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Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission welcomes new member

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission congratulates Ann Marie Baker of Springfield on her recent appointment by Gov. Mike Parson as commissioner. Baker was sworn into the position Friday following the Senate’s confirmation of her appointment. 

“We are excited to welcome Ms. Baker’s experience and knowledge to this esteemed commission, and we look forward to the important work ahead with her engaged,” said Commission Chairman W. Dustin Boatwright.

Baker replaces Terry Ecker of Elmo, who had served the MHTC since 2017 and held both chairman and vice chairman positions throughout his tenure.

“We thank Mr. Ecker for his important service on behalf of all Missourians,” said Boatwright. “We can’t say enough about his leadership throughout his tenure. We’ve experienced tremendous progress funding transportation in Missouri – progress directly returned to infrastructure needs across the state. Mr. Ecker took his role on the commission seriously and focused tireless efforts keeping infrastructure in good condition, from our interstates to our lowest volume roads.” 

Baker currently serves as executive vice president of UMB bank in Springfield.

She is a member of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce as well as a past president and current board member of Junior League of Springfield. She holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration with an emphasis in finance and banking from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

To learn more about the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, visit


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