(Jefferson City) – A former West Plains resident has been named the new Media Relations Director of the Missouri Bar.
Missouri Bar Executive Director Keith Birkes made the announcement last week that Farrah Fite would succeed Jack Wax, who retired after more than 20 years of service. Fite joined The Missouri Bar’s staff March 19 and had been working with Wax for the past month.
Fite comes to the role after serving as the Communications Director for the Missouri Senate’s Majority Caucus for the past eight years. While there she was charged with communicating an array of public policy issues to the public, served as press secretary and speech writer to Senate leaders, and worked to provide members of the media with accurate and timely information.
Fite has eight years of experience as a communications director, four additional years as a broadcast communications specialist, and two more years as both a local television reporter and national television news program producer. She earned a Masters in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an undergraduate degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.
Fite is married and resides in Jefferson City with her husband, Gus Wagner. She is the daughter of James B. and Cherry-Ann Fite of West Plains.