DOWNTOWN MARCELINE ORGANIZATION
Zach Bruner - Director
K-12 Principal - Macon County R-IV School District
Board Member, Downtown Marceline
Member, University of Missouri Alumni Association
Professional Affiliations: Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals, Northeast Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals
Chris Ankeney - Secretary
Chris is the 4th generation on her family's farm, at the edge of Marceline. Since returning home in 2003, she has managed Magnolia Antiques downtown. She serves as an officer for the Marceline Area Chamber of Commerce and the North Missouri Arts Council, and is active in other community organizations. On her desk is the admonishment "stop me before I volunteer again". It hasn't worked.
Mary Beth Switzer: Director
Mary Beth Switzer received her Masters of Education Degree in 1987 from Truman State University. She retired in 2011 from teaching 30 years at Walt Disney Elementary. For the past 30 years, she has made Marceline her home. She and her husband, Richard, have two sons and 8 grandchildren. When she’s not attending soccer matches, football games and wrestling meets, she enjoys subbing at the local preschool, volunteering at the Walt Disney Hometown Museum and serving as a member in Sans Souci Sorority and P.E.O. Her hobbies include antiquing, gardening, and walking the trail at the Country Club Lake.
Kaye Malins - Director
Kaye first met Walt and Roy Disney in 1956 when they stayed with her family, for the dedication of the Walt Disney Swimming Pool and Park. She was 8 years old.
At Walt’s invitation Kaye became a Disneyland Cast Member and served on the first crew when the Carousel of Progress opened at Disneyland.
Kaye is a founding board member of the Walt Disney Hometown Museum and has served as Director since it’s opening in 2001. Kaye is the co-founder of the Walt Disney Hometown Toonfest. A celebration which features well know cartoonist and animators during a two day event held annually the third Saturday of September.
Kaye is a past Board Member of the Missouri Travel Council and is a founding board member of the Highway 36 (The way of American Genius) Alliance. She provides Marceline Disney heritage presentations several times each year to Cast Members at Disneyland and Disney World. She has been featured on American, British, Japanese, French, Canadian, and American TV. And recently completed a project with the BBC which will air in China the fall of 2018.
Lee Hoover Director:
Volunteer, Walt Disney Hometown Museum
BS EE (82), Kansas State University
Chief Technology Officer, National Secure Manufacturing Center (retired)
Dawn Lichtenberg- Director
Business Owner, JLL General Contracting LLC
Marceline R-V Federal Programs Director
Julie Sheerman - President
Owner, Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs
Member, Marceline Rotary Club
Member, Marceline Education Foundation
Member, Marceline Chamber of Commerce
Member, Griffiths Leadership Society, University of Missouri-Columbia
Member, University of Missouri Alumni Asosciation
Professional Affiliations: National Council of Teachers of English, National Writing Project, Missouri Council of Teachers of English
HS English Instructor, Marceline High School
Director of Professional Development, Missouri Writing Projects NetworkType
Michael Olinger - Executive Director
40 year career as international business executive for major electronics manufacturers, now retired and dedicated to Downtown Marceline's revitalization goals. Co-owner of Circle O Lodge & Tree Farm and consultant to wife's business, The Paper Station on Main Street USA, Born in Linn County, raised elsewhere, returned to roots. Married with three children, and five grandchildren.
Garry Belt- Director:
Garry Belt is the president of G. Belt and Associates LLC. A Marceline native, he has invested in several local properties including the Allen Hotel building, which serves as the location for multiple local businesses. Garry is also involved in several organizations, such as the Masons and the Ararat Shriners, and is a member of the Marceline United Methodist Church.