Lori Marble is the Director for Strategic Innovation at Mercy Hospital Joplin.
Before entering health care, Marble held public relations positions in higher education, government and as an independent practitioner, serving a client list including Spiva Center for the Arts.
Marble is a Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) College of Fellows member.
She is involved with Mercy’s Women Leader’s Mentoring and Sponsorship committee, Pro Musica Joplin, the Neosho Arts Council, Joplin Regional Artists Coalition and Friends of St. Avips.
Her work has been shown at Bookhouse Cinema, Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce, Urban Art Gallery, Spiva Center for the Arts (Membership shows) and various Joplin Regional Artists Coalition exhibits.
Marble holds a Bachelor of Science in public relations from Oklahoma State University and a Master’s of Liberal Studies from the University of Oklahoma.
Over much of her career, Jo Mueller demonstrated a passion for the arts and the business of art, filling management positions in film, dance, theater, and visual arts organizations. From 2003 until her retirement in 2016, she served as executive director of George A. Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin. Before and between those earnest/arduous not-for-profit adventures, she worked as a telephone installer, completed a year of dental school, and twice indulged her inner Martha Stewart as a bed and breakfast innkeeper in the Northwest.
Jo was recognized numerous times for her accomplishments at Spiva and in 2016 received the prestigious statewide Leadership in the Arts award from the Missouri Arts Council.
She served on the board of directors for Connect2Culture and enjoys memberships in artCentral, Joplin Regional Artists Coalition, Spiva Center for the Arts, and Crystal Bridges.
Jo’s work is held in private collections and has been shown locally in solo and group exhibitions. She holds a B.S. in organizational management from Colorado Christian University, Denver.