Nixon Makes Board, Commission Appointments, Nominations
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon today announced his appointments and nominations to 10 boards and commissions. The nominees will be subject to confirmation by the Missouri Senate; the appointees to the Appellate Judicial Commission and the Missouri Juvenile Justice Advisory Group are not. The appointees and nominees, along with their boards and hometowns, are:
State Soil and Water Districts Commission (Gary Vandiver - Richmond)
Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Rules (Brian C. Maddux - Warsaw)
Board of Certification of Interpreters (Mishely Tisius - Clayton)
Interior Design Council (Michael L. Hodges - St. Louis)
Missouri Community Service Commission (Forrest Miller Jr. - Crestwood)
Missouri Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (Joan Mary Esserman - Webster Groves; Jordan Ifland - Columbia)
Appellate Judicial Commission (Edward "Nick" Robinson - Kirkwood)
Missouri Real Estate Appraisers Commission (Ann Nunn-Jones - Jefferson City)
Missouri State Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Dr. Brian McIntyre - University City)
Missouri State Board of Nursing (Mariea Snell - St. Louis)
State Soil and Water Districts Commission
The Governor has nominated Gary Vandiver (D), of Richmond, to again serve on the State Soil and Water Districts Commission. The Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission formulates policies and general programs for the saving of Missouri soil and water by the soil and water conservation districts.
Vandiver is the general manager and co-owner of Orrick Farm Service, president and co-owner of Horizon Grain of Hopkins, co-owner of Bob Vandiver Cattle Co., and co-owner of Cottonwood Trading. He is a founding member of the Ray County Cattlemen's Association, and past president of the Missouri Agribusiness Association. The Governor has re-nominated Vandiver to a term ending Aug. 15, 2014.
Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Rules
The Governor has nominated Brian C. Maddux, of Warsaw, to the Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Rules. The board interprets statutes and rules and develops rule changes relating to the safe construction, installation, inspection, maintenance, and repair of boilers and pressure vessels in Missouri.
Maddux is the quality control program manager for ProEnergy Services in Sedalia and has been with the company since 2006. He also is an adjunct welding professor at State Fair Community College. Maddux formerly owned and operated a pipe-fitting and welding business. The Governor has nominated him for a term ending Sept. 28, 2015.
Board of Certification of Interpreters
The Governor has nominated Mishely Tisius, of Clayton, to the Board of Certification of Interpreters. The Board for Certification of Interpreters evaluates and certifies interpreters; establishes guidelines for interpreters according to their level or certification; maintains the quality of interpreting services; and provides interpreter training workshops to update knowledge and improve skills.
Tisius is a sign language interpreter for Deaf Interlink Interpreting Agency and a Missouri sign language performance test evaluator for the Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She holds an associate degree in deaf communication studies from St. Louis Community College and a bachelor's degree in business management from Webster University. The Governor has nominated her for a term ending June 27, 2015.
Interior Design Council
The Governor has nominated Michael L. Hodges, of St. Louis, to the Interior Design Council. The mission of the council is to ensure that individuals seeking the title of registered interior designer in Missouri meet the educational and experience qualifications for licensure, and to verify maintenance of this competency through ongoing continuing education.
A University of Missouri-Columbia graduate with a degree in architectural studies and an emphasis in interior design, Hodges is the director of interiors for Chiodini Associates. The Governor has nominated him for a term ending April 6, 2016.
Missouri Community Service Commission
The Governor has nominated Forrest Miller Jr. (R), of Crestwood, to the Missouri Community Service Commission. The mission of the Missouri Community Service Commission is to build stronger communities by fostering an ethic of service in all Missourians through empowering communities and citizens from all walks of life to address educational, public safety, human and environmental needs through volunteer service programs.
Owner of the Royale Orleans in St. Louis County for 34 years, Miller formerly served as past president of the Missouri Restaurant Association and Chairman of the Missouri Restaurant Association Insurance Trust and the Crestwood Economic Development Commission. The Governor has nominated him for a term ending Dec. 15, 2015.
Missouri Juvenile Justice Advisory Group
The Governor has appointed Joan Mary Esserman, of Webster Groves, and Jordan Ifland, of Columbia, to the Missouri Juvenile Justice Advisory Group. The mission of the Missouri Juvenile Justice Advisory Group is to provide leadership and education to Missourians in the area of juvenile justice and ensuring the safety and well being of all youth, their families, and communities.
Esserman was a teacher in the Parkway School District for 27 years and has continued in an education capacity for the St. Louis Science Center, Washington University and for the National Assessment of Educational Progress under Westat. She also has been active as a volunteer under numerous youth-related and community groups, including the Family Court of St. Louis County.
Ifland, whose hometown is Portageville, is a junior at the University of Missouri pursuing a bachelor's of science degree in business administration: finance and banking. She is an honors college student, and an active volunteer for several local charitable causes.
Both Esserman and Ifland have been appointed for a term ending at the pleasure of the Governor.
Appellate Judicial Commission
The Governor has appointed Edward "Nick" Robinson, of Kirkwood, to serve on the Appellate Judicial Commission. The Appellate Judicial Commission accepts applications and forwards three candidates to the Governor for selection to fill judicial vacancies on the Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeals.
Robinson is currently the operations director for United Auto Workers Labor and Employment Training Corp. and previously served as an international representative for the UAW Region 5 Community Action Program. A U.S. Army veteran, he worked for Chrysler Corp. in Fenton from 1967 to 1998. The Governor has appointed him for a term ending Dec. 31, 2018.
Missouri Real Estate Appraisers Commission
The Governor has nominated Ann Nunn-Jones (D), of Jefferson City, to serve again on the Missouri Real Estate Appraisers Commission. The Missouri Real Estate Appraisers' Commission licenses and regulates persons who engage in real estate appraisal business as set out in statute.
Nunn-Jones has been appraising residential real estate in central Missouri for more than 25 years. She is a state-certified residential real estate appraiser, and was the 2010 chair of the appraisal section of the Missouri Association of Realtors. The Governor has re-nominated her for a term ending Sept. 12, 2015.
Missouri State Board of Chiropractic Examiners
The Governor has nominated Dr. Brian McIntyre, of University City, to the Missouri State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. The Board of Chiropractic Examiners enforces licensure standards by implementing legislation and administrative regulations, along with monitoring changes within the profession.
Dr. McIntyre has been a licensed chiropractor in Missouri since 1989 and operates a practice in St. Louis. He is an examiner for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners for Part IV, and has been involved in numerous civic organizations. The Governor has nominated him for a term ending Feb. 5, 2017.
Missouri State Board of Nursing
The Governor has nominated Mariea Snell, of St. Louis, to the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing protects the public; licenses by examination, endorsement, and renewal; regulates the quality of nursing education; disciplines the licenses of nurses who violate the Nursing Practice Act; and determines the scope of practice for licensed individuals.
Snell is a family nurse practitioner at BJK Peoples Health Center in St. Louis, as well as an adjunct faculty member and preceptor at Saint Louis University. She is a doctoral candidate in nursing practice at Saint Louis University. The Governor has nominated her for a term ending June 1, 2013.