May 22, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., May 22, 2015 — Drury University has welcomed six new members to its Board of Trustees. The new members elected to the board are:
Kris Anderson, Frontenac, Missouri – Anderson returns to the Board of Trustees, having previously served from 1993-1997. He is a retired construction executive who spent 33 years with St. Louis-based McCarthy Building Companies, one of America’s largest diversified contractors. He currently has a design/build/development consulting business, Anderson Associates II, with clients throughout the nation and is on several nonprofit boards in St. Louis. Anderson was born in Canada and lived in Salem, Missouri, before attending Drury. He earned degrees in economics and political science from Drury in 1977 and an MBA from Washington University’s Olin School in 1980.
Curtis Dinan, Tulsa, Oklahoma – Dinan is senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of ONE Gas. ONE Gas was spun off from ONEOK Inc., which Dinan joined in 2004 as vice president and chief accounting officer after being an audit partner with Arthur Andersen LLP and Grant Thornton LLP. He serves on the board of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America and is an advisory board member for the Breech School of Business. Dinan earned degrees in accounting and business administration from Drury in 1989 and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management program.
Steve Seibert, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Seibert is currently vice president and assistant general counsel with the Williams Companies, Inc. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Drury in 1988 and a law degree from Washington University in 1991. Seibert has been active in the Drury Alumni Association for many years and served as co-chair of the 2003-04 Drury Fund campaign. He currently serves on the board of the Pittsburgh Opera and has also been involved with Legal Aid of Oklahoma, Trout Unlimited and the Yellowstone Park Foundation.
Ron Staab, Columbus, Ohio – Staab has spent 30 years in the retail world, including three years as COO at Arhaus Furniture, 16 years with Frito-Lay and 10 years with L Brands. He is now an executive professor of production operations and marketing at Capital University. Staab earned a business administration degree from Drury in 1984 and an MBA from Mississippi College in 1991.
George Thompson, Springfield, Missouri – Thompson is a dealer principal for Thompson Auto Sales and returns to the Board of Trustees, having previously served from 2004-14. He is on the Cadillac National Advisors Board and has served as vice-chairman of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce board. Thompson has also been a past member of the boards of the YMCA, the Girls Club, Hickory Hills Country Club and the Missouri Auto Dealers Association. Thompson earned degrees in business administration and economics from Drury in 1970.
Mark Walker, San Jose, California – Walker was named Chairman and CEO of Springfield-based trucking company TransLand in 2013. Prior to that, he held leadership positions at Applied Materials and the Applied Materials Foundation in Santa Clara, Calif. Before that, he spent six years as president and CEO of United Way Silicon Valley in San Jose, Calif., following a 23-year career with SBC Communications (AT&T). Walker earned degrees in business administration and economics from Drury in 1979.
“Drury is fortunate to have a board of trustees who care deeply for the mission of the university and about boldly taking Drury into a new era in higher education,” said Dr. David Manuel, Drury president. “We value the board’s leadership and expertise and this new group of trustees complements the existing board in every way.”
Two trustees are rotating off the board: James Bone and John Twitty. Photos of the six new members are attached. More information about all of the members of the Board of Trustees can be found online.