Board Members and Officers

President: Brian Haeffner, MoDOT

President-Elect: Grant Toellner, Gold Crest Distributing

Treasurer: Sterling Oliver, Central Bank of Audrain County

Immediate Past President: Daniel Norman, Mexico Plastics

VP Operations: Kim Sydenstricker, Sydenstricker Implement

VP Business Services: 

VP Community Betterment/Civic Affairs: Melanie Utterback, Utterback Crop Insurance

President Progress Mexico: George Huffman, Pearl Motor Company

Kate Becker, Audrain County Collector

Melissa Buckman Young, Melissa Buckman Young Attorney

Brandon Crocker, Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance

Michael Daugherty, Country 96 Radio

Todd Geeson, Edward Jones

Tiffani Maxwell, Maxwell Trailers

Chris Miller, M & M Golf

Vicki Oligschlaeger, Commerce Bank

Mitchell Rentschler, Edward Jones

Ben Steinman

Derek Stuckenschneider, The Bank of Missouri

Brad Walker, True Manufacturing

Community Betterment and Civic Affairs: Melanie Utterback, Utterback Crop Insurance

Economic Development / Progress Mexico: George Huffman, Pearl Motor Company

Operations: Kim Sydenstricker, Sydenstricker Implement

Tom and Linda Groves: Chamber Ambassadors

Rick Geraci: Missouri Military Academy

Kathy Coulson: St. Brendan School

Dr. Ayanna Shivers: Mayor of the City of Mexico

Donna Jacobs: SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital

Caroline Groves: Advanced Technology Center

Russell Runge: Economic Development Director

Bruce Slagle: City Manager

Zach Templeton: Superintendent of Mexico Public Schools

Steve Hobbs: Presiding Commissioner of Audrain County

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Top Area Employers


1. SSM Health St. Mary Hospital – Audrain: 425 Employees
2. True Manufacturing: 415 Employees
3. Spartan Light Metal Products: 363 Employees
4. Mexico Public School District: 346 Employees
5. Wal-Mart: 300 Employees