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Key Personnel

The Facilities Division Key Personnel

Mike Mertens

Work History:  Parkway School District, Director of Facilities - 8 years; Monsanto, various engineering, operations and international business management positions - 20 years; Carboline, Sr. Vice President, Operations -  2 years

Education:  University of Missouri – Rolla, BSME., Mechanical Engineering; Washington University, St. Louis,    MBA, Business Administration

Memberships:  Missouri School Plant Managers Association (MSPMA), President (current), President-Elect, Past Regional Director – 3 years; Greater St. Louis School Plant Manages Association (GSLASPMA), Director (current), President – 4 years; Rotary International, Treasurer – 3 years; Project Parkway, Secretary-Elect and Area Committee Leader, Goal 3: High Quality Learning Environments

Scott Bennett

Work History:  Parkway School District, Manager of Planning and Engineering - 18 years; Campbell Design Group, Sr. Project Manager – 11 years; Burns & McDonnell, Civil Project Manager - 2 years; J.B. Bennett & Assoc., Land Surveying Crew Chief - 2 years

Education:  University of Missouri – Columbia, BSCE, Civil Engineering

Licensing:  Registered Professional Engineer - Missouri, Illinois, Iowa

Memberships:  St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers (SLCCC), Past President - 3 years, Past Membership Chairman - 1 year, Past Government Affairs Chairman - 1 year

Dean Rhodes

Work History:  Parkway School District, Maintenance Manager - 1 year and HVAC technician - 2 years; Residential and Commercial HVAC technician – 8 years; Sunbelt Food Services, Manager – 6 years; Oakwood Homes, Sales Manager – 2 years; United States Navy, Aviation Electronics Technician – 5 years

Education:  Greensboro Technical Community College; University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Memberships:  North American Technician Excellence, Inc. (N.A.T.E.) certified

Matt Jenne

Work History:  Parkway School District, Supervisor of District Grounds - 4 years; ‘The Club at Mediterra,’ Naples, FL - South Course Superintendent - 5 years; Munie Outdoor-Project Manager, Athletic Field installation -1 year

Education:  Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, BSPS., Plant and Soil Science

Memberships: Sports Turf Managers Association - 4 years, Missouri Parks and Recreation - 4 years, Missouri Turf and Ornamental Council - 3 years

Fred Crawford

Work History:  Parkway School District, Chief of Safety and Security - 13 years; St. Louis County Police Department, various positions including Police Officer/Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain/Commander - 29 years; Columbia College, Adjunct Faculty – 17 years; Missouri Baptist University, Adjunct Faculty - 15 years; Sterling College, Adjunct Faculty – 4 years; Professional Golf Instructor since 1993.

Education:  St. Louis Community College District, A.S. Administration of Criminal Justice; Columbia College, B.A. Business Administration; Webster University, M.A. Public Administration; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Post-graduate study; FBI National Academy.

Specialized Training:  FBI National Academy; U.S. Secret Service Dignitary Protection School; Command, Investigative and Management training.

Professional Registrations: Missouri Police Officer Certification Class B; Missouri Department of Public Safety, General Instructor; American Society of Industrial Security; CPP 7181; Certified Protection Professional; United States Golf Teachers Federation.

Professional Affiliations:  FBI National Academy Graduate; International Association Chiefs of Police-Life Member; Missouri Police Chiefs Association; American Society of Industrial Security Pofessional Investigators Council; National Association of School Security and Law Enforcement Officers; National Association of Law Enforcement Trainers; St. Louis County Police Retirees Association; Missouri Center for Safe Schools-Advisory Board

Juliette Travous

Work History:  Parkway School District, Manager of Environmental Services  - 12 years; Environmental Science and Engineering, Project Manager – 8 years; Riedel Environmental Services, Response Manager – 6 years

Education:  Southern IllinoisUniversity – Edwardsville, BS Earth Science / MS course work, Geography

Licensing/Certifications:  Missouri Licenses Asbestos Inspector; Missouri Licenses Asbestos Management Planner; Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)

Memberships:  Gateway Society of Hazardous Materials Managers, various Board positions including President, President-Elect, Treasurer, and Director – 6 years; St. Charles County Commission on Environmental Quality – 5 years including Vice-Chair – 1 year; American Lung Association Plains Gulf Region including St. Louis Leadership Council – 6 years; American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienist – National Membership; American Industrial Hygiene Association – National Organization and the St. Louis local chapter; American Society of Safety Engineers National Organization and the St. Louis local chapter

Greg Allen

Work History:  Parkway School District, Warehouse Manager - 6 years; Trans World Airlines / American Airlines in St. Louis, MO, various positions including Shift Manager of Passenger Services, Control Tower Manager and Ramp Services Manager – 34 years

Education:  Washington University – St. Louis, B.S.B.A

Memberships: None