St. Louis, MO – The board of directors of North County Incorporated (NCI), a regional development association, has elected Ms. Tamara Lackland as board chair for 2024. Ms. Lackland is the Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager at Commerce Bank. She has served on the NCI board of directors since 2021 and the executive board since 2022. She succeeds the 2023 chairman of the board, Dr. Joseph Davis, the Superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant School District.
“I am very excited to be the chair for North County Inc. for 2024. I am thankful for the opportunity to work with an organization like North County Inc., whose focuses are the businesses and residents of all of North County. NCI aims to be a resource in the community. I look forward to working with our leaders, businesses, and residents to find out how we can be a good partner to them. I believe that we will do great things in 2024.”
NCI also welcomes new board members Billy Brennan, director of public relations and government affairs for the Saint Louis Zoo; Shawn Dryden, president/CEO of Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital; Julie Erickson, president/CEO of Rx Outreach; Rodney Fickas, founder and maker of SoulCraft; Dr. Kendra Holmes, CEO and president of Affinia Healthcare; Jaime Jenkins, president of the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce; Kauai Johnson, north star district executive for the Boy Scouts of America-Greater St. Louis Area; Wendy Orson, chief executive officer of Behavioral Health Network; and mayor rev. Dinah Tatman, City of Bellefontaine Neighbors.
“We owe Dr. Joe Davis our sincerest gratitude for his donation of time and his amazing leadership during 2023. He helped the organization advance toward our mission of serving the North County community and will continue serving on our executive board as we dive into our work in this new year,” said Rebecca Zoll, NCI president. “Our newest board members will bring more inclusivity and voices to our table, giving us an even deeper understanding of the needs and concerns of the community we are proud to serve.
- Billy Brennan, Director of Public Relations & Government Affairs, Saint Louis Zoo
- Shawn Dryden, President/CEO, Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital
- Julie Erickson, President/CEO, Rx Outreach
- Rodney Fickas, Founder, SoulCraft
- Dr. Kendra Holmes, CEO & President, Affinia Healthcare
- Jaime Jenkins, President, Greater North County Chamber of Commerce
- Kauai Johnson, North Star District Executive, Boy Scouts of America-Greater St. Louis Area
- Wendy Orson, Chief Executive Officer, Behavioral Health Network
- Mayor Rev. Dinah Tatman, City of Bellefontaine Neighbors
About North County Inc.
North County Inc., founded in 1977, is an economic and community development advocacy organization serving the North St. Louis County community with a focus on economic development, education, healthcare, and transportation. NCI builds collaborative partnerships and coordinates resources and efforts of civic and business leaders to speak as a unified voice on regional issues.