Ambassador Committee

Co-Chairs Lee McRaven and Michelle Matsche

The Ambassador Committee is a group of men and women who represent the Growth Association as a public relations body. The main focus of this committee is to aid the Growth Association in maintaining our visibility in the community. The Ambassador committee provides this visibility by generously volunteering their time to attend our ribbon cuttings, ground breakings, open houses, and Business After Hours. They volunteer to work at our special events which are the Duck Race, Annual Dinner, RiverBend Golf Classic, State of the RiverBend Luncheon and the Women’s Seminar. This committee also assists the Membership Committee in the recruitment and retention of the membership.

This committee meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 11:30am.


Jenna Andres | Scheffel Boyle

Karen Baker-Brncic | Alton Marina

Dorothy Droste R.N. | B.S.N.

Neena Frisch | Busey Bank

Gary Hoggatt Jr. | 1st MidAmerica Credit Union

Trish Holmes | RiverBend Growth Association

David Janes | 1st MidAmerica Credit Union

Taylor Justice | Beverly Farm

David Knowles | Best Western Premier

Matt Kotzamanis | Liberty Bank

Therese Kuddes | Kuddes Advertising Specialties

Michelle Matsche | Challenge Unlimited

Lee McRaven | OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center

Dick Propes | Retired

Martha Schultz | First Mid Bank & Trust

Erin Spain | AdVantage

Kathy Weaver | Investment Planners, Inc.

Denise WolffBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties

Maura Wuellner | United Way of Greater St. Louis