MISSOURI— Governor Jay Nixon made appointments Thursday, August 27, 2015 to the Jackson County Sports Complex authority and the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon

Kenneth G. McGhee of Hazelwood was appointed to the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors which is tasked with the

responsibility of licensing embalmers, funeral directors, and funeral establishments as well as registers pre-need providers and regulates the above stated professions in line with Missouri state law.

As stated in a press release from Gov. Nixon’s office, “McGhee is a funeral director who has been with Archway Memorial Chapel in Hazelwood since 1985. He previously served on the State Board on State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors from 2002 to 2007 and has served on the State Board of Private Investigators and Fire Investigators since 2008. The Governor has appointed McGhee for a term ending April 1, 2019.”

Gary Kemp of Lee’s Summit was also re-appointed to the Jackson County Sports Complex Authority for a 5 year term.

The release from the Governor’s communications office states, “Kemp is retired as executive vice president of the Greater KC Building and Construction Trades Council of the AFL-CIO, and has 40 years’ experience in the building and construction trades industry. In addition, he chiefsserves on the boards of the Missouri Technology Corporation and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas City. The Governor has re-appointed Kemp for a term ending July 15, 2020.”

“The authority oversees the maintenance and operation of the Harry S. Truman Sports Complex; administers funds received from the State of Missouri, Jackson County and the City of Kansas City; studies location, feasibility, and design of sports and recreational facilities; and acquires, constructs, operates, maintains, and leases to other sports stadiums, field houses, indoor and outdoor recreational facilities, parking facilities and suitable concessions.”