Dunscombe named REDI chairwoman

Thursday, August 5, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 11:50 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

Regional Economic Development Inc. announced its new officers at a Tuesday meeting.

Outgoing board Chairman Joe Moseley announced the new officers. Taking over as chairwoman is Vicki Dunscombe, vice president and COO of Boone County National Bank.

Roger Clark, CEO and general manager of Boone Electric Cooperative, will move from his position of secretary to vice chairman.

Scott Atkins, owner of Tom Atkins Investments, will be secretary.

Jim Kloman, plant manager at Quaker Oats, will be the new treasurer.

Ron Shy’s three-year term as a board member expired. Columbia’s Citizen of the Year, Greg Steinhoff, will fill that vacancy.

Moseley said REDI’s “class A” investors appoint board members.

Those include the city of Columbia, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Boone Count y and MU. Class A investors account for $185,000 of REDI’s budget for fiscal year 2004.

Kelvin Simmons, director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development, attended the meeting to praise the efforts of REDI to bring businesses into the region. Simmons said that from July 2003 to June 2004, Missouri ranked No. 2 in the nation in net job creation with 85,000 new jobs.

Simmons said groups such as REDI will need to continue to work for job development. “We have a lot of attractive things in Missouri,” he said.

“We have to market those things.”

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