James B. Fleischaker
(Appointed October 31, 2011 following expired term of H. Dwight Douglas, (R) Joplin, for a term ending August 30, 2017)
Elected Board Chair June 2, 2014.
Mr. Fleischaker is a former Circuit Judge for Jasper County, and has served as a Joplin Special Road District commissioner. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce from 1994 to 2002 and served as chairman in 2001 and 2002.
Mr. Fleischaker is a member of the Jasper County Bar Association, the Missouri Bar, and the Southwest Missouri Estate Planning Council. He served as President of the Estate Planning Council in 1990-1991.
He earned his undergraduate degree from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, and attended Law School at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a member of Phi Delta Phi, the world's second largest legal fraternity.
He serves on the City of Joplin Personnel Board and the Freeman Health System Board of Directors in addition to several other civic boards and committees.
A member of the Fleischaker & Williams, L.C. firm in Joplin, his practice focuses on various areas including Probate Law, Estate Planning, Property Law and Family Law.