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Meet Our Board


Brent Kelton
Moneta Ventures

Brent Kelton is a partner in Moneta Ventures, a venture capital firm headquartered in California. Elected as a director in 2022, Mr. Kelton resides in Magnolia, Texas, and brings more than 28 years of business and technology expertise to our board.

Lani Cathey
XDimensional Technologies

Lani Cathey is the successful Chief Executive Officer for XDimensional Technologies and is responsible for the company's overall strategy and operational execution. Ms. Cathey resides in Boston Massachusetts, and her technology background and business experience made her a welcome addition to our board in 2022.

Gary Thompson
Columbia Insurance Group

Gary is President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbia Insurance Group and has been an employee since 1989, serving in numerous operational roles during his career. Mr. Thompson's insurance industry background and experience have aided our board since 2009.

Betty Schuster, Chair
Schuster Financial Services

Betty Schuster is a self-employed business owner of Schuster Financial Services with more than 30 years of financial planning, insurance and investment experience. Mrs. Schuster's financial and investment background have made her a valued asset on our board since 1997.

Mike Hotchkiss
Hotchkiss Insurance

Mike Hotchkiss is Chief Executive Officer of Hotchkiss Insurance headquartered in Texas.  Mr. Hotchkiss worked as a financial auditor for several years earning his CPA as well as working as an insurance professional before assuming the CEO role.  He joined our board in 2019, bringing a unique background and perspective not held by many other insurance professionals.

Bernie Fechtel
Fechtel Beverage & Sales

Bernie Fechtel owns and operates Fechtel Beverage & Sales, a large beverage distributorship, in Jefferson City, Missouri. Mr. Fechtel brings many years of business and community leadership experience to our board, joining us in 2007.

Dr. Chris Belcher
University of Missouri

Chris Belcher now serves as the Assistant Professor of Professional Practice-Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri after retiring in June 2014 as Superintendent of the Columbia Public School District, Columbia, MO. Dr. Belcher has over 33 years of experience working in education and joined our board in 2012.

Laura Hinson
Retired

Laura Hinson retired in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer of QBE the Americas of New York, a $4 billion dollar property and casualty insurance company. Ms. Hinson hails from Dallas, TX and has worked for over 30 years in all aspects of finance and accounting for large insurance corporations bringing her years of financial expertise to our board in 2012.

Teresa Maledy
Commerce Bancshares

Teresa Maledy retired in 2018 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for the Central/Eastern Missouri region of Commerce Bancshares, a $25.6 billion dollar bank holding company with branches in MO, KS, IL, OK and CO and commercial banking offices in six other states. Elected in 2012, Mrs. Maledy brings over 35 years of banking experience to our board.