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Board of Directors
President Rick Gans
Director Rick Gans served on the Board from February 1998 to April 2011, prior to his return in April 2015. His areas of expertise include data and radio communications, real estate, personnel, legal and construction. Director Gans oversaw the real estate acquisition and construction of the current House #4 located at Olive and White Road, the acquisition of land for the future House #6 in Wildwood and the construction of the current Central County Emergency 911 facility that dispatches for Monarch and most St. Louis County fire districts and departments.
Director Gans serves as the Monarch representative on the Central County Emergency 911 Board of Directors and formerly chaired this Board for more than five years. He is credited for leading the technology upgrade to pinpoint the location of emergencies in the District, whether called in from a home, business or cellular phone.
Director Gans owns a business in the City of Chesterfield, and has lived in Chesterfield since 1988 with his wife.
Secretary Jean Millner
Director Millner was appointed to the Monarch Board in August, 2017 to fulfill the unexpired term of Director Jane Cunningham.
Director Millner moved into the Monarch District form Olivette, where she was an active volunteer in her community for 25 years. Over the years, she held positions on a variety of civic committees, was a trustee of her subdivision and led a Girl Scout troop for several years.
Following a career in advertising, that spanned more than two decades, Director Millner decided to turn her hobby of cooking into a career. Today, she serves as the Food Service Director at Crown Center for Senior Living in University City.
Director Millner has lived in Chesterfield for three years, has two married children and three granddaughters.
Treasurer Robin Harris
Director Robin Harris is a Captain at a major airline and a U.S. Navy veteran where he received basic fire fighting training. A former state law enforcement officer, he has been trained as a Red Cross First Aid Instructor and a Search & Recovery Diver. He was also a volunteer for a Rescue Team in Cape Girardeau County where he learned to rappel; later becoming a rappelling instructor for the Boy Scouts. Director Harris served as Training Officer while in the U.S. Navy tracking multi-year budgets and training cycles for a 300 man aviation squadron. He is currently working with the Air Line Pilotsí Association National Security Committee which deals with all aspects of aviation security and first responder actions during man-caused disasters.
Director Harris has lived in the City of Chesterfield for nearly ten years with his wife of over 30 years and his son.