Volunteers Memberships Donations Financials HistoryBoardPress RoomFundraisers


2014 Heat-Up St. Louis Board of Directors and fellow volunteers

15th Annual Business Meeting Held on June 06, 2015 at Jewel Box, Forest Park.

The all-volunteer board of directors of Heat-Up St. Louis and Cool Down St. Louis is quite diverse. The board originally began with a handful of community volunteers from the civic, business, and religious sectors. It was the intention of the founder, Gentry W. Trotter, president of MultiMedia PR Group to continuously expand the board to reflect the socioeconomic makeup of the entire St. Louis region and to reinforce the volunteer base. Passion Guides Us… Commitment Sustains Us.
J. Kim Tucci
J. Kim Tucci

Mayor Francis G. Slay is honorary board chair, St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann is honorary co-chair; and St. Louis County Executive Steven V. Stenger and St. Clair County Board Chair Mark Kern are new members of our executive board.

Donna Knight
Donna Knight

Second vice president and Gena Mayer, vice president at UMB Bank is board third vice president and Melanie DiLeo, senior vice president of community affairs of Citi is chairwoman of the board of directors. Dr. James Knight is noted vascular surgeon is vice chairman. Chairman emeritus Rev. Earl E. Nance, Jr., is also chair of the allocations committee, J. Kim Tucci, president and co-owner of The Pasta House Co., is chair emeritus.  Robert Wm. Fulstone serves as Senior Executive VP; Denise Liebel, President & CEO United Services for Children, serves as an Executive VP and John Beck, Senior VP of Emmis serves as a board Vice President. 

Earl E. Nance, Jr.

The secretary and general counsel is Attorney Norman S. Newmark of the law offices of Guilfoil, Petzall, & Shoemake, LLC. The assistant secretary and associate counsel is Attorney Philip Kirkpatrick of Rabo AgriFinance, Inc. The treasurer is Attorney Richard M. Wise, CPA of the Certified Public Accountant firm of Wise & Scott, LLC. Donna Knight,  executive vice president of North County Surgical Center, serves as the assistant treasurer. Officers of the diverse board now serve at the pleasure of the full board of directors. Kevin X. McGowan is board president emeritus.

Robert Wm. Fulstone

The other key positions which are critical to the overall success of this regional not-for-profit energy assistance, public education and advocacy charity is: St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson is our official volunteer resource hotline host. Our interim executive director is Gentry W. Trotter of MultiMedia PR News; our part-time administrator is Tim Gorline; Linda Brison and Karen Wilson supervises hotline and online agencies' referrals, etc. Any expenses used for operations are paid for strictly by special grants or board member contributions. 100% of public donations are used strictly for servicing the needs of those who qualify for utility assistance.

Lance LeComb
Since the not-for-profit organization is solely volunteer based, it is essential that the group maintains a resource of individuals who have small, to medium, to large associations and affiliations. Heat-Up St. Louis and Cool Down St. Louis are open to nominations for membership. Anyone who believes that a potential board candidate can bring financial, fundraising, marketing, public relations or volunteer resources may nominate that person by sending an official letter of request to Robert Wm. Fulstone, nominating chairperson, c/o Heat-Up St. Louis, Inc., Suite 603, The Shell Building, 1221 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63103, or submit it to our e-mail address at info@heatupstlouis.org.

Steven V. Stenger,
STL County Executive
Member, Executive Board

Heat-Up St. Louis and Cool Down St. Louis welcome people to volunteer at many of our public or private fundraisers. To serve with board members on some of our standing and special committees, or to volunteer, write us at info@heatupstlouis.org or fax us at 314-241-1860, c/o Lance LeComb, board president.

The board of directors attempt to meet three times a year, including an annual meeting, scheduled in June of each year. The annual meeting is for the sole purpose of conducting business relating to any financial, marketing, and fundraising issues, mid-year.
Kevin X. McGowan
Kevin X. McGowan

In absence of the board, the executive committee meets routinely to deal with business affairs of the organization. The organization’s business and its meetings are conducted in the framework of Roberts Rules of Order. In absence of the board of director, the organization’s day-to-day operation is run by the president of the board of directors, often in consultation with the executive committee.

The president also chairs the annual and board meetings, and executive committee meetings, except for ad-hoc and board-established committees. The official spokespersons are the chair, vice-chair(s), president and vice president and other officers. No officer or board member is allowed to receive compensation, or be reimbursed for expenses incurred by executive order. Those expenses are to be considered administrative costs, so that every penny (100%) donated goes to help needy families in about 17 counties in Missouri and Illinois, and the City of St. Louis, where members are responsible for volunteering time and efforts throughout the calendar year, and board members must make an annual donation of their choice.
Melainie Dileo - Chairwoman
Melanie Dileo

Thank you for helping to Heat-Up St. Louis in the winter months, and Cool Down St. Louis in the summer months.

Board members are responsible for volunteering time and efforts throughout the calendar year, and they must make an annual donation of their choice. Board members are assigned to at least one board or ad-hoc committee during the term of their respective office.
The following are members of the board of directors, including their professional affiliation and not necessarily their term of office:


All Volunteer
Board of Directors 2015-2016

Ms. Shannon Bagley
Homestate Health Plan

Mr. John Beck
Emmis Communications
First Vice President

Ms. Donna Brooks-Sanders
City of St. Louis Communications Division

Mr. Gregory F. X. Daly
City of St. Louis

Ms. Beth Davis
I Heart Media

Ms. Melanie DiLeo

Mr. Jowcol “Boogie D” Dolby
Radio One

Mr. Mark Dorsey

Chief D. Samuel Dotson
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

The Honorable Steve Ehlmann
St. Charles County Executive
Honorary Co-Chair

Mr. Robert Wm. Fulstone
Extreme Video
Senior Executive Vice President

Ms. Mary Ann Gibson
Mozaic Group

Ms. Patricia Roland-Hamilton
Magdalene St. Louis

Mr. Gerry Hasenstab
Catholic Urban Programs

Ms. Molly Higgins
St. Louis Rams

Ms. Mary Hutchison
Spencer Road Library

Chief Dennis Jenkerson
St. Louis Fire Department

Mr. Kevin J. Jones
St. Louis American

The Honorable Joseph (Joe) Keaveny
Missouri State Senator

The Honorable Mark Kern
St. Clair County Board Chairman

Mr. John Kijowski
Hubbard Radio

The Honorable Peter Kinder
Lieutenant Governor

Mr. Philip Kirkpatrick, Esquire
Rabo AgriFinance, Inc.
Co-Counsel/Asst. Secretary

Dr. James Knight, M.D.
North County Surgical Services, Inc.
Vice Chair

Ms. Donna Knight
North County Surgical Services, Inc.
Second Vice President & Asst. Treasurer

Mr. Spencer Koch

Mr. Lance LeComb
Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District

Mr. Steve Lemley
Hardee’s Food Systems, Inc.

Mr. Brian Leonard
Ameren Corporation

Ms. Robin M. Le Van
Vatterott College

Ms. Denise Liebel
United Services for Children
Executive Vice President

Ms. Gena M. Mayer
UMB Bank
Third Vice President

Mr. Kevin McGowan
Blue Urban
President Emeritus

Mr. Michael McMillan
Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis

Mr. Jason Miller
Edward Jones Investments

Ms. Sandra Moore
Urban Strategies

Mr. Mike Murphy
KMOV-TV, Channel 4

Mr. Dean Mutter
Spectrum Reach

Reverend Earl E. Nance, Jr.
Chair Emeritus & Co-Chair of Allocations

Mr. Norman S. Newmark, Esquire
Guilfoil, Petzall & Shoemake, LLC
General Counsel/Secretary

Ms. Deborah J. Patterson
The Monsanto Fund

Ms. Margie Price
Premiums Plus Inc.

Mr. Jeff Rainford
Rainford & Associates

Mr. Luther (Lu) Reames, Jr.
WBR Compliance - Internal Controls

Mr. Steven Roberts
Roberts & Roberts, Inc.

Mr. Daniel L. Rositano
The Rositano Group

Mr. John Sheehan
CBS Radio

The Honorable Francis G. Slay
Mayor - City of St. Louis
Honorary Chair

The Honorable Steve Stenger
St. Louis County Executive
Honorary Vice Chair

Reverend C. Jessel Strong
St. Louis Metropolitan Clergy Coalition

Mr. Thomas L. Tipton

Mr. J. Kim Tucci
The Pasta House Company
Chair Emeritus

Mr. Lonnie Tucker
Cuivre River Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Mr. Ben Turec
Turec Advertising Associates, Inc.

Ms. Mary Ann Wagner
Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis

Ms. Pamela Walker, MPA, CPHA
Walker Planning & Management

Mr. Randy Weller

Ms. Marsha Williams
KSDK Newschannel 5

Mr. Richard M. Wise, CPA, JD
Wise & Scott, LLC

Mr. Dave Yates, P.E.

Management Consultants
Gentry W.Trotter
Acting Executive Director

Timothy Gorline

Linda Brison
Resource Hotline Coordinator

Administrative Office: Donors, Fundraising, Volunteering,
314-369-7407 or info@heatupstlouis.org









Donated by:

A regional energy assistance and public education charity helping the elderly,
disabled and needy families avoid unsafe and unhealthy conditions during the heating and cooling seasons.
1221 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63103
Call 314.241.7668 - Fax 314.241.1860

Home | History | Board | Financials | Fundraisers | News | Donations | Memberships

Sponsored By:

  Ameren Hardee's