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Board Members

EIERA Board members are appointed by the governor and serve three year terms. All members must be residents of the State of Missouri and typically have backgrounds in finance, business or environmental issues.

Current EIERA Board members are listed below. You may contact one or all of the board members through the EIERA.

Andy Dalton
Springfield (Democrat) 

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Deron Cherry
Kansas City (Republican) 
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LaRee DeFreece
Kirkwood (Democrat)

Interested in becoming an EIERA board member? We currently have two vacancies on the EIERA Board. Our board members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate for a three-year term. You must be a resident of Missouri. If you’d like to learn more about EIERA or serving as a board member, please call Director Karen Massey at 573-751-4919 or e-mail your resume and contact information to Additional information and an online application are available at

EIERA Board factsheet

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