Black Jack Fire District Chief Gantner is North County Inc.’s 2014 Board Chairman

Chief Michael Gantner

Chief Michael Gantner

The Board of Directors for North County Incorporated (NCI), a regional development association, has elected Chief Michael Gantner as Chair for 2014.  This is a one-year term, that began Jan 1, 2014.  Gantner succeeds Ron McMullen, president of Christian Hospital, who served as North County Incorporated’s Board of Directors chairman in 2013. Gantner has been an active member of the NCI Board of Directors and the community.  He offers  diverse experience and leadership skills will be an asset as the incoming board chair for NCI.

Gantner’s has served on North County Incorporated’s board of directors since 2006 and on the executive board as a director since 2007.  He also serves on the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors.

Other New Board Members

The NCI Board of Directors also named several new board members for 2014. NCI’s incoming board members for 2014 are Supt. Tiffany Anderson (Jennings School District),  Rosa Rue-Brown (Spanish Lake Comm. Assoc.), Robert Cerame (Paul Cerame Auto Group), Captain Troy Doyle ( St. Louis County Police), Rachel Giffhorn (The Bridge at Florissant),  Jim Guyre (Valley Industries), Supt. Scott Spurgeon (Riverview Gardens School District), and Don Zykan (Meridian Waste).

Tiffany Anderson currently serves as superintendent of the Jennings School District. Before joining the Jennings School District in 2012 she served as an administrator with St. Louis City Public Schools, Rockwood, and the Montgomery County Public Schools in Virginia. She has written a book called “Closing the Achievement Gap”, and is active in the community.

Rosa Rue-Brown has worked at Maritz for 28 years and is currently the Senior Manager of Operations for the Financial Services Research Group. She is very active civically and is serving her second term on the Spanish Lake Community Association. She also works closely with the Maritz Corporate Giving Council and sits on the Campus Y Board of Advisors.

Robert Cerame is president/GM of Paul Cerame Auto Group Inc. that he co-owns with his family. He started working for the family business 35+ years ago and has worked his way up the ladder to his current position. His civic involvement includes sitting on the Board of Directors for Marygrove and the Matthew Dickey Boys and Girls Club.

Troy Doyle currently serves as the commander of the North County Precinct for the St. Louis County Police Dept. He began his career with the St. Louis County Police Dept. in 1992 working out of the South County Precinct. He has spent time in a number of leadership positions with the department and is currently involved in numerous neighborhood watch and community relations programs in North County.

Rachel Giffhorn is the general manager for The Bridge of Florissant. The Bridge is an assisted and independent living community in Florissant. Prior to the Bridge she oversaw the operations of several other senior living complexes..

Jim Guyre is currently the executive director for Valley Industries, a non-profit sheltered workshop that provides dignified and meaningful employment for adults with developmental disabilities in North County. He has served as executive director since 2008 and has worked for Valley Industries since 1985. He is active in the community with a number of organizations including the Rotary Club of Florissant, Northwest Chamber of Commerce, The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce.

Scott Spurgeon is the superintendent of the Riverview Gardens School District. He has been in the position since July of 2013. Prior to joining Riverview as Superintendent Dr. Spurgeon amassed 18 years of administrative experience with several local districts.

Don Zykan has served as Chief Operating Officer for Meridian Waste since May of 2013. Prior to joining Meridian Don was owner/operator of Zykan Brothers Hauling before selling the business in 1986. He has since continued to have a major presence both civically and in the business community here in North County. He is involved with several local organizations, serving on the board of directors for both Christian Hospital and the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce.

2014 North County Incorporated Officers

Chairman of the Board – Chief Mike Gantner, Black Jack Fire Protection District

Vice Chairman of the Board – Dan Boyle, The Boyle Law Firm, LLC

Treasurer – Fletcher Wells II, St. John’s Bank & Trust Co.

Secretary – Dr. Art McCoy II, Ferguson-Florissant School District


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