Economic Development & Workforce Training Committee

This committee focuses on creating economic growth and stability in the Riverbend market area.  The committee develops ways to retain, nurture our existing businesses…while promoting our region to new potential businesses.  The committee serves as a resource for our members to help become integrated in our community and will provide monthly updates on news that could positively or negatively affect the area and our members.  The committee also promotes and assists with programs that focus on workforce development.


Lori Artis | Lewis and Clark Community College

Thomas Berry, Jr. | Jackson Lewis P.C.

Dale L. Blachford | Liberty Bank/UCB

Greg Caffey | City of Alton

Doug Cobb | Carpenters Local 664

Melissa Erker | Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery

Pam Heepke | Raifort Commerce Park

John Keller | RiverBend Growth Association


Tim Kuebrich | Lake Drive Logistics

David Miller | St. Louis Regional Airport

Scott Reichmann | BARBERMurphy Group, Inc.

Terry ShewmakeInt’l. Brotherhood of Elect. Workers #649

Alex St. PetersRiverBend Growth Association

Dan St. Peters | St. Peters Hardware & Rental, Inc.

Denise WolffBerkshire Hathaway Home Services Elite Properties (CHAIRMAN)