BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Doug Mitchell

Doug Mitchell

President

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Doug Mitchell

President



I am pleased to serve as President of the Board for the Folds of Honor Saint Louis Chapter. I reside in Saint Charles, MO, with my wife Barb (41 years of marriage); and proud father of two daughters and have two grandchildren.

I was raised on a grain farm in Central Illinois and moved to Saint Charles in 1987. I am a Business Owner of TQS Inspections, Inc., established in 1990. I enjoy golf, further developing my business, and supporting the mission of the Folds of Honor Foundation and the St. Louis Chapter.

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Matt Schwarz

Matt Schwarz

Vice President

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Matt Schwarz

Vice President



My wife and I reside in Chesterfield, MO, a suburb of St. Louis. We are blessed with three wonderful children. I am the President & General Manager of Courtesy Products, located in St. Louis. I attended college and graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia. Other volunteer activities have included American Hotel & Lodging Association – Board of Directors, Mercy – Corporate Partners Counsel, and Regional Business Council – Mentor Network.

Being a member of the Folds of Honor St. Louis Chapter provides the opportunity for us to give back to the families of our fallen and disabled service members. Each scholarship awarded changes a life.

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Frank Kuchnicki

Frank Kuchnicki

Secretary

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Frank Kuchnicki

Secretary



My appointment to the position of Secretary of the Board for the STL Chapter of Folds of Honor is one I will work tirelessly to fulfill my duties in our mission to help support all veterans and their families. I did not serve our country, but my father and stepfather both served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. Needless to say, I was raised to appreciate those who sacrifice everything.

As a member of the Alton community, I have cooked meals for the Alton Police Department, volunteered/participated in numerous fundraisers (most notable is the Blake Snyder Memorial Golf Tournament) and many charities associated with our Community Outreach Team at Leidos (such as Mission Continues, charity drives for STL Children’s Hospital, STL Area Foodbank and Stray & Rescue STL).

I feel as though our veterans, and their families, are willing to sacrifice everything, so it was past due for me to serve and help them. Along with being a member of the Folds of Honor Board, I participate in the American Corporate Partners (ACP). ACP offers veterans a yearlong, one-on-one mentorship with a professional from different career paths.

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Suzanne Lay

Suzanne Lay

Treasurer

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Suzanne Lay

Treasurer



I am honored to serve as the Vice President / Treasurer for the Folds of Honor St. Louis Chapter. I am a St. Louis native and retired from AT&T, where I held numerous positions in operations, finance, and human resources. I earned both my undergraduate & graduate degrees from Webster University. Since retiring, I have pressed into many volunteer opportunities, and my passion to Honor God and Help People makes working with Folds of Honor a perfect fit.

I also currently serve on the board of a non-profit, Home of the Free, Inc., which directly supports Folds of Honor by sponsoring a charity auction & golf event annually at Whitmoor Country Club. This organization’s fundraising so far has raised over $225,000 for Folds of Honor.

I live in west county with my husband, Tony Ellebracht, and have 2 sons and 2 amazing grandchildren.

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Joy Petty

Joy Petty

Director of Corporate Relations

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Joy Petty

Director of Corporate Relations



Maybe as a result of being born on an Air Force Base in Edwards, California, I’ve always felt a strong connection and intense admiration for the 1% who serve our country.

As a Marketing Director for Schnucks, I had the incredible opportunity to develop the grocery store’s first Round-Up at the Register campaign. Knowing how deeply the St. Louis community cares about both the military and education, Folds of Honor was the ideal partner. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of Schnucks shoppers and have made the Round-Up at the Register campaign to benefit Folds of Honor an annual event. I couldn’t be more excited to serve on the St. Louis Folds of Honor Board to help spread the word to even more in our community about the incredible life-changing work that Folds of Honor is doing.

I served on the American Made Matters board for four years. Then five years ago, I co-founded a service club for grade-school-age children called Wonder Workers, which continues to be a huge source of inspiration as we teach the next generation to live generously. I’m a “boy mom” through and through with three teenage sons who eat like horses and keep me running back to Schnucks to fill the fridge … again!

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Bob Fishbeck

Bob Fishbeck

Director of Marketing

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Bob Fishbeck

Director of Marketing



I am honored to be a part of the St. Louis chapter of Folds of Honor. My journey with this life-changing organization began in 2010 at Anheuser-Busch, where we established one of the first national Folds of Honor programs with the flagship brand, Budweiser. It’s a program that lives on today, and I am very proud of the work that the team has done to provide thousands of scholarships to the families of our fallen and injured servicemen and women. I’m excited to continue supporting this great mission.

I’m a lifelong St. Louisan, having worked in marketing for over 25 years at great companies such as AB and Bayer. I’ve been married to my wife, Beth, for over 20 years. We love to travel when we can, and I love to golf!

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Craig Suntrup

Craig Suntrup

Director of Business Development

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Craig Suntrup

Director of Business Development

I am honored to join the St. Louis chapter of Folds of Honor. As a husband, father, and patriotic American, this mission is near to my heart. Born and raised in St. Louis, I’m a graduate of the University of Missouri and played football for the Mizzou Tigers. My brother and I own and operate five automotive franchises; Volkswagen, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, and BMW. I serve on the Board of my alma mater, CBC High School; I’m a past president of the St. Louis Auto Dealer Association, a current board member of the National Dealer Association of Kia Motor America, and former CFO of the Hyundai Central Regional Ad Association. My wife Kris and I (married 31 years) have five children and two grandchildren, of whom we are very proud. I enjoy wildlife conservation, hunting, spending time at my farm, and golf.

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Michelle Fahy

Michelle Fahy

Regional Impact Officer

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Michelle Fahy

Regional Impact Officer


Supporting our country’s military members has always been a passion of mine – with both friends and family having served. Knowing these individuals sacrificed so much without question, the least I can do is give some of my time, talent, and experience to help support the families impacted by the most selfless act one could make. It’s my chance to help take care of those who have willingly taken care of my family’s freedom. I assist the local chapter by leveraging my marketing background and education to build awareness surrounding Folds of Honor throughout our local community. Born and raised in St. Louis, I am grateful and honored to be a part of such a great team and organization that supports those locally that have sacrificed so much.

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