Empower Missouri Welcomes Two New Board Members

Empower Missouri is proud to announce that two new members are joining our Board of Directors! Coming from government, business and civil society, the new board members bring years of experience and leadership to help address equal justice for all Missourians and to help advocate for a Missouri in which all people have basic human needs. 


Marilyn Chappell is a CFO and Co-Owner of Chappell Electric LLC and is the Founder and Executive Director at Exceeds Expectations, Inc.  
Marilyn is a Certified Financial Educator who has a passion to see all achieve their dreams.  Her passion for economic freedom has led her to educate Youth and Adults on Financial Literacy and Personal Development through a curriculum-based program at Exceeds Expectations, Inc..  
As an advocate for equal justice, Marilyn also serves in a prison ministry and partners with Reentry Programs to help prepare men and women coming out of prison to re-enter society with the tools and resources to be successful. 
Jeffrey D Lofton is currently the Chief of Police at the City of Clever Police Department, handling overall forward progression of the agency, community relations, working various calls for service, and leading
with the mindset of responsibility, accountability and professionalism. Chief Lofton is certified as a Generalist Instructor, and Specialist in the areas of Emergency Vehicle Operation and Active Shooter Response. Chief Lofton also owns and operates Harden the Target, specializing in threat response training, and DMO Knives, a custom knife manufacturer.
Chief Lofton received his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology emphasis from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, and his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from
Culver Stockton College in Canton, Missouri. He is a graduate of the Missouri Police Chief’s Association Command College, and the Command Trilogy (Supervision, Command and Executive Class) from the
Federal Bureau of Investigation Law Enforcement Executive Development Association. Of different recognition, Chief Lofton is proud to have been awarded the Director’s Leadership Medal in 2017 from the Missouri Governor for community-oriented engagement activities leading to greater security and
community cooperation.
The two new members join existing board members Nicole McKoy, Heidi Lucas, Chris Guinther, Nicole McGee and Marqueia Watson.
Empower Missouri’s board of directors is comprised of volunteers from the human services, corporate, government, and philanthropic sectors of our state. To learn more about Empower Missouri’s board of directors, visit http://empowermissouri.org/about-us/board-of-directors/.
About Empower Missouri
Empower Missouri (www.EmpowerMissouri.org) is a statewide not-for-profit organization working to secure basic human needs and equal justice for every person in our state through coalition-building and advocacy. Founded as the Missouri Conference on Charities and Corrections in 1901, Empower Missouri has operated under four names in its 120-year history, but always with a focus on access to basic human needs and basic fairness.

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