travis received B.S. degrees in Zoology and Conservation Biology from the University of Wisconsin, his Master of Science in Environmental Sciences from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and his Master of Public Policy Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

PATRICE MATTHEWS

PACE Manager

For the last 10 years, Patrice has worked in politics as a community organizer, campaign strategist, and project manager for state legislators in multiple states. She has expertise in community engagement, program operations, and program management. She has worked to cultivate relationships while collaborating with community partners, leaders, and other stakeholders.  Patrice received her B.S. from the University of South Carolina in Public Health. In her free time, she enjoys reading way too many books and spending time with her family. Her family has lived all over the country and in Germany. They are now calling St. Louis, Missouri home.

Internship Opportunities

Public Policy & Economic Development Internship

Interns at Missouri Energy Initiative gain valuable skills, while working with MEI staff members on hands-on projects related to energy policy & economic development.