Our Staff

Trisha Purdon

Executive Director

Phone: (620) 644-3237
Phone: (620) 779-1922
Fax: (620) 331-3834

Trisha Purdon is the Executive Director of the Montgomery County Action Council. She has worked in economic development in Montgomery County for more than seven years, previously with MCAC from 2012-2014 and with the City of Coffeyville as its Assistant City Manager for Economic Development from 2014-2017.

Trisha has a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Kansas School of Public Administration and Local Government Management and a Bachelors in Social Welfare with a focus on public policy and community outreach. She is a mom of two small and very active boys, and wife to Joe Purdon (Environmental Engineer at Powerflame, Inc. in Parsons). 

Purdon currently serves as Chair of the Highway US 169 Coalition, a regional organization dedicated to advocating for transportation improvements along US 169.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors for SEK Inc., the regional economic development and manufacturing resource organization for Southeast Kansas, as their Legislative Chair.  In addition, she represents Southeast Kansas on the Board of Directors for the Kansas Economic Development Alliance (KEDA).  She is dedicated to working collaboratively with the State of Kansas as we strive to grow the rural communities in the Southeast Kansas region and the State of Kansas.

Her experience working with existing and potential businesses from small entrepreneurs to national retail chains to manufacturers will prove to be an asset for any business looking to start or grow in Montgomery County. Contact her to learn more about what MCAC can do to help your business thrive in our region.



Lisa Kuehn

Small Business & Marketing Specialist

Phone: (620) 331-3830
Fax: (620) 331-3834

Lisa Kuehn joins our team to help assist MCAC to grow the services that they can offer to small businesses.  In addition to helping small businesses create their business plan and project their financial position, Lisa can offer marketing assistance as well. She will continue to assist with our on-going marketing efforts and assist in promoting Montgomery County. 

Lisa began consulting with Small Business Owners in 2010 part-time and became a full-time consultant in 2014.  She has grown and evolved with her clients and loves working with a diverse group of business owners. Lisa has a passion for helping entrepreneurs grow their dreams and truly believes that the best economic development happens when local people decide to follow their dreams.  She now has 14 years of marketing experience in hand, and 12 years of website development experience.  Prior to starting her own business, Lisa was the Director of Marketing at Coffeyville Community College and served as the Executive Director of the Coffeyville Area Chamber of Commerce.  In 2007, Lisa began serving as a Facilitator for Leadership Coffeyville and served in this role until 2019. 

Lisa and her husband, Keith have made their home in Southeast Kansas to raise their three children, Makenna, Trinity, and Weston. They own Dream On Cattle Company and raise registered cattle.