Board of Directors

President – Robin Harris

harris.r@monarchfpd.org Director Robin Harris is a Captain at a major airline and a U.S. Navy veteran where he received basic fire fighting training. A former state law enforcement officer, he has been trained as a Red Cross First Aid Instructor and a Search & Recovery Diver. He was also a volunteer for a Rescue Team in Cape Girardeau County where he learned to rappel; later becoming a rappelling instructor for the Boy Scouts. Director Harris served as Training Officer while in the U.S. Navy tracking multi-year budgets and training cycles for a 300 man aviation squadron. He is currently working with the Air Line Pilots’ Association National Security Committee which deals with all aspects of aviation security and first responder actions during man-caused disasters.

Director Harris has lived in the City of Chesterfield for nearly ten years with his wife of over 30 years and his son.

Secretary – Jane Cunningham

jane.cunningham7@gmail.com (636)-728-1602Director Jane Cunningham was elected to the Board of the Monarch Fire Protection District in 2013. Prior to her public service on the Fire Board, Senator Jane Cunningham represented the 7th Senatorial District in west and northwest St. Louis County. She was Chairwoman of the Senate General Laws Committee. From 2001-2009, Cunningham was the State Representative from the 86th House District (R-Chesterfield) and served as the Chairwoman of the House Education Committee.

At a national level, Senator Cunningham was Chairwoman of the Education Task Force, and served on the Board of Directors of the American Legislative Exchange Council, the largest voluntary organization of legislators and business leaders in the country.
Senator Cunningham’s work has been recognized with the following awards:
• George W. Parker Legislator of the Year Award in 2011
• Best Elected Official by the readers of West Newsmagazine
• St. Louis Business Journal Legislator of the Year Award
• St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association Statesman Award.
• The National Leaders in Learning Award, presented by Cable in the Classroom, which recognizes the most innovative education policymakers in the country.
Director Cunningham received her Bachelor of Science in business administration, with an emphasis in economics and marketing from Florida State University. She is married to Gary Cunningham, a former presidential appointee, who served in the U.S. Department of Justice and as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2004-2009. They have two grown sons: Bret, an owner of BestFit Mobile and Austin Management Partners in Texas, and Scott, an officer in the U.S. Navy.

Treasurer – Steve Swyers

swyers.s@monarchfpd.org Director Steven Swyers joined the PricewaterhouseCoopers St. Louis office in 1973 and was admitted to the partnership in 1985. He has extensive experience serving large multinational clients in a variety of industries; including Bank of America, Anheuser-Busch, Edward Jones, Kellwood, Sara Lee, Ralston Purina, Eveready, Leggett & Platt, Express Scripts and Federal Home Loan Bank.

A graduate of the University of Missouri–St. Louis and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School Executive Program.

Director Swyers has been a resident of the Monarch First Protection District for over 20 years with his wife Judy, and their four children: Laurie, Paul, Sarah and Adam.