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Raymond T. Wagner Jr. Elected Chairman of the Board of Associated Industries of Missouri

Marc Ellinger, Chairman of the Selection Committee of Associated Industries of Missouri, announced today the election of Raymond T. Wagner, Jr., as the Chairman of the Board of Associated Industries of Missouri (AIM) at the Association Board of Directors meeting November 13, 2014.


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“Ray is recognized as one of the most distinguished business leaders, not just in the State of Missouri, but across the nation,” said Ellinger. “Having Ray Wagner as our new Chairman of the Board demonstrates, again, that AIM is one of the preeminent groups looking out for the best interests of Missouri’s businesses.”

“It has been an honor to serve as Chairman of the Board for Associated Industries of Missouri,” said Tony Reinhart, current AIM Chairman and Regional Director, Government Relations for Ford Motor Company. “I have known Ray Wagner for a long time and it is a great comfort to know that the organization will be headed by someone of his abilities going forward. He is definitely the right person to take the organization to the next level in its efforts to best represent Missouri’s business interests.”

Ray earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and his M.B.A. at St. Louis University. He obtained his J.D. law degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and completed a Master of Laws-Taxation (LL.M.) degree from Washington University School of Law.

Wagner has a long history of public service, having served as Director of Revenue in both Missouri and Illinois, as legal counsel to Missouri Governor John Ashcroft, as law clerk for then-Chief Justice Andrew Jackson Higgins of the Missouri Supreme Court, and as a municipal judge for the City of Ballwin. He has also engaged in the private practice of law in the areas of securities, municipal finance, banking, corporate and tax law. Ray serves or has served on the boards of numerous business-related, philanthropic and governmental organizations over the years.

Enterprise Holdings is the most comprehensive service provider and only investment-grade company in the U.S. car rental industry. Enterprise Holdings operates Alamo Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental as well as its flagship Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand and leads the car rental industry with more than a third of all airport business in the U.S. and Canada. With annual revenues of more than $17 billion and more than 83,000 employees, Enterprise Holdings also owns and operates, through its regional subsidiaries, more than 1.5 million cars and trucks, making it the largest car rental company in the world measured by revenue, employees and fleet.

Associated Industries of Missouri is a statewide trade association founded in 1919 to promote a favorable business climate for business, manufacturing and industry by empowering members through communications, education and advocacy before the legislature, administrative agencies and the public. AIM is the “Voice of Missouri Business®” representing Missouri employers on such key issues as workers’ compensation, employment law, taxation and environmental issues. AIM is also the official state partner of the National Association of Manufacturers in Missouri.

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