Governor Matt Blunt announced the appointment today of former Kansas City Chiefs defensive standout Deron Cherry to a position on the Jackson County Sports Authority.
His appointment must be confirmed by the Senate, and is for a term that will expire in 2011.
According to the governor's news release:
Cherry, of Kansas City, is the managing general partner of United Beverage
Company. Cherry played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1981 through 1992. He
was inducted into the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1995. Cherry holds
a bachelor’s degree in biology from Rutgers University.
"Deron Cherry understands the importance of the Jackson County Sports
Authority as a former Chiefs player, businessman, and community activist,"
Blunt said. "This is a time of great change for the sports complex and Deron r>brings the right mix of personal and professional experience to help lead
this important commission into the future."
As with most of the governor's appointments, Cherry is also a contributor to his campaign. Missouri Ethics Commission documents show Cherry contributed $500 to Missourians for Matt Blunt on Dec. 28, 2005.