Owner/CEO, PrimePoint, LLC – Age: 36
A native of Lexington, Ken., Elizabeth Holden came to Missouri in 1998 to work for the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Division of Community Development, where she served as coordinator of community development programs until 2003. Upon moving to Columbia, Holden also started up her business, PrimePoint organizational development consulting and training firm.
Holden graduated Transylvania University in Lexington with a degree in political science and has continued her education through the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs and the National Development Council. She is very interested in public policy on state and national levels and currently is a doctoral student in political sociology at the University of Missouri.
Holden are her husband, Michael, have two dogs, Jasmine and Daisy, whom they enjoy taking to the Twin Lakes dog park. Holden also enjoys college basketball, walking and biking the Katy Trail, writing and contributing to articles on organizational development issues, and skiing. She has participated in the Jefferson City Symphony Choir and attends the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ.
For the past five years Holden has served as a member of the City of Columbia Community Development Commission, reviewing and providing recommendations to the City Council regarding community development block grant proposals. She is also involved in the City of Columbia Loan and Grant Committee and the City of Columbia’s Visioning Process, and she volunteers her time to provide professional development presentations for conferences and meetings of several area organizations.
“My passion is working with organizations in all sectors to help them reach their fullest potential,” said Holden. “I enjoy volunteering my time to assist organizations in developing their board members, staff and community.”
Holden is particularly interested in helping small grassroots organizations that may not be able to afford hiring a consultant, and she said she would like to represent the citizens of Columbia by holding a statewide public office someday.