School of Business

PSB Advisory Board Members

Picture of Roger AsayRoger Asay

 Owner and President of Asay Publishing

With a background in sales, marketing, publishing, management, and new media, Roger Asay is an entrepreneur that has built a business focused on bringing buyers and sellers of office machines and business equipment together.

Prior to starting Asay Publishing Company in 1987, Roger consulted with Missouri Southern's SmallBusiness   & TechnologyCenter. Today Asay Media Network features all digital content. In addition to his flagship publication Locator Magazine, Roger has expanded his business to include The Copier Network, The Printer Network, The Recyclers' Network, and International activity is playing an increasing role.

Being a long-time member of the Plaster School of Business Advisory Board, Roger is a proponent of MSSU's Hire-a-Lion program which has resulted in 75% of his employees being Southern graduates.

Roger's career started with education at CrestonCommunity College in Creston, Iowa then University of Nebraska at Omaha. His abbreviated career history includes:

   --Hallmark Cards

        Trainee, Account Manager, and Senior Account Manager in Omaha, Kansas City, Wichita, Tampa, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa

   --Gibson Greeting Cards

       District Sales Manager in Denver

       Vice President National Accounts in Chicago

  --Regional Office Machine Dealer, Joplin

       Sales Manager

  --VR Business Brokers, Joplin

       Sales Manager

  --Asay Media Network

       Owner/President (1987-Present)

Scott BrothersScott Brothers

President and Chief Executive Officer of The Insurancenter

Scott Brothers is President and CEO of The Insurancenter, an independent agency located in Joplin, Missouri. After attaining a BA in History from Missouri Southern State University (MSSU), Scott began his career at The Insurancenter in 1974and rose to his current position as President in 1985. He is also concurrently the President of Agency Operations at Glatfelter Insurance Group. Scott has more than 39 years of insurance experience and has held the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation for more than 31 years. He attended an Executive Studies in Insurance program at the Wharton School of Business.

Scott served as the President of the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) from July 2010 to July 2011. In 2012, he was recognized as MAIA’s Insurance Person of the Year. Scott also served on the advisory boards of several insurance companies (CNA, Hartford, Cigna, Missouri Employer Mutual, and is currently a member of several national independent insurance agent associations. He is currently the Missouri representative to the national Independent Agents and Brokers Association.

Scott has served on the Board of Directors at the MSSU School of Business since its inception. Indicating Scott’s business acumen, his independent insurance agency has been recognized as an IIAB Best Practices Agency every year since 1995, including the most recent year.

Additionally, in the local community, he serves on the Board of Directors of the following:

  • Freeman Health System
  • Arvest Bank
  • Joplin Area Catholic Schools Development

Mike Siebert

 Mayor of Joplin


Laurie A. DelanoLaurie A. Delano

Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer with The Empire District Electric Company

Her prior positions within Empire District include: controller, director of financial services, and director of internal auditing.

Ms. Delano previously held accounting management positions with TAMKO Building Products, Inc. and Lozier Corporation, and was an accounting lecturer at Pittsburg State University.

A native of southwest Missouri, Ms. Delano received an Associate of Arts from Crowder College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Missouri Southern State University. She also holds a Master of Business Administration from Missouri State University. Ms. Delano is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants.

Ms. Delano has been active with United Way organizations and agencies, and is a past president of the board of directors of the United Way of Southwest Missouri and the Lafayette House. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Community Clinic of Joplin, Endowment Committee for the Lafayette House, Plaster School of Business Advisory Board, and is a member of the Joplin Redevelopment Corporation. She is a member of the Joplin Daybreak Rotary.

Chad Evans

President and Chief Executive Officer of Arvest Bank


Jim Gray

MSSU Retired Dean


Mike GrayMike Gray

Partner at BKD, LLP

Mike is a member of BKD National Manufacturing & Distribution Group and provides tax and consulting services for individuals and companies in the manufacturing, oil and gas, transportation, wholesale and retail industries. These services include process enhancement, cost accounting, business planning, client financing, research and experimentation tax credits and employee stock ownership plans.

With more than 19 years of experience, he has earned the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) designation from APICS The Association for Operations Management.

In 2006, Mike received the employee BKD PRIDE Award for exemplifying BKD's values: passion, respect, integrity, discipline and excellence.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Mike serves on the board of the Joseph Newman Innovation Center, which is committed to the development and support of entrepreneurs emphasizing innovative technology. He also service on the board of the Southwest Missouri Community Foundation.

He is a 1992 magna cum laude graduate of Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, with a B.S.B.A. degree in accounting, and a 1994 graduate of University of Missouri, Columbia, with a M.Acc. degree.

Charles KeeterCharles Keeter

President of Osborn Paper Company



Steve KoelkebeckSteve Koelkebeck

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Southwest Missouri Bank

Steve Koelkebeck is President and Chief Operating Officer of Southwest Missouri Bank, a locally owned community bank with 11 branches in southwest Missouri.

Steve grew up in several small towns in central Missouri and graduated from the University of Missouri in 1976 with a major in Accounting.  He joined BKD, LLP in 1977 and was named a partner in 1987.

In 1997 he came to Southwest Missouri Bank as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President and was named President in 2006.

Steve has served as Chairman of the Advisory Board since its inception.  He and his wife Debi have a son, Ben.  They all enjoy traveling together and having fun at the lake.

Susan McCoySusan McCoy

Staff  Vice President of Investor Relations, Leggett & Platt

Susan McCoy, Staff Vice President of Investor Relations, joined Leggett & Platt in 1986. Her formal education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Missouri Southern State University, and a CPA designation. Susan began in the company's accounting department, and over a 13 year period, advanced through various positions of increasing responsibility, ending as Manager of Financial Reporting in early 1999. From 1999 through early 2002, she worked with the company's M&A acquisition teams as Director of Due Diligence. Susan became Director of Investor Relations in early 2002 and Staff Vice President of Investor Relations in 2011.

She has served as a member of the PSB Advisory Board since 2006. Susan and her husband, Jon, are both life-long residents of Joplin.

Mike Moore

Excutive Vice President and President, Walmart Central, Walmart U.S.

Mike Moore is executive vice president and president of Walmart Central, leading the central geographic business unit of Walmart U.S. He is responsible for operations, real estate, supply chain and merchandising in the Mississippi River Delta, Central Plains, Texas and Midwest divisions.

Mike began his Walmart career in 1988 as an assistant manager in Carthage, Mo. Since that time, he has held many successful leadership roles as co-manager, store manager and district manager in Oklahoma and Nebraska. He led south Texas and south Florida as regional vice president and in 2004 was promoted to senior vice president of operations for the west division. He received the Sam M. Walton Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2005. In 2010, Mike assumed the role of senior vice president of merchandising and was responsible for the stationery, crafts, fabric, sporting goods, automotive, and hardware along with the paint categories. He later was promoted to lead the north business unit of Walmart U.S. as executive vice president and president, overseeing operations in 19 states.

In 2012, Mike was nominated for the Chairman, SIFE USA National Advisory Board along with Member of the SIFE Worldwide Board of Directors.

Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Missouri Southern State University.

Will RoderiqueWill Roderique

Partner at Baker, Davis and Roderique



Phil SlinkardPhil Slinkard

Controller at HE Williams



Tyler Swaffar

Financial Advisor - Edward Jones


Picture of Clive VeriClive Veri

Executive Vice President of Commerce Bank

Clive has over 27 years experience in commercial banking and bank administration having spent most of that time working in leadership roles for community markets of regional bank holding companies.  He has served as the Regional President for Commerce Bank in Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas since January of 2012.  This region which encompasses roughly $450MM in assets is comprised of four banks, two in Missouri  (Joplin and Cassville) and two in Kansas (Pittsburg and Columbus).  Prior to assuming the regional president's role,  Clive served as that same region's Senior Lender and Commercial Sales Manager, also for Commerce, starting in June of 2002.

Prior to joining Commerce, Clive worked for Bank of America in Joplin for almost 5 years where he served as their regional Commercial Banking Manager and local Market Manager.   In January of 1998, he moved to Joplin from Southern Ohio where he worked for Bank One as that region's Senior Lender for almost 7 years.  Clive started his banking career with American National Bank & Trust Company of Chicago in 1986 where he started as a Commercial Banking Trainee and finished as an Assistant Vice President - Commercial Banking.

Bryan VowelsBryan Vowels

Managing Director - Investments
Branch Manager of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Bryan is a graduate of Missouri Southern State University as well as the University of Arkansas, where he earned his MBA. 

Bryan holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTMprofessional (CFP®).

Bryan is actively involved in the community.  He is past-President of the United Way of Southwest Missouri; founder of ASPIRE (Assisting Single Parents in Realizing Education) of Southwest Missouri and is a board member for Rebuild Joplin.  In his leisure time Bryan enjoys spending time with his wife, Leticia, and their three children.  He also loves fishing, golf, coaching soccer and reading.

Kevin WillaimsKevin Williams

Chief Financial Officer of Jack Henry and Associates, Inc

Kevin Williams is Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ stock exchange, with over 5,300 associates and over 40 locations across the United States.

Kevin grew up in Nevada, MO and graduated from Missouri Southern State University in May, 1987 with a major in Accounting.  He joined BKD, LLP in 1987 and was there until 1998 when he was a Senior Manager.

In July 1998 he came to Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. as their Corporate Controller and was named Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in January 2001.

Kevin has served on the MSSU Advisory Board for several years.  He was voted the MSSU “Outstanding Alumni Award” recipient in 2007.  He and his wife Toni have one daughter, Tallie.  His family enjoys traveling and just spending time together.  Kevin’s hobbies include golf, snow skiing, bicycling, watching sports and officiating at his daughter’s swim meets during the year.  He is on the board of several not-for-profit organizations ranging in size from small local organizations to an international not-for-profit.