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Former eco devo director named to Mo. tech corp.

David Kerr.
(Mo. Dept. of Economic Development)
David Kerr.

Missouri's former Economic Development Department director has been named to the Missouri Technology Corp.

Gov. Jay Nixon announced that David Kerr, who stepped down from his previous post at the start of this year, will join Technology Corp.

Nixon's also chose Elizabeth Canuteson, of Liberty, a regional vice president for AT&T, to the corporation.

Nixon made several appointments Wednesday. Republican Bradley Gregory of Bolivar was named to the Missouri Development Finance Board and former state House member Jim Avery of St. Louis was tapped to the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission. Avery currently is the chairman of the State Board of Mediation.

Gregory and Avery's appointments require confirmation by the state Senate but Kerr's and Canuteson's do not.

Here's a full list of the appointments made by Nixon on the afternoon of Jan. 3 (via Nixon's office):

  • Clean Water Commission (John Cowherd – Mount Vernon)
  • Coordinating Board for Higher Education (Brian Fogle – Springfield)
  • Harris-Stowe State University Board of Regents (Christine Chadwick – St. Louis)
  • Labor and Industrial Relations Commission (James Avery Jr. – St. Louis)
  • Missouri Development Finance Board (Bradley G. Gregory – Bolivar)
  • Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority (Melanie R. Rippetoe – Vinita Park)
  • Missouri State University Board of Governors (Beverly Miller – Lebanon)
  • Missouri Technology Corporation (Elizabeth Canuteson – Liberty, David D. Kerr – Ballwin)
  • Northwest Missouri State University Board of Regents (Robert Dowis – Conception)
  • Platte County Election Board (Dr. James Dallas Everett – Platte City, Marvin Ferguson - Parkville)
  • Regional Convention Center and Sports Complex Authority (James F. Shrewsbury – St. Louis)
  • State Fair Commission (Sherry Jones – Dawn, Kevin Roberts - Hillsboro)
  • Truman State University (Student member) (Michael J. Bushur – Lee’s Summit)
  • University of Missouri Board of Curators (Student member) (Amy G. Johnson – Kansas City)