Jessica Gatewood joined the Show-Me Institute in July 2016. Most recently, Jessica served as Director of Development and has also served as Director of Corporate Relations at Lindenwood University. Over the years, she has worked with such charitable organizations as the Center of Contemporary Arts (COCA), Jazz St. Louis, Mercy Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, and the St. Louis Zoo to increase revenue and streamline their fundraising events. Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree in strategic communication from the University of Kansas and is pursuing a master’s in leadership at Lindenwood University. Jessica and her husband live in Webster Groves with their two children.