Board Members

Chief Local Elected Official- Bill Reiboldt, Newton County Presiding Commissioner

Executive Committee

Chairperson- Stephanie Howard, Carthage Water and Electric Plant

Vice Chairperson/Treasurer- Tom Sears, Arvest Bank

Secretary- Rhonda Stafford, Regal Rexnord

Past Chairperson- Brad Baker, US Bank

General Board Members

Jim Armstrong, Daniel Cowin Construction, LLC

Derick Barnes, Heavy Construction Laborers Local No. 663

Robin Benn, Office of Workforce and Community Initiatives, Dept. of Social Services

Corin Berryhill, Sprouls General Construction

Alan Brady, CFI

Rebekah Cooper, Jack Henry and Associates, Inc

Sharon Dempsey, Scepter Manufacturing

Amanda Dilley, Integrity Home Care and Hospice

Linda Dishman, Joplin Adult Education and Literacy

Anna Eley, Ozark Electric Cooperative

Jennifer Essex, Ducommon

Jane Hood, Southwest Missouri Council of Governments

Matt Lansaw, Charlie's Chicken

Gabe Lett, Allgeier, Martin, and Associates

Robin McHugh, Office of Workforce Development

Michael Newman, Refugee and Immigrant Services & Education

Nanda Nunnelly, NextGen Diagnostic Services

John Phillips, Southwest Missouri Carpenters Apprenticeship

Kiersten Shamhart, Joplin Vocational Rehabilitation

Melissa Smith, Crowder College

E. Wayne Wilson, Cadence Bank/Bancorp South