The Creative Learning Alliance is pleased to announce it has named Neely Myers as its new Program Coordinator. Myers brings more than a decade of relationship building, event management, and local and state leadership within the Chamber of Commerce industry.
Neely also has 20+ years of marketing, communications, and media experience, most recently as Director of Membership and Marketing for the Carthage Chamber of Commerce. She has a wealth of experience with community events, having organized the Maple Leaf Festival and many other networking, business, and social opportunities.
Neely has a strong background in nonprofit work, and served as a volunteer for several local organizations including Past President of the Carthage Area United Way, current Secretary of the ASPIRE Scholarship Program Board of Directors, President and founding member of the League of Women Voters of Greater Joplin Area, and the Jasper County Selective Service Board.
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with the fantastic Board, volunteers, and supporters of the Creative Learning Alliance and to welcome the whole region to our lab at 905 S. Main for monthly events with a focus on STEAM education in a fun, hands on, experimental learning atmosphere.” said Myers about her new position. “The children of the region, including my own fourth grader, will benefit in countless ways from thoughtful, creative Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math exhibits in our Lab alongside our educators and volunteers. I am thrilled to be a part of it.”
Audie Dennis, President of the Board of the Creative Learning Alliance stated “The board of the Creative Learning Alliance is very excited to have Neely as part of our team. Her past experience and her deep involvement in the region make her the perfect person to coordinate our efforts to establish a children’s science center to the four-state area”.
The Creative Learning Alliance is a hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) based attraction that exercises curiosity, promotes exploration, and develops imagination for people of all ages through interactivity. The nonprofit is run by a volunteer board of directors working to develop a new science center for the region. Find the Creative Learning Alliance at CreativeLearningAlliance.org or on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok @creativelearningalliance.
For more information, contact Neely Myers, neely.garvin@yahoo.com or Audie Dennis, audiedennis@boydmetals.com.