Member Biography

Jodie Adams CPRP

-Missouri State University, Emeritus Faculty (2012-2021)

-Retired Director, Springfield-Greene County Park Board (1980-2012)

-Fellow Member - American Academy of Parks and Recreation Administration (2007-


-Past President/Board of Directors - National Recreation and Park Association

(2001-2010) Committees - Strategy Planning, Conference Program Committee, Budget

Committee, Certification Committee, National Programs/Partnership Committee

-Board of Directors - National Association of County Parks and Recreation Officials


-Past Board of Directors/National Committee Chairs - United States Tennis Association/

US Open (1987-2017)

-United States Olympic Committee - Community Development Program Delegate


-Past President/Board of Directors - Missouri Parks and Recreation (2000-2008)

-Past Chair, Gold Medal Awards Programs Committee (2015-2020)

-Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (1998-Present)

-Certified Professional Registry Pickleball Teaching Professional (2019-Present)

-Certified Professional Registry Tennis Teaching Professional (1991-Present)

Co-Author of Books/Publications

-School-Parks, A Case Study of Best Practices

-Unified We Play

-Management of Park And Recreation Agencies - By CAPRA/NRPA (Contributing writer - 2005, 2nd Edition)

Co-Founder/Principle - Brio2 Solutions Consulting

Recognitions -

-International Tennis Hall of Fame - Samuel Hardy Outstanding Service Award

-United State Tennis Association - President’s Award

-National Public Parks Tennis Association - Hollis Smith Lifetime Achievement Award

-National Federation of High School Sports Official Award

-United States Tennis Association, Missouri Valley Tennis Hall of Fame

-Missouri Parks and Recreation - Fellow Award and Outstanding Young Professional


-Missouri Sports Hall of Fame - President’s Award and Inductee

-Missourian Award