Noel brings a wealth of knowledge and background to the clients he represents at Husch Blackwell Strategies. He provides a unique perspective on the legislative process, having previously served in the Missouri House. In addition, Noel led an energy advocacy group and has been a small business owner.
As a member of the Missouri House of Representatives, Noel represented part of Eastern Jackson County. He was elected in November 2010 and served four years in the Missouri General Assembly. While serving in the House, Noel was Chairman of the Small Business Committee and a special Medicaid Committee. During the summer of 2013, he traveled the State of Missouri seeking public opinions about Medicaid and its future.
During the 2014 legislative session, Members of the Missouri Children’s Leadership Council presented the #Kidswin award to Noel for his efforts to eliminate the waiting period for children eligible for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The St. Louis Business Journal recognized Noel in 2014 as a state legislator who worked throughout the session to help advance the agenda of the St. Louis area.
After his tenure in the Missouri House, Noel became the executive director of the Fair Energy Rate Action Fund, an organization that advocates for energy issues on behalf of consumers. The Missouri Times recognized Noel as “an effective legislator mostly by building relationships and working across the aisle, and he has found success in his first session blocking bills not only in the Senate, but thwarting legislation FERAF opposes in the House as well.”
Noel joined Statehouse Strategies early in 2017 and has been lobbying on behalf of clients, including Boulevard Brewing Company. Prior to serving in the Missouri House, Noel owned and operated a successful small business with his brother Edward.
Noel received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, with a concentration in Political Science, from Graceland University.