Secretary - Missouri
Vernal Brown is the Secretary of the Bi-State Development Board of Commissioners. She was appointed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon in January 2015. She has served as Region 5 UAW Ford Retiree Benefits Representative in St. Louis since 2000, following a career that began at the Ford Motor assembly plant in Hazelwood, Mo., in the mid-1970s. Brown is a founding member of the UAW Martin Luther King Jr. Non-Violent Committee and the UAW Region 5 Culture Diversity Program.