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"The experience is head-spinning at first, then invigorating for the week. The lessons I took home included establishing a stronger work ethic, collaboration, negotiation, discipline, and making friendships beyond one's comfort zone. The lessons stick from senior year in high school through college, one's personal life and a professional career!"

-- Paul Chris Turner '81
Jefferson City, MO

Boys State Board of Directors


State Commander/President
Mr. Cary Kellett
Missouri American Legion
Cedar Hill, MO

Mr. Matt Dameron
Kansas City, MO

Dean of Counselors
Mr. Nick Ebert
McKinney, TX

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. Bryan A. VanGronigen
Charlottesville, VA

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
Belleville, IL



(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

Mr. Dale Wright*
Savoy, IL




(includes current officers and executive committee)


Mr. Kerry Boardman
Grain Valley, MO

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

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. Nick Kremer
Eden Prairie, MN

Mr. Jack Laskowitz
Allen, TX

Mr. Bill Lowe
Raymore, MO

Dr. Adam McClellan
Kansas City, MO

Mr. Mark Denton Mitcham
Abingdon, MD

Mr. David Smith
Grain Valley, MO

Mr. Ben Stewart
Columbia, 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. Art Wilson
St. Charles, MO

Mr. Joel Hauck
Florissant, MO

Last updated May, 20, 2019

The American Legion Department of Missouri

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