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BackStoppers Officers & Directors for 2015


Mr. David Stokes
President and CEO, Grey Eagle Distributors

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

Mr. John Sondag
President, AT&T Missouri

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

Immediate Past President
Mr. Robert P. McCulloch
Prosecuting Attorney, St. Louis County, Missouri


Mr. Mark J. Bade

Mr. Patrick Barrett
Chief Marketing Officer, Biomedical Systems Corporation

Mr. Patrick Behan, Jr.
Consultant, Greenway Family Office

Ms. Christine Buck
News 11 At Noon Anchor, KPLR-TV

Mr. August A. Busch IV
Consultant, Anheuser-Busch InBev

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. Jeff Fox*
Chairman and CEO, Harbour Group

Ms. Anne Gagen*
Managing Director, The PrivateBank

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

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

Mr. Arthur S. Margulis*
Attorney, Margulis, Grant, Margulis & Miller

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

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

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

Honorable Mary Russell
Judge, Supreme Court of Missouri

Mr. William J. Schicker
President, Schicker Automotive Group

Mr. Scott Schnuck
Chairman and CEO, Schnuck Markets, Inc.

Ms. Susie Schulte
Chairman, Nixdorff Krein Industries

Mr. Thom Sehnert
The Smokehouse Market

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

Mr. John R. Sondag
President, AT&T Missouri


Mr. Jack B. Biggs, Jr.*
Chairman, St. Louis Regional Crime Commission

Mr. Timothy C. Dorsey*


Colonel Jon Belmar
Chief, St. Louis County Police Department

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

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

Mr. Bob Hahn
Treasurer, Board of Directors, Potosi Fire Protection District

Chief Ken Hahn
Chief of Police, City of Washington Police Department

Chief Dennis Jenkerson
Fire Chief, St. Louis Fire Department

Chief Jerry Lee
Director, Missouri Department of Public Safety

Mr. Denny Marquitz
President, Marquitz Buick, Cadillac, GMC

Mr. Jack Martorelli
President, The Kelley Group

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

In Memory   

We fondly remember our Board Members and friends and their incredible dedication to the families we serve. Each of these men 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*


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

Jacqueline Martin Bettale
Office Manager

Elizabeth Bettale
Office Coordinator

*Former BackStoppers Board President

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