Tom Voss Elected To Lead RCGA As Board Chairman In 2011
December 31, 2010
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For Immediate Release:
TOM VOSS ELECTED TO LEAD RCGA
AS BOARD CHAIRMAN IN 2011
New Executive Committee, New Directors Elected To RCGA Board For 2011
ST. LOUIS -- Tom Voss, President & CEO of Ameren Corp., has been elected St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA) Board Chairman for 2011, succeeding Bob Reynolds, Chairman, President & CEO of Graybar Electric Co., Inc., and RCGA Chairman for the past 3 years. Danny Ludeman, President & CEO of Wells Fargo Advisors, has been named RCGA Chairman-elect for 2013.
Tom has been the President & CEO of Ameren Corp. since May 1, 2009; he had previously served as President & CEO of AmerenUE. Tom served as Executive Vice President and COO of Ameren Corp., the holding company of AmerenIP (also known as Illinois Power Co.) from January 1, 2005 to April 30, 2009. He served as President & CEO of Union Electric Co. (also known as AmerenUE), a subsidiary of Ameren Corp. from January 1, 2007 to 2009.
Tom began his extensive career with Union Electric Co. back in 1969 as an engineer. After 4 years of military service as an engineer dealing with nuclear weapons systems, he returned to Union Electric in 1975, where he has held a number of positions, including District Manager and Distribution Operating Manager. He served as Chairman of Union Electric Co. from January 1, 2007 to 2009.
Tom is a registered Professional Engineer in Missouri and Illinois. He holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla (now the Missouri University of Science and Technology). Tom graduated from the University of Michigan's Public Utility Executive Program and the Westinghouse Advanced Power Systems School in Pittsburgh.
Elected as Chairman-elect, and to become RCGA Board Chairman in 2013, is Wells Fargo Advisors President & CEO Danny Ludeman. Danny will also continue to serve as RCGA Chairman for Economic Development, a position he also held in 2010. In that capacity, Danny has led the RCGA Economic Development Board of Trustees efforts over the past year in completing the MarketStreet research and in developing the region's new multi-year Regional Economic Development Strategy and the new Capital Campaign.
RCGA Board Elects Its 2011 Officers and Executive Committee
The RCGA Board of Directors also has elected its Officers and Executive Committee for 2011. The following individuals have been elected to serve as Officers: Tom Voss, Chairman; Bob Reynolds, immediate past-Chair; Danny Ludeman as Chair-elect for 2013; Dick Fleming as President & CEO; Don Lents, Chairman of the Firm, Bryan Cave LLP, Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair; Steve Cousins, Partner, Armstrong Teasdale LLP, General Counsel; and Tom Minogue, Chairman, Thompson Coburn LLP, Corporate Secretary.
Others elected to the Executive Committee are: Sally Roth, Regions Bank Upper Midwest Area Executive, Greater St. Louis President, Chair-Business Services; Bob Witterschein, Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Chair-Membership; Tracy Hart, President of Tarlton Corp., Chair- Environment & Energy; Tom Campbell, Managing Partner, Gallop, Johnson & Neuman, L.C., Chair-Public Policy; Jan Holloway, Senior Vice President & Chief of Staff, Monsanto, Vice Chair-Public Policy; Danny Ludeman, President & CEO, Wells Fargo Advisors, Chair-Economic Development; Clark Davis, Vice Chairman of HOK, Chair-Infrastructure; and Rodney Kinzinger, Office Managing Partner, Deloitte, Audit Committee Chair.
Elected as At Large Executive Committee members are: Bob Cox, Senior Vice President-Administration, Emerson; Shaun Hayes, President, Sun Security Bank; Bruce Holland, President & CEO, Holland Construction Services, Inc.; Doug Koch, Senior Vice President & Chief Talent Officer, Brown Shoe Co., Inc.; Steve Lipstein, President & CEO, BJC HealthCare-St. Louis; David Steward, Founder, Chairman & CEO, World Wide Technology; Dr. Donald Suggs, President & Publisher, St. Louis American newspaper; Dr. Anthony Tersigni, President & CEO, Ascension Health; Dr. Vaughn Vandegrift, Chancellor, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville; and Doug Yaeger, Chairman, President & CEO, The Laclede Group, and 2003-2005 RCGA Chairman.
RCGA Membership Elects 13 New Directors For 2011
In accordance with the RCGA's by-laws, the full RCGA membership has elected the following new directors to serve 3-year terms on the RCGA Board:
- John Fox Arnold, Chairman, Lashly & Baer, PC;
- Brett Campbell, Principal, Client Solutions Group, Edward Jones;
- David DesPain, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP;
- Jeffrey Hall, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Express Scripts, Inc.;
- Wendy Henry, Managing Partner, BKD, LLP;
- Tom Holloway, President & CEO, TheBANK of Edwardsville;
- Julie Hughes, Regional President, M&I Bank;
- Roman Kulich, President & CEO, Coventry Health Care/GHP;
- R. Otto Maly, President & Director of Special Projects, Kroenke Holdings;
- Alper Oztok, General Manager, Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis;
- Steven Roberts, President & COO, The Roberts Companies;
- John Sondag, President, AT&T Missouri;
- Tim Walsh, Managing Principal, Cassidy Turley.
Also elected to fill unexpired terms for 2011 are: Kevin Mowbray, president & publisher, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Suzanne Magee, president, TechGuard Security; and Matthew Harbaugh, president, Covidien Pharmaceuticals.
Don Lents, Chairman of the Firm, Bryan Cave LLP, chaired this year's Nominating Committee.
The RCGA is the chamber of commerce and economic development organization for the 16-county, bi-state region.