David Kelly, Deputy Director, Missouri State Parks
David Kelly

David Kelly was named Director of the department's Missouri State Parks, effective Sept. 1, 2021.

David began his career with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources over 33 years ago, as the Special Events Coordinator for state parks in May 1988. Most recently, he served as Deputy Director of Operations for state parks. During his career with state parks, he has also served as the Director of the Facility and Visitor Services program and Chief of the Marketing and Special Events section. 

  • Business Services Program
  • Cultural Resource Management Program
  • Grants, Recreation and Interpretation Program
  • MSP Regional Offices
  • Natural Resource Management Program
  • Planning and Development Program
  • State Historic Preservation Office
  • State Park Rangers
  • Visitor Services Program