Ingram’s Managing Editor Dennis Boone said his staff tries to identify leaders in Missouri from as many business sectors as possible, including a mix of for-profit and non-profit organizations. They also try to get a mix from urban and rural communities. But one thing is consistent among all 50 people recognized: they are leaders in their field.
“What we really liked about Patt was what he brought to the economic development field,” Mr. Boone said. “His background in private industry, the public sector and with the Chamber provides for a pretty unique set of skills that has led to the growth of the St. Joseph business economy.”
To see Mr. Lilly’s profile, please visit ingramsonline.com and click on the “50 Missourians You Should Know” feature or see the magazine’s printed edition on page 10.