Brian Schmidt, Executive Director

Brian is responsible for executing Kids Win Missouri’s strategic plan, overseeing the organization’s development and implementing media and communication activities. He started his career in public policy as the Executive Director of the Missouri General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Tax Policy where he assisted legislators in analyzing and crafting tax and economic development policies. After his work with the Missouri legislature, Brian started Missouri Wonk, a public policy analysis consulting firm whose work tackled diverse projects with subjects including tax policy and incentives, healthcare, education, transportation, housing, crime and neighborhood revitalization. Interested in contacting Brian?  Please email him at

Craig Stevenson, Director of Policy and Advocacy

Craig serves as the Director of Policy and Advocacy for Kids Win Missouri where he helps advance policies. Prior to joining the Kids Win Missouri team, Craig led the Mozambique initiative of the United Methodist Church, which helped raise funds for critical community needs in Mozambique, Africa. From 2010 to 2015, he worked on the Governmental Relations team at the University of Missouri. Craig is active in his community, serving on the board of directors for the Hallsville School District. Additionally, he and his wife, Brittney, are licensed foster parents. Interested in contacting Craig? Please email him at