Chairman Barrett Hatches: Democrat : Term 04/29/2010 to 04/29/2013
Dr. Barrett Hatches (Kansas City) is the owner of Hatches Consulting, LLC, and the president and principle owner of BHMM Energy Services. Dr. Hatches is a 1977 graduate of Jackson State University, a 1995 graduate of Webster University with a Masters of Arts in Management and a 2009 graduate of Jackson State University with a Ph.D. in Urban Leadership and Higher Education. Dr. Hatches serves as Chairman of the Board for the Full Employment Council. In addition he serves on the boards of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City Hospice, and the Missouri Primary Care Association.
Suzanne Bocell Bradley: Republican : Term 06/10/2011 to 04/29/2014
Suzanne Bocell Bradley (St. Joseph) is an attorney with Polsinelli Shughart, P.C. Ms. Bradley holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Kansas and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her experience includes a diversified general practice with an emphasis in civil litigation, wills and trusts, real estate and family matters. She has practiced law in Missouri since 1976 and has served as a Substitute Municipal Judge since 1986. Mrs. Bradley has had professional memberships and achievements with numerous organizations but most recently is a member of the Missouri Bar Board of Governors as well as President of St. Joseph Museums Inc. She is also a member of a number of civic organizations. Mrs. Bradley is married and has three children.
Darryl T. Jones: Democrat: Term 5/05/2005 to 4/29/2011
Darryl T. Jones (St. Louis) was formerly employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, now known as SBC, for 15 years as a planning and design engineer and later as a financial analyst. After his career with Bell, Mr. Jones took the bold step in becoming an entrepreneur by forming his own foodservice management company known as TRI-TEC, Inc. Over the past 10 years, he has strategically formed joint-venture partnership with some of the giants of the foodservice industry: Levy Restaurants in operating the foodservice at Americas Center and the Edward Jones Dome; HMSHost in operating the foodservice for Lambert International Airport; and Aramark in operating foodservice for the St. Louis Public Schools. Mr. Jones is currently volunteering numerous hours with several non-profit organizations: Trustee with Fontbonne University, Chairman Garden District Commission; Board Director with Our Little Haven; and Board Director Epsilon Lambda Foundation of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Some of his former civic duties included: Secretary/Treasurer Missouri Housing Development Commission; Chairman St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District; St. Louis Public Schools Role Model Program; and Board Director of Inroads St. Louis. Mr. Jones and his wife, Villa, and sons are long time residents of St. Louis City.
Jack L. Merritt: Republican : Term 04/29/2010 to 04/29/2013
Jack Merritt (Republic) is former Greene County Sheriff. During his two terms as sheriff, Jack Merritt obtained grants to fund mobile data terminals in all patrol vehicles, and grants to enhance DWI enforcement in Greene County. Jack Merritt is a former member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, achieving the rank of Captain and retiring after 27 years. He has also been employed by the Missouri Attorney General’s Office as a Consumer Fraud Investigator. Jack Merritt has served on boards for the United Way, the Victim’s Center, Family Violence Center, and the Child Advocacy Center.
Diane C. Howard: Democrat: Term 10/23/2012 to 04/29/2015
Diane C. Howard (Cape Girardeau) is an attorney with the Limbaugh Firm in Cape Girardeau. She holds a bachelor's degree from Mississippi University for Women (Summa Cum Laude) and a Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University of Law. Before entering private practice, she served four years active duty with the United States Navy (JAG Corps) as a criminal prosecutor. She retired from the Navy Reserves after 25 years of total military service with the rank of Captain. Ms. Howard has served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Missouri Bar and has been active in many bar organizations. Ms. Howard has authored training materials and has presented nationally, regionally, and locally on various aspects of school law, personnel and employment law. She has served on boards and acted as a volunteer for many civic and non-profit organizations, most recently as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cape Girardeau County Health Department for twenty years. In 2000, she was recognized by the Cape Girardeau Area Zonta Club as their "Woman of Achievement" for her contributions to the community through service and her profession. She is married, has two grown children and two grandchildren.