Steve Bruce, President

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    Steve Bruce

    Steve Bruce was re-elected to a 2nd term on the Board of Education in April 2017. Mr. Bruce graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1994, and in 2012 earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Missouri’s Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs, graduating with distinction and an emphasis in organizational leadership. He is a past recipient of the prestigious Truman Fellowship, a competitive scholarship awarded to public service professionals who have demonstrated excellence throughout their careers.

    Mr. Bruce possesses significant experience in leadership, strategic planning and financial management, and has worked at the local, state, and federal levels of government. He has represented Missourians at national conferences and symposiums and to members of Congress
    on Capitol Hill, however he is proudest of his work locally as a Cole County juvenile officer and
    his past service on several executive and advisory boards, including the Missouri Valley Big
    Brothers Big Sisters, and the Missouri School Violence Hotline. 

    After completing a career of over 20 years in public service, Mr. Bruce now works as an Officer in Central Bank’s Government Division, located in Jefferson City. He focuses on developing large cash management and public institutional relationships throughout Missouri, Kansas, Illinois and Oklahoma.

    He and his wife Kim, a JCPS teacher and 19 year veteran of public education have two children
    who attend Jefferson City Public Schools. His oldest daughter will be part of the last class that
    attends Simonsen 9th Grade Center prior to Capital City High School opening in August 2019.
    Mr. Bruce’s term ends in April 2020.  He can be reached directly at steve.bruce@jcschools.us or
    573.645.5682.

Rich AuBuchon, Vice President

  • Rich Aubuchon Rich AuBuchon is the owner of the AuBuchon Law Firm, LLC in Jefferson City. Rich specializes in business advocacy within all forums of Missouri state government. He represents numerous clients in court, before the Missouri legislature and within state and local administrative agencies.

    Rich has a strong pro-business background, having served as the General Counsel for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc. His political experience was earned while working on the senior staff for Governor Matt Blunt and as Chief of Staff & General Counsel for Lt. Governor Peter D. Kinder. His management and government experience was honed while running the Office of Administration, which is the business arm of Missouri government. This lobbying, political and management background is all based on strong litigation skills learned while litigating in complex cases throughout Missouri and the western United States.


    Rich AuBuchon's current term on the Board ends in 2019. He can be reached at rich.aubuchon@jcschools.us or 573.645.9760.

Lorelei Schwartz, Treasurer

  • Schwartz Lorelei Riley Schwartz is a certified public accountant with Schwartz & LeCure, LLC, focusing on small businesses and individual tax and accounting needs. She is a proud 1986 graduate of Jefferson City High School and a 1990 graduate of Austin College in Sherman, TX.

    Lorelei has served JCPS in many capacities over the last 15 years. She served on every PTA and PTO for each of the schools her children attended. She served on the full-day kindergarten committee and co-chaired the long range facilities planning committee. She served on the Jefferson City Public Schools Foundation Board for six years, then the Jefferson City Public Schools Alumni Association. Currently, she also serves on the Capital Region Medical Center Board of Directors.

    Lorelei and her husband, Jason, have a junior and a freshman attending Jefferson City Public Schools. Lorelei’s current term on the Board ends in 2019. She can be reached at lorelei.schwartz@jcschools.us or 573.230.6559.

Lori Massman, Member

  • Massman Lori Massman was born and raised in Jefferson City and is a proud 1982 JCHS graduate. She is a longtime employee of Scholastic, Inc. and currently serves as Community Development Manager. She attends First Baptist Church in Jefferson City. Lori loves giving back to our community and is very involved in a number of location organizations and charities, including: United Way of Central Missouri (Board of Directors, Executive Board Vice-Chair), Jay Pride Alive Alumni Board, and the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce (Partners in Education Committee Co-Chair, Leadership Jefferson City Steering Committee).

    As a 2012 graduate of the JCPS Vanguard program, a member of the JCPS Foundation Board of Directors from 2015-2017, and a longtime PTO member, Lori has been involved in our district for many years. She is also a 2006 graduate of Leadership Jefferson City, a 2010 graduate of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Class, a 2007 Zonta Women of Achievement Nominee, the 2011 recipient of the United Way’s Live United award, the 2015 recipient of the United Way’s Outstanding Campaign Coordinator award, a former Co-Chair for the United Way of Central Missouri’s Community Campaign (2012-2013), a former member of the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (2012-2014), and a 2014 recipient of the American Heart Association’s Lifestyle Change Award.

    Lori is married to Leroy Massman and has four children: Drew, a 1998 Jay grad (wife, Jennifer); Ashley, a 2001 Jay grad (husband, Shawn); Kaleb, a 2007 Jay grad (wife, Kayla); and Christian, who is currently a freshman at Simonsen Ninth Grade Center. Lori has a grandson Cooper, and a granddaughter due in the fall. Lori’s parents, Jim and Helen, are also JCHS graduates.

    Lori is passionate about making a difference and specifically serving students in the Jefferson City community. Her school board term ends April 2020. To contact Lori directly, email her at lori.massman@jcschools.us or call 573.680.1855.

Scott Hovis, Member


  • Hovis Scott W. Hovis is the Executive Director of the Missouri Golf Association (MGA). Holding the position since 2005, his primary responsibilities have included planning and running approximately 30 amateur golf events across the state of Missouri each year. These amateur events, which are for juniors, seniors and adults, have seen an increase in player participation by 40 percent since Hovis took over.

    As part of his professional duties, Hovis sits on two United States Golf Association (USGA) committees: Regional Associations Committee and Regional Affairs Committee. In 2009, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon appointed Hovis to the Missouri Tourism Commission, and in 2012 he was elected Chair of the Commission.

    In 2013, Hovis began serving on the Jefferson City Public Schools Foundation Board. The board, which works with local businesses and individuals, holds events to support families and educates the community regarding the work of the district. In 2016, under the auspices of the Junior Golf Foundation, Hovis successfully opened the first-ever fully handicap accessible golf course in Jefferson City, MO. The Ken Lanning Golf Center, located at Turkey Creek Golf Center, was recently named the 3rd best adaptive sports facility in America by the Sports Planning Guide.

    A 1992 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Hovis attended Jefferson City Public Schools his entire childhood, and his parents were also teachers in the district for a combined 56 years! Upon graduating, he attended Kansas State University on a golf scholarship before playing professional golf for several years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from William Woods University in 2001.

    Today, Scott continues to reside in Jefferson City with his wife, Mindy, their daughter, Taylor, (13) who is in 7th grade at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, and their son, Hunter, (6) who is in 1st grade at West Elementary. When not on a golf course for business, Scott can be found on a golf course for pleasure, attending Mizzou sporting events, or spending time with his family.
     
    Scott's school board term ends April 2020. He can be contacted at shovis@mogolf.org or scott.hovis@jcschools.us or 573.230.8994.
     
     

Ken Enloe, Member

  • Ken Enloe Ken Enloe is the Director of HR and Business Development for Huber & Associates Inc., a local IT solutions / services company.

    He is proud to be a Jefferson City Public Schools graduate and alumni. Ken attended school in Jefferson City from kindergarten through 12th grade. All of his siblings also graduated from JCHS, as well as both of his daughters, and his grandson is currently in elementary school in the school district.

    For 13 years Ken worked in the public sector for the State of Missouri, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. He's been in the private sector for the last 20 years. Both jobs provided him extensive management responsibility and organizational leadership experience, as well as having an active role in working with the Jefferson City community. Ken has an MBA from William Woods University with emphasis in HR, and has served as an adjunct professor in the business management program.

    Ken also gives his time to the community, volunteering for United Way, Salvation Army, Boys & Girls Club, MS Society, Jefferson City Public Schools Foundation and Future Leadership Foundation. He also serves in various leadership roles at First Baptist Church of Jefferson City, including Mission JC. He has been an active business partner with JCPS for a number of years and helped create the JCHS Academies Executive Leadership Council.

    His wife Karen is also a passionate supporter of public education. They have been married 42 years and have two daughters, five grandchildren and another on the way. Ken's current term on the Board end in 2021. He can be reached at ken.enloe@jcschools.us or 573.230.4174. 

Lindsey Rowden, Member

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    Lindsey Rowden Lindsey Rowden was raised in Jefferson City and proudly graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1998. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia and later graduated from Lincoln University. Professionally, she has spent the last 20 years in the telecommunications industry covering every facet from customer services and sales to corporate account management. She recently made a career change and is now a member of the Freeman Mortuary team where she works with families both before and after the loss of a loved one.

    Lindsey is currently serving her 2nd term as a Parks and Recreation Commissioner in the position of Vice President. She co-chairs the annual Gala for the HALO Home and was a past recipient of their Volunteer of the Year Award. She is a member of the First United Methodist Church, and served as the Board President for their Methodist Early Learning Center. Lindsey also served for 2 years as a coordinator for the Fresh Start Market. She is also an active member of both Belair and TJMS PTA.

    Lindsey and her husband, Ryan, have a Kindergartner and 4th grader attending Belair Elementary and a 7th grader attending Thomas Jefferson Middle School. In her free time, Lindsey enjoys Cardinal baseball, cooking and traveling. Lindsey’s current term on the Board end in 2021. She can be reached at lindsey.rowden@jcschools.us or 573.230.9382.