Dennis L. Vinson

professional portrait of Dennis Vinson

Dennis L. Vinson of Cape Girardeau, Mo., was appointed by Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson in September 2019 with a term expiring January 1, 2026.

Dennis Vinson is chief executive officer, founder and owner of Signature Packaging and Paper, LLC, in Jackson, Missouri. He is a 2015 graduate of both the Delta Leadership Institute and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School for Executive Management. He attended Trenton State College, where he was a business major.

Vinson is chairman of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He is a member of the SoutheastHEALTH System Board of Directors; The Bank of Missouri Advisory Board in Jackson, Missouri; the 2030 Committee of the Missouri Chamber; and the Board of Directors of the Cape Girardeau Area Magnet (Economic Development).

He formerly served as a board member of the Missouri Innovation Corporation of Southeast Missouri State University; the Missouri Governor’s Economic Steering Committee; the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Girardeau; and the Jackson Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

He has held various positions with manufacturing companies in the financial arena -- Working Capital Management and Treasury -- in the northeastern United States. He served as senior financial executive for Pratt Industries USA Paper Mill and Converting, with headquarters in Conyers, Georgia; has been employed in financial management with Wickes Corporation in New Jersey in its Automotive Aftermarket Company, foreign auto parts division, and with AM International in New Jersey, a desktop publishing company.

He and his wife Joy are the parents of Crystal, Chelsea and Dennis II. They have one granddaughter, Kaiyah.


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