Wm. L. (Barry) Orscheln, Columbia, Vice Chair/Secretary

(Republican – term expires July 1, 2023) 

William L. (Barry) Orscheln is the Chairman and CEO of Orscheln Industries, a privately-owned, third generation business organization, headquartered in Moberly, Missouri.  Mr. Orscheln began his career with Orscheln in 1977 and has served as its CEO for over 29 years. The Orscheln group of diversified companies is engaged in manufacturing, retail, commercial real estate development, and other businesses.

He graduated from Central Methodist College in 1972 with degrees in Business Administration and Economics. He has served with numerous community, statewide, and national organizations, including as Chairman of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, Chairman of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, and as Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Food and Agriculture Committee.  Mr. Orscheln believes his hunting, fishing, and outdoor experiences have been key in helping build his character and skills.

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