OFS announces new board members

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – St. Louis-based nonprofit hunger relief organization, Operation Food Search (OFS), announced Dr. Art McCoy and John Nations to its board on Monday.

“Dr. McCoy and Mr. Nations bring a wide array of strengths and diverse talents to our board,” Kristen Wild, executive director of OFS, said.

McCoy, Jennings School District Superintendent of Schools, is a nationally recognized educator who has a passion for serving attainment gaps in society. During his administration, Jenning’s 2017 graduating class achieved a 100 percent graduation, career and college placement.

His achievements include becoming the youngest and first African American Superintendent/CEO of the Ferguson-Florissant School District at 33 and getting the homeless shelter, Hope House II, and the Care STL Health Fairview Elementary Clinic created under his leadership.


Nations currently serves as a member and practice chair of the Business Services Group at Evans & Dixon L.LC., a full-service business and litigation law firm. Previously, he served as president and CEO of Bi-State Development and, prior to that, he served as Mayor of Chesterfield. Nations held that position for three terms.

In addition to Nations’ experience in counseling clients, he has experience in negotiating opportunities. These negotiations have occurred with multiple public officials including Presidential Cabinet Secretaries; federal agency leaders; governors; state agency leaders; county leaders; municipal officials and special district leaders.

John Nations (EVANS & DIXON)

“We are excited to welcome them to our agency’s board,” Wild said. “We look forward to working with them for many years to come.”

OFS board members are eligible to serve two consecutive three-year terms.