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CharacterPlus Board

Our Executive Committee
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Eric Fencl, J.D.
Finance Chairman
Chief Administrative Officer &
General Counsel / 
Build-A-Bear Workshop

Stephen "Steve" Seele, J.D.
Chief Counsel (retired)
Boeing Military Aircraft

Marvin Anderson
Board Secretary
Senior Vice President
Bank of America US Trust

Linda McKay
Programming Chair
Founding Executive Director 

Barb Wilkinson
Development Chair
Community Volunteer
ATT/SBC VP (retired)

William "Chip" Schafer III
Marketing Chair & Vice Chair
Former President
Lion Forge Labs (retired)

Our Board of Directors

David Alexander 
Co-Founder & Marketing Director
Social Origin, llc

Melinda Bier, Ph.D.
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Co-Director Center for Character & Citizenship
CharacterPlus Scholar Advisor

Jennifer McDonnell
Scripps College Board Director
Princeton University Alumni Council

Joanne Soudah

Elementary Teacher (retired)

University City School Board

Lynn Lowrance, Ph.D.
School Counselor (retired)
Community Volunteer

Peggy Barnhart 
Commissioner St. Louis County Board of Elections

Robert Fasoldt
Director of Ticket Sales and Services
St. Louis Cardinals

Tim Fagan


Ernst & Young LLP

Beth Kinzel
SVP, Private Client Wealth Advisor
Commerce Trust Company

Andi Harpring
Partnership Coordinator
Special School District

Joan Ball
Assistant Manager
Sign of the Arrow

Keith Marty, Ph.D.


Parkway School District

Edie Dorris
Executive Assistant
Guggenheim Partners

Jeff Yorg, J.D.
Associate General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
Buckingham Strategic Wealth

Karen Hall, Ed.D.
 RISE Coaching & Consulting
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Saint Louis University

Veronica F. McDonnell
Director, Grants, CHADS
Founder, Friends of CharacterPlus

Barb Donnelly

Community Volunteer

Emily Frank, J.D.
Vice President
Business Development

Chris Curtis
Owner, Midwest Graduation Products

Rachael Wilcox
District Leader Counsel Chair Director of Social Emotional Learning
Washington School District

Veronica F. McDonell
Director of Grant Writing
CHADS Coalition for
Mental Health

Roger Scherck, M.S.
Guidance Counselor
Mason Elementary
St. Louis Public Schools 

Marvin Berkowitz, Ph.D.
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Co-Director, The Center for Character & Citizenship

Inaugural Sanford N. McDonnell Professor of Character Education
University of Missouri Thomas Jefferson Scholar
Founder, Center for Addiction and Behavioral Health Research
CharacterPlus Scholar Advisor

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