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"I loved MBS. As mayor, it is absolutely amazing getting back into my community and relating to all the issues that plague my city. I can understand the job descriptions and the amount of work it takes to keep a thriving community stable."

-- Zachary Sethman Smith '12
Ozark, MO

Boys State Board of Directors


State Commander/President
Mrs. Elizabeth “Betty” Gonzales
Missouri American Legion
St. Peters, MO

Mr. Matt Dameron
Kansas City, MO

Dean of Counselors
Mr. Dale Wright
Savoy, IL

Dean of Operations
Col. Garry Haase
Bellbrook, OH


Dean of Administration
Dr. Corey Bowman
Warrensburg, MO

Mr. Bradford Lear
Columbia, MO

Dean of Education
Mr. Nick Kremer
Columbia, MO

State Recruiting Coordinator
Mr. Mike Stewart
St. Charles, MO





Ms. Lowry Finley-Jackson
Jefferson City, MO

Director of Development
Mr. Michael S. Plunkett
Leawood, KS

Director of Technology
Mr. Ryan L. Hendrickson
St. Louis, MO



(includes current officers)


Mr. Bill Beydler*
Franklin, TN

Mr. Ralph Biele*
Jefferson City, MO

Mr. Alan Blankenship*
Galena, MO

Mr. Elton Fay*
Columbia, MO

Mr. Norman Fretwell*
Kansas City, MO

Dr. Steve Grand*
Berkeley, CA

Mr. W. R. (Randy) Gray*
Overland Park, KS

Mr. Tom Harmon*
Clearwater, FL


Mr. Herbert M. Kohn*
Kansas City, MO

Dr. Timothy Miller*
Boston, MA

Mr. J. W. Page*
Lee's Summit, MO

Mr. Harry H. (Chip) Peterson*
Farmington, MO


Mr. Craig Ritchie*
Columbia, MO

Dr. Mark A. Stacy*
Durham, NC

Dr. Duane Sterling*
Warrensburg, MO

Mr. Paul O. Wilson*
Alexandria, VA




(includes current officers and executive committee)


Mr. Jerod Breit
Iowa City, IA

Mr. Phil Britt
Kennett, MO

Dr. Brandon Eldridge
Marine, IL

Mr. Neal Elliott
Bella Vista, AR

Mr. Matt Flener
Kansas City, MO

Hon. Eric Greitens
Jefferson City, MO

Mr. John Grimm
Cape Girardeau, MO

Mr. Rich Heigert
Arnold, MO

Mr. Walt Hicklin
Gravois Mills, MO

Gov. Bob Holden
Jefferson City, MO

Mr. Andrew Johnson
Webster Groves, MO

Col. William R. "Rusty" Jones
South Riding, VA

Mr. Cary Kellett
Cedar Hill, MO

Mr. Jack Laskowitz
Allen, TX

Mr. Bill Lowe
Raymore, MO

Dr. Adam McClellan
Kansas City, MO

Mr. Mark Denton Mitcham
Huntsville, AL

Mr. David Smith
Grain Valley, MO



Boys State Commission


Mr. Dennis Woeltje
Cape Girardeau, MO

Mr. Charles W. Goodin
Jefferson City, MO

Mr. Thomas Goodin
Jefferson City, MO

Mr. Kenneth Goth
Clinton, MO

Mr. Marvin Harper
Barnard, MO

Mr. Joel Hauck
Florissant, MO

Mr. Cary Kellett
Cedar Hill, MO

Mr. James (Jim) S. Whitfield
Independence, MO

Mr. Art Wilson
St. Charles, MO

Last updated October 27, 2016

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