Statewide Co-Chairs

Missourians for a Balanced Energy Future is advised by an esteemed council of co-chairs from across the state that offers expertise in a variety of areas. The list below is in alphabetical order by last name.

Jeff Aboussie (Jefferson City, Mo.)

President, St. Louis Building and Construction Trades

Joseph Driskill (Jefferson City, Mo.)

Former Missouri director of economic development
Former state representative
Executive director, Leonard Wood Institute at University of Missouri Technology Park

Mark Fohey (Fulton, Mo.)

Worked for more than a decade at Callaway Nuclear Plant
President, Columbia, Jefferson City and Vicinity Building Trades

Peter Hofherr (Jefferson City, Mo.)

Former director, Missouri Department of Agriculture
CEO, Saint James Winery

Joseph J. Hunt (St. Louis, Mo.)

Third-generation iron worker
General president, International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers

The Rev. Dr. Sammie Jones (St. Louis, Mo.)

Pastor, Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church
St. Louis Clergy Coalition

Patrick Kellett (St. Louis, Mo.)

Business manager, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 562

Robert Kelley (St. Louis, Mo.)

President emeritus (retired), St. Louis Labor Council
Principal, The Kelley Group

Lowell Mohler (Jefferson City, Mo.)

Former Missouri director of agriculture
Former executive, Missouri Farm Bureau
Former member, Missouri State Fair Commission
Member, Missouri Conservation Commission
Family farmer

Patrick Naeger (Perryville, Mo.)

Former state representative
Small businessman

Janese A. Neher, PE (Fulton, Mo.)

Former chair, Women in Nuclear, Region IV
Consulting engineer, Callaway Plant

The Rev. Earl Nance, Jr. (St. Louis, Mo.)

Pastor, Greater Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church
Long-time community leader with service on several state and local boards and commissions

Fred Parry (Columbia, Mo.)

Publisher, Inside Columbia magazine
Trustee, Boone Hospital Center
Community business leader, broadcaster and commentator

Patti Penny (Springfield, Mo.)

Founder, Penmac Personnel
Former chair, Missouri Training and Employment Council
Former president, Springfield Public Schools Board of Education
Board member, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Terry Riley (Kansas City, Mo.)

Member of the City Council of Kansas City since 2000; member of the National League of Cities’ Community and Economic Development Conference; served as youngest elected member of Kansas City, Mo., School Board.

The Rev. E.G. Shields (St. Louis, Mo.)

Pastor, Mount Beulah Baptist Church
Long-time community activist

David Shorr (Columbia, Mo.)

Former director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Attorney in private practice

The Honorable Michael Talboy

Former Missouri House Minority Leader
and current Director of Government Affairs, Burns & McDonnell