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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 has served on the Monarch Board since August, 2017, when she was appointed to fulfill the unexpired term of Director Jane Cunningham. She was elected to a new, 6-year term in April, 2019.
In 2014, Director Millner moved into the Monarch District from Olivette, where she was an active volunteer in her community for 25 years. She has held positions on various civic committees, served as a trustee of her subdivision and led a Girl Scout troop for several years.
Following 30 years in the work force, including careers in advertising and culinary arts, Director Millner is now retired and has returned to Fontbonne University, where she is pursuing degrees in Religious Studies and Sociology.
Director Millner and her husband, Dr. Steven Brown, live in Chesterfield. They have five married children and seven grandchildren.
Treasurer Robin Harris
Director Robin Harris is a retired U.S. Navy veteran and has retired from his position as a Captain for a major airline. As a naval aviator, he received basic firefighter 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 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 and in Operations while in the U.S. Navy planning and tracking multi-year budgets and training cycles for a 300-man aviation squadron. He also served as a member of the Air Line Pilotsí Association National Security Committee dealing 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 twenty years with his wife of over 40 years. They have one son and three grandchildren.