Stevie has been employed with the RACC since March of 1999. During her employment with the Chamber she has served as the Event Coordinator, Membership Director, Tourism Director and lastly, Executive Director. She has served as the Director for 11 years.
As the Director of the Chamber, Stevie’s responsibilities include overseeing the day to day operation of both the Chamber and Tourism functions in the office. She is responsible to the Board of Directors for fulfilling the bylaws; coordination of the program of work; organizational structure and procedures; motivation of volunteers; income and expenditures; maintenance of membership; employment, training and supervision of staff; interpretation of policy; maintenance of facilities; long-range planning; and sustaining strong relationship with community and surrounding area. Stevie is also responsible to comply with the terms and conditions of the contractual agreements between the City of Rolla and the Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce to promote regional tourism.
Stevie is married to Luke Kearse and they have two children, Lacy & Kennedy. Lacy is attending college at St. Louis University. Kennedy is in the 8th grade of the Rolla Junior High. Stevie enjoys running, working out, and laughing as much as possible because life is too short to not be happy.