Economic Development News

New Board members join Heartland Port Authority of Central Missouri
Published: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Three new Board members have joined the Heartland Port Authority.  Representing Jefferson City is Ann Pardalos.  Ann is currently the Manager of the Missouri International Trade & Investment Office for the Missouri Department of Economic Development.  Jeff Naught was appointed by Cole County and is a Certified Insurance Counselor with Naught-Naught Insurance Agency. Thomas Woods, retired, is the appointee that represents Callaway County.

In addition to the new Board members, at the January meeting the Board elected new officers:

Rick Mihalevich, Chairman
Roger Fischer, Vice Chairman
Thomas Woods, Secretary
Kris Scheperle, Treasurer

The full Board and the area they represent are:

Jefferson City:

  • Rick Mihalevich
  • Jim Jordan
  • Ann Pardalos

Cole County

  • Kris Scheperle
  • Calvin Broughton
  • Jeff Naught

Callaway County

  • Roger Fischer
  • Hank Stratman
  • Thomas Woods

Thank you to 3 Board members that served in 2019-Roger Schwartze (Jefferson City) , Gary Wheeler (Cole County) and Doug Mertens (Callaway County).

The Heartland Port Authority meets every third Tuesday at 7:30am at the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce with the next meeting taking place February 18th.

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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