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Board of Directors


Mr. John Sondag
President (Retired), AT&T Missouri

Mr. Thom Sehnert
The Smoke House Market/Annie Gunn’s

Mr. Jim Souers
CEO/President, Marcone Supply

Honorable Gary M. Gaertner, Sr.*
Senior Judge

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


Mr. Mark J. Bade

Mr. Patrick Barrett
Chief Marketing Officer (Retired), Biomedical Systems Corporation

Mr. Patrick Behan, Jr.
Trust/Estate Advisor, Greenway Family Office

Mr. John Capps
President, Suntrup Kia of West County

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

Dr. Flint W. Fowler
President, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis

Mr. Scott Engelbrecht
Chief Operating Officer, CliftonLarsonAllen

Mr. Jeff Fox*
Chairman and CEO, Harbour Group

Mr. Jim Hofman
Owner, Advanced Training and Rehab

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

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

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

Ms. Chrissy 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 E. Reagan
Sr. Director, Corporate Security, Ameren Corp.

Col. Steven C. Roberts, Sr.*
Chief of Staff, St. Louis City Sheriff’s Office

Honorable Mary Russell
Judge, 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. David M. Stokes
President and CEO, Grey Eagle Distributors


Mr. Jack B. Biggs, Jr.*

Mr. Timothy E. Dorsey*


Chief Jeff Backhaus
Fire Chief, Marthasville Volunteer Fire Department

Colonel Jon Belmar
Chief, St. Louis County Police Department

Chief Greg Brown
Fire Chief, Eureka Fire Protection District

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

Ms. Kimberly M. Gardner
Circuit Attorney, City of St. Louis

Deputy Sheriff Larry Gardner
Sheriff’s Deputy (Retired), Monroe County Sheriff’s Department

Chief Ken Hahn
Regional Director of Safety & Security, Mercy Health East Communities
Chief (Retired) Washington, Missouri Police Department

Col. John W. Hayden, Jr.
Police Commissioner, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

Chief Dennis Jenkerson
Fire Chief, St. Louis Fire Department

Chief Mike Krause
Fire Chief, Metro West Fire Protection District

Col. 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, Jr.
Fire Chief, Kirkwood Fire Department

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

Mr. Mark Woolbright
2nd District Vice President, International Association of FireFighters


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

Bob Bess*

Frank Bick

William H. T. “Bucky” Bush

Jerry Clinton

Jeffery Reinberg*

Michael F. Shanahan, Sr.*

Fire Chief (Ret.) Jim Silvernail, Sr.

Fire Chief (Ret.) Neil Svetanics

*Former BackStoppers Board President