Governor Parson Makes Appointments to Boards and Commissions, Fills County Office Vacancies

 — Today, Governor Parson announced six appointments to various boards, commissions, and county office vacancies.

Henry Carner, of Independence, was appointed to the Jackson County Board of Election Commissioners.

Mr. Carner is a retired Fire Captain and EMT with 40 years of service with the Independence Missouri Fire Department. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Labor Studies from the National Labor College in Silver Springs, Maryland. Mr. Carner recently served on the Metropolitan Community College of Kansas City Board of Trustees. He is a veteran of the United States Navy, achieving the rank of E-4 Petty Officer 3rd Class and of the United States Air Force Reserves as an E-7 Master Sergeant.

Aimee Gromowsky, of Kansas City, was appointed to the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners.

Ms. Gromowsky is an Attorney at Gromowsky Law, LLC. Her practice consists mainly of Criminal Defense working in many Municipal Courts in the greater Kansas City area. Previously, she worked in the Law Offices of Albert Riederer from 2002-2007 and served as a Prosecuting Attorney from 1998-2002. Ms. Gromowsky received her Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science from the University of North Texas in Denton and earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Bruce Kerr, of Platte City, was appointed to the Platte County Election Board.

Mr. Kerr is retired from a 33 year career in the Missouri State Highway Patrol, working first as a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer and later as a Trooper. He is currently the Pianist for Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Warrensburg and a Gospel Music Pianist. Mr. Kerr also attended Truman State University for two years.

Sally Miller, of Kansas City, was appointed to the Kansas City Board of Election Commissioners.

Ms. Miller is an Assistant Teacher and Substitute Teacher at Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City. She graduated Cum Laude from Emma Willard School in Troy, New York, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Ms. Miller was also a Candidate for Missouri State Representative for House District 25 in the 2010 and 2012 election cycles.

Jessica Stevens, of Fredericktown, was appointed as the Madison County Treasurer.

Ms. Stevens has been serving as Deputy County Treasurer since February 2019, and prior to that she has been serving a Deputy County Clerk since June 2007. She is President of the Madison County Women’s Softball League and Vice-President of the Madison County Youth Baseball League. Ms. Stevens is also a Member of the Fredericktown Fire and Police Coalition Committee. She received her Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies from Mineral Area College and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Central Methodist University. 

Dennis Vinson, of Cape Girardeau, was appointed to the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents.

Mr. Vinson is the President and CEO of Signature Packaging and Paper, LLC in Jackson. He is also the Board Chair for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Previously, Mr. Vinson served as a Board Member of the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce and Jackson Chamber of Commerce. He has received certificates from the Harvard Kennedy School – Executive Leadership and the Delta Regional Authority Academy.