Skaggs Foundation welcomes new board members

Updated: May 2

Submitted to Branson Globe

Skaggs Foundation recently welcomed David Arney, Dr. Brian Clonts and Bob Cox to its board of directors.




David Arney

Arney graduated from Branson High School, College of the Ozarks and completed his graduate degree at Central Missouri State University. In 1987, he returned to Branson, working for Akers Insurance Agency, Inc. He later became the president and CEO for Akers & Arney and then EVP/Chief Operating Officer for Ollis/Akers/Arney until he retired from fulltime work in 2018. He now serves part time as the special projects advisor for Ollis/Akers/Arney.

Throughout the years, Arney has served as president and chairman of Downtown Branson Betterment Association, president of Branson/Hollister Rotary Club, chairman of the Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce board, was a Skaggs Hospital Board of Trustee and chairman of the board for Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks and serves as a member of the board of trustees.

David and his wife Penni have five children.



Dr. Brian Clonts

Dr. Clonts has practiced medicine at Cox Medical Center Branson for the past 12 years. He is the medical director for the hospitalist group and the executive medical director for CoxHealth at Home Hospice. Dr. Clonts has been the medical director for Shepherd of the Hills Living facility in Branson for the past six years. He is a graduate of Drury University, received a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Golden Gate University and earned his Medical Degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Clonts retired from the United States Air Force Reserve after a 26-year military career.

Dr. Clonts is Board Certified in Family Medicine and was the first recipient of the Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Champions of Health Care Medical Innovator award in 2012. He has been named to 417 Magazine’s “Top Docs” list in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Dr. Clonts has served on the Cox Medical Group Board of Directors since its inception.

His two children, Peter and Ellen, are students at Drury University.



Bob Cox

Cox is an owner/partner of Starboard Marinas, developers and operators of marina properties on Table Rock Lake near Branson, Mo., and in Oklahoma.

He has served the community as a member of the Cox Medical Center Branson Board of Directors since 2014 and currently sits as the board chair. He is also the board chair for Ozark Environmental Services in Kimberling City.

Bob has a degree in Economics from the University of Missouri. He and his wife Stacey have four children and reside in Branson.


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