Ambassador Committee

Co-Chairs David Janes and Lee McRaven

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 or 3:30pm.


Jenna Andres | Scheffel Boyle

Karen Baker-Brncic | Alton Marina

Amelia Brinkman | Regions

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

Kurt Ferguson | The Telegraph

Jerry Gibson | Retired

Tom Hoechst | CNB Bank & Trust, N.A.

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 | Busey Bank

Therese Kuddes | Kuddes Advertising Specialties

Matt Labertew | Axis Spinal Care

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

Alex St. Peters | RiverBend Growth Association

Kathy Weaver | Investment Planners, Inc.

Denise Wolff | Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Elite Properties

Maura Wuellner | United Way of Greater St. Louis