Business executives gather for AIM’s April board meeting
L to R: Steven Burger (Burgers’ Smokehouse), Ray McCarty (AIM President), Bill Imhauser (Pittsburgh Corning), Gregg Givens (DST Systems), RJ Lindstrom (Zephyr Manufacturing), Haley Castelvecchi (AIM Communications Director), Jerry Jost (Jost Chemical and Chairman of AIM Board), Ruth Binger (Danna McKitrick), Rod Reid (Shepherd Hills Factory Outlets) , Melissa Bowman (SSM Health), Rob Carney (Caterpillar), Patrick Daly (Sierra Bullets), John Frederick (The Boeing Co.), Madeline Romious (AT&T). Picture taken in the State Capitol 4/19/17 courtesy Rachael Herndon Dunn, Missouri Times
Associated Industries of Missouri held its April board meeting today at the office in Jefferson City. During the meeting, President Ray McCarty discussed happenings in the Missouri legislature and what to expect for the remainder of session.
In the afternoon, the board meeting attendees visited Missouri’s Capitol to visit with legislators including Speaker of the House Todd Richardson, Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, Senator Brian Munzlinger and Representative TJ Berry. The legislators were happy to meet with AIM’s board and seemed optimistic about the future of Missouri’s business climate. The Board expressed their thanks to the legislators for moving business-friendly legislation in the current legislative session.
“We are happy to have so many pro-business leaders in the House, Senate and Governor’s Office,” said Ray McCarty, president/CEO of AIM. “Our board members were able to thank them for their hard work and pass along the importance of the issues they are working on, including the employment law/whistleblower bill and tax issues, and expressed their concerns over a lack of a highway funding solution.”