Meet The Team

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Becky Jewsbury
Chairperson

Becky is the Director of Group Leisure Sales for the Westgate Branson Woods Resort in Branson, Mo. She moved to Branson from Oklahoma 18 years ago where she began a career in the Leisure Group Sales industry. Becky enjoys helping people make memories that last and has a heart in helping Military Reunion groups to reconnect. From this passion, Becky started volunteering with the Branson Veterans Task Force, eventually joining the Board and most recently, taking on the role of President. She enjoys helping Branson to grow its influence for Veterans and assisting in organizing events. 

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Pat Veach
Vice-Chair

Pat has been employed by the Clay Cooper Theatre for over thirteen years and is the Director of Sales & Marketing. She has been a board member for over 6 years and currently serves as Vice-President.  Her love and passion for honoring and recognizing veterans is paramount as her dad served in the Korean War and her husband served in Vietnam for two tours. 

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SGM(R) Bob Smither
Treasurer

Bob served in the U.S. Military Academy Band, West Point, NY for over 23 years before retiring and settling in  Branson.  He joined the Task Force in 2019 where he serves as Treasurer. He currently is the Risk Manager for the City of Branson and still plays and teaches trumpet.  Whenever possible he performs TAPS and bugle calls for funerals and other veteran events.

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Charlie Jerman
Secretary

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Ruthann Crust
Events Chair

Ruthann Crust moved to Branson 28 years ago.  She is the Sr. Sales Executive at Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson and Pigeon Forge, TN.  She joined the Branson Veteran’s Task Force in 2020 and is 2022 became the Event Chairperson.  She works the Mess Hall during Veteran’s Village week. 

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Mark Westcott
Volunteer Coordinator

Mark joined the board in 2022 and is a veteran of the Vietnam era serving in the US Army from 1973-1979.

"I'm excited to be a board member of the Branson Veterans Task Force and I look forward to meeting and talking with you!"

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Steve Weyher
Avenue of Freedom Manager

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1st SGT(R) Marie Voegel
Board Member

Marie retired from the Marine Corps in 2019, where she served in various roles as an Aviation Ordnance Technician, Drill Instructor, and First Sergeant.  She became a board member in 2022 and also works at Forsyth High School as the Marine Junior ROTC instructor.  Marie enjoys working with her students to teach them the importance of honoring and remembering those who served their country.