Governor Parson Fills Three County Office Vacancies, Appoints New Division of Personnel Director

JANUARY 6, 2023

 — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced appointments to fill three county office vacancies as well as new Office of Administration Division of Personnel Director. 

Alyssa Bish, of Columbia, was appointed as the Office of Administration Division of Personnel Director

Ms. Bish has served as Director of Strategy and Leadership Development for the Office of Administration since November of 2021. Previously, she served as Director of Talent Development for the Office of Administration. Ms. Bish holds a doctorate in communications and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Missouri–Columbia. 

Sherry Stites, of St James, was appointed as the Phelps County First District Commissioner.

Ms. Stites currently serves as an agent with Shelter Insurance. Prior to her current role, Ms. Stites was a branch manager for Springleaf Financial Services. Ms. Stites has been a member of the Rolla Chamber of Commerce since 2016, where she now serves as board member and ambassador. She became a member of the St. James Chamber of Commerce in 2022.

Brock Bailey, of Curryville, was appointed as the Pike County Western District Commissioner.

Mr. Bailey is a retired agriculture education instructor and high school principal. He has been a beef cattle producer since 1987 and has served as an agent with Oswald Crow Insurance Agency in Bowling Green since 2017. He holds a Master of Science in agriculture education from the University of Missouri–Columbia.

Mark Marberry, of Farmington, was appointed as the Ste. Genevieve County Second District Commissioner.

Mr. Marberry previously served as a reporter for the Daily Journal and the Farmington Press. He is a fifth generation Ste. Genevieve County farmer. He holds an Associate of Arts in design and drafting from Mineral Area College.