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Associated Industries of Missouri Board meets to discuss priorities for 2017

A meeting of the Board of Directors and  Annual Meeting of Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM) was held November 17, 2016. Founded in 1919, AIM is the oldest general business trade association in Missouri. AIM is also the designated state partner of the National Association of Manufacturers and a Signature Member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

At the meeting, officers were elected as follows:

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Jerry Jost, Jost Chemical Company, Inc.

FIRST VICE CHAIRMAN (Chairman of Planning and Policy Committee)  Patrick Daly, Sierra Bullets, LLC

SECOND VICE CHAIRMAN (Chairman of Membership Committee) Jerry Hunter, Bryan Cave LLP

SECRETARY/TREASURER (Chairperson of Taxpayers Research Institute of Missouri)Christine Cudney, Ameren Services

Chairman Emeritus Ray Wagner was awarded the President’s Award for Membership in recognition of his exceptional contributions to improving membership in the Association, and was also presented with a framed gavel in honor of his service as Chairman. Chairman Emeritus Wagner will continue to serve on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.


Incoming Chairman of the Board Jerry Jost thanked Wagner for his leadership and asked the Board to continue to forward ideas for improvements in the organization, suggestions for legislative issues, and to help spread the word about the great work Associated Industries of Missouri does on behalf of employers in the Missouri Capitol.

Some issues that will be pursued in the 2017 Legislative Session include tort reform issues, tax issues and Right to Work.  If your company has issues that you would like to see AIM address, please send them to our president, Ray McCarty, at so they may be considered and vetted by our Planning and Policy Committee and Executive Committee.


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