Jackson man appointed to MO State Milk Board

a closeup of a dairy cow eating hay in the barn chewing her cud (Source: Storyblocks)
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(KBSI) – A Jackson man was appointed to the State Milk Board by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson.

John Schoen, of Jackson, was appointed to the State Milk Board. Schoen is the manager and president of Schoen Farms, a family farming operation since 1858 that cares for 300 milk cows. He is a member of the board of directors for Prairie Farms and the St. Louis Dairy Council. Schoen is a member of the Missouri Holstein Association, National Holstein Association, and Cape County Farm Bureau. He also serves as the Dairy Fair Superintendent for the Southeast Missouri District Fair.

Gov. Parson also appointed five other people to boards and commissions and filled two county office vacancies on Friday.

Joseph Blanner, of Eureka, was appointed to the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority.

Mr. Blanner is an attorney member with McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer and has more than 20 years of legal experience. He has earned the Roy F. Essen Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the St. Louis County Bar Association, Citizen of the Year award from the City of Eureka, and been included in a 40 Under 40 publication by the St. Louis Business Journal. Mr. Blanner is Co-Founder and President of Construction Forum STL and Construction Forum Education Foundation. He is also a board member of the University of Missouri–St. Louis Chancellor’s Council and Past-President of the UMSL Alumni Association. Mr. Blanner earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Missouri–St. Louis and his Juris Doctor and Master of Arts in Public Administration from Saint Louis University.

Kristal Hiner, of Perry, was appointed as the Ralls County Clerk.

Ms. Hiner has been with the Ralls County Clerk’s Office since 2008, most recently serving as Deputy County Clerk for over 12 years. She earned a certificate in administrative assistance from Jefferson College. Ms. Hiner is a United State Air Force veteran, serving from 1992 until her honorable discharge in 1998.

Rabbi Yosef Landa, of St. Louis, was appointed to the Holocaust Education and Awareness Commission.

Rabbi Landa, the child of Holocaust survivors, is the regional director of Chabad of Greater St. Louis, the eastern Missouri headquarters for the global Chabad movement, offering Jewish education, outreach and social service programming for families and individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and affiliations. Rabbi Landa founded and has directed the annual accredited Jewish Law & Ethics Symposium since 1994. He serves as an educational instructor for the Jewish Learning Institute and serves as a frequent lecturer at the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum. He was also the first recipient of the St. Louis Jewish Federation’s Adult Education Professional Excellence Award. For over a decade, Rabbi Landa served as the chairman of the St. Louis Rabbinical Council and is currently an adjunct associate professor of philosophy at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Rabbi Landa graduated from the Rabbinical College of America and was awarded graduate and post-graduate degrees and rabbinic ordination from the Central Chabad Yeshivah and the Kollel Academy of Higher Jewish Learning in New York City.

Chrissy Nardini, of Creve Coeur, was appointed to the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority.

Ms. Nardini is the President of American Metals Supply, a position she has held since 2006. She has been with the company since 1997, previously serving as the Director of Special Projects and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Nardini is a member of the Young President’s Organization and is a board member of Affiliated Distributors, Kelly Mitchell Group, Inc., and Commerce Bank’s Advisory Board. She is also the President of the Board of Governors for SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation and is a BackStoppers board member. She was recognized as one of the Most Influential Business Women in 2018 by the St. Louis Business Journal. Ms. Nardini holds a Bachelor of Science in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Kevin Rosenbohm, of Graham, was reappointed to the Air Conservation Commission.

Mr. Rosenbohm has owned and operated Rosenbohm Farms, a diversified agriculture operation, since 1978. He has also owned and operated Graham Seed Cleaning and Graham Seed, LLC since 1994. Mr. Rosenbohm serves as a member of the Agriculture Advisory board for Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Nebraska, Graham Community Betterment Association, and Graham Park Board. He earned a Bachelor of Science in farm operations from Northwest Missouri State University.

David Spence, of St. Louis, was appointed to the Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority.

Mr. Spence is the Chairman of Legacy Packaging, a position he has held since 2013. He is also the founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Packaging. Mr. Spence is a former member of the Regional Business Council and St. Louis Sports Commission and current member of the St. Louis Regional Economic Development Corporation. He earned a Bachelor of Science in consumer economics from the University of Missouri–Columbia.

Jody Vance, of Iberia, was appointed as the Miller County Collector of Revenue.

Ms. Vance previously served as the Chief Deputy Clerk for the Miller County Collector of Revenue’s Office. Prior to joining the Collector’s Office, she was a Loan Officer for the Maries County Bank for nearly 14 years. Ms. Vance received a certificate in secretarial administration from the Waynesville Vocational Technical School.

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