Board of Directors

LWI’s Board of Directors is composed of distinguished individuals who serve without compensation, who dedicate a tremendous amount of time to LWI governance, and who continue to be bound by a conflict of interest policy that prohibits personal or organizational gain from LWI Board service. The directors share a common interest in enabling business, industry, and nonprofit partners to collaborate with the military to fulfill technology-related needs of the Army at Fort Leonard Wood and elsewhere. As a consequence, they leverage the growth of defense-related companies, governmental entities and organizations in the region.Our LWI Officers and Board of Directors are:

 Dunbar Sm Web Mr. Mike Dunbar, President: President/CEO of the Security Bank of Pulaski County, Waynesville and St. Robert, Missouri

Michael Dunbar is currently the President and CEO of Security Bank of Pulaski County, as well as an Adjunct Professor at Drury University in St. Robert, Missouri. Mr. Dunbar has also been the Chairman of the Missouri Military Preparedness and Enhancement Commission since 2013, and was awarded the Lieutenant Governor's Veterans Service Award in 2014. 
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 Sexton Sm Web Mr. Larry Sexton, Vice President: President/CEO, Sellers-Sexton, Inc., St. Robert, Missouri, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army

Mr. Larry V. Sexton is the President of Sellers-Sexton, Inc., a franchised Ford, Lincoln, and Mazda dealership in St. Robert, Missouri, as well as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for Missouri Central. Mr. Sexton is a member of the National Automobile Dealers Association, the Army Engineer Association, and he serves on the State of Missouri Defense and Homeland Security Leadership Council. 
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B Henry Web
Dr. Brian Henry, Secretary: Superintendent, Waynesville R-VI School District, Waynesville, Missouri

Dr. Brian Henry became Superintendent of the Waynesville R-VI School District on July 1, 2014. A native of the Kansas City, Mo., area, Henry was an education major at Missouri Valley College before earning a master’s degree in education from Baker University and a doctor of education from the University of Kansas in 2004. 
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 Ehrhardt Sm Web Mr. Steve Ehrhardt, Treasurer: Co-owner, Ehrhardt Properties, Lebanon, Missouri

Steve Ehrhardt is the owner of Ehrhardt’s Lebanon, LLC (Fort Wood Hotels), Ehrhardt Properties, and Liberty Park Apartments in St. Robert, Missouri. Additionally, Mr. Ehrhardt owns and operates the Hardee’s franchise in Lebanon, Missouri and additional hotels in Oklahoma.
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J Bomar Web  Ms. Jill Bomar, Board Member: Vice President/Sr. Commercial Loan Officer, Bank of Missouri, Republic, Missouri

Jill has lived in the Fort Leonard Wood Region for the past 28 years and she began her employment with the local Bank of Missouri in 2001. During her time in the St. Robert area, she developed solid relationships with local community leaders, as well as many business owners which helped her gain valuable knowledge about the region and Fort Leonard Wood operations.
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 D Cruise Web Mr. Dusty Cruise, Board Member: President/Chief Executive Officer, Missouri Enterprise, Rolla, Missouri

As president and chief executive officer of Missouri Enterprise, Dusty directs the staff in achieving its mission of "Helping Missouri Businesses Succeed." He serves as the head of the Leadership Team, facilitating effective planning and management of the company's overall operations.
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 Roecker Sm Web Mr. Marc Roecker, Board Member: General Manager, Laclede Electric Cooperative, Lebanon, Missouri

Marc Roecker was selected as General Manager of Laclede Electric Cooperative in July 2013. Roecker has a combined 32 years of electric cooperative experience, with the last seventeen at Laclede Electric.  He began working for Laclede Electric in 1996 as Manager of Office Services and Accounting and was promoted to Assistant Manager in 1998.
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 K Savre Web Maj. General Kent Savre, Board Member: Senior Director, Precision Weapons, Northrop Grumman Defense Systems, Plymouth, Minnesota

Kent Savre is the Senior Director for Precision Weapons within Northrop Grumman’s Armament Systems Business Unit headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota. He is responsible for the strategic direction, capability development, business pursuits and program execution of multiple Department of Defense and International Programs.
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  Mr. Brennon Willard, Board Member: General Manager, Willard Asphalt and Paving, Lebanon, Missouri

Brennon Willard is the General Manager of Willard Asphalt and Paving a locally owned 2nd generation asphalt company in Lebanon, Missouri. Brennon is extremely active in communities across the entire Fort Leonard Wood (FLW) Region and comes from a long family lineage of unwavering support for service members, their families, and FLW. 
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  Wright Sm Web Mr. Dalton Wright, Board Member: President, Lebanon Publishing Company; Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army

Dalton Wright is Chairman of the Missouri Coordinating Board of Higher Education and the President and Owner of Ozark Media, which includes community newspapers and radio stations in south central Missouri. Mr. Wright served five years in the United States Navy as an aviator, which included a deployment to Vietnam. 
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Ex-officio Members (Non-voting)

  • Mr. Dorsey Newcomb, Executive Director, Leonard Wood Institute

Military Liaisons to LWI (through Memorandum of Understanding)

  • Mr. Stuart Saulpaugh, Program Management and Integration, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, U.S. Army
  • Walt Dixon, Technical Director, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, U.S. Army