Executive Leadership

Jaimie Trussell

Chief Executive Officer

Jaimie Trussell is a veteran fundraiser and non-profit professional.  Well-known for her ability to align resources to meet emerging needs, she is a fervent advocate for compassion ministry, having served in key leadership roles for international non-profits such as Convoy of Hope and Adult & Teen Challenge. Now leading the Council of Churches of the Ozarks, Jaimie is charged with stewarding one of SW Missouri’s cherished institutions and inspiring hope within its most vulnerable residents.
With over 20 years of experience and tens of millions of dollars raised, Jaimie earned the prestigious credential “Certified Fundraising Executive” from the international Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2019. 
A Springfield native, Jaimie graduated Summa Cum Laude from Missouri State University with degrees in Anthropology and Communications and holds a Master’s degree in Communication.  Jaimie is active in her church, with the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Community Partnership of the Ozarks, SPD’s Chief’s Citizen’s Advisory Council, and Rotary. Due in part to her “connector” personality type, Jaimie was named among Springfield Business Journal’s Most Influential Women in 2019, one of 12 people “you need to know” in 2021 and currently serves on the Missouri/Kansas Board of Advisors for Thrivent Financial.
Jaimie lives in Fair Grove with her husband Robert, and two sons, Connor and Carson.

Board of Directors

Brent Baker

Jill Bright

Catherine Crockett

Dr. Orin Cummings

Curtis McLaughlin

Mary Kay Ross

Francine Pratt

Britton Jobe

Tyler Padgitt

Rev. Dr. Bob Perry

Jim Anderson

Joe Costello

Jay Guffey

Linda Merkling

Callie Carroll