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"This experience is something I will always remember and was a great influence in my life."

-- Bradley Joseph Driver '07
Amsterdam, MO

Boys State Board of Directors


State Commander/President
Mr. Gary Grigsby
Missouri American Legion
Warrensburg, MO

Mr. Bradford Lear
Columbia, MO

Dean of Counselors
Mr. Nick Ebert
Overland Park, KS

Dean of Operations
Mr. Jerod Breit
Indianapolis, IN


Dean of Administration
Dr. Corey Bowman
Warrensburg, MO

Mr. Dannen Merrill, CPA
Maryville, MO

Dean of Education
Dr. Bryan A. VanGronigen
Bellefonte, DE

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*
Kansas City, MO

Mr. Ralph Biele*
Jefferson City, MO

Mr. Alan Blankenship*
Galena, MO

Mr. Matt Dameron*
Kansas City, MO

Mr. Elton Fay*
Columbia, MO


Mr. Norman Fretwell*
Kansas City, MO

Dr. Steve Grand*
Evanston, IL

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

Mr. Tom Harmon*
Clearwater, FL

Col. Garry Haase*
Niceville, FL


Mr. Herbert M. Kohn*
Kansas City, MO

Dr. Timothy Miller*
Phoenix, AZ

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. Phil Britt
Kennett, MO

Dr. Joseph Deak
New Haven, CT

Ms. Jenny Denny
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Brandon Eldridge
Marine, IL

Mr. Neal Elliott
Bella Vista, AR

Mr. Matt Flener
Kansas City, MO

Mr. Charles Flint
St. Louis, MO

Mr. Joshua Foster
St. Louis, MO

Mr. Walt Hicklin
Warrensburg, MO

Gov. Bob Holden
Jefferson City, MO

Mr. Andrew Johnson
Webster Groves, MO

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

Dr. Nick Kremer
Eden Prairie, MN

Mr. Jack Laskowitz
Lenexa, KS

Dr. Adam McClellan
Kansas City, MO

Mr. Mark Denton Mitcham
Abingdon, MD

Ms. Rose Noonan
Dixon, MO

Mr. Jonathan Ratliff
Jefferson City, MO

Mr. Ben Stewart
Columbia, MO

Mr. Curtis Strubinger
Charlotte, NC

Mr. Dallas Thompson
Potosi, MO


Boys State Commission


Mr. Kerry Boardman
Grain Valley, MO

Mr. John Buckwalter
Kirksville, MO


Mr. Charles W. Goodin
Jefferson City, MO

Mr. Thomas Goodin
Jefferson City, MO



Mr. Kenneth Goth
Clinton, MO

Mr. Joel Hauck
Florissant, MO

Mr. Cary Kellett
Cedar Hill, MO

Mr. Bob Maddox
New Cambria, MO

Last updated August, 2021

The American Legion Department of Missouri

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