Lt. Governor Kinder Announces Governor’s Appointments to

Lt. Governor Kinder Announces Governor’s Appointments to

State Boards and Commissions

JEFFERSON CITY – Lt. Governor Peter Kinder today, while serving as acting Governor, announced Gov. Matt Blunt has made appointments of members who will serve on several boards, commissions and councils.

Board of Private Investigator Examiners

Douglas E. Mitchell, 50 of Warrensburg, is president and owner of Legal Investigative Services, Inc. Mr. Mitchell holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Central Missouri State University. His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation for a term ending on March 4, 2011.

Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging

Raverta “Rae” Lewis, 52 of Grandview, is the senior customer advisor for Missouri Gas Energy. Ms. Lewis holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washburn University and a master’s degree in business administration from Baker University. Her appointment is subject to Senate confirmation for a term ending on September 17, 2010.

Missouri Community Service Commission

Stanley D. Whitehurst, 41 of Marshfield, currently holds the position of Webster County Clerk. Mr. Whitehurst holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Tulsa. His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation for a term ending on December 15, 2010.

Missouri Development Finance Board

Louis B. Eckelkamp, Jr. (R), 64 of Washington, is the chairman and CEO of the Bank of Washington. Mr. Eckelkamp holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, and a juris doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law. His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation for a term ending on September 14, 2011.

Missouri Minority Business Advocacy Commission

Dr. Adam R. Shariff (R), 53 of Ballwin, is currently an associate professor at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis. Dr. Shariff holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, a master’s degree in applied ecology/environmental science from the University of Wyoming, and a doctorate in applied/systems ecology from North Dakota State University. His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation for a term ending on September 2, 2009.

Missouri Propane Gas Commission

Dennis L. Carroll, 56 of Independence, is the operations manager for Propane Resources L.L.C. Mr. Carroll holds a business and accounting certification from Gem City College. His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation for a term ending on June 30, 2011.

Missouri Real Estate Commission

Charles G. Misko, 61 of Saint Louis, is a partner in the law firm of Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP office. Mr. Misko holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Benedicts College and a juris doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law. His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation for a term ending on October 16, 2012.

Missouri Veterans’ Commission

John D. Comerford, 33 of St. Louis, is an attorney at Dowd Bennett LLP and has served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Comerford holds a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a juris doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation for a term ending on November 2, 2011.

Missouri Workforce Investment Board

Neal E. Boyd, 32 of Ballwin, is the district sales coordinator for the American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus. Mr. Boyd holds a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Southeast Missouri State University, a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Missouri, and a master’s degree in business management from the University of Phoenix. His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation for a term ending on March 3, 2011.

David H. Duncan, 61 of Mound City, is currently the mayor of Mound City and the president and owner of Tiffany Care Centers, Inc. Mr. Duncan holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from McPherson College. His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation for a term ending on March 3, 2010.

Patrick H. Kellett, 45 of Saint Charles, is the assistant business manager and a business representative for Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562. Mr. Kellett attended Lewis and Clark University. His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation for a term ending on March 3, 2010.

Peace Officer Standards and Training

Paul C. Vescovo, III, 54 of Smithville, is currently the sheriff of Clay County and served in the United States Army. Mr. Vescovo holds an associates degree in applied (police) science from Kansas City Metropolitan Community College. His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation for a term ending on October 3, 2010.

Seismic Safety Commission

Arthur D. Bond, III, 46 of Saint Louis, is an architect for Bond Wolfe Architects. Mr. Bond holds a bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College and a master’s degree from Washington University. His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation for a term ending on July 1, 2010.

State Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services

Dr. Robert W. Dodson, 48 of Joplin, is the trauma director for St. John’s Regional Medical Center. Dr. Dodson holds a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and a doctor of medicine from Uniformed Services University. His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation for a term ending on January 5, 2009.

State Historical Records Advisory Board

Terry L. Ramsey, 60 of Nevada, is the co-owner and an independent contractor for TR Resources, Inc and is the coordinator for the Bushwhacker Museum for the Vernon County Historical Society. Ms. Ramsey holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Northwest Missouri State University. Her appointment is subject to Senate confirmation for a term ending on November 1, 2010.

State Interagency Coordinating Council

Dr. Theodore E. Chapman, II, 40 of Columbia, is the deputy director of the Division of Mental Retardation and Development for the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Dr. Chapman holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University and a doctorate in special education, public policy, and leadership from the University of Kansas. His appointment is subject to Senate confirmation for a term ending at the pleasure of the governor.

For more information on Missouri’s boards and commissions visit http://www.gov.mo.gov/boards/boards.htm.