Hannah Kiddoo

Media writer, The Missouri Bar || Bachelor’s in communication studies, Central Methodist University || Master’s in journalism, University of Wisconsin-Madison || Born and raised in rural Memphis, Missouri, with her parents, Bill and Kathy, and older sister, Emily.

Community involvement:

  • Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE)
  • Rotary West,  board member
  • Rotaract Past Public Relations chair
  • Environmental Quality Commission, board member
  • Missouri State History Day, volunteer judge
  • P.E.O.
  • National Association of Bar Executives, Communications Division
  • Public Relations Society of Mid-Missouri
  • JeffCityBlog.com, contributor

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned in business?

Everyone’s voice has value. I love brainstorming sessions and hearing feedback. Exposure to a diverse range of ideas strengthens teams, so it’s important to listen to everyone, from the most senior staff member to the new hire. Taking time to understand the various work habits of colleagues is key to growth and staying focused on the big picture.

What is the importance of community involvement?

There’s no better way to get to know your city than being involved and sharing your talents. Joining organizations allows you to meet new people, expand your passions, and impact change.

Who do you consider a mentor or role model in Jefferson City?

I’m inspired by women who have worked toward their own personal definition of success, even when others challenge it. These women are creating business, leading organizations, and impacting the lives of others all over Jefferson City. Their innovations and actions remind me that thinking differently does not equal thinking incorrectly, and that life is too short to chase someone else’s goals.

What upcoming project are you looking forward to working on?

Knowledge is power, and one of the best aspects of my job is communicating with the public about the role of our courts and judicial system. The Missouri Bar offers a wealth of resources for citizens, and I’m excited to continue advocating for equal access to justice and sharing how our state’s lawyers help their communities. Some of our upcoming celebrations include Juror Appreciation Week and Law Day. (Follow along via @mobarnews and #YourMOLaw!)

Most people don’t know that I:

Know how to ride a motorcycle.

Favorite place in JC:

Downtown

Favorite app:

Stylebook

Favorite social media platform:

Pinterest

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