Executive board Missouri Research and Education Network, president, 1996—1997. Task force Missouri Goals 2000, Missouri Census 2000 Complete Count Committee, 1999—2000. Coordinator committee Springfield Vision 20/20.
Chair Secretary of State Advisory Council, 2001—2005. Advisory committee Southwest Missouri State University College Humanities and Public Affairs. Board directors Ozarks Public television, 1994—2000, Every Kid Counts, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Foundation, Mayors Commission for Children, since 2005.
Board trustees Forest Institute Professional Psychology. Member of Springfield Innovation, Inc. (board member), Missouri Library.
Association (executive board 1990-1994, president 1993-1994), Springfield Area Chamber of Chamber (board directors), Springfield Rotary (president 1998-1999).