City Council Approves the Issuance of Proclamations Honoring North County Leaders
Hazelwood City Council approved the issuance of three proclamations for the following individuals: Greater North County Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 Board Chairman Scott Schneider; Greater North County Chamber’s 2011 Outstanding Business Person of the Year Bob Gianino; and former Hazelwood School District Board of Education member Diane Dowdy.
Both Schneider and Gianino were honored at the chamber’s Outstanding Business Person of the Year and Annual Installation Dinner, on April 15 at Yacovelli’s Restaurant and Banquet Center.
Schneider will be inducted as the Chamber’s Board chairman after serving as the vice chairman and chairman of the 2011 Business Showcase and Family Fair. He has been a member of the Chamber’s
Board for seven years. As a 20-year employee of US Bank, Schneider is the vice president and manager of the branch office located at 2100 North Highway 27 in Florissant. He attended Lindenwood University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Schneider also received a Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri – St. Louis.
Gianino, marketing director of White Auto Body, is going to be honored as the Chamber’s 2011 Outstanding Business Person of the Year. After starting White Auto Body in 1994, he has supported the
North County area through his involvement in several community and civic organizations. Gianino currently serves on the Chamber’s Board of Directors as well as the Board of Directors of Valley Industries. In addition, he served on the Florissant Rotary Club Board from 2004 - 05, and chaired Florissant’s Safety Town for five years.
Dowdy was first elected to the Board of Education of the Hazelwood School District in April 1999. After 12 years of serving her community in this capacity, she stepped down from the board this spring. In
addition to being a Missouri Certified Board Member with master board member status, she has served as a member of the Hazelwood West High School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), the Fine Arts Boosters and the Marching Wildcat Boosters, as well as many district committees. Dowdy has lived in North St. Louis County for 22 years.