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Kendra Neely-Martin of St. Louis was appointed by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon in November 2011 to a six-year term expiring Jan. 1, 2018. She is a pharmaceutical sales specialist with Astrazeneca. Ms. Neely-Martin was the recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service recognizing significant contributions to her local community through volunteerism. She was recognized for her work with at-risk girls in St. Louis through Delta Sigma Theta (DST) Sorority. Serving as a mentor for at-risk African American girls, she has worked tirelessly for the sorority for two decades. As chair of the educational development for the St. Louis Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of DST, she oversees the Delta Academy, a national program created to provide health and wellness training as well as instill the values necessary to build a solid community. Neely-Martin graduated from Webster University with a Master of Arts in marketing and Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration.