Two New Board Members Announced
OATS Transit is pleased to announce two new board members to its roster in 2019. Board President Mel Sundermeyer swore Scott Kosky and Rex Scott into office at the January 22, 2019 statewide Board of Directors meeting.
Scott Kosky of Springfield, MO was a former regional director for OATS Southwest operations for 27 years until he retired in 2013. Scott also volunteers his time on the Springfield Department of Mental Health Human Rights Committee. Scott was formerly a Certified Community Transit Manager, which is a national certification program for transit professionals. He joined the OATS board as “a way of giving back to the community in a meaningful way.” Scott was actively involved in speaking at conferences on the importance of public transportation.
Rex Scott of Columbia, MO is a Database Programmer/Analyst at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and co-owner of the Jamaican Jerk Hut Restaurant. Prior to joining the University in 2012, he worked for the City of Columbia’s information technology department. Rex holds degrees from Columbia College and Lincoln University, and is involved with many soccer organizations. Rex said he joined the board “to help guide the policies of a company that impacts thousands of Missourians”. Information Technology is a major component to an efficient and reliable transportation system.
Scott and Rex join ten other board members on the statewide Board of Directors. “I am pleased to welcome these two individuals to our Board of Directors. They each have a unique background, with diverse experiences that make them an asset to the Board, and to the organization as a whole,” said Dorothy Yeager, OATS Transit Executive Director. The Board oversees the development and adoption of company policies, the long-term strategic plan, and assist with community outreach.
Scott Kosky pictured left & Rex Scott pictured right.