During the Shelter Board of Directors meeting on November 19, 2020, the Board elected Randa Rawlins to become President in anticipation of the retirement of the current President and CEO, Matt Moore, who will retire in June of 2021. Upon Matt’s retirement, Randa will assume the role of President and CEO. Randa is a graduate of the GMLC Class of 2015.


Randa is a native Missourian having grown up on a farm near Hale, Missouri.  A graduate of Truman State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, she began her law career in Kansas City where she practiced insurance defense for 20 years.  Randa returned to Columbia in 2002 to become Shelter’s General Counsel.  She assumed the role of Secretary of Shelter and its Board of Directors in 2006 before being promoted to Senior Vice President in 2016.  In 2018, she was promoted to her current role as Executive Vice President and in July of that year became a member of Shelter’s Board of Directors.



The Board elected Stacye Smith to the role of Vice-President of SBMI, Shelter Human Resources Department to replace Paul LaRose. Stacye is a graduate of the GMLC Class of 2014.

Stacye is a Columbia native and a graduate of Stephens College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration.  She began her Shelter career in 1987 and has held several positions in Underwriting, Training, and SBMI.  She has been in management since 2005, where she has held the positions of Manager of Sales Training, Manager of Human Resource Programs, and Director of Human Resources.  On January 1, 2020, she became Shelter’s first Director of Inclusion and Engagement, having responsibility for Diversity and Inclusion, Employee and Community Engagement, and Employee Communications.

Please join us in congratulating each of them on their well-deserved promotions. If you would like to congratulate them, you can reach Randa and Stacye.