Allen R. Shirley (R), 59, was appointed to the Missouri Housing Development Commission. He is a senior executive professional sales representative with Ortho McNeil Pharmaceuticals. Shirley holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Pittsburg State University. His appointment is for a term ending on October 13, 2012.
Re-appointed to the State Committee for Professional Counselors is Naomi R. Hunter, 55, a supervisor and counselor at the Ozark Center Turnaround Ranch. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Missouri Southern State University and a master's in counseling from Pittsburg State University. Her appointment is for a term ending on August 28, 2012.
Renamed to the Missouri State Council on the Arts is Sharon Beshore, 57, a member of the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts. A former educator at Missouri Southern State University School of Education and with 22-years teaching experience, Beshore holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Kansas, a master's in education from the University of Colorado and an education specialist degree in higher education from Pittsburg State University. Her reappointment is for a term ending October 13, 2013.
Diana L. Willard, 49, has been named with three others from around the state to serve on the Missouri Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities. Williard, a care giver at A.O. Community Services, previously worked at the Joplin Regional Center. Her appointment is for a term ending on June 30, 2011.
Appointed to the Missouri HealthNet Oversight Committee is Renee A. Walker, 44, a physician at Otolaryngology of Joplin. Walker holds a bachelor's degree in biology and psychology from Drury University and doctor of osteopathic
medicine from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her appointment is for a term ending on October 30, 2010.
All are subject to Senate confirmation.