Meet Your SCT Board Members
President: George Guidish represents Marion County.
George Guidish represents Marion County and was appointed to the board in 2016 and served as past Chairman of the Personnel Committee. Military Service – Corporal, United States Marine Corps 1983-1987. George is currently a Senior Parole Agent for the Illinois Department of Corrections with twenty-seven years of service. Life changing events for George were the marriage to wife Tammy, their six children, graduating Centralia High School in 1983, attending Kaskaskia College and Parkland College.
Vice-President: Ed Smalley represents Marion County and is part of the Personnel and Open Meeting Committees.
Edward Smalley represents Marion County and was appointed to the board in January 2016. Education – BA, Agriculture, University of Illinois 1975. Edward is currently self-employed with small business and farming. Life changing events for Edward were attending college, raising three successful children, owning and working as Administrator for an Assisted Living facility for the elderly and being married for forty-four years.
Secretary: David Iossi represents Marion County and is Chairman of the Personnel Committee.
David Iossi represents Marion County and was appointed to the board in December 2015. Education – Mechanical Engineering, Automated Systems Design, Product Development (CSFU). David’s current occupation is in Audio Systems Design & Mfg. and he is semi-retired. Life changing event for David was the loss of his wife, Heidi Iossi (January 2010). David and Heidi were married for thirty-two years and she was his best friend in life!
Jeff Ashauer represents Perry County and is Chairman of the Finance Committee.
Jeff Ashauer represents Perry County and was appointed to the board in 2007. Education – BA, MS, MPA University of Southern California. Jeff is currently the Economic Development Consultant/Business Developer Loan Fund Manager of Southern Illinois Coal Belt and manages one hundred loan portfolios. Being a Grandpa has been a life changing event for Jeff.
Pam Boyd represents Franklin County and is part of the Personnel Committee.
Pamela Boyd represents Franklin County and was appointed to the board in 2011. Education – Pam attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where she earned a Science Degree in Education. After thirty years of working with adults with Developmental Disabilities Pam retired to work as a substitute teacher. Pam has three daughters, seven grandchildren and one spoiled dog.
Margaret Conley represents Clinton County and is part of the Personnel Committee.
Margaret is a forty-year resident of Clinton County. She moved to Trenton with her husband John and kids, Kay and Mike, in 1976 as a result of John’s transfer to Scott Air Force Base. Being a military wife was an integral part of Margaret’s life exposing her to a wide variety of people while educating her about involvement in a new community through volunteer work. This made her aware of the importance of civic duty. Margaret has been an active member of the community since moving here. She was co-owner of a women’s clothing store The Ms. Shoppe for ten years. Then she co-owned At Your Service cleaning business. Margaret was a member of the Trenton Chamber of Commerce. In 2001, Margaret was elected mayor of Trenton where she over saw numerous improvements to the community. After her term, Margaret was then elected to city council for four years. Margaret became familiar with SCT when her husband John served on the board. She has always felt that rural transit is an important service to offer our communities. Margaret was appointed to the board in January 2007. She has served as past Chairman of the Personnel Committee and as Board President. She has seen the organization grow and prosper and become a vital part of the communities of Clinton, Marion, Jefferson, Perry, Franklin and Washington counties.
Don Copeland represents Jefferson County and is part of the Finance Committee.
Don Copeland represents Jefferson County and was appointed to the board in 2015 and served as past Assistant Secretary. Education – BS in Accounting, Eastern Illinois University. Don is currently Finance Manager, Southern Illinois Region – SSM Health. Life changing events have been serving as a Fireman and EMT and being able to help people in their most critical times of need as well as coaching Softball, Basketball, Volleyball and seeing kids have fun, grow, learn and improve.
Donald Jones represents Marion County and is part of the Personnel Committee.
Don represents Marion County and was appointed to the board in April 2017. He is a graduate of Central Missouri State University where he studied business and is now officially retired. Life changing event for Don was in July 2016 when he became a kidney transplant recipient.
David Rodden represents Clinton County and is part of the Finance and Open Meeting Committees.
David Rodden represents Clinton County and was appointed to the board in 2012 and served as past Secretary. Education – BA in Biology, University of Missouri, St. Louis, 1968, MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Washington University, 1973 and United States Army active duty, 1968-1970. David is retired and a former partner of HMG Engineers, Inc. Everyday is a life changing event for David.
John Schubert represents Washington County is a part of the Finance Committee.
John Schubert represents Washington County and was appointed to the board in 2017. Education - BBA, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL and MA, Webster University, St. Louis and Air Force Veteran 1966-1970. John worked thirty-six years in the Health Care industry until his retirement in 2000 and for the past seventeen years in the Commercial Insurance industry. John served twenty years on the Washington County Board and is currently seated on the Washington County 911 Board. He is married to Sheila Kaufman, has three grown children and six grandchildren. He enjoys Family and Friends, Golf and working on his farm.
Ben Stratemeyer represents Marion County and is part of the Finance Committee.
Ben Stratemeyer represents Marion County and was appointed to the board in 2015. Education – BS in Finance and Economics and MBA in Finance. Ben’s present occupation is as a Certified Public Accountant. Life changing event for Ben was the marriage to his beautiful, high school sweetheart who is the most important person in his life.