Stephen Foutes

Stephen Foutes

Director
Missouri Division of Tourism 
301 W High Street
PO Box 1055
Jefferson City, MO 65102

For media inquiries, contact:

Kate Renfrow
Communications Manager
[email protected]
(573) 522-9596

A lifelong Missourian, Stephen Foutes was born in Mark Twain’s hometown, Hannibal, and grew up in the nearby town of Bowling Green. After graduating from Central Methodist College in Fayette, Mo., Foutes worked in the newspaper industry for more than 10 years, eight of which were spent as a reporter and editor at the Jefferson City News Tribune, located in Missouri’s capital. In 2009, Foutes joined the Missouri Division of Tourism as the Travel Guide editor. Over the next eight-plus years, he held varying roles – website editor, communications team manager, communications coordinator – before joining the Missouri State Medical Association as its director of marketing in 2017. Foutes returned to the Missouri tourism family in March 2019, when he was appointed the Division’s director.

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