Advisers to help Nixon pick new Missouri agency leader

Friday, September 18, 2009 | 12:19 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Jay Nixon will use a seven-member panel of advisers to help pick a new director for the Department of Economic Development.

Former director Linda Martinez resigned this week over apparent disagreements with the governor, just eight months after her appointment.

The governor's office said Friday that labor department director Larry Rebman and business leaders from Kansas City, Springfield and St. Louis would advise the search.

On the committee are: Jim Anderson of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Dick Fleming of the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association, Tom Irwin of Civic Progress in St. Louis, Pete Levi of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Clyde McQueen of the Full Employment Council of Kansas City and Kathy Osborn of the Regional Business Council in St. Louis.


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