The executive director of the Missouri State High School Activities Association will also lead the national organization. Kerwin Urhahn is the new president of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) for 2020-21. Urhahn, the 61st president of the NFHS, began his one-year term July 2 following the NFHS Summer Meeting, which was held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Urhahn joined the MSHSAA as executive director in 2006 after serving as superintendent of schools in Portageville.

Prior to joining the MSHSAA, Urhahn taught all levels of high school mathematics and coached volleyball, basketball, baseball and golf at Bloomfield High School from 1991 to 1997, and he assumed the role of athletic director in 1994. Urhahn was named principal in 1997 and served three years before becoming the superintendent of the Portageville School District in 2000.