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Pat Casey

2022 IRISH GUEST OF HONOR

Pat Casey

Pat Casey (born 11 March 1962) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who has been a Senator for the Labour Panel since April 2020. He previously served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Wicklow constituency from 2016 to 2020.

He is a native of Laragh, County Wicklow, but he is based in Glendalough, and owns the local hotel. He is a nephew of Bishop Eamonn Casey. He was elected to Wicklow County Council as an Independent candidate in 2004, and joined Fianna Fáil in 2007. He was Chairman of Wicklow County Council from 2012 to 2013. He has also been active in the GAA.

He lost his Dáil seat at the 2020 general election. In April 2020, he was elected to Seanad Éireann as a Senator for the Labour Panel.[citation needed]

Dennis M. Jenkerson

St Louis City Fire Chief and Commissioner

2022 HONORARY PARADE MARSHAL

Dennis M. Jenkerson, St Louis City Fire Chief & Commissioner

Appointed as Chief of the St. Louis Fire Department on November 19, 2007, Dennis M. Jenkerson, a third generation St. Louis firefighter, brings to the post forty impeccable years of operational and tactical firefighting experience, an advanced education and a spirit dedicated to public safety.

Chief Jenkerson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, Summa Cum Laude, in Organizational Leadership and Development from St. Louis University, with minors in psychology and biology.

Experience and his numerous fortes, have landed Chief Jenkerson on a number of committees including the Mayor’s Strategic Planning Committee for Mass Casualty Incidents, Continuing Review for the Washington University School of Medicine Human Studies Board, Standards and Practice review committee member for the Washington University Institutional Biological and Chemical Safety Board, the St. Louis Fire Department Disciplinary Review Board, inter-department research, development and procurement committees, St. Louis Fire Department Safety Committee and special operations committees under the St. Louis Area Regional Response System.

Motivated by a quest for knowledge and a desire to use that knowledge and experience to propel our nation’s fire service into the future, Chief Jenkerson is a staunch supporter of employee development through education and training, and utilization of technology and innovation to continuously improve the department’s level of service and assure that employees perform their work in the safest, most efficient manner.

Fire Chief Dennis M Jenkerson serves on the following community boards as an advising member, The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, St Patrick’s Center, Mathews- Dickey Boys and Girls Club, St Louis University School for Professional Studies, St Louis Fire Department Foundation, Heat-Up & Cool Down St. Louis, St Louis Backstoppers.

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