Luke joined MU Extension in August 2022 after spending the previous two years at the Mid-Missouri Regional Planning Commission. At Mid-MO RPC, Luke helped establish the Mid-MO Revolving Loan Fund for small businesses; administered several federally funded projects including the construction of Ranken Technical College in Ashland, MO. Prior to Mid-MO RPC, Luke spent several years doing budgetary and legislative analysis for the State of Missouri.
With Extension, Luke’s work is centered on supporting research in regional economic development, contributing to authorship of the Missouri Economy Indicators series, and facilitating Strategic Doing workshops, and is the host of the Show-Me Mo Success podcast.
Afshan Musani is a film production and journalism dual degree undergraduate student at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is the producer of Show-Me Mo Success, along with being a producer of this podcast, she is also a marketing and communications ambassador for Business and Community Extension. Her work involves monthly newsletter production, managing social media, and maintaining any other sort of internal or external communication as required.
Before coming to Mizzou, Afshan worked in the Indian Television Industry as an anchor and a child actress include- hosting her first season of a reality show at the age of five, being the youngest anchor in India.