Dave Myres – Chairman
Dave grew up in a small farming town in Mississippi delta. He graduated from Delta State University with a degree in Finance. While at Delta State, Myres served in the Mississippi Army National Guard, Army ROTC and Student Government. Myres financed his college entirely on his own and held numerous jobs to pay for school.
After graduation, Myres was selected for active duty Regular Army in the Army Air Defense branch. He was stationed at Fort Bliss, El Paso Tx. There he served as a Patriot Missile Maintenance Platoon Leader, Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of a Patriot Missile Headquarters unit. He also had the honor of serving as the Officer in Charge of the Fort Bliss Military Funeral Team.
Myres completed his service obligation and was Honorably Discharged in 1998. Since then, Myres has been a medical sales professional with various industry leaders. He has been a sales representative, District Manager and Regional Manager. Currently, Myres is a National Accounts Manager with Pfizer Pharmaceutical’s Global Established Products division.
Myres has had the opportunity to live in 5 different states. In 2009, Dave was living in Memphis Tn., when he was offered a promotion. But the promotion required that he move to either the Minneapolis metro or the Kansas City metro area. After doing his research and visiting both areas, Myres chose the KC area. Then after visiting all of the towns around Kansas City he knew that Kansas was the side to be on and Shawnee was the perfect place for his family. Shawnee has that small town atmosphere and values that Dave remembers from his childhood.
Myres is married with 4 children and they attend Westside Family Church where they are very active. Myres volunteers as a small group leader in the children’s ministry and he has been trained to be a volunteer law enforcement chaplain.
Myres is a Republican Precinct Committeeman, Vice-Chair of NWJCR, Johnson County Delegate, Third District Alternate Delegate and Chairman of the KS GOP Platform Committee. He is also a Kansas Selective Service Board Member, Commissioner on the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission and Commissioner on the Johnson County HUD Commission. Myres is a 2016 graduate of the Republican Men’s Excellence in Leadership Series.
Beth French | Vice Chair
Beth French has been a registered Republican since the age of 18. She has been married to her husband Steve 39 years, and they are blessed with four daughters, 10 grandchildren and 1 GREAT grandchild.
Professionally, she has 25 years of experience in the import/export business. She helped pioneer Automated Broker Interface system which enabled importers to save money and handle customs in-house. She trained importers on new system to clear their own merchandise thru US Customs, which created opportunities for more importers to negotiate directly with shipping lines, making their products more competitive in the marketplace.
After her dear friend Roni Paul recruited her to volunteer for various Republican campaigns, she eventually served a Republican Precinct Committeewoman, a Delegate to both the 3rd District and State Republican Party, and has most recently served as the JCRP Office Coordinator.
Rochelle Bird | Treasurer
Rochelle Bird is a San Francisco Bay Area native and graduate of Saint Mary’s College of California. She worked to fund her Catholic high school and college education, teaching her the value of financial independence. Rochelle started her financial career at Bear Stearns in San Francisco. In 2010, Rochelle relocated with her family to southern Johnson County. She is the founder of her own financial services company, Gemini Financial Advisors. A former Dave Ramsey ELP (endorsed local provider), she helps people plan for retirement. A portion of proceeds benefit military veterans.
In addition to her financial experience, Rochelle has served as a Legislative Aide and an elected City Councilwoman. At the national level, Rochelle worked on the Bush Cheney 2004 campaign, was an RNC Delegate and served as Sergeant-at-Arms for the 2004 RNC Convention in New York City. Rochelle has remained an active Republican, serving as the first Chair of the Conservative Republicans of Southern Johnson County PAC and recently running for the Kansas State House of Representatives, District 27. She was a featured contributor on the Darla Jaye Radio Show, as a member of the “Jaye Team”, providing political analysis and commentary on current affairs.
Rochelle is presently a State delegate, 3rd Congressional District delegate and member of the Kansas GOP Executive Committee. Her daughter Skylar, is a graduate of Saint Thomas Aquinas, currently attending the University of California, San Diego. A life-long Republican, Rochelle is pro-life, an NRA lifetime member and attends Prince of Peace Catholic Church.
Dustin Morris | Secretary
Dustin Morris is a political strategist and lives in Olathe with his wife Kelsey and their Golden Retriever, Birdie. A graduate of the University of Kansas, Dustin has worked on GOP campaigns since 2014 and has lent his expertise to over 100 campaigns across the country.
Currently, Dustin works as the Director of Digital Operations for the Singualris Group in Overland Park. He is a recent graduate of the Olathe Civic Academy and has been accepted to the 2019 GOP Men’s Leadership Series.