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"I had no idea what I was in for, having had no prior interest in the political process at any level. But on the day the votes were tallied and the announcement was made that I won the highest executive position in the state I was overwhelmed with joy and excitement. I had a new outlook on what our government officials go through to get where they are."

-- Aaron Nickens '88
Kansas City, MO
Elected MBS Governor

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
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

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
Huntsville, AL

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 June 23, 2018

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