Gov. Greitens Appoints Members to Boards and Commissions

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January 3, 2018

Gov. Eric R. Greitens has made the following interim appointments to boards and commissions. 

Sam Devinki was appointed to the Holocaust Education and Awareness Commission.

Devinki, of Kansas City, is the President of Devinki Real Estate. He is a member of Kehilath Israel Synagogue and the Kansas City Bar Association. Devinki served the United States Holocaust Memorial Council from 2003 to 2008.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

Stephen KorteSonny Saxton, and Lisa Schlottach were appointed to the Missouri 911 Service Board.

Korte, of Bowling Green, is the Sheriff for Pike County. He has had a career in law enforcement for almost twenty years. Korte is the At-Large Representative for the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials-International. Previously, Korte served in the U.S. Navy Reserve until he was honorably discharged as Chief Petty Officer E7 in 2012.

Saxton, of Springfield, has served as the Manager for the Mercy Emergency Services Communication Center since 2003. Saxton earned his bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and is pursuing his master’s degree at Johns Hopkins University. He has more than 23 years of experience in the emergency services field. Saxton is the President for Missouri National Emergency Numbers Association.

Schlottach, of Gerald, is the 911 Operations Manager in Gasconade County. She has more than 21 years of experience in emergency communications. Schlottach was instrumental in beginning the Missouri 911 Directors Association, where she served as president for six years. She is currently serving the board as president. Schlottach has also worked as a consultant for many 911 agencies across the state.

Jade Jump was appointed to the Missouri Commission on Human Rights.

Jump, of Clever, is the bookkeeper for Ditchbiz’ Mapping & Locating Service, Inc. She is active in her community as the Coordinator of Mothers of Preschoolers and a leader of the Women’s Ministry at Clever First Baptist Church. Jump earned her bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University.

Darryl Winegar was appointed to the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee. 

Winegar, of Jefferson City, is the COO for Midwest Block and Brick in Jefferson City. He has more than 22 years of experience with the company in various roles. He is the Chair of National Concrete Masonry Association and member of the Cultural Arts Foundation Board of Directors. Winegar earned his bachelor’s degree from Lincoln University and holds his master’s degree from Baker University.

Bill Gipson and Benjamin Rosenberg were appointed to the Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors.

Gipson, of Shell Knob, was reappointed to the Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors. He retired from the Empire District Electric Company where he served as President and CEO. Gipson is an active member of Missouri Southern State University Foundation, where he served as Chair and Vice Chair of the Board. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Missouri Southern State University.

Rosenberg, of Joplin, is the owner and Pediatric Dentist at Benjamin D. Rosenberg DDS Inc., in Joplin. He has been very active in the community and has served as the president of the Boys and Girls Club, former president of the Joplin Public School Board, zone councilman of Joplin City Council, and member of the Joplin Airport Board. Rosenberg earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and holds his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Edward DavisStephen Foster, and Kurt Killen were appointed to the Platte County Election Board.

Davis, of Kansas City, has been a small business owner since 1977. He is a charter member of the International Watch and Jewelry Guild and a life member of the American Numismatic Association. He served in the Colorado Army National Guard from 1968-1970. Davis earned his bachelor’s degree from Colorado College.

Foster, of Camden Point, is a retired mechanic from Transworld Airlines, where he worked for nearly 30 years. Foster is also a life-long farmer in Platte County. He is a member of the Platte County Steam & Gas Tractor Club and St. John’s Lutheran Church. Foster also volunteers at Camden Point Fire Department. 

Killen, of Platte Woods, is a Senior Vice President for Physician Specialty Resources. He has served on the Kansas City/St. Joseph Diocesan School Board, and Mid-Continent Public Library System. He is a member of Knights of Columbus, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Killen earned his master’s degree in business from Benedictine College and holds a master’s degree in Theological Studies from Newman University.

Nikki Whitehead was appointed to the State Fair Commission.

Whitehead, of Marshfield, manages a beef cattle operation located in Conway. She is a member of the Missouri Dairy Association, and Webster County Republicans. Whitehead earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Missouri State University.