Donald "Brad" Bedell
Brad Bedell of Sikeston, Mo., was appointed by Governor Bob Holden in April 2001 to serve a six-year term expiring January 1, 2007. He was reappointed by Governor Matt Blunt to an additional six-year term expiring January 1, 2013. He is president of Maverick Consulting Group, a company he founded which provides general business and financial consulting to various corporations.
Bedell holds a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in management and a juris doctorate degree, both from the University of Mississippi. He served as vice magistrate of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity and he is a member of both the Lamar Order with the University of Mississippi School of Law and the Business Order with the University of Mississippi School of Business. He was named the 2002 Outstanding Young Alumni of the Year, an award given to one individual each year who has made significant contributions to their career and community.
He has been a member of the Southeast Missouri University Foundation Board and, in 1998, established the Don C. Bedell Excellence Award through the Foundation to assist business majors at Southeast Missouri State University. Bedell established the scholarship to honor his father. He is a member of the Top 20 Club for Southeast Men’s Basketball, the Dug Out Club, a member of the University Foundation President’s Council, as well as a Redhawk Benefactor.
Bedell is immediate past president of the Missouri Health Care Association, where he served three previous terms as president and was its 2000-2001 Member of the Year. He has also served as a board member for the American Health Care Association where he currently serves as a regional PAC chair. Additionally, he has served as a member of the board of directors for the YMCA of Southeast Missouri. He belongs to the St. Louis chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), an international organization of corporate presidents that try to become better presidents by learning from each other. Bedell serves as Missouri Chairman for All Children Matter and is on the board of directors of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Athletic League.