OTC Foundation Board of Directors announces new leadership and new members

OTC Foundation Board of Directors announces new leadership and new members

Thursday, May 30, 2013

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Branson Mayor Raeanne Presley has been selected as the new chair of the Board of Directors for the OTC Foundation, the fundraising arm of Ozarks Technical Community College. Outgoing chair Jeffrey Gower, president of Wil Fischer Companies, served in the position from 2012-2013. The transition was finalized at the May meeting of the OTC Foundation Board of Directors.

"We are grateful to Jeffrey Gower for his service and leadership over the past year," said Cliff Davis, vice chancellor and executive director of the OTC Foundation. "I look forward to working with Mayor Presley as we continue to develop a strong Foundation for the college."

The board has also chosen Chip Sheppard, director, vice president and shareholder with Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell and Brown to serve as its vice-chair. Mark Haseltine, partner with Springer and Haseltine Law Firm, will serve as treasurer, and John Gentry, president and chairman of the board for Positronic Industries, Inc., will serve as secretary.

In addition to choosing its new leadership, the board has also selected three new members: Dr. Dolly Plaster Clement, executive director of the Robert W. Plaster Foundation; Donald Babb, CEO of Citizens Memorial Hospital; Randy Madsen, principle owner of Don Wessel Honda; and Dr. Robert Steele, president of Mercy Hospital.

The OTC Foundation, established in 1995, works to meet the ever-increasing needs of Ozarks Technical Community College through the funding of scholarships, new programs, and capital improvement projects.