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Oronogo woman named to Children’s Trust Fund Board

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – An Oronogo woman has been named to the Board of the Children’s Trust Fund by Missouri Gov. MIke Parson. It was once of five appointments to boards, commissions and county office vacancies made by the Governor.

Michelle Wood was appointed to the Children’s Trust Fund Board.

Ms. Wood is the Director of Major Gifts for Missouri Southern State University and has served in that capacity since 2017. Prior to joining Missouri Southern State University, she was the Director of Talent Acquisition for Leggett & Platt, Inc.

Ms. Wood has also served as the Executive Director and a Child Abuse Prevention Education Coordinator for Barceda Families.

She has previously served as a Board Member for Southwest Missouri United Way, the Barton County Economic Development Corporation, and the Lamar R-1 School District. Ms. Wood earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Missouri Southern State University and is pursuing a Master of Business Administration from Pittsburg State University.

In addition to Wood, Robert Connell, of Troy, was appointed to the Amber Alert System Oversight Committee.

Leslie Meyer, of Benton City, was appointed as the Audrain County Eastern District Commissioner.

Todd Nixon, of Parkville, was appointed to the Amber Alert System Oversight Committee.

Byron Roach, of Cameron, was appointed to the State Fair Commission.

Becky Ruth, of Festus, was appointed as the Director of the Office of Child

Peggy Seyle, of Houston, was appointed as the Texas County Clerk.

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