On Jan. 23, Gov. Mike Parson nominated two new potential members to the Board of Governors, local businessmen Jeff Schrag and Tim Francka.
Jeff will fill the 7th District seat formerly held by Sen. Jay Wasson before he stepped down.
Jeff is the owner of three businesses including Mother’s Brewery.
In prior years, Jeff served as president of the Springfield Chamber and Community Foundation of the Ozarks. His wife Mary previously served on the Board of Governors.
There are two years remaining on this seat appointment.
Tim succeeds Craig Frazier in the at-large seat.
Tim is an administrative director of long-term care for Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation based in Bolivar, Missouri. He has 34 years of experience in health care and administration.
He has served on numerous civic and professional boards and served for 18 years on the Marion C. Early School board. Tim is the Missouri delegate for the American Health Care Association. He is a past president of the association and has served on the board since 1995.
Tim graduated from MSU in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in finance and general business. He is married to Beth, MSU ’90. They have two daughters – Samantha, MSU BA ’09 and MBA ’11, and Tabitha, Drury ’20. His daughter Samantha most recently worked for the university in international programs.
Tim will serve a six-year term.
Both Jeff and Tim will officially take their seats after they appear before the state legislative committee that oversees and approves state board appointments. The timeline requires that approval is received within 30 days of the original appointment by the governor.
Other board member updates
We have three other board members who have completed their terms – Gabe Gore, Amy Counts and Carol Silvey who represent the 1st, 2nd and 8th districts respectively. They will continue to serve until Governor Parson appoints their successors.
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