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Board of Directors

OFFICERS

PRESIDENT
Mr. Michael F. Shanahan, Jr.
Chairman, President and CEO, HM
(Huntleigh McGehee)

VICE PRESIDENT
Mr. John Sondag
President, AT&T Missouri

TREASURER
Mr. Thom Sehnert
“The Smokehouse Market Annie Gunn’s”

SECRETARY
Honorable Gary M. Gaertner, Sr.*
Senior Judge

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Mr. David M. Stokes
President and CEO, Grey Eagle Distributors

 

DIRECTORS

Mr. Mark J. Bade
Partner, ANDERS – CPAs + ADVISORS

Mr. Patrick Barrett
Chief Marketing Officer, Biomedical Systems Corporation

Mr. Patrick Behan, Jr.
Trust & Estates, Greenway Family Office

Ms. Christine Buck
Anchor for News 11 at Four

Mr. August A. Busch IV
CEO Emeritus, Anheuser Busch Companies

Mr. John Capps
President, Suntrup Kia of West County

Mr. Edward L. Dowd, Jr.*
Partner, Dowd Bennett LLP

Mr. Flint W. Fowler, Ph.D.
President, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis

Mr. Scott Engelbrecht
Chief Operating Officer, CliftonLarsonAllen

Mr. Jeff Fox*
Chairman and CEO, Harbour Group

Mr. Allan D. Ivie IV
President and CEO, Reliance Bancshares, Inc.

Mr. Brendan F. Kelly
St. Clair County State’s Attorney, Belleville, Illinois

Mr. Arthur S. Margulis*
Of Counsel, Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan, PC

Mr. Robert P. McCulloch*
Prosecuting Attorney, St. Louis County, Missouri

Ms. Christine Nardini
President, American Metals Supply

Mr. Jerry Potthoff
CEO and President (Retired), Engineered Support Systems, Inc.

Mr. Daniel A. Raniere*
President, Aubuchon, Raniere & Panzeri

Mr. Timothy C. Reagan
Sr. Director, Corporate Security, Ameren Corp.

Mr. Steven C. Roberts*
CEO/President, The Roberts Companies

Honorable Mary Russell
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Missouri

Mr. William J. Schicker
President, Schicker Automotive Group

Mr. Scott Schnuck
Chairman of the Executive Committee, Schnuck Markets, Inc.

Ms. Susie Schulte
Chairman, Nixdorff Krein Industries

Mr. Jim Souers
CEO/President, Marcone Supply

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS

Mr. Jack B. Biggs, Jr.*

Mr. Timothy C. Dorsey*
Consultant

ADVISORY DIRECTORS

Colonel Jon Belmar
Chief, St. Louis County Police Department

Colonel D. Samuel Dotson III
Chief of Police, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

Mr. Louis B. “Buzz” Eckelkamp III
President, Bank of Washington

Chief Dennis Jenkerson
Fire Chief, St. Louis Fire Department

Chief Jerry Lee
Chief (Retired), St. Louis County Police Department

Mr. Denny Marquitz
President (Retired), Marquitz Buick, Cadillac, GMC

Mr. Jack Martorelli
President, Martorelli Consulting Services, LLC

Mr. Bob Neff
Vice President/General Manager, Ford Groves

Chief Jim Silvernail
Chief (Retired), Metro West Fire Protection District and Mehlville Fire Protection District

Lt. Colonel Mel Weith
Lt. Colonel (Retired), St. Clair County, Illinois Sheriff’s Department

STAFF

Col. Ron Battelle
Executive Director, The BackStoppers, Inc.
Chief (Retired), St. Louis County Police Department

Ms. Jacqueline Martin Bettale
Office Manager

Ms. Elizabeth Bettale
Office Coordinator

Mr. Jim Noonan
Database Manager

Ms. Katelyn Klaus
Office Assistant

IN MEMORY

We fondly remember our Board Members and friends and their incredible dedication to the families we serve. Each of these individuals has made a difference in our organization and the lives of those we help, and we are forever grateful. Their contribution to our mission will not be forgotten. In memory of

Frank Bick

Jerry Clinton

Jeffery Reinberg*

*Former BackStoppers Board President