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Board of Directors

Dr. Dedric Carter, Chair
Vice Chancellor for Operations and Technology Transfer
Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

Mr. Dan Cobb,
Serial Entrepreneur
Springfield, MO

Dr. Jim Baker
, Secretary-Treasurer
Vice President for Research and Economic Development
Missouri State University

Springfield, MO

Delegate for Director of Department of Economic Development
Mr. Robert Dixon
Department of Economic Development

Jefferson City, MO

The Honorable Derek Grier
Missouri House of Representatives
Chesterfield, MO

The Honorable Dan Hegeman
Missouri Senate
Cosby, MO 

Mr. Jason Hall
Chief Executive Officer
Greater St. Louis, Inc.
St. Louis, MO

Ajay K. Jhamb
Founder and President
American Cricket Academy and Club

Dardenne Prairie, MO

Mr. Garry Kemp
Independence, MO

Ms. Lisa Nichols
Technology Partners

Chesterfield, MO

Mr. Michael J. O'Connell III
St. Louis, MO

Mr. Donn Rubin

President & CEO

St. Louis, MO

Delegate for President of University of Missouri
Dr. Tom Spencer

Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development
University of Missouri System
Columbia, MO

Mr. Erv Switzer
Greensfelder Attorneys at Law
St. Louis, MO

Board Committees

Executive Committee Download Charter

Audit & Finance Committee Download Charter

Investment Committee Download Charter

The Executive Committee and Audit Committee are established by Articles VI and VII respectively per the by-laws approved in May 2008.  Standing or Special Committees may be appointed per Article VIII.  The Committees below were ratified during the October 24, 2011 Board meeting.

The Chair for each committee appears in bold letters. 



Executive Committee

Dr. Dedric Carter, Dr. Jim Baker, Dan Cobb, Garry Kemp, and Rob Dixon

Audit & Finance Committee
*also handles conflict of interest issues

Dr. Jim Baker, Dr. Dedric Carter, Mike O'Connell, Donn Rubin, and Erv Switzer

Investment Committee

Dan Cobb, Dr. Dedric Carter, Jason Hall, and Erv Switzer


RSMo 348.256

Economic Development 

The Missouri Technology Corporation provides leadership and makes strategic investments that help entrepreneurs create and grow technology-based Missouri businesses.  MTC focuses on 21st Century bioscience industries that build on Missouri's rich history in agriculture. 

 The Missouri Technology Corporation advises the department and governor regarding business development opportunities related to new technologies and products. 

Total members: 15 

Appointed members:

Term length:
4 years 

Reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses. 

Member Requirements: 
1 member must be the Director of the Department of Economic Development; 1 must be the President of the University of Missouri; 1 must be a member of the Senate; 1 must be a member of the House; 11 must be appointed by the Governor, 2 from the public sector and 9 from the private sector 

Political Requirements:

Geographic Requirements:

Senate Consent Required: 

Missouri Technology Corporation Conflict of Interest Policy

The purpose of the Conflict of Interest Policy is to protect the interest of the Missouri Technology Corporation when it is contemplating entering into a transaction or arrangement that might benefit the private interest of an officer or director of the Organization or might result in a possible excess benefit transaction. 

Missouri Technology Corporation - Conflicts of Interest Policy