Missouri Baptist Medical Center Elects Two New Members to its Board of Trustees

ST LOUIS, MO. – Jan. 9, 2014 – The board of trustees for Missouri Baptist Medical Center recently elected David M. Stokes, president & CEO of Grey Eagle Distributors, and Dr. James B. Peterson, retired president of Integrated Strategic Solutions, to its board.  The 25-member board supports the mission of the medical center to ensure that the highest quality care is delivered to patients in the communities Missouri Baptist serves.

David M. Stokes is president & CEO of Grey Eagle Distributors, one of the largest beer distributors in the Midwest.  He began his career with Anheuser-Busch in 1991.  In 1996, Mr. Stokes joined the Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta and held several marketing positions including Brand Manager for Coca-Cola classic. In 2000, he became Chief Operating Officer of Ceiva Logic, Inc., based in Los Angeles. Mr. Stokes rejoined Anheuser-Busch in 2002 as a Marketing Director. In 2005, he purchased St. Louis-based Grey Eagle Distributors.

Mr. Stokes graduated magna cum laude from Boston College with a degree in Economics and also received an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Sports Commission, St. Louis Backstoppers, Greater St. Louis Area Council Boy Scouts of America, Rossman School, and St. Louis Regional Chamber.  He is also Vice Chairman of St. Louis Young Presidents’ Organization and President of St. Louis Guns ‘n Hoses Association.

James B. “J.B.” Peterson, Ph.D. is the retired president of Integrated Strategic Solutions Inc., a project management consulting firm.  He began his career in the United States Air Force, where for 20 years he developed aeronautical systems.  In I986, he joined Boeing/McDonnell-Douglas and worked as a VP/GM in advanced aircraft and missile programs until 2003, when he founded Integrated Strategic Solutions.

Mr. Peterson received his BS in electrical engineering from University of Missouri, Rolla; his MS in electrical engineering from University of Missouri, Columbia, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois.

About Missouri Baptist Medical Center:

Missouri Baptist is a 489-bed acute-care hospital located at Highway 40 and I-270 in west St. Louis County.  Recognized as a “Top 100 U.S. Hospital,” “5-Star Rated for Treatment of Heart Attacks” for the tenth consecutive year in Missouri by HealthGrades and “One of America’s Safest Hospitals” by Forbes, Missouri Baptist offers a full continuum of medical and surgical services, and specializes in heart, cancer, gastrointestinal, orthopedic, neurological/spine and women’s health services. Missouri Baptist provided care for 22,142 inpatients and 42,112 emergency patients in 2012. Missouri Baptist Medical Center is a member of BJC HealthCare, one of the largest nonprofit healthcare organizations in the United States and the largest employer in St. Louis. Based in St. Louis, serves residents in Missouri and southern Illinois through its 13 hospitals and multiple health service organizations.

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