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Board of Directors


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

Mr. John Sondag
President, AT&T Missouri

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

Honorable Gary M. Gaertner, Sr.*
Senior Judge

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



Mr. Mark J. Bade

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


Mr. Jack B. Biggs, Jr.*

Mr. Timothy C. Dorsey*


Colonel Jon Belmar
Chief, St. Louis County 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


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

Ms. Elizabeth Bettale
Office Manager

Mr. Jim Noonan
Office Administrator

Ms. Katelyn Klaus
Office Coordinator

Ms. Maggie Schmidt
Office Assistant


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*

Fire Chief (Ret.) Neil Svetanics

*Former BackStoppers Board President