Board announces 2009 chamber award winners

The Crestwood-Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently announced the winners of its 2009 chamber awards.

Board members selected Rocky Bossert as Chamber Member/Business Person of the Year, Mary Glynn Meyer as Citizen of the Year and Nick Dragan as Rookie of the Year. The chamber also named Schaefer Autobody Center in Crestwood the winner of the Community Improvement Award.

The chamber also partnered with the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Kiwanis Club to name John Littlefield the recipient of the Bernard J. “Jimmy” Fiddler Citizen Service Award, and with the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Rotary Club to select Gregory Luzecky to receive the Paul Harris Award.

Winners were scheduled to be honored at a reception on Tuesday, March 16, at the Orlando Gardens Banquet Center.

Bossert is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Gundaker’s south county office. She has been a member of the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerce since March 2003 and was elected to its Board of Directors in 2006. She served as board president in 2008.

Bossert lives in south county with her husband, Rudy.

Meyer recently retired after working 32 years for Lindbergh Schools, most recently as the director of community relations. She is a member of the Lindbergh Schools Foundation and the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Kiwanis Club. She is an active member of Assumption Catholic Church and has done volunteer work for many community organizations and programs.

Meyer and her husband, Mike, live in Sunset Hills. They have three grown daughters and two grandsons.

Dragan is the regional investment specialist for Cornerstone Financial Group, which coordinates the financial affairs for a select group of closely held businesses, executives and families. A former U.S. Marine, Dragan founded, owned and operated a tax preparation company while studying finance at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

He serves on the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber board, the Economic Development Committee and is a member of the Sunset Hills Historical Society. He also is a founding member and director of a local not-for-profit, WECAREMO.org.

Dragan and his wife, Diane, live in Sunset Hills with their three children.

Schaefer Autobody Center, 9902 Watson Road in Crestwood, opened in September as the sixth location and headquarters of Steve Schaefer’s company, which he founded in 1985. Schaefer invested more than $500,000 to upgrade the property — formerly a Jim Butler Chevrolet body shop — after leasing it from Butler in 2007.

Littlefield is being recognized for his service to the community. He is the president of the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Rotary Club and is a past president of the Maplewood Rotary Club. Littlefield is a former Sunset Hills alderman from Ward 2 and was president of the chamber of commerce in 2007. He has served on several boards and committees throughout the St. Louis region.

Littlefield lives in Sunset Hills with his wife, Kay.

Luzecky has been an attorney for 32 years and is a member of the Missouri Bar. He practices general law and maintains an office in Sunset Hills. Luzecky is a past president of both the South County Rotary Club and Crestwood-Sunset Hills Rotary Club. He is also a past president of the Mizzou Alumni Association – St. Louis chapter, and a former district director of the national Mizzou Alumni Association. Luzecky also has served on boards and committees of the Dahlia Partnership and Alzheimer’s Association.

He lives in Crestwood with his wife, Christine. They have two children.