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Missouri governor makes appointments to eight boards, including MSSU Board of Governors

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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED JANUARY 8, 2014 BY THE OFFICE OF MISSOURI GOVERNOR JAY NIXON

Gov. Nixon makes appointments to eight boards

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced his appointments to eight boards and commissions. The appointees, who are subject to confirmation by the Missouri Senate, are:

  • Crime Laboratory Review Commission (Paul F. Williams – Springfield)
  • Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners (Michael S. Kilgore – Kansas City)
  • Missouri Housing Development Commission (William Miller – Black Jack)
  • Missouri Quality Home Care Council (Nicole L. Loethen – Jefferson City)
  • Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors (Tracy Flanigan – Carthage)
  • Public Defender Commission (Harry Riley Bock – New Madrid; Alan Wells – Farmington)
  • Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority (Joseph J. Hunt – St. Louis)
  • St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners (John P. King – St. Louis; John W. Maupin – Creve Coeur)

Crime Laboratory Review Commission

The Governor has appointed Paul Williams, of Springfield, to the Crime Laboratory Review Commission. The commission reviews the operations of crime laboratories in the state of Missouri that receive state-administered funding.

Williams is Chief of the Springfield Police Department and has headed the department since 2010. He previously was an officer with the Tulsa Police Department from 1981 to 2010, reaching the rank of Major. Williams is an adjunct professor in the Criminology/Criminal Justice Department at Missouri State University, and holds a master’s degree in criminal justice from Northeastern State University. The Governor has appointed him for a term ending April 1, 2015.

Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners

The Governor has appointed Michael S. Kilgore, of Kansas City, to the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners. Under state statute, the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners oversees operation of the Kansas City Police Department.

Kilgore is an attorney with the firm of Humphrey, Farrington & McClain. From 2006 to 2010, he served as a member of the Missouri Ethics Commission, including serving as its chair from 2008 to 2010. Kilgore previously was an assistant attorney general with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and an assistant prosecuting attorney in Jackson County. He obtained his law degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. The Governor has appointed him for a term ending Jan. 6, 2018.

Missouri Housing Development Commission

The Governor has appointed William (Bill) Miller (D), of Black Jack, to the Missouri Housing Development Commission. The commission works to provide quality, safe, affordable housing for low and moderate income citizens of Missouri.

Miller is the Associate Vice Chancellor-Human Resources at St. Louis Community College, and formerly was the director of the Division of Personnel for the State of Missouri. He was the Mayor of Berkeley from 1987 to 1994, and a member of the city council from 1977 to 1987. Miller also served on the St. Louis County Board of Elections. The Governor has appointed him for a term ending Oct. 13, 2017.

Missouri Quality Home Care Council

The Governor has nominated Nicole L. Loethen, of Jefferson City to the Missouri Quality Home Care Council. The Missouri Quality Home Care Council was created to ensure the availability and improve the quality of home care services by recruiting, training and stabilizing the personal care attendant workforce.

Loethen is general counsel to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. She previously served as deputy counsel to the Governor’s Office, as an assistant attorney general and associate solicitor for the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, and as counsel for the Missouri Department of Revenue. She obtained her law and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Missouri. The Governor has appointed her for a term ending March 1, 2016.

Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors

The Governor has appointed Tracy Combs Flanigan (R), of Carthage, to the Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors. The Board of Governors acts on behalf of the people of Missouri to oversee the successful implementation of well-planned and sound academic programs of higher learning for the benefit of the students of the college.

Flanigan operates a private practice in Carthage and in Fort Worth, Texas. As part of her practice, she serves as outside legal counsel to the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Co. Flanigan previously was assistant general counsel for the company. She obtained her law and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Missouri. The Governor has appointed her for a term ending Aug. 30, 2019.

Public Defender Commission

The Governor has nominated H. Riley Bock (D), of New Madrid; and Alan Wells (D), of Farmington, to serve on the Public Defender Commission. The commission is responsible for the hiring of the state public defender director and makes any rules needed for the administration of the state public defender system.

Bock served as is the prosecuting attorney for New Madrid County before retiring in 2002. He also served as an assistant public defender, and as the county’s public administrator. In addition to practicing law both as prosecutor and in private practice, Bock also has farmed and taught at New Madrid County Central High School, and has been active in a number of civic and non-profit organizations. The Governor has appointed him for a term ending Jan. 6, 2020.

Wells has been director of the St. Francois County and Ste. Genevieve County 9-1-1 since 1993, where he also is the county emergency management assistant coordinator. Prior to that position, he was an undercover drug narcotics enforcement officer for the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department for 10 years; from 1988 to 1992 he also was director of the multi-county drug and narcotics task force. The Governor has appointed him for a term ending Jan. 6, 2020.

Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority

The Governor has appointed Joseph J. Hunt (D), of St. Louis, to the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority. The authority oversees financing, design and construction of the St. Louis domed stadium/convention center expansion and administers annual Preservation Funding in accordance with state statute, by-laws and bond indentures.

Hunt, a third-generation ironworker, is the retired president of Ironworkers International, a position he held from 1983 to 2011. Hunt also has served in several other local, regional and national labor leadership positions. His other public service experience has included serving on the board of the Lambert St. Louis International Airport Commission and on the executive board of the St. Louis Ambassadors. The Governor has appointed Hunt for a term ending May 31, 2018.

St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners

The Governor has appointed John P. King (R), of St. Louis; and John W. Maupin (R), of Creve Coeur, to serve on the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners. The board conducts all public elections in St. Louis County.

King is a partner with the law firm of Lathrop & Gage, and has been a practicing attorney since 1960. His law practice has focused on the areas of land use zoning and planning, with special emphasis in the fields of residential and commercial development. He is a former chairman of the St. Louis County Police Review Committee. King obtained his law degree from the Saint Louis University School of Law. The Governor has appointed him for a term ending Jan. 10, 2017.

Maupin is an attorney with the law firm of Eckenrode-Maupin. Before going into private practice, he served as assistant general counsel for the Missouri Highway Commission. Maupin was a member of the Missouri Ethics Commission from 1993 to 1996 and a member of the Missouri Senate Apportionment Commission in 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law. The Governor has appointed him for a term ending Jan. 10, 2017.

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