UM-System Staff

Executive Director |Kaitlin Steen

The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of ASUM, supervising all employees, and chairing the Board of Directors.  


Kaitlin is a graduate student at the University of Missouri in the Truman School of Public Affairs with an emphasis in public policy.  She received her BA in Political Science with minors in journalism and leadership and public service from Mizzou in 2014.  Kaitlin currently serves as the Executive Director and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Associated Students of the University of Missouri. She has previously served as the Assistant Legislative Director and a Legislative Intern for the internship program.

Legislative Director | Joel Longanecker

The Legislative Director is responsible for recruiting, selecting, and training the Legislative Internship Team. 


Joel Longanecker is a senior at University of Missouri – St. Louis and majors in Social Work. Joel worked with ASUM as an intern for the 97th General Assembly during the spring of 2014. As an intern, he gained valuable experience how the political process takes place in Missouri and is excited to lead a new team of interns in these same experiences as Legislator Director of the ASUM Legislative Internship for the 98th General Assembly. In the future, Joel plans to pursue a Master of Science in Management and Leadership in the fall of 2015.

Assistant Legislative Director | Meghan McCann

The Assistant Legislative Director is responsible for aiding the Legislative Director in the supervision of the Legislative Internship Team. 


Meghan is a senior at the University of Missouri- Columbia studying History and Political Science. She served as an ASUM intern during the 2014 legislative session. She is an active member of Delta Delta Delta, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honors Fraternity, and Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. Meghan has lived in Washington, D.C. the two previous summers, serving as an intern for the Federal Judicial Center and for U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer. When she graduates, she hopes to move back to Washington, D.C. and work on Capitol Hill.