Directors

Tim Jones, Eureka

Tim was first elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2006. In 2012, he was unanimously elected, for the second time, to serve as the Speaker of the Missouri House. Tim is a champion of freedom and liberty and has been at the forefront of all recent battles in protecting our citizens from an ever invasive state and federal government. Tim has been instrumental in the passage of many landmark pieces of legislation including the Missouri Health Care Freedom Act and legislation that gave all Missouri taxpayers their first tax cut in nearly 100 years.

Tim has been one of the leading voices in our state’s efforts to protect our citizens and our rights from federal overreach, to lower our taxes to ease the burden on Missouri’s families, farmers and small businesses, to give our workers more freedom in the workplace, to reign in out of control government spending and to reform our education system to ensure all of our children have access to a quality education, no matter where they reside.

Tim began his career as a prosecuting attorney and then transitioned to the business oriented firm of Doster Ullom & Boyle, LLC in Chesterfield, Missouri where he has built, and still maintains, a successful private practice over the last 17 years while devoting a great deal of his time and energy to public service. Tim resides in Eureka, Missouri with his wife Suzanne and their two very energetic daughters.

Kevin Elmer, Nixa

Former Representative Kevin Elmer is a dedicated champion of conservative causes. Elmer was elected to the House of Representatives in 2010 and was a vocal supporter of tax and regulatory reform, education reform and limited government intrusion onto the every day lives of Missourians. Elmer received his undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Arkansas in 1994 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri in 2000. Elmer currently practices law in Nixa where he resides with his wife and three children.

Cindy O’Laughlin, Shelbina

Cindy graduated from the University of Missouri with a BSBA with an emphasis in Marketing. She currently owns and operates a successful family owned small business, O’Laughlin Inc in Shelbina. Previously she served as an Area Manager for OATS transportation. She currently serves as a board member of Associated Builders and Contractors and is heavily involved in politics at all levels. You will frequently find Cindy telling legislators how things are “in the real world” and she is known to never mince words! In her free time Cindy loves cooking for her grandchildren, visiting with her sons and their families, and exploring the United States with her husband in their RV.

Nancy Kraus Womack, Kansas City

Nancy established Northridge Farm in 1988 after nearly a decade of developing and selling real estate in the Kansas City area. Northridge Farm is a 31 acre equestrian training facility which has also served as the site for numerous political events organized and hosted by Nancy and her husband Larry. She was the co-organizer for Reagan Ranch Day in August 2011 with key note speaker Michael Reagan and an estimated attendance of 650 people. Nancy currently serves on the Platte County Republican Central Committee as the recruiting chair; is a member of the Neuhaus Society, the Conservative Book Club, a think tank group in Platte County and attends St. Therese Catholic Church where she serves as a volunteer pianist. She has also exhibited and sold her oil paintings in the Midwest— but her real talent lies in working behind the scenes bringing like minded people together to support, elect and implement conservative issues and candidates.

Larry Schuster, Columbia

After successfully creating and running a small business for 25 years, Larry sold Pioneer Window Works in 2009. Larry now serves as a department manager at Marathon Building Environments. He graduated from UMC with a BS in Home Economics Building Design. Larry is a former Planning and Zoning Commissioner for the City of Columbia as well as a former 1st Ward Councilman. He is a freqent columnist for the Columbia Business Times and is very active in local politics. Larry enjoys fishing, boating, shooting, fine spirits and a good cigar. He and his wife of 34 years reside in Columbia.

Kat Cunningham, Columbia

Kat Cunningham founded Moresource in 1994 via a Small Business Administration loan. The services of Moresource include human resources, payroll, benefits and benefits administration along with bookkeeping and a full service insurance agency to businesses that range in size of one employee to six hundred plus.

While Kat holds her undergraduate degree from Missouri State University and her Masters from University of Phoenix, she mentors women in the areas of leadership and business development through her past participation in Leadership Columbia, Leadership Jefferson City, Leadership Missouri and now in the role of Secretary of the Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge.

She is extremely active in her community having raised in excess of four million dollars for various charities in Columbia and the surrounding areas. Her life commitment is to help families, children and individuals in need.

Kat, named the 2010 Business Woman of the Year by the Columbia Daily Tribune, serves on a number of boards which include, to name a few; President for Northwest Rotary, the board for Boone Hospital Foundation, Vice President of the Boy Scouts of America, President of the Mid Missouri Affiliate of Komen for the Cure, Secretary of Crimestoppers, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and the Advisory Board of Hawthorn Bank. Some of the past boards she has served on include the Heart of Missouri United Way, Alternative Community Training and the Alzheimers Association