Center for Nonprofit Leadership Board of Advisors

Louise Knauer, Community Foundation of the Ozarks

Louise is responsible for overall direction of the CFO’s communications and marketing, including news releases, print newsletters, brochures, e-newsletters, the annual report, CFO/RSP/Arts/Joplin websites, social media sites, affiliate marketing assistance, radio and video projects.

Louise previously worked as the Director of Public Information for the City of Springfield and in a variety of reporting and editing positions at the News-Leader in Springfield. A native of Detroit, Louise holds a degree in journalism from Michigan State University and has certification from the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia.


David M. Taylor, Taylor Communications, Inc.

David graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1980 with a BA in Journalism. He worked in television news and advertising sales in Fayetteville, AR and Springfield, MO 1978-1990.

David is currently president of Taylor Communications, Inc. and has served in this role since 1991.






Bruce Nasby, Global Advisory Associates 

Bruce is a graduate from the University of Arizona and served in the United States Navy. As Executive Vice President for Enactus (formerly known as SIFE) from 1998 through 2013, Bruce was responsible for launching and building the organization’s international operation in 27 countries.

He is currently president of Global Advisory Associates, an organization that specializes in global corporate social responsibility, multinational strategic partnerships, major gift and capital campaign fund raising, board development, executive coaching and non-profit organizational management. Bruce also serves as an Advisor to Global Partnerships Forum and Executive Coach for The Soderquist Center.


Mike Brothers, Drury University

Mike Brothers is Executive Director of University Relations for Drury University. He has worked for Drury since late 2013. Prior to that, Brothers worked in public information roles for the City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department for a total of six years.

In addition to serving as a member on Drury’s Center for Nonprofit Communication advisory board, Brothers also serves in very active roles on the boards of Leadership Springfield and the Salvation Army.




Mark Struckoff, Council of Churches

The Rev. Mark Struckhoff is the Executive Director of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks and an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church.

Mark holds a Masters of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, and a Bachelors of Science in Communications from Missouri State University. Mark has more than 25 years of experience serving churches and non-profit organizations.